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بوتين ودبلوماسية الروليت الروسية في سورية

تسبّب التدخل العسكري الروسي في سورية بقدر كبير من الارتباك لدى الحكومات الأجنبية التي تعارض استمرار حكم الرئيس بشار الأسد. فهل يكون التحرّك الروسي …

تصوُّر نظام أمني جديد في الخليج الفارسي

على مدى أكثر من ثلاثة عقود، شكّلت مسألة من يسيطر على الخليج الفارسي منطلق الحشد العسكري الأميركي الضخم في المنطقة. والحال أن جوهر المعضلة الأمنية في …

Confashions from Kuwait

A Life after Marriage

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وجهة نظر: صور حرب غزة الخادعة! | سياسة واقتصاد | DW | 28.07.2014

صور الحرب هي صور خادعة وليست واقعية. وككل الصور الأخرى تظهر صور الحرب واقعا غير حقيقي، ولا تعكس سوى الظاهر. صور الحرب في غزة تظهر فلسطينيين مدنيين …

Best Hotel Bathroom Designs (PHOTOS)

Today’s hotel bathrooms are about more than just the sum of their sinks and showerheads. These days, they serve as ultimate sanctuaries, providing the comforts of home or transporting guests to another realm.<p>Fresh air and natural light are prized commodities, as are stunning views of skylines or …

Hotels

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

Tom Hanks

Urban Instagram photographers you should follow

Love urban photography? Addicted to Instagram? These snappers capture their cities in beautiful and surprising ways<p>Follow our @GuardianCities Instagram account for daily updates on great urban photography from across the world and to share your photos with us. Here are the latest updates<p>SOUTH AFRICA<p>…

Shoot stunning vacation photographs

We all love vacation. It's a time to relax and enjoy the things we love most. For many, that means lying around doing nothing, or perhaps reading a …

How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

Weather

Clip joint: Greatest character introductions

Five of the most memorable entrances from notable film characters. Who else belongs on the list?<p>Here's my round-up of the greatest character introductions on film. Can you think of anybody else who deserves a place on this list? Let me know in the thread section below.<p><b>1.</b> <b>James Bond in Dr No</b><p>The …

Hans Zimmer's five best movie music moments

From 12 Years a Slave to the Dark Knight trilogy, Zimmer has composed some memorable movie music. We pick a selection of his finest moments<p>Hans Zimmer is responsible for some corking soundtracks. The musical gems the German maestro has composed include the extraordinarily 80s Rain Man theme, …

10 Little-known Historical Facts About American Chinese Food

If you've ever been to a Chinese restaurant in any suburb in America, you know the joys of crab rangoon, chicken fingers, and sweet & sour everything. But where do they come from? Turns out it's definitely not China: most of what we eat today from paper takeout boxes would confuse the living hell …

Food & Dining

Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

Deep Frying

7 Endangered NYC Foods You Should Eat Before They Disappear Forever

Hurry, eat everything now, before it's too late. Especially the bagels.<p>Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite issue a sobering reminder in the latest issue of <i>New York</i> magazine that "Today's Cronut could be tomorrow's Charlotte Russe." No food, no matter how traditional or locally beloved, is ever really …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

Travel

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Vietnam War

15 Things You Didn't Know About Five Guys Burgers And Fries

The delicious scourge of anyone with a peanut allergy, Five Guys Burgers and Fries hit the scene in 1986 as a Virginia-based family business and soon exploded into a serious national chain with more than 1000 locations. As Five Guys continues its quest for Little Burger-based world domination, …

Burgers

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

A day after the<p>United Nationselected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace.<p>It was a stunning and unprecedented rebuke of the U.N. Security …

6 Essential Pro Tips for Cooking Burgers at Home

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

10 Reasons to Date a Fashion Girl

As if you needed one...<p><b>1. You'll never wear an embarrassing outfit again.</b> We know you've just been waiting for someone to finally make you throw away those cargo khakis.<p><b>2. Cool parties, restaurant openings and impossible to get into clubs will become your regular evening plans.</b> And not that you'll …

Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes

How's about something sweet and happy to start off your Monday? Like Nutella! Like thirty awesome recipes made with Nutella! Like the cutest little …

Dessert

9 Reasons You Should Get A Hair Gloss Treatment (Instead Of A Normal Dye Job)

Hair gloss treatments are often met with confusion these days. What exactly does it do? How are they different than hair color? And why is everyone getting them? Don't worry, we wondered the exact same things.<p>That's why we spoke with Paul Cucinello of Chris Chase Salon in New York City about all …