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More grades changed after challenges

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 17:46
There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.
Categories: International News

Picture power: Royal tour

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 17:37
PA photographer Jonathan Brady on US tour
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Burnham: Worst week on record in A&E

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 17:25
The NHS in England has suffered its "worst week on record in A&E" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 17:12
A look at some of the week's tech headlines including the mail service trialling 3D printing
Categories: International News

Day in pictures: 12 December 2014

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 16:16
News images from around the world: 12 December
Categories: International News

Facebook ponders 'dislike' function

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:54
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.
Categories: International News

Audeh Marks Tueni's Assassination Anniversary with Calls for Unity

Naharnet Political News - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:32

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh stressed on Friday the importance of unity and coexistence in Lebanon amid the ongoing developments.

“A new page has opened with a golden chance for us to fortify our unity, which safeguards our independence and sovereignty,” Audeh said during a mass at the St. Demettrius Church in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district on the 9th anniversary of the assassination of MP Gebran Tueni.

Naharnet Newsdesk
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VIDEO: Surfer rides 'weather bomb' wave

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:23
Surfer Garrett MacNamara has tried to repeat his performance of 2011 when he surfed the world's biggest wave at 30 meters high.
Categories: International News

NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:19
See how your nearest A&E unit is coping with winter pressures
Categories: International News

Comment on An Interview with Omar Khouri by Mustap

Qifa Nabki Comments - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:08

I’m just wondering if the mullahs are still holding their chicken banquets at $59 a crude.

They may have to start organizing bird hunting expeditions if things continue at this rate. That is if they want to maintain the standard of living of their own class to the detriment of sheeple folks.

The chief ayatollah was deeply concerned about US violations of human rights and made those concerns abundantly clear for everyone to know.

Didn’t America turn out to be the greatest villain in the world after all?

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Comment on An Interview with Omar Khouri by Mustap

Qifa Nabki Comments - Thu, 2014-12-11 18:15

Bret McGurk, US undersecretary of something, finds the Iranian militias roaming the streets of Baghdad and other cities the creepiest of them all.

I, of course, agree,

Hey lall, you want your Iranian idols to have a place under the sun? Then, my advice they should stop pretending to having any credible Islamic credentials. IMHO, no one buys their claims, not the least of all the Arabs of course. May be they should try something more genuine like their long-sunken Persian credentials. So, let’s see how Persianism sells among the Arabs.

Since no one is sure if you’re Arab or Iranian, I’ll volunteer an English rendition of a widely used Arab saying pertaining to the Iranians trying to sell themselves to the world, and particularly to the Arabs, as some kind of Islamic authority.

We say to someone trying to sell someone else something the presumed buyer has in abundance, the seller is trying to sell water to the water sellers in the district of water selling.

There is another widely exchanged saying specific to my dear Gulfie friends: A remedy was found for every ailment except for the utter stupidity of an Ajami. Ajami is how they refer to an Iranian in the Gulf.

I know, on the other hand, that the Iranians have similar stereotypical terms they use against the Arabs and they even composed poetry in order to blow off steam.

Even so no offense is intended if it’s mutual in every respect.

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Comment on The 6 Annoying Dating Habits of Middle Eastern Women by Marko

Ivy Says Comments - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:11

Haha this article was funny, if one likes stereotype humor (which i do), and i give it that in this kind of humor there is also more than a grain of truth.

i believe lots of girls are like that because they are not allowed to develop their own upright self-appreciation nor are they really respected by ppl around them, so they resort to resort to pettiness and passive manipulative aggression. sadly they are not exactly taught to be upright strong direct and respectful.

my own experience with being romantically involved with a girl from middle east was totally opposite:
she was totally respectful towards me, we had an amazing, honest rapport, i trusted her completely (and vice versa), she was very passionate, forgiving, and money was no issue – she offered to borrow me money should i need it on third day she knew me. she was also very broadly educated, and broad minded … and a damn looker, to me the most attractive girl i’ve ever seen, internet or otherwise! its the type of girl with a big “MARRIAGE MATERIAL” stamped red over her file.
you might say i’m talking nonsense, but the saddest part is: i’m not. the girl is real.

the saddest, because, you can guess it already: the family (aaah with right type of family u don’t need enemies) was obviously against me for many (to me) absurd reasons, but with no lack of compelling force.
long sad story short, we stopped contact. but in unison, and with mutual blessing.

so, no matter the funny article, and no matter the truths it may hold, i felt compelled by “middle eastern” in your article to defend the person whom i find still the most important girl for me.
a person also representative of middle eastern girls at their best!

Kind regards

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Comment on A Holiday 2014 Look From Dunes Verdun by Loryne

Ivy Says Comments - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:21

Love your outfit!

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Comment on Beirut By Bike and The New Waterfront District. by ahmad

This is Beirut Comments - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:21

I was shocked last week, when I rented a bike from BeirutByBike.
After being a customer for more than 6 years, I realized how invaluable are customers to this company. We asked for bikes and we got dirty bikes full of dirt. But what was worse, is having the bike seat filled with water. All our cloths were wet and dirty.
When we came back and asked for a refund and for explanation about the accident, the person in charge was careless about our accident.
He did not apologies, did not offer to have some tissue to dry the water, totally unprofessional. Worse was the owner response, that we should understand the dirt coming from the construction site. Again no apologies instead he hung up.

This is what happens when you car about money and not customers satisfaction.
From now on gonna try the bike shop at gemayze :)

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Comment on Keep doing what you do by jb1286558

This is Beirut Comments - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:22

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Comment on Want to work (legally) as a freelancer in Lebanon? by jb1286558

This is Beirut Comments - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:21

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