The Turken Foundation acquired a property and wants to build a student dormitory at 762-766 Second Avenue in New York City. Turken was registered as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit educational organization by the US Internal Revenue Service in June 2014. According to its web site, Turken was established by the Ensar...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame Rwanda, a name indelibly associated with the genocide of as many as 1 million people, is today a beacon of hope on the African continent -- in large part due to the leadership of President Paul...
Trade has assumed a remarkably prominent position in the US presidential election. In past elections, few topics seemed to dull public attention like tariffs and trade barriers, which meant that politicians typically focused on divisive social issues like abortion and gun control.
Relationships between Asian countries and the West are currently in a state of flux. However, if it is to have a hope of stopping the rise of China, the United States should instead harness its special relationship with traditional Asian allies.
Michael Ignatieff is a politician, novelist, journalist, philosopher and former presenter of the BBC arts programme The Late Show. He is currently the fifth president and rector of Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Prior to CEU, he was Edward R. Murrow Professor...
By passing a resolution excluding any link between the Jewish people, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Executive Board of UNESCO has not voted in a cultural resolution, in accordance with its role, nor a political one, which falls within the competence of the UN.
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The difference I have with foreign aid is the very limited role it plays in the long term commitment to helping society become self-sufficient and independent. At best, foreign aid has created dependency, produced corruption, intensified war and made unhealthy heroes of celebrities. Trade is the better option for Ethiopia.
By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Leaders of Japan, Russia, and China are paving the way to extend their tenure. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has changed party rules to extend its term limit for party president to three-year consecutive terms, opening the possibility of his longer reign. However, the...
[Source: AFP, Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - It has been revealed that Japanese young people are suffering from overwork-related mental problems amid chronic worker shortages. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has started "Youth...
One cannot really pinpoint where Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf stands ideologically. Not that it is easier to identify the ideological standpoint of other political parties, with the Pakistan People's Party incorporating feudals into its socialist party and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz trying desperately to project itself as...
The autumnal equinox was officially realized on September 22nd however in Greece, summer is still present with sunshine, albeit dimmed from its previous radiance but still deliciously present, to be savoured. In contrast to a dark and dismal economic climate, we are meteorologically blessed, even the cloudiest of early mornings...
The world is so preoccupied with its daily race forward, that it seems not to notice the worst human crisis in decades: the Syrian city of Aleppo is dying with its remaining, besieged inhabitants. Bombed Aleppo. Photo: Wikipedia/Voice of America...
Moaddamiyeh has been an early hotspot for anti-Assad demonstrations and the following government oppression. The town has endured the siege of the Assad regime since the end of 2012, and it is one of the towns hit by chemical weapons in August 2013. Despite all the violence, these activists believe...
Pro-independence political forces have declared their intention to use the institutions of the Catalan regional government, the Generalitat, to organise a referendum on secession in September 2017.
Millions of Arabs who might have otherwise been indifferent towards the 2016 U.S. presidential election now find themselves glued to their television screens and smart phones, actively yet anxiously awaiting the latest news about an unconventional candidate. Though most Arabs view Donald Trump as increasingly erratic, racist,...
The question “why war?” has long inspired scholars to seek answers in human nature. Their findings invariably have been ambiguous and judgments inconclusive. While it is easy to make the case that humans do engage in violent behavior as part of their nature, there is no basis for...
One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions.
The Venezuelan economy cannot recover under the current exchange rate system. It is stuck in recession.