Inside The Benighted Regions Of The Arab World
There have been many adjectives used to describe the region we call the Middle East. One such description given by David Keyes, the executive director of Advancing Human Rights, a non-profit organization promoting human rights around the world, was the ‘Kingdom of hate’. Harsh perhaps, but be in no doubt, the Arab world remains a benighted place at this time where the harshest of punishments are feted out to its citizens for often minor transgressions, and where women’s freedoms are closely monitored and even revoked by their rulers.Before Anyone Apologises, Here Are Ten Things You Might Not Know About Slavery
As the subject of compensation for the descendants of slaves has come into the news again and as a lot of heat is generated, but not always much light, I set out in this article ten facts that might help illuminate the discussion. On reflection, you may want to ask ‘Who should be apologising to whom?’ among other things.Uruguay Stands Up to Government Corruption
Secure in their financial power, corporations are now demanding preferential treatment from countries around the world. Uncle Sam, at least, is listening, as the treaty TISA moves forward. But there’s one country who’s not going to take much more…Russia and Syria: Bad for the United States
Russia, Iran, and China are cooperating in supposedly supporting Assad and ousting ISIS from Syria as the United States sits on the sidelines. Many U.S…Who Exactly Are Fanning The Flames Of The Syria Crisis?
The ongoing Syria crisis, described as the ‘greatest humanitarian disaster since WWII’ continues to shock and appal in equal measure, and it’s not hard to see why. As the world wakes up to the realisation that these refugees are not freeloaders after all, but are literally fighting for their very existence, and are willing to risk life and limb to be allowed settlement in Europe. Since the Arab spring in 2011, the Assad regime has struggled to maintain control with the rise of the various rebel groups such as the Free Syrian Army and ISIS among them.International Peace Day
Last Monday was “International Peace Day” and it was largely unnoticed. Think about it, did you do anything special on a day that was designed to change the world? The appointed representatives at the United Nations at some point decided that to have an International Peace Day that would make a difference.Corruption Of Power
It has always been that the corruption of power wields the sword of injustice and mayhem. History has proven time and time again that all through-out the ages humanity has see horrific atrocities committed by those who have been corrupted by the power they hold. Now, as the world tumbles it’s way toward another new year there are still haunting reminders of this summers past that have rekindled precious memories of those wondrous years of so long ago.Diversity in Eating Habits
Koreans enjoy dog meat, but many others do not. Humane Society International is motivating Korean farmers engaged in dog farming, to seek alternate business. It is a humane step, but why a selective approach? It calls for universal application. Indians worship cow, since times immemorial; but beef meat is liked all over the World, except by Hindus and Sikhs in India. Democracy implies tolerance in diversity. We must accept diverse eating habits in the World. What does future hold for us? World population will keep on increasing, but agricultural output will soon reach its upper limit. We will depend on sea-food there after!Akokwa, During the Nigerian Civil War
Nothing made sense to my five-year-old mind. Why was the hen clucking so loudly, corralling her chicks and zigzagging under the orange tree in the backyard?Mainland China To Taiwan, Via Alaska
Sending China’s navy far afield strengthens Beijing’s hand close to home, as in the Taiwan Strait. As China takes its place on the world stage as a global power, we want to be sure it follows the same rules as everyone else.