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22 February, 2006

Who said diplomacy was dead?

WAM, that's who:

Abu Dhabi, Feb 22, 2006 (WAM) - Qatari Ambassador and dean of the Diplomatic Corpse Abdullah Mohammad Al othman held a reception at Abu Dhabi Hilton Hotel to honor the out-going Syrian Ambassador Mohammad Riyadh Na'san Agha to mark the end of his tenure and his appointment as Minister of Culture in Syria.
Present at the reception were officials and heads of the Arab and foreign diplomatic missions in UAE.


With thanks to a sharp-eyed masdaar.

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26 Comments:

Blogger Garthicus said...

Hahah, gotta love those Typos.

I'm sure Balushi will have some nonsense to comment on re this article...

22 February, 2006 16:52  
Blogger nzm said...

RIP

22 February, 2006 17:37  
Blogger Balushi said...

No Comments.

22 February, 2006 18:06  
Blogger archer14 said...

Finally a Freudian slip...wonderful. Two thumbs up to WAM!

22 February, 2006 21:50  
Blogger aussie70 said...

Great stuff !!! WAM has just joined the competition, but still think that it would be hard to beat KT reporting and headlines. my favourite one for this week was "20 men pass-out of ZU" have a guess what what they meant !

22 February, 2006 22:39  
Blogger the shadow said...

Sounds like it was a pretty stiff reception.

22 February, 2006 23:26  
Blogger grapeshisha said...

I skim read this today and thought it was a little odd, confusing and in poor taste that they were having a party for a dead person or were using the money of a dead man to hold a party.

It was before I had my morning coffee.

23 February, 2006 00:29  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

Just saw the country counter - there have been more visitors from the US and UK than the UAE. How interesting.

23 February, 2006 07:02  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

SD,

What is this morbid fascination you have with such a lifeless story? You have clearly misunderstood the spirit of the original article, which raises the spectre of what you are really trying to achieve with this posting, and causes me to wonder if you have a ghost of a chance of reaching the heavenly position you onc occupied in the blogosphere. I am mortified that you have made such a grave error resulting in what will most surely be the death of this blog, and you will have to embalm yourself in another hobby to resurrect your soul.

23 February, 2006 09:36  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

KT's article on Abu Dhabi skycrappers is still my all time fav. Wait, did they pick that up from a WAM release - perhaps they did....

23 February, 2006 10:33  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Tim - they really need to hire you!

23 February, 2006 13:08  
Blogger Dengrous Boy said...

dengerous

23 February, 2006 13:10  
Blogger trobriander said...

It is quite amusing to see how a few blog residents would attempt ‘freestyle’ strokes in shallow waters, and then blame the blog hostess for lack of profoundness!!

SD, I really respect your patience.

23 February, 2006 13:32  
Blogger CG said...

fatal errors are always fascinating.

23 February, 2006 14:21  
Blogger A Yahya said...

Its not always the newspapers fault. Alot of these kind of stories (business, political etc) are actually press releases written by PR Companies and not real stories written by journalists. It is just lazyness on behalf of the editorial staff to not review the releases before publishing them.

On another subject.. alot of bloggers have blogs which have as much gravitas as the nutritional information on the back of a cereal box, yet they still find themselves here dissing SD and her blog.

23 February, 2006 15:26  
Blogger Shafique said...

That was dead funny.

23 February, 2006 15:27  
Blogger Mohamed Elzubeir said...

I think 80% of this blog's readers lack the ability to detect sarcasm, be it by SD or commenters. I think I should start offerint sarcasm training courses, for a nominal fee. It would involve something similar to Jack Nicholas' Anger Management's methodology.

For those interested, please contact your nearest customer service center.

23 February, 2006 16:26  
Blogger trobriander said...

It is quite amusing to see how a few blog residents would attempt ‘freestyle’ strokes in shallow waters, and then blame the blog hostess for lack of profoundness!!

SD, I really respect your patience.

zzzzz. oops. sorry for re-posting. My fingertips must have felt a bit heavy when I’ve dozed off.

23 February, 2006 18:30  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Qatari Ambassador and dean of the Diplomatic Corpse Abdullah Mohammad Al othman sure ain't happy being dragged to all those borrrrrrring receptions !!

Well spotted. I started collecting those hilarious hiccups when I was in Bahrain many years ago and the collection still makes me roll on the floor lmao!

23 February, 2006 19:14  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

Bought some date honey in Burj Dubai.

Got home and read the label: "Effective for male importance problems."

Didn't say whether it was most effective as a topical application or what.

Sounds like a sticky situation in any event.

Trust most of you have been able to keep up with me.

23 February, 2006 19:43  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

Minkey Chief said...
Just saw the country counter - there have been more visitors from the US and UK than the UAE.


But a moment's reflection on the size of the US or UK population to the UAE population (included all the laborers - access to internet, not) and you see why.

Also when SD was blocked for a time last summer she came to the attention of lots of wired folks.

And SD writes in English.

Of course it could be that lots of her readers in the US and UK have ties to the UAE. Their little dose of SD each day may be their way of keeping up with the goings on here.

23 February, 2006 20:30  
Blogger samuraisam said...

did anyone spot this today?

Britishers admire Dubai's success

23 February, 2006 20:31  
Blogger Ruckus said...

the comments a free lunch will buy...mortifying

23 February, 2006 20:56  
Blogger CG said...

John
The question is, Is the importance of keeping up with you worth the sticky effects of the honey?

24 February, 2006 13:02  
Blogger Balushi said...

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2006/February/theuae_February734.xml§ion=theuae&col=

LADY BOTTOMLEY: Saddam attacked two Muslim nations and persecuted his own fellow nationals. One question is whether he should have remained in power. The answer is no. The second question is why there are continuing attacks by Muslims on Muslims, why some young people are encouraged to kill themselves together with Iraqis around them.


Saddam attacked Two Muslim countries is bcoz YOU give Him the WMD's to do so! - and the idea and the support.



When did the Muslims starting killing the Muslims? Yes it was when your gov. waged a War on a Sovergn Nation and splited the people of that country! You bombed them you put placed poison in there minds and hearts and sowed the Seed of Hatred!

24 February, 2006 19:40  
Blogger Harsha said...

somebody give the Governor of my prestigious college links to these blogs...

25 February, 2006 11:05  

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