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Two years for their troubles

Two years for their troubles

8 Feb, '0621 Comments

Was it worth it? Young people distanced from their families, studies and jobs for two whole years? The sentence is rather harsh. A few months would have been more appropriate and would have just as effectively demonstrated the government’s intention not to let riots like these go unpunished. And, had the sentence been shorter, I […]

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ما في الديرة رجال؟

30 Jan, '0624 Comments

تأسيس لجنة للدفاع عن الرسول يرأسها السعيدي أعلن مساء أمس في الرفاع الشرقي تأسيس لجنة شعبية، وذلك للتعبير عن سخط الاهالي من الاساءة الى النبي الكريم عبر الصحف الدنماركية ومن موقف حكومتها من صحافتها المحلية، وتم تشكيل اللجنة تحت مسمى «لجنة الرفاع للدفاع عن الرسول الكريم» وتم اختيار النائب جاسم السعيدي رئيسا لها، وناصر السندي […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel

21 Dec, '051 Comment

Remember this? Well, leading businessmen had their inaugural meeting in which they announced the formation of their charity organisation and agreed on its objectives, which I am extremely happy to note is not just limited to traditional giving of alms, as the various charities and Islamist societies on the island have been doing for ages, […]

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The Arab ‘A List’ has been published

29 Aug, '0524 Comments

ITP Business, following in Forbes footsteps, has just published a list of top 10 billionaires of the Arab world. Knowing how secretive these families and individuals are, as well as the fact that their finances are closely guarded secrets, the absence of tax (and hence tax records and returns), I would call into question how […]

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Rights groups back activist

3 Jun, '0510 Comments

TWO international human rights organisations have condemned charges filed against women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer. Ms Jamsheer, who heads the Women’s Petition Committee says she will go to jail rather than be silenced. Human Rights Watch and the Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists (APHRA) have each called for all charges against her to be […]

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