Day: August 11, 2015

First signs of hope

Aug 11,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – HASAN ABU NIMAH   When the Iran nuclear deal was reached a month ago in Vienna, analysts’ accounts went wildly in every possible direction, attaching to it every inconceivable and unthinkable attribution. Predictions went as far as claiming that the two-year-long negotiations had not […]

Debating the Morality of Hiroshima

Geopolitical Weekly AUGUST 11, 2015 |  By George Friedman Each year at this time — the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima — the world pauses. The pause is less to mourn the dead than to debate a moral question: whether the bombing was justified and, by extension, whether the […]

Finding a way forward for Syria

Aug 10,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – James J. Zogby   A flurry of recent bilateral and multilateral discussions involving Americans, Russians, Saudis and others have provoked speculation that there may be a renewed push for negotiations to end the conflict in Syria. I can only hope the speculation is not mere wishful thinking, […]

Spirituality May Improve Cancer Patients’ Health: Study

Huff Post: by Antonia Blumberg — But spiritual “distress” tends to have the opposite effect. Religious and spiritual belief is linked to a positive effect on cancer patients’ physical, mental and social well-being, according to a study published in health journal Cancer. A meta-analysis of published studies, which included data on more than 44,000 […]