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Persian Delights

Persian Delights It’s always struck me as interesting that Iranians often refer to themselves as ‘Persian’. I can understand why though, since ‘Persian’ brings to mind expensive carpets and poetry, while ‘Iran’ brings to mind nuclear weapons and revolutions. Vatan Restaurant has 2 branches along the main road in Auburn, the hole-in-the-wall next to the iconic Mado, and another ‘fancy’ one down the road. I went to the ‘fancy’ one, and let me tell you, there is nothing that screams class quite as much a blaring wide-screen television. Seriously though, it’s quite decent-looking for Auburn. There are some pretty mosaics on the wall and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.     Every...

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Srebrenica survivors hope for swift justice

June 01 2011 More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered in the Srebrenica massacre and buried in mass graves. Haunted for years by the memories of the atrocities which claimed the lives of their beloved ones, survivor of the Srebrenica massacre received the news of the arrest of Serb war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic with relief as their prayers for long overdue justice to be served have finally been answered. “I’ve been waiting for years for the criminals to be brought to justice,” Kada Hotic, who lost her husband and son in Srebrenica, told the BBC on Saturday, May 28. “My life has been difficult all these years because those who should be living with me...

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Thousands march for unity in Tahrir Square

May 14 2011 Holding crosses and Qur’an holy books, tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir square on Friday, May 13, calling for national unity and solidarity with the Palestinians on the memory of Nakba Day. “If you attack a Christian, you’re attacking all Egyptians,” said one man giving a speech at a podium, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported. “The churches attacked in Imbaba are not less than the mosques attacked in Jerusalem,” he said, linking the two themes of Friday’s protest. The rallies were called by Egyptian activists as a mass show of unity following Imbaba events last Sunday. At least twelve people were killed and...

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