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Saturday 19th January 2019 | 01-17-2019


Child-Friendly Centres

Every morning neighborhood girls walked briskly to school full of joy and great hope for a bright future. Half way between the school and their neighborhood stood a tree-fenced park that was used as r..

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Global tourism had its highest growth since 2010—driven by visits to Africa

With over 1.3 billion travelers on the move, the world experienced the highest growth in international tourist arrivals since 2010. Much of the rebound was spurred by gradual economic growth plus a st..

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The Habouba School (2)

In my long lasting migration, I noticed that a considerable number of Sudanese children are generally ashamed of being who they are. They are ashamed of their Sudanese Arabic accent, their food, their..

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BOOK REVIEW: The Making of Social Capital in Sudan (1)

The Making of the Social Capital in Sudan, is a small book ( 116 pages) but very interesting ,informative and valuable book which tackle a subject rarely focused on as a separate issue. It is true th..

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In Washington, Three Weddings (Whew!) and a Shutdown

WASHINGTON: There doesn’t seem to be much love in the air in Washington these days, as a long and bitter government shutdown drags on with no end in sight. But couples whose marriage plans were thwar..

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Aretha Franklin Honored with Star-studded Tribute Concert

LOS ANGELES: The late Aretha Franklin’s songs were so impactful that some of music’s bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage Sunday to relive the Queen of Soul’s biggest hits in a taped t..

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Afghan Talent Show Singer Finds Fame as Justin Trudeau’s Double

KABUL: An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country — and potentially given him t..

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The Tentmakers of Cairo Looks at Egypt’s Overlooked Art

BEIRUT: In the heart of medieval Cairo, facing the gate of Bab Zuwayla, lies the picturesque Street of the Tentmakers, Shari Khayamiya, lined with shops selling vibrant applique panels. This sewing te..

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Review: ‘Selection Day’ Fails to Capture the Nuances of the Novel

CHENNAI: Children are often pushed into fulfilling goals that their parents themselves failed to clinch, and this is the theme of a new film by British-Indian filmmaker Udayan Prasad, who made his nam..

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Pakistan Journalist Wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

ISLAMABAD: Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his n..

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‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season to Debut on April 14

NEW YORK: “Game of Thrones” fans, get ready. HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Mais..

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'There was Music on every Corner of every Street in Khartoum'

The 1970s and 1980s were thrumming as President Nimeiri coddled artists but times changed when his power was threatened. Omdurman, Sudan - To stroll through*Omdurman, Sudan's old capital across the..

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'Wow Factor' Lures Immediate Buyer of 19th Century French Painting that's..

Widely regarded for his elegant and serene depictions of exquisite young peasant women tending to lush landscapes, Daniel Ridgway Knight has magnetic draw in today’s market. “On The Terrace, Rollebois..

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Is “Baby Shark” the Most Popular Song in the World? An Investigation

It’s a new year, but that hasn’t dimmed the popularity of 2018’s most viral ditty, the inescapable children’s bop “Baby Shark,” that inspired a*global dance craze. In fact, the song—whose target audie..

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Book Review: A Quirky Portrayal of Beirut’s Publishing Industry

CHICAGO: In “Printed in Beirut,” a quirky tale of mystery and wit, celebrated author Jabbour Douaihy plunges the reader into the Lebanese capital’s book printing world and its cast of comic and unpred..

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Arab Designers Set to Storm Paris Couture Week

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion house Maison Rabih Kayrouz has been granted haute couture status by the French Couture Federation, it was announced last week, and the label is set to take part in the upcoming..

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Vietnam’s ‘Incense Village’ Blazes Pink ahead of Lunar New Year

HANOI: In Vietnam’s “incense village,” dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday. It is the most franti..

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I am not a Tory: Kate Bush Clarifies Her Political Beliefs

Kate Bush has denied being a supporter of the Conservative Party and said comments indicating she was were taken out of context. The reclusive singer was quoted in a Canadian magazine in 2016 as voic..

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Owner of Gamed French Riviera Luxury Hotel Dies at 95

PARIS: Jeanne Augier, the millionaire owner of a luxury French Riviera hotel appreciated by celebrities and royalty, has died. She was 95. The Hotel Negresco in Nice announced in a statement that Aug..

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Major Langlands, Pakistan’s English Teacher, Buried in Lahore*

LAHORE: Major Geoffrey Langlands, a former British colonial officer who stayed in Pakistan after his military service ended and became one of the country’s best-loved teachers, was laid to rest on Wed..

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