For Art’s Sake

An art exhibit in Sharjah reflects the course of a short century BY Leila Hatoum Different art appeals to different people. Many are attracted by colors and techniques used to create an art piece while for some, an artist’s name is enough of an appeal. I am charmed by the story behind the painting; the

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Algerian Lawmakers Pass Constitutional Reforms, Opposition Dismiss

ALGIERS, Feb 7 – Algerian lawmakers passed constitutional reforms on Sunday proposed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, including reinstating a two-term limit for the presidency and boosting parliamentary powers. Government officials said the amendments fulfilled Bouteflika’s promises to strengthen democracy, but opposition leaders dismissed them as superficial tweaks to a

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