Imran Khushal Raja

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Migrant crisis: Why is it erupting now?

<b>They flee a country at war where the West resists any major military or political engagement.</b><p>They flee a country where Nato-led forces fought for more than a decade to achieve stability.<p>The stories of Syria and Afghanistan are two cautionary tales of our time.<p>Old wars don't end. New ones get …

North Africa

Indian forces in Kashmir accused of human rights abuses cover-up

Two human rights groups have accused the Indian government of an “institutional cover-up” to avoid punishing dozens of high-ranking military and police officials implicated killings, disappearances, torture and sexual violence in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.<p>A report by the …

Pakistan

Some 10,000 Migrants Flood Into Germany, Enjoy Warm Welcome

Embracing its role as a defender of those in need, Germany welcomed at least 10,000 more asylum seekers into the country Saturday. As officials worked to give all a firm roof over their weary heads, a packed stadium cheered some of the littlest newcomers, who walked in hand-in-hand with top soccer …

Bayern Munich

Migration crisis: ‘Who can refuse these human beings? Who?’ asks UN official

UN special adviser Philippe Douste-Blazy calls for immediate intervention from European countries and sustained longer-term drive to tackle root causes of crisis<p>The Mediterranean migration crisis is a “human atrocity” on a scale not seen since the second world war and can be tackled only with …

Africa

Magnetic Migration

No one likes to prevent families with crying children from reaching a better life, but the migration insanity playing itself out in Europe now is leading to tragedy and disaster.<p>Western authorities unknowingly created a magnet - an irresistible lure to hundreds of millions of families - by …

North Africa

Learning To Live Alone Without Getting Bugs In Your Eyes

Today I had a day off with nothing planned, which actually made me feel a little uncomfortable. I generally like to have a list to check off in order to feel productive, but nothing I had to do was screaming out as urgent. Thus, I felt no urge to do any of it, so I didn't.<p>Sitting with myself, and …

Relationships

5 reasons why it’s so difficult for women to join the atheist movement

Atheism is no less subject to the norms of our overtly patriarchal society<p>In a Salon piece last week called “Where are the women of new atheism?”, Katie Englehardt described what looks like diminishing participation of women in atheist life. She also encouraged atheist women to more openly embrace …

Over 200 Free Textbooks for Teachers

August 19, 2015<br>A couple of months ago we shared here a post featuring four important websites where teachers and educators can access digital …

‘Almost’ Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan in a constitutional limbo

<i>Thanks to a host of political and legal reasons there are territories which, despite being part of Pakistan for most intents and purposes, remain in</i> …