Umair Shafi Choksy

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The Surprising Battles Uber and Airbnb Are Fighting in Austin

The story behind the sharing economy's troubles in Boomtown USA.<p>For roughly 10 days every March, Austin--a city known for its idyllic river scenery and world-class barbecue--becomes the world's biggest petri dish for just about every tech-centric phenomenon.<p>The music and tech festivals of South by …

City Politics
Renewable Energy
Finance

'The devil made me do it': Obama's foreign policy just reached a new low

The Obama administration's policy toward Syria and its more than four-year civil war is rapidly becoming a black mark on the president's legacy.<p>And a scathing new report by Peter Baker of The New York Times details the mind-boggling decision by the White House to refuse to accept any responsibility.<p>…

Middle East

Islamophobic Britain: Where Muslim women are spat on, punched and covered in faeces

Muslim hate crime has soared by 70 per cent in London and majority of victims are female. Radhika Sanghani hears horrific stories of Islamophobia from British women and asks why they're being targeted<p>“I’ve been spat on in the street when I’ve worn my headscarf,” Sara Khan tells me.<p>“I’ve been called …

Obama Sees Kenya as a Hotbed of Innovation — Not Terror

Africa “is on the move,” President Obama told the world on Saturday. Speaking in Nairobi at the U.S.-sponsored Global Entrepreneur Summit, Obama told …

Africa

5 Reasons Your Budget Isn't Working

#5: You're ignoring it.<p>Having a plan for your money should help you manage your funds better and ensure that your money is going to support your …

Personal Finance