Despite her fame, Umm Kulthum always associated herself with
peasants and people of the countryside. “They were my first audience. Whatever success I
have realised goes back to them. They are the real masters of Egypt.” she said

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Remove satellite dishes from windows and balconies. Municipal campaign aims to ensure resident safety from electrical devices.

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Groundwater reserves in UAE being used up more than 20 times as fast as they can be recharged


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