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Libya’s bid starting to look like a longshot for the 2020 Olympics

June 16, 2011


By Hadid Hijab – Daily Burlesque 16/06/2011 Cairo, Egypt – Despite submitting one of the most impressive bids to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for the 2020 Summer Games, Libya’s chances of hosting the games are starting to fade says IOC observer Roger Black. “Muammar Gaddafi really needs to understand that the IOC is not […]

Army’s new dining policy hurting some small businesses

June 15, 2011


Randell York – The Daily Burlesque 15/06/2011 Baghdad, Iraq – With the upcoming deadline for the complete withdrawal of all US Military forces from Iraq rapidly approaching, small businesses reliant on the Military Base economies are seeing firsthand what happens when the US begins to cut expenditures. “I used to be able to go the dfac ( […]

White House Announces corporate sponsorship program

June 14, 2011


By Randall York – Daily Burlesque 14/06/2011 Washington, D.C. –  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Monday that in an effort to cut back on expenses and bring in additional revenue for the government the White House is launching a corporate sponsorship program. Carney was very pragmatic in his explanation for the rational behind […]

Nasrallah excited about new fall clothing line

June 12, 2011


By Hadid Hijab – Daily Burlesque 12/06/2011 Beirut, Lebanon – Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of the Lebanese organization Hezbollah announced the new fall line of Hezbollah’s H & N clothing line. “We are very excited to show off the new fashions that our designers have been hard at work creating for the last several […]

Rotterdam Man completes dutch translation of Country Roads after 5 years

June 11, 2011


By Jayson Freece – Daily Burlesque 11/06/2011 Rotterdam, The Netherlands – A Rotterdam man claims to have completed the “most accurate translation ever” of John Denver’s “take me home, country roads.” Pieter Van Wyck, a Dutch Folk song enthusiast for much of his adult life, was “always troubled by the need to sing part of […]

Israel voted last place on earth God would go to for a vacation.

June 10, 2011


By Hadid Hijab – Daily Burlesque 10/06/2011 The International Tourism Board published the results of a global survey it conducted for the airline industry regarding the most tourist friendly airports. Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport was voted the most travel friendly, least hassle for long layovers, and ranked overall as the best international airport to depart or […]

Baghdad Court rules against goat diaper prosecution case

June 7, 2011


By Hadid Hijab – Daily Burlesque 7/6/2011 Muslim Clerics in Iraq are fuming over a recent secular court decision to repeal the punishment handed down to Ali Al-Salem, a farmer from the Iraqi village of Al Balad in the central region of Iraq’s Anbar province. Al-Salem had been convicted by a court of clerics for […]