Month: March 2012

Four Arab worlds will meet in Baghdad

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star Lebanon I have been following the deliberations of Arab summit meetings for my entire adult life, and still remain dubious about the value of such gatherings. The summit taking place this week in Baghdad seems no different – but the Arab world itself […]

Humility and Hinduism

By contributing writer Gautama Mehta, originally published at KidSpirit Online Growing up in a Hindu family in New York, I’ve always been taught that I should try my best, but understand that after I’ve done what I personally can, I should leave the rest to God. Well, not specifically God, […]

Jordan PM to head delegation to Arab Summit

AMMAN/BAGHDAD — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh will head the Jordanian delegation to the 23rd Arab Summit, which opened in Baghdad on Tuesday. The delegation includes ministers of industry and trade and foreign affairs Sami Gammoh and Nasser Judeh, respectively, Jordan’s Ambassador to Egypt and […]

Can the Islamist movements deliver?

By OSAMA AL SHARIF, ARABNEWS Arab Islamist movements have never been so close to grabbing power through open and democratic elections as they are today. They have already succeeded in Tunisia and Egypt. They are expected to do well in Algeria’s upcoming polls. And if elections are held in Jordan […]

Ex-Palawan Governor ordered arrested for muder

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—A judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former Palawan Governor Joel T. Reyes, his mayor-brother and a former provincial administrator in connection with last year’s killing of environmentalist-broadcaster Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega here. Reyes was charged with murder, along with Mayor Mario Reyes of Coron town in […]

When God Talks Back

Source: Huff Post Religion I am an anthropologist. More than 10 years ago now I was in pursuit of a project on religion and community when a young, blond, giggly California beach girl told me that I should have a cup of coffee with God. She loved hanging out with […]

Facebook Password Debate Stirs Concern

Source: Information Week Recent controversy over prospective employers requesting Facebook credentials has dredged up some big social questions. There has been a lot of fallout from recent stories, including my own, recounting the experiences of prospective employees who were asked to hand over their Facebook credentials during the job interview […]