Thursday , September 20 2018

Insight

The deafening silence

Mutasarrifate was one of the ruling systems adopted by the Ottoman Empire from 1860 until 1918 under which Mount Lebanon was administratively separated from the rest of the Levant for reasons related to the multiplicity of doctrines and faiths of Mount Lebanon. The Mutasarrifate system stipulated that the governor should …

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Not all on Net is true

It is important to warn people from time to time not to pay attention to the streams of news reports and video clips posted in the social media every day, media such as WhatsApp and their negative impact on the majority — the educated, semi-educated, me included. The increasing materials …

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Circumcision controversy – Support widespread

The true history of male circumcision is not known, but throughout human history, and by many peoples, it has been considered a religious ritual that was required to be followed for several reasons either to distinguish males from one group or another, or to humiliate another group. It is practiced …

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Convergence of interests, goals

Today, May 9, the European Union celebrates Europe Day, marking the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, setting-up a joint European authority to oversee production of coal and steel. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our Member States have enjoyed over six decades …

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How to ruin what you have built?

AFTER years of strenuous efforts, the National Assembly approved in 2015 the law on the Establishment of the Financial Control Department which was to be reporting to the minister of finance and headed by an official in the capacity of a minister. The aim of the department was to control …

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Language fought by ‘Brotherhood’

EACH year, the State spends huge sums of money on students of high schools to prepare them for university education, especially those planning to study overseas in foreign universities because of the poor level of the English language in spite of the long time they spend (12 years) in learning …

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Enough mosques, Salah

The title of the article is derived from a famous phrase by the great artiste Saad Al-Faraj in the Kuwait comic series ‘Darb Alzalaq’. The governor of Al Gharbia in Egypt, on the occasion of Mohamed Salah the Egyptian football player winning the title ‘Best Player’ in the English Premier …

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The devoted Palestinian teacher

A Palestinian teacher of Arabic language working for a private school complains that most students of both sexes in such schools show lack of interest for Arabic, the mother tongue of the Arabs, the language of our forefathers and the Holy Quran. He says the reasons are many. The most …

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Bless us with your silence

IT IS VERY unfortunate to note a few months ago some people issued their racist call to harass the residents. This ominous call was not only for electoral purposes (to win the votes of citizens) but to undermine the spirit of professional stability of the resident or rather to be …

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mastery of majesty – Calligraphy

Rules of geometry … rules of proportion the cornerstones of the most revered form of the visual arts in the Islamic world Dr Alain George gave the audience of Yarmouk Cultural Centre, a fascinating history of Arabic calligraphy, following its development from Pre-Islamic period until the present time, while presenting …

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