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  1. Ancient tale of king still relevant today

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gilgamesh was the mythical king of the ancient city of Uruk in Mesopotamia, near the modern-day Persian Gulf. He was supposedly a demigod. He had a divine mother, and was also blessed with strength ...

  2. Spring colours

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rene Guitton From the shores of the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf, people in many Arab-Muslim countries are demanding that their rulers democratise, and that dictators step down. Many ... and Gulf Emirate Shiites. The often cited but fallacious theory that only authoritarian regimes are able to ensure their minorities' security is awaiting a strenuous denial in words ...

  3. At the Games

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the map of the country on the giant screens was marked as the Arabian Gulf- and not Persian Gulf. Iranians, who say they are Persians and not Arabs, were incensed. The Iranian National Olympic ...

  4. St Paul's plans Guangxi mission

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP Cadets Christy Li and Gabrielle Chan St Paul's College will be hosting the 160th Anniversary Community Awareness Project this month, in Hong Kong and Guangxi. The event, to be held between July 8 and 19, will be run together with U-Hearts and Chri ...

  5. Symbol of faith

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bookcases don't have to be boring Swedish designer Anki Gneib (www.ankigneib.se) proves that with her Not ($6,500) and Messiah ($13,000) shelves, which are available in Hong Kong from E'z Design (room 1402, Kam Hing Building, 20 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 6420 8560; www.ez-design.org). Inspired by text from the Koran and highly stylised Persian calligraphy found ...

  6. Ancient values, customs and morals explored

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is an eight-pointed ceramic star-shaped tile that originated between the 13th and 14th centuries in Iran and features the simurgh, or Persian phoenix. The creature acquired a new significance and form ...

  7. Bank explores road to Islam

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... governance, legal and financial implications must be considered, the report says. Banks in Hong Kong have been consistently promoting sharia-approved investment products. The report calls for the Gulf ... to clients across the Gulf without the lengthy and costly registration process now required. ...

  8. Spirit of Guangxi

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dian Dian/Qing Gu Dance Cooperative from Guangxi perform four plays that combine experimental theatre and modern dance, including In Search of the Crescent Moon Spring (below). In Putonghua and Zhuang dialect. Part of the City Festival. Today-tomorrow, 9p ...

  9. quiz time

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... get after negotiating 4 Sukuk is a Persian word similar to: a) souk (market) b) sack (bag) c) cheque 5 Islamic bank assets are close to: a) US$300 million b) US$500 billion c) US$800 billion ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Land of Plenty Today's your last chance to see a flick from the Hong Kong Film Festival. Land of Plenty has a US Gulf War veteran believing that everyone is a terrorist. But when his Christian Israeli niece lands on his doorstep, she starts to jar his beliefs. Today, 9.30pm, 5/F UA Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, $55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2970 3300 or www.hkiff.org.hk ...




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