Murdoch, Moody’s and Mandelbrot

CHAN AKYA Source: Asiatimes on Line. The scandal enveloping Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp echoes the evolution of the crisis in global markets, seen in the series of events that threatens to bring the United States’ credit rating down. In circumstances triggering conflict, lost credibility or a collapse in confidence, the […]

Born to be dead

Source:Times of India Last week — between July 8 and 10 — 24 infants died in the space of 72 hours in two government hospitals of Murshidabad in West Bengal. Ten days earlier, 18 newborns perished in Kolkata’s B C Roy Hospital, and in January, 21 babies died in yet […]

Scotland Yard to get first woman chief?

Source: Times of India. LONDON: The Scotland Yard may get its first woman Commissioner if Sara Thornton is chosen to replace Sir Paul Stephenson who resigned as Metropolitan Police chief following a phone hacking scandal in Britain, a report said. Thornton is said to be the early favourite. She is […]

Safeguard the inheritance rights of women.

By GALAL FAKKAR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Justice Ministry has warned those who deprive women of their right to inheritance that they could face imprisonment and other punishments. The ministry made the call Sunday while launching its special “Mawarith” (inheritance) program on its website. According to ministry sources, most […]

Qaddafi government holds talks with US officials

By ASSOCIATED PRESS – Arab News TRIPOLI, Libya: Representatives of Muammar Qaddafi’s embattled government held face-to-face talks with US officials in neighboring Tunisia over the weekend, a Libyan government official said Monday, describing the meeting as a first step in opening dialogue. A US State Department official confirmed the meeting […]

Qatar shuts its embassy in Damascus

By REUTERS – Arab News AMMAN: Diplomatic pressure mounted on Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday after Qatar, previously a major supporter, shut its embassy in Damascus and the European Union said it was considering tougher sanctions. Meanwhile, Syria saw its first outbreak of sectarian violence in four months of […]

Ministers talk of tightening borders

Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga says illegal immigration would be easier to stop if Schengen’s external borders were better controlled. Sommaruga, who is attending an informal meeting of European Union interior ministers in Poland, told the Swiss News Agency that Switzerland supports all measures which increase the credibility and efficiency […]

Ahmadi Muslims Declare Jihad on Extremism. A Community that views jihad as a moral crusade to improve one’s own faith

Source/Credit:  /PRNewswire/ LONDON, July 18, 2011 30,000 Muslims to Stand United in Pledge to Counter Hatemongers More than 30,000 Muslims are planning to gather in the English countryside, raise the Union Jack and form a human chain during which they will re-affirm their rejection of violence and extremism. Each member of the […]

How to tell if someone is lying

Source / Credit: CNN A person’s demeanor or voice radically changes As an investigator, I first try to assess how someone normally speaks. To do that, I begin an interview by asking questions that I know the answers to, like “What’s your full name?” or “Where do you live?” Some […]

Pain Builds in Europe’s Sovereign Debt Risk

LONDON — European banks for years bolstered their balance sheets with assets considered safe and secure: the sovereign debt of European countries. But now this debt no longer appears so safe, weakening banks when countries still depend on them for loans to help finance their gaping budget deficits. The results […]