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ASHURA: THE BLOODY FRENZY OF GRIEF

Ya! Ya! Husayn! Ya! Ya! Husayn!` The procession approaches where Mehdi and I stand outside a bank with its shutters down. Normally Bunder Road bustles with buses, cars and camel carts going to and from the harbour, but today the … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON FRANKINCENSE TRAILS 2

    ‘ I entered a world unchanged since the frankincense trade,’ said Kate Humble, the engaging presenter, of the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia — to wit, the iconic tower in Riyadh owned by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal who … Continue reading

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