Mohammed Rashid

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Simon Hughes calls for review into children’s access to legal aid

The family justice minister Simon Hughes has called for an urgent review of legal aid cuts in a move that publicly signals Liberal Democrat unease over the impact of coalition austerity policies.<p>In a statement issued through his party’s press office, Hughes has asked his own department, the …

Michael Tomlinson to oversee ‘Trojan Horse’ schools in Birmingham

Birmingham’s troubled maintained and academy schools are to be overseen by education troubleshooter Sir Michael Tomlinson, the former Ofsted chief inspector, the Department for Education has announced.<p>Tomlinson, 71, is to take charge of the city’s state schools for a year and attempt to repair the …

What Can Studying People From Birth to Death Teach You About Living the Good Life?

One of the most interesting books I read this year was The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark …

The Arab world debates Islam and IS | DW | 25.09.2014

"I will never agree that the country to fight IS should be the United States," says Qatari religious scholar Dr. Yousef al-Qarawadi - even if he is …

Hillary Clinton unveils $600m global female education plan

Hillary Clinton has announced a $600m (£370m) plan to encourage enrolment of girls at secondary schools worldwide, in the face of security and access problems in the developing world.<p>The former US secretary of state revealed the plan at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which …

Israel's Man at the United Nations

Can Ron Prosor change the UN from within?<p>When foreign dignitaries arrive in New York City for the annual gathering of the UN General Assembly, it’s often difficult to determine which world leaders are rolling past in which dark limousines. But one country’s representatives typically stand out. It’s …

How ISIS Is Using Us to Get What It Wants

"<i>O crusaders, you have realized the threat of the Islamic State, but you have not become aware of the cure, and you will not discover the cure because there is no cure. If you fight it, it becomes stronger and tougher. If you leave it alone, it grows and expands... So mobilize your forces, O</i> …

School in a Library Sparks Widespread Interest

It took 30 years or so to build the San Diego Downtown library. Money was always an issue, but mostly, I suspect, it was because of the common perception that libraries were dying in the wake of Google and the sheer number of online sites available at the click of the mouse.<p>However, when you add a …

FBI tells Apple, Google their privacy efforts could hamstring investigations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Apple and Google have won praise from privacy proponents for efforts to encrypt their latest smartphones in a way that would prevent law enforcement from accessing certain private data. The FBI, not so much.<p>Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told reporters …

US gives 'strong support' to Yemen government despite Shia rebel uprising

The United States is continuing its full-throated support for the government of Yemen, despite an uprising in the country that threatens the hold on power of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, whom the White House considers a critical counter-terrorism ally.<p>Administration officials say there has …

Egypt adjusts clocks once again

Egypt has rolled back clocks one hour for the end of daylight savings time, the fourth change in less than five months.<p>As of midnight on Thursday, Egypt is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.<p>The switch between summer and winter time was abandoned …

This Is What Education Under ISIS In Raqqa Will Look Like

For the residents of Raqqa, life has drastically changed since militants of the Islamic State (IS) group turned the Syrian city into their headquarters. Syria Deeply reports that since the town fell under IS rule, women are forced to wear black and cover their faces. Cigarettes and alcohol are …

EU searches for an anti-terror strategy | DW | 27.09.2014

Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of domestic intelligence, was quite clear this week when he warned that returning jihadists posed a danger to …

Anjem Choudary released on bail after counter-terrorism investigation arrests

The radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism was released on bail on Friday and minutes afterwards said that Britain’s vote to join air strikes against extremists in Iraq will lead to attacks on the UK’s streets.<p>The release of Choudary and seven other …

Pressure to be ‘professional parents’ driving middle class mothers to exhaustion

Middle class mothers are driving themselves to exhaustion trying to hold down jobs while facing a growing obligation to ensure their children attend extra-curricular activities, a new study warns<p>Middle class mothers are driving themselves to exhaustion trying to hold down jobs while facing a …

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Conservatives to announce plan to scrap Human Rights Act

The European court of human rights will be prevented from overruling decisions made by British courts under plans set to be announced by the Conservatives this week.<p>The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, said that the Conservatives wanted to scrap the Human Rights Act so that the final decisions in …

British jihadhi law coming soon, Theresa May pledges

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, pledges that new laws to tackle the threat of British jihadists could be ready within months<p>Laws to counter the threat posed by the return of radicalised Britons fighting for the Islamic State could be ready within months, the Home Secretary has said.<p>Theresa May …

US, Israel Denounce Abbas' 'Genocide' UN Speech

Following Israel’s footsteps in denouncing Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, the United States reportedly hit …

Mahmoud Abbas calls on UN to back deadline for Israeli withdrawal

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has called on the United Nations security council to support a resolution setting a clear deadline for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories as he in effect declared the US-sponsored Oslo peace process over.<p>In a hard-hitting speech to the UN …

Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Here's an idea for weekend fun: Pick up a banned book.<p>Look for "the good parts" — the sections of <i>Ulysses</i>, <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>, <i>The Color Purple</i>, <i>Catch-22</i>, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i>, <i>Lolita</i>, the Harry Potter series, <i>Animal Farm</i>, <i>A Farewell to Arms</i> or <i>In the Night Kitchen</i> that …

Germany treats Gaza's wounded children

The Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip this summer killed more than 2,000 Palstianians and injured over 10,000, mostly civilians.<p>Many of those injured were children and now a charity has arranged for some of them to receive specialised medical care in Germany.<p>Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from …

'Trojan Horse' Scandal 'Worse in London than Birmingham' Claims Department for Education

Some schools in east London are being used to impose hardline Islamic ideology, claims DfE<p>Some schools in east London are being taken over by Muslim …

The Physics of Gridlock

What causes traffic jams? The depressing answer may be nothing at all.<p>BERTRAND Russell once observed that animal behaviorists studying the problem-solving abilities of chimpanzees consistently seemed to detect in their experimental subjects the "national characteristics" of the scientists …

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Gmail app hack works 92 percent of the time

Computer scientists have discovered a method of hacking smartphone apps across Android, iOS and Windows devices that is effective up to 92 percent of …

The Wind Tunnel Project review – monumental design with a deadly serious purpose

On 19 May 1942, the BBC recorded the song of a nightingale in a garden in Surrey. They had done this annually since 1924, when it was the world's first outside broadcast, but this year it was different: the microphone accidentally captured the grinding of bomber engines as a raid set off to attack …