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The Arrogance of the French Embassy

The Arrogance of the French Embassy

13 Jul, '0888 Comments

I was supposed to travel to Greece later this month to attend a Middle East Conference at the invitation of the Greek Foreign Ministry. Unfortunately for us poor souls from this area of the world who intend to go to Greece, we have to go through the hallowed and completely arrogant portals of the French […]

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A room with a view

A room with a view

26 Mar, '086 Comments

A room with a view, originally uploaded by malyousif. This is what I see when I open my hotel room’s window… 180 degrees of almost uninterrupted view of the Dead Sea! And now that I’m changed into my toggs, I’m off for a dip. Chat to you later!

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Amman

Amman

25 Mar, '0812 Comments

Amman, Jordan, originally uploaded by malyousif. Just arrived in Amman a few hours ago. This is a series of stitched shots from the window of my hotel room on the 20th floor which produced this panoramic vista Quite a nice (and green!) city isn’t it? The last time I was here I got to see […]

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Mahmood’s Den Scapegoat of the moment

25 Feb, '0812 Comments

In keeping with the Den’s traditions, I have the honour in announcing the Scapegoat of the Moment who will have the unbridled responsibility of carrying ALL of the world’s ills on her shoulder; moreover, she will have to wear a beaming smile while doing so. Frowning and grumbling she is absolutely not allowed. This she […]

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Washington DC here I come!

25 Jan, '0831 Comments

I’m honoured to announce that I shall one of the speakers at a RAND Corporation conference, this time in Washington, DC: Creative Use of the Media II: Washington, DC February 28th, 2008 Location: The RAND Corporation I’ll be staying for a few extra days in the area and will enjoy the sights and sounds of […]

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