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21st Century Arab World


Clans and tribal affiliation are playing a vital role in the changes in the Arab countries. Read more about tribes


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Selected Topics This Week

Read Butros Bustani

Read Saint Anne's Church

Read about Tablah, durbakke
Read Chinguetti
Read about Assyrians

Today's Story


The Woman who Wanted to Drown her Mother-in-Law
Once there was a poor weaver whose wife used to grind wheat into flour, and they lived in a house by the river. When cereals were cheapest they bought enough to last them a year. They bought wheat, lentils, beans, etc.., read more..


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