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Amtul Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

‘Israel’s greatest dilemma’

Are the Arabs in Israel an enemy from within? In 1999, when Professor Dan Schueftan’s book “Disengagement: Israel and the Palestinian Entity” was published, his proposals appeared extreme; almost imaginary even. As there was no chance for securing an agreement with the Palestinians, Schueftan asserted at the time, Israel must […]

Syria lifts decades old emergency law

Syria’s president lifted the country’s 48-year-old state of emergency Thursday, one of three expected government moves aimed at fostering stability among a discontented populace. But human rights activists question the government’s intentions to follow through on reform because of the stiff police crackdown on peaceful protests. President Bashar al-Assad issued […]

Practising Homeopathy

A Tauranga-based medical researcher is calling on doctors not to practise homeopathy or refer their patients to homeopaths. In a letter to the New Zealand Medical Journal, Professor Shaun Holt and other senior researchers from New Zealand and the United Kingdom say “practising homeopathy or endorsing it by referring patients […]

Teaching by example in Indonesia

Some of the nation’s brightest graduates are bringing their devotion to learning to rural areas on a one-year placement “The wise man once said, ‘Every day has a miracle’, and I believe it too,” said forestry studies graduate Erwin Puspaningtyas Irjayanti of the work she did with the Indonesia Teaching […]

Bad Friday in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post When a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque inside the Cirebon Police complex in West Java on Friday, terrorists sent yet another message that they would never stop their attack on humanity in Indonesia. No one expected the explosion just before a Friday prayer, therefore […]