Rabbi shot in Jerusalem increases clashes

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the Israeli closure of the al-Aqsa mosque compound as a “declaration of war”, while clashes raged in east Jerusalem after Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian man suspected of shooting and wounding a far-right rabbi.

Israel temporarily shutdown the flashpoint religious shrine on Thursday in what police called a temporary measure . . . → Read More: Rabbi shot in Jerusalem increases clashes

West Africa’s Ebola crisis and IMF

In recent months, as the spreading Ebola emergency took center stage in Washington, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have pledged $530 million to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. And in October, at a special session with African leaders on Ebola during the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, DC, IMF Managing . . . → Read More: West Africa’s Ebola crisis and IMF

Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan

XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.

The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object, and that’s one of the requirements for mass adoption of the new technology. By adding a scanner to the 3D printer, XYZprinting has lowered . . . → Read More: Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan

Pakistan has powerless voters

Reality is always hard to stomach. In the age of inflated self-worth and significance, societies start having delusions of grandeur. But when the delusions are questioned, the society either goes into denial or starts spinning a new narrative.

For the last two years, our people have been going through a process where there was initially . . . → Read More: Pakistan has powerless voters

Why the west must not impose its broken model on others

“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English liberalism, which has long insisted that the non-west could only achieve prosperity . . . → Read More: Why the west must not impose its broken model on others

Is being a Bhutto enough for Bilawal?

Waking up from its deep slumber, the PPP is trying to resuscitate itself pinning its hopes on the young inheritor of the Bhutto political mantle. Once the country’s most formidable political force, the PPP is now only a relic of its past, isolated from the country’s new political reality.

Will it be possible for a . . . → Read More: Is being a Bhutto enough for Bilawal?

Deaths of PAT activists leads to another murder case filed against PM

Police have registered another murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and several other ministers and top police and administration officials, this time on a complaint lodged by PTI regarding the deaths of two PAT activists during clashes with law enforcement officials in Islamabad’s Red Zone.

“A case under charges of murder, attempt . . . → Read More: Deaths of PAT activists leads to another murder case filed against PM

Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

Army and air force troops worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused more than 320 deaths.

Six days of rains in Indian Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more . . . → Read More: Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

PTI workers told to prepare for a two week sit in

The PTI chairman, Imran Khan, on Sunday dashed the hopes of most of the party workers by instructing them to prepare for continuing the sit-in for another two weeks.

A senior leader of the PTI told Dawn that the party chairman was still hopeful that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would resign. He asked the party . . . → Read More: PTI workers told to prepare for a two week sit in

India’s growing rape problem and search for solution

A reeling Indian village where two teen cousins were brutally gang raped and hanged may be able to sleep more soundly now that new toilets have been installed in the area.

Last May, the 14- and 15-year-old girls from Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state were gang raped and hanged from a mango tree in the middle . . . → Read More: India’s growing rape problem and search for solution