Middle East Stories

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  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 18

    Steely gazeLong after the midnight hour, but hours before dawn, all was dark and silent in Ali Baba's house.

    A tall dark figure emerged from the guest quarters.

    He carried a dimly lit lamp and moved stealthily across the courtyard towards the kitchen.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 19

    Sekapan Piit Feet, Sarawak, Borneo"What should be done now?" he mused aloud, wondering how to manage their immediate mess.

    "We must bury these corpses quietly and quickly," Marjina proposed pragmatically.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 21

    LaredoThe Captain rose early the next morning.

    Disguised differently again, he rode back into the city.

    Dismounting outside a karvaan serai (caravan inn), he went straight to the Inn keeper, and struck up a casual conversation.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 22

    Antique"So!" Josh exclaimed with a sudden understanding. "He doesn't want to eat their salt, because if he does, he'll feel bad about killing them."

    "Yea," she nodded, pleased that he had quickly picked up the connection.

    "But," he countered, "if salt was only a symbol of food, then salted or unsalted, he is actually eating their food. Now if he kills them after that, isn't it betrayal anyway?"

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 23

    Think FirstIt is our brain that translates words to create meaningful images.

    To do this, it needs to know both language as well as the context.

    Comprehension created from words will be wrong, if their translation or context is wrong.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 24

    Photographers expand horizons in 2010 Army Digital Photography Contest 110311"Subhaan Allah!" Hasan murmured in appreciation, despite his restraint.

    She moved closer to him.

    'Swish, swish,' her sword moved around him, as she hovered over Hasan.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 25

    SudanRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 25. Alibaba goes to the secret cave when thieves make no more moves.

    What he finds, changes his life forever.

  • Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Alan Kurdi lifeless body.jpg“At least no Alan Kurdi would die then,” Rosh sighed, “that three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as his family was trying to get out of Turkey for the third time.”