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Walla akher zaman… a poor foreign woman becomes a government minister!

Walla akher zaman… a poor foreign woman becomes a government minister!

20 May, '0724 Comments

Hah! What is this world coming to? Don’t they have respect for class, for the local people, for men? What the hell has she got to become the Minister of Justice in France? Lawyer Rachida Dati, named as French justice minister by President Sarkozy, is the first person of North African origin to hold a […]

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Collecting the reigns

20 May, '0713 Comments

Wasn’t it only a few years ago that the then Minister of the Interior got, erm, sidegraded because he ordered his troops to “intervene” against a public demonstration attended by high religious figures, in which one of those respected figures got injured and taken to hospital? When the new minister took the reigns and due […]

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Temporary cessation of hostilities announced

19 May, '072 Comments

And this is how the political situation – or at least what they want to desperately term as political – goes. A continuous cat-and-mouse game with no regard nor any attempt is made to encode and inculcate just laws which serve as a benchmark that is applied to everyone regardless of shape, colour or size. […]

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Government doing something about animal welfare

Government doing something about animal welfare

14 May, '0719 Comments

This morning’s Al-Wasat has some good news: كما أصدر رئيس الوزراء توجيهاته إلى وزارة شئون البلديات والزراعة والجهات الأخرى ذات العلاقة إلى تشديد الرقابة على استيراد وأماكن بيع الطيور والزواحف وذلك في ضوء شكاوى المواطنين من قيام البعض باستيراد وبيع الزواحف الخطرة أو الطيور التي لم يستكمل نموها أو الحيوانات التي تحتاج الى ظروف معينة […]

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Incentives are better than punishments

24 Apr, '073 Comments

You can beat the bejeezus out of people but that won’t guarantee that your message will actually get through. On the other hand, if you talk nicely to people and offer them an incentive to do better or correct their ways, there is a very high chance that they will not only listen, but also […]

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