Day: February 14, 2013

Turkey and Islam-New Turkish Airline Uniforms

The Economist: “STAR TREK”, said one commentator. “They may as well wear a burqa,” huffed another. Supposedly chaste new uniforms for Turkish Airlines (THY) cabin attendants have triggered mirth and horror in the cyberworld. They have also sharpened debate about creeping conservatism under the mildly Islamist Justice and Development (AK) […]

Iraq back at the brink

Source: Asia Times: A decade after the invasion of Iraq, an estimated 4.5 million children are now orphans, with 70% of them having lost their parents since the 2003 invasion. Sectarian strife is again on the rise, while power-hungry, wealth-amassing elites, and regional and Western interests hold sway over a […]