Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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This morning, a beautiful young blonde woman, two presentable middle-aged men and one crusty old bastard screamed over each other on television for eight...

News Journalism: Omani Style

If by chance you are unaware of current events in Oman (a neutral and peaceful nation bordering Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen), please take...

The Khashoggi Problem

In September 2001, nineteen terrorists hijacked four American passenger planes. Fifteen of the hijackers were Saudi Arabians (the other four being from UAE (2),...

What Makes a Story? The Thai Cave Rescue of 2018

There's an old adage in western corporate news media... 'If it Bleeds, it Leads'. This is not always the case though. Recently much of...

New Oil Crisis Strikes UAE

Well, it has been described more as inconvenient, a worry, an "ordeal" ...this latest oil-industry concern to strike the Gulf nations involves the sale...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

Christmas in Oman

It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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