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Wednesday, September 10, 2003

What's in a Name?
Apparently translating arabic names to english poses some difficulties for news organizations. The new palestinian PM is a toughy. So far, I have noticed these variations.
Qureia -- AP
Qorei -- AFP
Qurie -- Reuters
Qurei -- NYT
Qureia -- WaPo

So far only the AP and the WaPo have any agreement.

Update:
Qurei -- BBC
Qurei -- JPost

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