Day: February 19, 2017

Meet the UAE’s merchant of hope

Millionaire businessman Firoz Merchant helps debt-ridden inmates start a new life Firoz Merchant in his office.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Firoz Merchant interacting with prisoners.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News ( 1 of 2 ) ‹› Published: 20:00 February 18, 2017 Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter   Dubai: A man who came […]

Wilders at Dutch campaign launch vows to crack down on ‘Moroccan scum’

   Reuters International FEB 18, 2017 –  Netherlands’ Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a news conference after a European far-right leaders meeting in Koblenz, Germany, January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (reuters_tickers) By Thomas Escritt SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands (Reuters) – Dutch anti-Muslim, anti-EU party leader Geert Wilders promised to […]

After decades of debate, Turkey starts building mosque in Istanbul square

   Reuters International FEB 17, 2017 –  Workers attend a groundbreaking ceremony of Taksim mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (reuters_tickers) By Melih Aslan and Osman Orsal ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Construction began on Friday of a mosque in Istanbul’s central Taksim square, a controversial project championed by […]

The gates of hell

Source: Dawn Afghanistan, screaming blame and abuse.But the louder they yell, the more insistent the question: how have they managed to get it so wrong? Let’s talk about the boys a bit. The wave, this fresh orgy of violence, is rooted in Afghanistan. There’s no real reason to doubt that. The […]