Fundamentalism govt’s responsibility: OIC

The Jakarta Post JAKARTA: Islamic radicalism in Indonesia is not merely the responsibility of Muslims but also the government’s, says Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Indonesia representative Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin. “The government should also be held responsible for the spreading of religious […]

Foreign universities target Chinese students

Source / Credit: China Daily Foreign universities are getting ready to grab a bigger slice of the education pie in China by firming up their existing partnerships and forging new alliances with Chinese educational institutions. Much of the optimism in Western academic institutions stems from China’s strong economic growth, the […]

Egypt’s generals accused of subverting revolution

Source: The Telegraph Egypt’s generals were accused of subverting the country’s pro-democracy revolution on Thursday after they banned international observers from monitoring a vital parliamentary election to be held this autumn. The decision triggered outrage among many of the activists at the forefront of February’s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the […]

Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches

Source: The Wall Street Journal RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil is just starting to tap into some of the biggest oil fields discovered in the past 30 years, but a growing debate over how to distribute the newfound wealth threatens to delay development of reserves that could transform the country into one […]

News of the day

Source: times of india on line. WASHINGTON: It is probably fitting that the scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Britain is the perfect tabloid story. It appears rich in peculiar twists and phenomenal turns and seemingly offers a freakish parade of powerful people bent on petty if perverse agendas […]

Pyongyang waitresses sliced to perfection

Source: asia times on line. Elite young North Korean girls selected to work in a network of overseas restaurants are instructed by Dear Leader Kim Jong-il to undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery, even though the operation is so popular the girls would have done it anyway. A change underway in beauty […]

Staff of life, bread of death

Source:asiatimes on line. The global food system is straining under the intense pressure of rising demand, rising energy prices, growing water shortages and the onset of climate chaos. This, experts tell us, is only the beginning. The price of bread is forecast to nearly double in the next 20 years, […]