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Tag Archives: Middle East

  1. “THE PAST” – Winner ‘Best Actress’ (Cannes Film Festival 2013)

    A movie Directed by Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) Starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karmi, Valeria Cavalli Release Date : In Theaters December 20th, 2013

    November 25, 2013Cinema, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. CIBC FirstCaribbean donates to Barbados Poppy League

    As Barbadians honour those who have served their country in the pursuit of peace and security, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has once again come to the aid of the Barbados Poppy League to help Legionnaires in their time of need, including those who would have served during World War II, about 40 of whom are […]

    November 23, 2013Events, HealthNo comments
  3. IPI urges release of jailed Jordanian publisher & editor: Pair remain incarcerated for allegedly offending a foreign official

    The International Press Institute (IPI) urge the Jordanian government to release the publisher and chief editor of an Internet news site who were arrested and jailed for linking to an online video of a man identified as a prince frolicking with women. Jafra News publisher Nidhal al-Faraneh and editor Amjad Muala were arrested under state security […]

    October 27, 2013Crime, EditorialNo comments
  4. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Ralph “The English Patient, Coriolanus” Fiennes, Tilda “Constantine, Chronicles Of Narnia” Swinton (Wes Anderson – 2014)

    The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL International Trailer Release Date: March 7, 2014!

    October 18, 2013Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. “Obama: The cold logic of mass graves” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    US President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 24 should rank as a rare breath of fresh air in a body that for decades has been accustomed mostly to rant and rhetoric. Obama spoke truth to power in a refreshingly frank and painstaking manner. Given the turmoil that exists […]

    October 1, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  6. British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie write on the Declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict

    Each day accounts of horrific crimes in Syria reach the outside world. Now the UN has confirmed that rape is being used to terrorise and punish women, men and children, during house searches and interrogations, at checkpoints, and in detention centres and prisons across the country. The latest harrowing UN Commission of Inquiry report describes […]

    September 18, 2013Controversy, CrimeNo comments
  7. “What about the Syrian people? Do they count?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The last month’s chessboard politics about Syria and the use of chemical weapons have done nothing to stop the large-scale suffering of the mass of Syrian people, but they have underscored the inadequacy of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Throughout the last two years of the civil war in Syria the veto-privileged members of […]

    September 14, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Bajan Reporter fights to gain Q&A with Prime Minister: Disturbing New Trend?

    Barbadian Media chose Froonzie touring the Barbados Olympic Association’s mini-Museum upstairs of their Wildey headquarters as their top story for either last night’s or this morning’s headlines – what they won’t admit, is how they have Yours Truly to thank for the chance at interviewing F. Jerome Stuart, 7th Prime Minister of Barbados… Between BGIS […]

    September 12, 2013Controversy, Political2 comments
  9. U.S. President Obama on Syria: Is hunger making him think the wrong Syrian?

    Jon Stewart came roaring back to host his show this week, and, though he had hoped to avoid dealing with “serious and dark” matters, took direct aim at President Obama’s drumbeat to bomb Syria. “America taking action against a middle eastern regime?” said the comedian. “It’s like I never left.” After lampooning Secretary of State […]

    September 11, 2013PoliticalNo comments

    HBO Latin America will air the exclusive HBO documentary, Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden, on September 11th in the Caribbean. Manhunt features testimony and recollections, many shared for the first time, from the CIA officers who labored to destroy bin Laden’s terrorist organization and eventually kill the man himself. This real-life spy thriller includes […]

    September 7, 2013CrimeNo comments
  11. U.S. President fielded questions from media regarding Syria; Clement Payne Movement Angered – Calls on Barbadians to Denounce American Lawlessness!

    Many people have questions on how President Obama came to his decision on Syria. Here are some of his comments made today, September 4, during a joint press conference with Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt: We have to act because if we don’t, we are effectively saying that even though we may condemn it and issue […]

    September 5, 2013Political1 comment
  12. IPI calls for safety of journalists as Egypt roils: At least 2 media workers killed, more wounded as security forces crack down on Muslim Brotherhood

    The International Press Institute today urged Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to refrain from targeting journalists amid reports that at least two media workers were killed and many more wounded during violent clashes between the authorities and the opposition. Michael Deane, 59, a cameraman for Britain’s Sky News, was shot […]

    August 16, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in ‘The Fifth Estate’

    Director: Bill Condon Starring: Benedict “Star Trek” Cumberbatch, Alicia Vikander, Carice “Game Of Thrones” van Houten

    July 17, 2013Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Lycée exam students discuss politics and literature with St. Martin authors

