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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESTINATION

    Eat, play, love- Beirut

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am by OMAR MOUALLEM

    ... suffices. Le Gray is a bastion of the new Beirut, with its rooftop pool, three chic restaurants and a swanky blue-lit piano bar. The modern design is complemented by old-fashioned class. I learn ... there are some smaller tables, patrons are encouraged to sit at the long communal table running through the middle of Tawlet- the name translates as "table". Tawlet is a bold concept, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JAVIER SOLANAM

    ... and the army. The Alawites, who overcame second-class citizenship only when Assad's Baath Party came to power in 1963, now believe their survival is linked to the regime's. If the Syrian ... Sunni resistance to Nouri al-Maliki's predominantly Shiite government. The outcome of the Syrian conflict will also affect the Middle East's alignment of power. A Sunni takeover after ...

  3. Hi-tech cities ushering in a new era of economic growth

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... The kingdom is at the forefront of a regional building boom that will create an unparalleled business environment, writes Richard Watt Rising from the sands of the Middle East ... in the Middle East, and more than US$1trillion is currently being invested in Middle Eastern construction projects. According to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, about 20 per cent of this total ...

  4. New eye on Israel

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui With its interweaving storyline that cuts across class and age barriers, Joseph Pitchhadze's Year Zero has been dubbed Israel's answer to Short Cuts. The film has a middle-class couple warring over childbirth, a single mother forced into prostitution to feed her son and an arms dealer courting disaster as he turns away from a life of gun-running. ...

  5. Oil giant spreads its wealth

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters Kuwait is one of the most economically powerful countries in the Middle East, providing a beacon to the Arab world. Its influence around the globe has grown considerably ... thanks to the vision and financial clout of its sovereign fund, which has helped development in the Middle East. Its operations over the past half-century have brought great benefit to numerous ...

  6. Football wins the day in clash of feuding nations

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... of the giants of Middle Eastern football did not see a single yellow card until the 83rd minute. That booking, though, was a telling one. Awarded to Iraqi substitute Sameer Saeed for pulling the shirt ...

  7. Israeli Arabs face democratic dilemma

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... shares the feeling of being a second-class citizen. Whether it is the paucity of government jobs held by Arabs or the intensive security checks they are subject to at Israel's international ...

  8. Toughen up on Syria, Paris urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius yesterday called for more punitive measures against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime as he ended his two-day talks with top Chinese leaders. 'We believe that Assad should ...

  9. Holy land takes centre stage after rising from humble beginnings

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Stock

    ... Peter Stock Saudi Arabia is best known as the birthplace of Islam and home to its two holiest places, Mecca and Medina. More recently, the country has accelerated to a position of economic prominence in the Middle East, thanks to its huge oil reserves and strong government. The kingdom's gradual path to wealth and modernisation gathered pace in the 1930s with King Abdulaziz, who ...

  10. After Tamerlane

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... and the Japanese. The author demonstrates that the story of empire should not simply be of exploitation and modernisation but one that makes room for competition, collaboration and coexistence. Middle ...




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