Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

The small nation in the middle east called Qatar has done it! Qatar has won the rights to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and would play host to millions of football fans around the world! After eliminating the other contenders, it was the U.S. and Qatar who were fighting for the right to […]

UPDATE -Nov. 26, 2010 – The Kuwait Times has now retracted the news regarding the Kuwait Government banning photography and the use of DSLRs by non-journalists.  Kuwait Times “failed” to verify the source of their information. After all the hulabaloo and people around the world mocking the Government of Kuwait, all Kuwait Times could do […]

After the ban three ministries placed on photography, most Kuwaiti youth are a bit confused about what to do with their cameras if they can’t use them in public and why such laws were implemented in the first place. The Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance recently came to the […]

If Bahrain and Kuwait can do it, why can’t Qatar? from:http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-to-scrap-sponsorship-system-1.687703 Kuwait will scrap its controversial sponsorship system in February, the social affairs and labour minister has said. “We will eliminate the sponsorship system in February to coincide with the launch of the labour affairs authority,” Mohammad Al Afassi said. “This will be our gift […]

After learning that Mission Impossible 4 by Tom Cruise would have parts of the film shot in Dubai, it immediately reminded me of Transformer: The Movie wherein Qatar was supposed to be where the US forces were attacked. I think it was the first time that Qatar was mentioned in a movie of that magnitude […]


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