Desert people’s cuisine

We were eating and crying. Not because the taste was horrible, it was just very spicy. Saltah – Yemeni traditional dish, we were invited to share for a few days a week during seven months living in Sana. Cuisine of the Yemen is an unique mixture of local goods with some influences from India, Africa …

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What is wrong with GCC?

None. This is exactly how many refugees accepted rich GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries by the official statistics. Their refusal prompted angry responses on social media from shocked individuals to high ranked activists. In September 2015 Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth tweeted: “It speaks volumes when migrants choose European hostility over fellow Arabs …

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Land of Canaan. Part III, 50 years of turmoil.

After 1967 Six Day War further history of Israel resembles the first 20 years of its existence, with more military conflicts with Arabs and Palestinian insurgency. Great Jewish victory didn’t deter their foes from trying to retake the land. In some cases it actually proved to cause exactly opposite effect. Humiliated Arab leaders decided to …

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Why not ‘why’ and why ‘when’? Qatar crisis.

   On Monday 5th of June several Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain) followed by Egypt and the Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, gave its’ citizens two weeks to leave and only 48 hours its’ diplomats to quit. Additionally Gulf countries closed land, sea and air borders isolating tiny peninsula.    The reasons for …

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Land of Canaan. Part II Six Day War

Not even one week. This is how long it took Israel to almost paralyse three armies and triple its size. Up to now the country has been involved in four wars, thirteen military conflicts or violent events with its neighbours and is in the constant state of emergency due to Palestinian insurgency in the occupied …

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