Day: October 7, 2011

US warns UNESCO to stay out of Palestine debate

By BRADLEY KLAPPER BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The Obama administration warned the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehood or face the consequences, as American lawmakers were threatening to withhold tens of millions of dollars in U.S. funding if the organization agrees […]

Haqqani: Military or political solution?

Source:  Asia times on line. A divisive policy debate pits top US military leaders, Pentagon officials and the Central Intelligence Agency, who want to put priority on pressuring Pakistan to attack Haqqani network forces, against those in the Barack Obama administration who doubt that a military effort could be decisive […]

A new language

Source: TOI on Line Having swept aside autocratic regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, broken Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s hold over Libya and increasingly heaped pressure on the incumbent regimes in Yemen and Syria, the pro-democracy revolution of the Arab Spring has marked a political watershed in the Arab world. No longer […]

Harvard out, Caltech is new varsity No. 1

Source. Times of India LONDON: There is now a fresh name at the top, unseating long-time leader Harvard. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) knocked the famous Massachusetts institution from the summit of the Times Higher Education league table for the first time in eight years, with US schools claiming 75 […]

Charities using e-systems to mobilize funds

By GALAL FAKKAR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Most charitable societies in the Kingdom have shifted from traditional to electronic donation collection systems after finding out that donors prefer such methods to give money. Khaled Al-Ser, director general of the International Research and Studies Center, said his organization had played a […]