Day: September 19, 2011

Probe, prosecution of perpetrators of extremist attacks on minorities ‘rare’ in Pakistan: US report

Source/Credit: 14 September 2011 Washington, Sept 14 : Investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of extremist attacks on minorities are rare in Pakistan, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom has said in its new report. The ‘July-December, 2010 International Religious Freedom report’, released by the US State Department, noted […]

A Little Help

Source: Boston Review A Little Help David William Turner Mohammad Shafiq Rahman / Andrew Propp In a deep-blue button-down shirt and pressed slacks, Mohammad Shafiq Rahman waits at a busy bus stop in Portland, Maine with his $1.50 fare in hand—more than he has earned in the past year. On […]

Jordan: Stop the rumour mill

SOURCE: JORDAN TIMES Despite His Majesty King Abdullah’s repeated assurances that the so-called Jordanian option is nonsensical and devoid of basis, there are some still determined to cling to this imaginary threat and exploit it to sow distrust and undermine the course of the Kingdom. There are still some who […]

World population will reach seven billion this year – expected to reach 10 billion by the end of 21st century – study

Source/Credit: The Times/Malta/Friday, August 19, 2011 , by AFP The world population will reach seven billion later this year, with increases in the number of people in Africa off-setting birth rate drops elsewhere, according to a new French study published yesterday. Looking much further ahead, the National Institute for Demographic Studies […]