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Tiny Qatar Wielding Powerful Political Punch

From its startling winning bid to host the 2022 soccer World Cup and mediating roles in Middle East and African conflicts to its role leading Arab efforts to isolate Syria, tiny Qatar is aspiring to an ambitious role: global powerbroker.

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January 19, 2012

Mad About Ma’moul

One of the benefits of living in the Middle East is the availability of Arabic dessert delicacies, like Baklava and Kanafa.

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January 12, 2012

Ringing in the New Year

By Sumayyah Meehan, TMO The time has come to bid adieu to yet another year. Countries around the world, from Russia to Japan, will ring in 2012 with the pomp and pageantry befitting of a new year. However, for many, bidding farewell to a passing year and welcoming in another one is mere ritual. For […]

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December 29, 2011

Amorous Driving Plagues Kuwait

in many parts or the world, amorous drivers are a force to be reckoned with and are responsible for the degradation of road safety.

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December 22, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me

It took only 110 characters for Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim to unite his fellow Egytpians under the same rallying cry this past January when he tweeted, “I said one year ago that the Internet will change the political scene in Egypt and some friends made fun of me.”

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December 8, 2011

Travels from Bangladesh

Travel in Bangladesh

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December 8, 2011

Just Fake It

Designer clothing brands like Gucci, Prada, Chanel and DKNY are high-end brands that most women would love to have in their closet.

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December 1, 2011

Hot Air Balloons

In 1783, two French brothers, Jacques Etienne and Joseph Michel Montgolfier, invented the hot-air balloon and sent one to an altitude of 6,000 ft (1,800 m).

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November 23, 2011

Dire Straits for Animals in Kuwait

Stray animals and exotic animals in Kuwait

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November 23, 2011

Ten Lashes

“Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.”

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September 29, 2011

Saudis Turn Mecca into Vegas

Historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls, reports Jerome Taylor

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September 29, 2011

Decadent Desserts Delight Kuwait

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” ~Ernestine Ulmer

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September 22, 2011

The Horizontal Expansion

It’s been just over a week since the Holy Month of Ramadan ended, however the effects of the holiday can already be seen on the waistlines of countless denizens of Kuwait.

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September 8, 2011

Cracking Down on Balconies

In the United States, most home owner’s associations have stringent rules for how members must maintain the outer appearance of their houses and even lawns.

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July 21, 2011

Food Woes Set to Define Middle East

“The Arab world is the region that is most hit by food imports and fluctuations in food prices. Some 65 million Arabs live on less than $2 a day and fluctuations in prices affect the number of poor people.”

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July 7, 2011

“Mideast Tunes” Jams for Change

“We work against repression, discrimination and persecution” ~ Mideast Youth

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June 30, 2011

The Summer Sizzle

Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk, in Kuwait you could roast an entire chicken on a garden wall or even a park bench.

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June 23, 2011

A Summer of “Sandboarding”

It is known by sandboarders as “Big Red”, however locals refer to it as “Al Hamar”.

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June 16, 2011

The Birth of the Dental Spa

Fear of dental treatment is something universal regardless of whether you live in the USA or somewhere like Kuwait. However, if you reside in the latter, a new type of dental facility has been born that will not only facilitate repairing your teeth but will also soothe your senses at the same time.

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June 9, 2011

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