Burqa ban

  Credit/Source: The Times of Malta: July 15, 2011 (www.timesofmalta.com) Belgium will enforce a burqa ban from July 23 with a fine and possible jail time for women who wear it, joining France as the second EU nation to forbid full veils, Belgian media said yesterday. The new law was […]

Destructive words

Karachi, which had shown some signs of calming down as theskirmish legislation between the PPP and MQM on local government faded somewhat into the distance, has been set aflame once more following the unwise diatribe by Senior Minister of the Sindh government Dr Zulfiqar Mirza against MQM chief Altaf Hussain. The PPP, including the president […]

Europe still struggling with headscarf

For several years now, the Muslim headscarf has been the subject of heated debate between Dutch political parties. However, other European countries also host widely diverging opinions on the Islamic veil. When she was conducting research for her doctoral thesis, Doutje Lettinga found that there is considerable variety in the […]

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities

When we think of the world’s most expensive cities, it’s the traditionally chic European and North American metropolises like New York, Paris and London that usually come to mind. But according to a new cost of living survey by Mercer, an international consulting organization, two of the three most expensive […]

New Football Oracle

Nelly the elephant has taken over the role of premiere animal psychic during the Women’s World Cup this summer. The young African Elephant predicted the outcome of all German games correctly — even the host country’s devastating loss to Japan last week. More: