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DAVID BLAIR charts the career of Saddam Hussein, from party assassin to Iraq#8217;s military leader and feared despot.
A SWATH of southern Iraq has been called many things: Land of the swamp people. Mother of all untapped oil reserves. Scene of the worst environmental crime in history. Cradle of civilisation.
For more than a decade, Saddam Hussein systematically destroyed the vast wetlands of southern Iraq, building dams and canals to drain the swamps, and setting fire to the sea of reeds. With the dictator#8217;s fall, many are hoping the devastated land will be restored to the paradise it once was, the one that many scholars believe was the Biblical Garden of Eden.
Archaeology does provide insights into the dynamics of social change in ancient societies.
A coffeetable book and an on-going exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia (IAMM) in Kuala Lumpur offer fascinating views of magnificent Islamic gardens inspired by verses in the Quran and Hadith, reports MENG YEW CHOONG.
He said the religion was not the cause of the many misfortunes that had befallen the Muslims worldwide but the numerous misrepresentations and misinterpretations.
WITH Malaysia gaining popularity as a tourist destination for Middle-Easterners, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of restaurants serving Middle-Eastern cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, especially in the Bukit Bintang area and today b>Alice Ching/bchecks out the Sahara Tent Restaurant.