Day: October 24, 2017

Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

Mohammed Hanif OCT. 19, 2017 KARACHI, Pakistan — This country has a poor record of protecting its religious minorities, but we outdo ourselves when it comes to Ahmadis. Members of the sect insist on calling themselves Muslims, and we mainstream Muslims insist on treating them like the worst kind of […]

Jordan’s ‘West Bank’

Oct 23,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Jawad Anani Some Israeli likudniks and ultra-right-wingers are asking for a conference to create a Palestinian state on the East Bank of the River Jordan (or Jordan); that calls for a revision of Jordan’s stand on the Palestinian issue as a whole. In 1967, […]

Fragmented history : Swiss help to illuminate the Middle Ages

October 17, 2017 11:00 AMOct 17, 2017 –  //tp.srgssr.ch/p/swi/embed?urn=urn:swi:video:43582180   Researchers at the University of Fribourg hope to reveal more about the Middle Ages by piecing together fragments of manuscripts.  (RTS/swissinfo.chexternal link) In medieval times, the vellum of discarded manuscripts was not thrown away, but reused as bookbinding material to strengthen or decorate new […]

Police failing to tackle modern slavery as trafficking continues, report finds

HM Inspector of Constabulary Wendy Williams, who led the inspection, said many of the shortcomings reflect ‘deficiencies in basic policing practice’ May Bulman Social Affairs Correspondent @maybulman Tuesday 24 October 2017  Police are failing to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK, leaving perpetrators free to continue to exploit vulnerable people, […]