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Annapolis here we come!

Annapolis here we come!

24 Nov, '0738 Comments

As if that was in any doubt whatsoever. What are they going to achieve is preordained of course; here’s a glimpse: Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations grudgingly agreed Friday to attend next week’s U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, despite failing to get any guarantee of Israeli concessions. See, this is politics, it is the art […]

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Billionaires

3 Apr, '0723 Comments

There are 30 billionaires in the Arab world with a collective wealth worth of $125.3 billion, Forbes in its 2007 list of the world’s richest people has announced. The world’s total number of billionaires totalled 946 with a collective net worth of $3.5 trillion, a significant increase from the 2006 figures of 793 billionaires with […]

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Summit wonderings

Summit wonderings

30 Mar, '0713 Comments

I love la vache qui rit, don’t you? I don’t particularly care about the recently concluded summit in Riyadh in which all but one Arab leader attended. 21 of 22 is not bad, but anyway, I don’t care about what they discussed nor any grandiose declarations they emitted; the betting is that it’s nothing earth-shatteringly-new. […]

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Hooters in Dubai!

Hooters in Dubai!

20 Mar, '07137 Comments

Not to be outdone once again by Bahrain, Dubai will be getting some Hooters pretty soon now, even though Dubai is not in Hooters’ expansion plans, The investment requirements of the world famous franchise are not that onerous, on the contrary, these are easily available in any of our countries. The issue; however, is not […]

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NEXT!

NEXT!

30 Dec, '06172 Comments

Today’s Eid is a lot sweeter knowing that Saddam has been consigned to history’s rubbish heap. Sure he will be mentioned and might even be celebrated by some, to me however, I have not and will not shed a single tear on hearing of his demise. “Good riddance”, was one thought, another was, “okay, who’s […]

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