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Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art built a substantial exhibition last year around a new acquisition, a golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century B.C. that was inscribed for Nedjemankh, a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis. But the exhibit, “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” shuttered earlier this week …

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Catherine Deneuve releases anti-Islamic State movie

Tolerance and non-judgemental understanding may be the best way to try to save radicalized young Europeans who want to go and join militant Islamists in Middle Eastern conflicts, veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve said on Tuesday. “Farewell to the Night”, which premiered on Tuesday at the Berlin Film Festival, tells …

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ShiBboLeTh

By Russell Morris, an American author     A letter to all the people out there Including U2 Bono Who have just started hearing That there are two forms of money Not just one. From The Beast.   To whom it may concern And everyone else too. There is hoardable money. …

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Peace Gathering organised in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, attended today the ‘Peace Gathering’ event which was hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development at the Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi. Also present were Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Dr. …

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Maradona praises planned Papal visit

The visit by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, to the United Arab Emirates between 3rd-5th February will be ‘fabulous’ and ‘historic’, according to former Argentinian football player Diego Maradona. Current manager of Mexican team Dorados, Maradona had contracts with Dubai’s Al Wasl in 2011-2012 and with Fujairah …

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Aleppo Soap Story

Ibrahim Alalou   My homemade Aleppo soap Aleppo soap is world famous. We Syrians take pride in it. Some historians date it back to 2000 years. It was the only soap we use until recently for hair, body and washing clothes. The scent of it is so overwhelming when you walk …

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Gender balance awards unveiled in in UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, expressed his satisfaction with the UAE government’s significant progress in achieving gender balance, through the several initiatives and programmes undertaken by various government entities to promote equal opportunities for both men and women. His …

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Chinese spy author’s novels come true with capture

A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists. To his supporters, Yang Hengjun is a dedicated democracy activist who believed that China’s autocratic system would, with time, necessarily liberalize. His detractors say he had …

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UAE Christian community prepares for Papal visit

A jubilant spirit of gratitude is prevailing among the Christian community in the UAE, while readying themselves up for Pope Francis’ historic visit to Abu Dhabi, the first by a pontiff to the Arab Peninsula. The Emirates News Agency (WAM) spoke to a number of expats from different walks and …

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AABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference & Exhibition opens in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, today opened the “AABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference & Exhibition in the Middle East 2019”, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Delivering the opening speech, Sheikh Nahyan welcomed the participants and praised the conference’s “extensive and informative program, one …

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The 3 Ingredients Instant Syrian Soup

By Ibrahim Alalou   A pot of hot steamy soup(kishk). Nowadays everyone is talking about healthy eating, non-processed natural and authentic food that is nutritious with as few ingredients as possible. Since I lived in the two worlds I looked into our authentic food for answers so the rest of …

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Dubai unveils ‘Fifty-Year Charter’

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the ‘Fifty-Year Charter’ which promises to improve all aspects of life in Dubai in 2019. “This is a charter that represents our pledge and promise towards enhancing the life of people in …

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From Syria with Roses

By: Ibrahim Alalou A half acre of roses at my farm in Syria. I have a big farm in northern Syria. The story of the farm is worth telling, at least from my point of view. The reasons are many and it will take several posts but what better to start …

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Sesame: Not just a Street

Ibrahim Alalou   Halavah, A Middle Eastern sweet meal made from crushed sesame seeds and garnished with nuts.   Sesame Street was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett in 1969. The long running American children’s television series was broadcast in more than 140 countries. In 2001 there were over …

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23 new cluses on child law in UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Cabinet Resolution No. 52 of 2018 on regulations concerning Federal Law No. 03 of 2016 on Child Rights (Wadeema’s Law). The Resolution was published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette. …

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Pope Francis calls for the embrace of difference

Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world, urged people on Tuesday to see differences as a source of richness instead of danger and called for reconciliation in places torn apart by conflict. Francis delivered the traditional papal “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) message to …

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