    It’s not just abroad that HNP authors and their books have been busy in 2013. This year’s activities have included the recent book prize listing in the UK (Nidaa Khoury); literary recitals in Italy (Amiri Baraka) and the USA (Drisana Deborah Jack); and a literary profile/book review in El Día, Spain (Lasana M. Sekou). Writers […]

    July 4, 2013Books, EducationNo comments
  15. Author published in Caribbean up for UK’s Warwick Prize for Writing

    The longlist for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2013, includes 12 writers competing for the biennial award worth £25,000, according to the Bristish newspaper The Telegraph. “I’m happy to share the news with readers and fans that a book published in St. Martin, Book of Sins by Nidaa Khoury, has just been nominated for the […]

    July 2, 2013Books, TravelNo comments
  16. Jon Stewart with Bassem Youssef in Cairo: “If your regime can’t handle a joke, you don’t have a regime.”

    Jon is introduced as a prominent spy, and comes in and says ‘thank you,’ ‘enough’ (the applause) and ‘I am a simple man.’ (Courtesy: Juan Cole, visit his site and please support it!)

    June 22, 2013Political, Travel, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. IPI Executive Board welcomes two new members: Miami Herald’s John Yearwood elected IPI vice-chair

    The International Press Institute (IPI) announced award-winning Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab and Miami Herald World Editor John Yearwood were elected to the IPI Executive Board during IPI’s 62nd General Assembly, held on Monday in Amman, Jordan. Yearwood was also elected as an IPI Vice-Chair, replacing Simon Li, former assistant managing editor of the Los Angeles […]

    May 23, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  18. IPI hands 2013 awards to two women journalists killed in Syria, independent Malaysian radio station

    Two journalists – American reporter Marie Colvin and Japanese photojournalist Mika Yamamoto – are the posthumous recipients of IPI’s 2013 World Press Freedom Hero award for their bravery and professionalism while covering the ongoing conflict in Syria as well as other conflicts before. Malaysia’s Radio Free Sarawak is the winner of IPI’s 2013 Free Media […]

    May 21, 2013PoliticalNo comments
  19. Iron Man 3? Ironclad Trilogy – Robert Downey Jr steels the show! (N.B. – SPOILERS!)

      This is the first film I ever watched in 3D and I am glad to learn it is no longer one red and one blue lens as that made me close to seasick! I am glad my initiation for 3D was with this movie, I could not ask for better! Fanboys will be irked, […]

    May 7, 2013Books, CinemaNo comments
  20. St Maarten’s 30th anniversary of Publisher: A Journey of Faith by Fabian Adekunle Badejo

    Thirty years ago, when Lasana M. Sekou started House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), he was the only author the new publishing outfit had or could count on. Three decades later, HNP has established itself as a leading multi-media publishing house in the Caribbean with over 75 titles, including books by world renowned authors George Lamming, […]

    February 24, 2013Books, EventsNo comments
  21. “Argentina’s Iranian Tango” By Dante Caputo – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    A controversial agreement between Iran and Argentina to investigate jointly a terrorist attack against a Jewish organization in Buenos Aires in 1994, which killed 85 people, has opened an intense debate about Iranian influence in Latin America. This is unusual, because Latin American leaders often ignore events that fuel global tensions, regardless of their repercussions […]

    February 17, 2013Political, TravelNo comments
  22. “Turkey’s Imprisoned Press” By Aryeh Neier – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    According to two pro-government newspapers in Turkey, Star and Yeni Akit, as well as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself, those who denounce the state of press freedom in Turkey are “terrorists.” That is the term that they were using last week to denounce the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists and the Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontières, both […]

    February 15, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  23. “Israel’s Election in a Bubble” By Shlomo Ben-Ami / Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    Forty-five years into Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, and four years after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government became the undertaker of the two-state solution, an electoral campaign run in utter denial of Israel’s Palestinian conundrum has just ended with yet another Netanyahu government in office. Yes, Netanyahu was humbled by the electorate, but his […]

    February 13, 2013Political, TravelNo comments
  24. “Ending the War Against Women” By Papandreou A. George and Ouafa Hajji – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    On Valentine’s Day, countless couples will celebrate romance by candlelight. On the same day, one billion women and men worldwide will stand up to shine a light on the darker side of gender relations. According to the United Nations, one in three women worldwide will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. In some countries, […]

    February 13, 2013Culture, ReviewNo comments
  25. “Netanyahu at Bay” By Itamar Rabinovich – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    Few foresaw the surprising setback suffered by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his Likud party, and the right in general in Israel’s recent general election. It is an outcome that will have important ramifications for Israel’s domestic politics and foreign policy alike, particularly its Middle Eastern diplomacy. Although the final vote tally awaits (soldiers’ votes have […]

    January 24, 2013Controversy, EditorialNo comments