Heard the one about the Saudi and the American who met in a desert town?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2017


A Saudi and an American meet in a desert town. The Arab tells the American “Syria too used to be one of the most advanced countries. We used to get our professors from Syria. They served our kingdom. Unfortunately, they too brought destruction to their own country. You could destroy a country in mere seconds, … Continue reading “Heard the one about the Saudi and the American who met in a desert town?”

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Saudi King Salman, the Magnificent

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


As the Saudi king continues his month-long travels through Asia, the tone of media coverage is worth noting. It has a thousand-and-one-nights quality, in the sense of the delightful stories about the grandeur of the eighth-century court of Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. In the case of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the coverage seems … Continue reading “Saudi King Salman, the Magnificent”

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The Thousand And One Nights quality of the reporting on Saudi King’s travels

by Rashmee

Posted on March 11, 2017


It’s rather amusing the way the western media is reporting the Saudi king’s month-long travels through Asia. Journalists are goggle-eyed at the massive amounts of luggage and the armies of people accompanying King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. Why wouldn’t he? He’s rich and 81 and evidently has a mission – a remarkable pivot to Asia. … Continue reading “The Thousand And One Nights quality of the reporting on Saudi King’s travels”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK