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A 14th-Century Muslim Philosopher Explains Walmart’s Slide The world’s largest retailer saw its stock dive Wednesday among dire forecasts. Ibn Khaldun saw it coming.

Mike Mozart / Flickr DAVID A. GRAHAM OCT 15, 2015 Walmart had its worst day in almost 30 years on Wednesday, after the company released dire predictions for profitability. While analysts had expected modest growth of 4 percent in the coming fiscal year, the big-box retailer forecast a decrease of 6 to 12 percent. One […]

Scientists invent chocolate so healthy ‘it could be eaten as medicine’

The Independent Alexandra Sims14 hrs ago © CorbisChocolate so healthy it could be eaten as medicine has allegedly been invented by scientists. Scientists at an American chocolate company specialising in herbal technologies claim to have developed the “medicinal” chocolate, which contains only 35 per cent fat. Cacao, the key ingredient in chocolate, contains a variety […]

Novartis offers cheap drugs for developing countries

AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE Novartis offers cheap drugs for developing countries SEP 24, 2015 – 11:29 Patients in Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam will be the first beneficiaries of the cheap drugs (Keystone) The Swiss pharma giant Novartis has launched a portfolio of 15 affordable drugs for chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Treatments will be offered […]

Peace prize winner urges investment in aquaculture to solve global hunger

Peace prize winner urges investment in aquaculture to solve global hunger Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta, an Indian fisheries scientist, won the first-ever Sunhak Peace Prize. (Image: more > By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Friday, August 28, 2015 One of the winners of a major new international peace award on Friday urged global leaders […]

Taj Mahal is not only a symbol for India but also for Muslim Heritage

This country will have more people than China by 2022 India is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country — and much sooner than previously thought. China now has a population of 1.38 billion, compared to India’s 1.31 billion, according to new data from the United Nations. But by 2022, India’s population will draw even with that of China, at 1.4 […]

Greece debt crisis: EU ‘family’ needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

by Robert Fisk, The Independent French President Francois Hollande, right, meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, at the Elysee Palace in Paris following the Greek people’s resounding ‘No’ in the referendum Reuters An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis Robert Fisk Athens Monday 06 July 2015   To […]

Greek finance minister quits after voters reject bailout terms

July 6, 2015 reuters By Renee Maltezou and John O’Donnell ATHENS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Greece’s outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any last-minute deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to reject the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed “erratic Marxist” economist […]

Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of ‘Vote Yes or else’?

Source: The Independent By Robert Fisk If this ‘democracy’ doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India? Or the Middle East? So the Greeks are going to vote Yes on Sunday. Fear. Humiliation. Patriotism (pro-European or pro-euro, we shall see). Or pragmatism, that great industrial powerhouse of European politics. And so […]


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