Saeed Alshamsi

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Israeli colonisation of land — and minds

During the four-decades-and-a-half of Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, consecutive Israeli governments have adhered to the same systemic …

Israel

Why Obama should pardon Snowden

Former CIA director R. James Woolsey weighed in last week on the subject of Edward Snowden. Asked about calls of clemency for the former National …

Surveillance

Yasser Arafat's belongings have traces of polonium-210, say Swiss scientists

Discovery 'supports possibility Palestinian leader was poisoned with radioactive substance' but Russians reject suggestion<p>Swiss scientists have given details about the traces of a radioactive substance found on personal items belonging to Yasser Arafat, adding to claims that the late Palestinian …

The high-earning butlers of Dubai

<b>In Britain, butlers may seem like a relic of another era, but in some other countries, particularly emerging economies, they are in huge demand - and their employers can often afford to pay handsomely for the privilege.</b><p>If PG Wodehouse's unflappable valet Jeeves had been called upon to work in the …

Downton Abbey

Each World Expo is a catalyst for advancement: Khalaf Al Habtoor

Dubai: Prominent Emirati businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor is oozing confidence that Dubai would win the bid for Expo 2020. Speaking exclusively to <i>Gulf</i> …

Middle East

Pilgrims urged to heal divisions at Haj zenith

Saudi Arabia: Some 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Monday for the high point of the annual Haj (pilgrimage), …

Middle East

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature