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  1. Trouble in pipeline from Mideast unrest

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... supply and demand working together. The worry is not what is happening in Egypt alone, but the fear of contagion and panic spreading across the Middle East, with the political explosives detonating the economic damage. Egypt after all is not a major producer of oil. Its production of 662,000 barrels a day as of October last year accounts for just 0.8 per cent of total world ...

  2. History lessons that are worth remembering

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Archaeology holds up a mirror to a nation's soul; it is also big business. For a country as ancient as China, the field is rich beyond imagination. Yet it is also underdeveloped. ... world-famous product or destination, the site needs promotion to spark excitement and renew interest. A new dig is just what is needed. Mainland archaeologists can learn something from Egypt, where ...

  3. The fragility of autocrats

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines How stable and confident is a nation that prevents internet users searching for the words 'Egypt' and 'Tunisia'? In democracies, no one feels the need ... in 1995; 14 years later, the figure is estimated to be over 90,000. The reality is that protests are taking place throughout the nation, as they were indeed in Egypt before the upheaval triggered ...

  4. Gulf gateways let visitors discover the Arab world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... destinations in the Middle East. A few hours in the air can lead to ancient capitals, bustling townships or touristic icons, all of which are blessed with a host of diversions and attractions. Cruise ... it has many fine parks and gardens. In Jordan, the city of Amman shares a similarly ancient pedigree to Damascus, and archaeologists have turned up evidence of inhabitation some 5,000 years ago. ...

  5. Scent of Oman

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Pilley

    ... the greenest. In the ancient frankincense valley of Wadi Dayqah, 50km from Salalah, guide Naser Sulaiman al-Mani demonstrates that he knows his stuff. 'Everyone gets a frankincense lesson when ... frankincense censers. Hundreds of years ago, the precious cargo was packed into goat- and sheepskin carriers and exported from the former capital, Mirbat, and Salalah to China, Egypt and even India. ...

  6. Sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into the delta. The ancient system of canals and channels that diverts the river water into farms and paddies will carry salt water deep into the delta's interior. The coconut and fruit plantations ... not just the delta farmers, but scientists and researchers across Vietnam and internationally. Together with the flood plains of Egypt and Bangladesh and the islands of the Maldives, the Mekong ...



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