Monthly Archives: August 2010

Will any of the black gold wealth finally reach the Iraqi people?

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Up to 50 people living in a house in Iraq – no joke

The video above is a satirical piece by a comedian in Sadr City, Baghdad which does exaggerate things a bit, but is not that far off from the truth. I know because I have seen it, several families crowded into … Continue reading

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Iraq is still there despite efforts to destroy it

It has been a long 7 and a half years since the fall of Saddam, but Iraq is still facing terror, although in different forms and with no one person to blame. Attacks on infrastructure, civilians, governmental institutions and individuals … Continue reading

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Allah wyak Aboosi

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Talking up a new PM in Iraq

A week has passed since the start of the month of Ramadhan, and none of the general goodwill people express towards each other in this holy month seems to have been passed on to the politicians. If anything, things have … Continue reading

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Comedy tackles sensitive social issues in Saudi

Yesterday I was watching an episode from a popular and long running Arabic comedy series, focused on Saudi Arabia, that airs on MBC, the Waleed al-Ibrahim (King Fahd’s brother-in-law) owned satellite channel. This episode featured a Saudi woman who marries … Continue reading

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Sports City in Basra to Host 2013 Gulf Cup

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