325 Grandson witness the Marriage of their AGED GRANDPA!

Saidia – Al Arabiya published an article today of a grandpa in his 90’s marrying a 20 year-old in Iraq.

A Man in his 90’s from the war-torn Iraq just married a 20 year-old young woman in a marriage witnessed by the man’s 18 children and 325 grandchildren…talk about a BIG FAMILY! What makes things even more “strange” is the fact that the little girl young woman said that she agreed to marry the old man only after seeing his photo…we guess they showed her his photo of 50 years ago, maybe.

These kinds of weddings have been common in the Arab world in the past, but this wedding is by far one of the very few out-in-the-open marriages (of this kind)

Egypt’s CBC Channel: The Voice Of Defiance

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Saidia – Launched in 2011 by Egyptian businessman “Mohammed Amine”, CBC (Capital Broadcasting Center) has become since the day it was created a panel that voices out harsh but mostly “rightfully placed” criticism against the Egyptian authorities but most notably, the Muslim Brotherhood claims many supporters of the channel.

Following the fall of Mubarak, many private channels came to see the light in Egypt and one of the biggest, most successful and outrageously controversial channel is CBC. Without being confused with America’s CBS, CBC is in fact just as a powerhouse in Egypt as CBS is in the United States. Why? Well apart from its coverage of the Egyptian elections, many people inside and outside of Egypt believe that CBC is changing the history of Egyptian and Arab television with western-like shows (Bassem Youssef’s Al Bernameg and Houna Al Assima). Although the channel made its name as one of Egypt’s most candid and defiant channels in politics, its been noted by many that the channel’s programming which includes dramas is also making a revolution in the Arab cinema with Multi-Million dollar series with steamy and again, controversial subjects.

So why do we think CBC is the voice of defiance? Simply because we’ve been following the channel since 2011 and although we have reservations concerning “bias issues”, overall…we believe that the channel and its administration are one of the rising Voice Of Defiance that ultimately and intentionally unintentionally helped in the demise of President Morsi and his Society government.

The Most Amazing City: DUBAI

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Saidia – Dubai, stop and focus on this word. Dubai is an Arab city in the heartland of one of the world’s most positively driven people with great sense of hospitality.

Most of my fellow Arabs on the other hand, like to call people from the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (golf countries) all sorts of negative and envious words, I was surprised to meet a Dubai-native through Facebook whose niceness and open-mind made me go on a journey through the web to see what the Emirates is all about and for you guys, I think its wise to do the same before labeling anyone but reading this article won’t be for vain because during my “journey” I picked the most amazing photos on the web and you get to see them in one place…. only on “This Is Wafi Abdouss” (sounds like a TV ad I know).

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