Victor Dominello – A man par excellence

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney; Most politicians around the world are known for their diplomatic nature, charisma and charm when it comes to dealing with the members of the public. However,... Read more »
humanitarian and public health crisis in Gaza

A glimpse into Gaza’s forgotten humanitarian crisis

Ninety per cent of all water in Gaza is classified as “unsuitable for human consumption” — and is contaminated by human faeces spewing from a bombed-out sewage system, pesticides, heavy metals and... Read more »
How smartphones can help monitor and prevent illegal deforestation

How smartphones can help monitor and prevent illegal deforestation

Deforestation in Cameroon has increased fourfold from 2006 to 2014, but the spread of cheap smartphones can be used to turn this tide Edward Mitchard (Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh)... Read more »

Panama Papers: How global media revealed the secrets of world’s most rich and powerful

As the cracks appear in the once invincible wall of tax haven secrecy, it must be dawning on the rich and powerful that their privacy is no longer guaranteed and they must... Read more »
Activists of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout slogans during a procession in Srinagar on April 18, 2015 | Mukhtar Khan, AP

The pursuit of Kashmir

Kashmir’s story presented by the writer here is a historical account of the tragedy of Kashmir. A tragedy that stems from a ceaseless contestation for a pursuit based on two arbitrary –... Read more »

Where will robots take over the most jobs?

The rise of robots and AI in the workplace seems almost inevitable at the moment. But if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?... Read more »

Islamic Investments fight against global debt epidemic

By Hakan Ozyon CEO, Hejaz Financial Services Financial market volatility appears to be occurring more regularly and is certainly more widespread relative to previous times, however, the answer to increasing uncertainty can... Read more »

Social media made the Arab Spring, but couldn’t save it

The Arab Spring carried the promise that social media and the Internet were going to unleash a new wave of positive social change. But the past five years have shown that liberty isn’t the... Read more »
Paris' famed Notre Dame Cathedral was in lockdown after terrorist attacks across the city killed more than 100 people. EPA/Ian Langsdon

Paris attacks: why Islam and Christianity are twin religions of war and peace

By Philip Almond, The University of Queensland — Questions are being raised as to the role of religion in deadly attacks in Paris that killed more than 100 people. Specifically, is Islam a religion... Read more »
Parveen Saeed and her ‘Khana Ghar’ aims to eradicate hunger from Pakistan

Parveen Saeed and her ‘Khana Ghar’ aims to eradicate hunger from Pakistan

One after another inspirational meeting and this time with an angel lady from Pakistan Parveen Saeed, who has inspired hundreds of thousands people around the world Read more »

Hajj 2015: the precarious balance between pilgrimage and consumerism

By Ian Reader The tragic news that more than 700 people have been killed in a crush during one of the Hajj’s ritual events, the stoning of a pillar representing the devil at... Read more »
World’s best Kindergarten is in Japan

World’s best Kindergarten is in Japan

Japan’s Fuji Kindergarten may well be world’s finest teaching space By Thu-Huong Ha At Fuji Kindergarten outside Tokyo, kids make the most of a magical environment designed just for them. The roof of... Read more »
Roshni Jan, widow of Juma Khan, 38, outside her home. Image by Talal N. Ansari.

Murder in Uniform – Kashmir’s infamous “fake encounter”

Kashmir’s most infamous “fake encounter” leaves five families desperate for justice Kashmiris still live alongside half a million military personnel whom they consider their occupiers; the conflict nears its third decade and... Read more »
Mhairi Black has become the youngest Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom since 1667

Mhairi Black – the 20-year-old is Britain’s youngest lawmaker since 1667

Mhairi Black made history by becoming the youngest lawmaker in UK history since the 17th century Mhairi Black, the freshly elected lawmaker from Scotland, will soon be heading down from her constituency of... Read more »

The girl in the ‘heart-breaking’ photo is one of 2 million Syrian child refugees

A photo of a little Syrian girl who ‘surrendered’ when a photographer pointed a camera at her, thinking it was a gun, has taken the social media by storm. In the photo,... Read more »

Is Aviation industry swiftly approaching the post-pilot era?

Pilotless aircraft aren’t a distant sci-fi concept nor the wishful dreams of big airlines as Aviation experts envision an end to the era of pilots – at least pilots in cockpits By Parl... Read more »

Finland to scrap traditional school Subjects and replace with Topics

Finland Schools focus on making citizens Professionally ready, not just Academically smart HELSINKI (Finland) — Finland is set to embark on a radical overhaul of its education system, scrapping “teaching by subject” and replacing... Read more »

World will face massive water shortage in 15 years unless consumption habits are changed

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The planet faces a 40 per cent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanization, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production,... Read more »

Social Media obsession is ruining your life, study says

Social media likes are ruining your life — and now there’s proof. About 58% of people surveyed said “posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life experiences.” Sound familiar? Trying... Read more »

Drinking tea can help prevent diabetes, new research says

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, according to a growing body of scientific research. A new study from researchers in the US found that black tea... Read more »

Eight million tonnes of plastic go into the ocean every year

By Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans... Read more »

8 Effective Learning strategies for Studying smarter

By Joseph Stromberg The way most students study makes no sense. That’s the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who’ve spent a combined 80... Read more »

Everyone’s an expert: in the digital era, fakes need to be exposed

By Andina Dwifatma In the public eye, an expert, writing for newspapers and magazines or speaking on television, used to be considered almost infallible. The public rarely challenged their words and considered... Read more »

Zionism and its Discontents – Book Review

Reviewed by Ludwig Watzal (Ran Greenstein, Zionism and its Discontents. A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine, Pluto Press, London 2014, 248 pp.) Nationalist narratives and political movements have dominated the Israeli-Palestinian... Read more »