Day: September 9, 2016

Civil rights or religious liberty — what’s on top?

Source: The Washington Post By Joe Davidson | Columnist Jumping into the fray over civil liberties vs. religious freedom, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission issued a report Wednesday that is sure to anger conservatives with this central finding: “Religious exemptions to the protections of civil rights based upon classifications such […]

Self-Driving Cars Could Help Save the Environment—Or Ruin It. It Depends on Us

Source: Time By Justin Worland Self-driving vehicles promised to revolutionize the transportation industry. Automated cars could reshape every industry that relies on the automobile, from car manufacturing, to taxis, limousines and trucking. By taking human beings—who aren’t the drivers they think they are—out from behind the wheel, self-driving cars could also […]

Arabia: Haji’s go high tech during Hajj

Each bracelet carries a bar code readable by smartphone. It indicates the pilgrim’s identity, nationality, place of lodging in Mecca, as well as other information, the vice secretary of the ministry of hajj and umrah, Issa Rawas, told AFP. Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia […]

Israel-Palestine clarity

Sep 08,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – RAMI G. KHOURI Moments of sudden clarity in political developments can strike anywhere and at any time, as I experienced in relation to the Palestine-Israel conflict while riding the F-train subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan Tuesday morning. Three separate stories I read in the […]

Dozens held as teachers protest suspensions in Turkey’s southeast, union says

 Reuters International SEP 9, 2016 –  Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest against the suspension of teachers from classrooms over alleged links with Kurdish militants, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar (reuters_tickers) By Umit Ozdal DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) – Turkish police detained dozens […]