Day: June 29, 2016

Muslim school kids must swim to be Swiss

Swimming lessons are compulsory in Basel’s education system. Photo: Daniel Orth Muslim school kids must swim to be Swiss Published: 28 Jun 2016 09:57 GMT+02:00 Authorities in Basel have denied two Muslim teenage girls a Swiss passport because they refused to participate in school swimming lessons and residential camps on […]

The most important election of your life

Source. Asia Times. The voters vowed to take their revenge at the polls. They’d missed out on the country’s vaunted prosperity. They were disgusted with the liberal direction of the previous administration. They were anti-abortion and pro-religion. They were suspicious of immigrants, haughty intellectuals, and intrusive international institutions. And they […]

Among the dead are citizens from China, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Iran and Ukraine

Source:Asia Times. ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in […]

US president warns against Brexit ‘hysteria’

Source: Arab News. WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against international “hysteria” following last week’s vote for Britain to leave the European Union. In an interview with National Public Radio, the US president said that he respected the results of the referendum. However for Obama, the vote means that, […]