- Published on Friday, 17 August 2012 05:41
- Written by BC-Stuff
Dubai: The effect of the ongoing crisis in Syria for nearly 17 months has travelled thousands of miles and started influencing diplomatic relations between Sunni-Saudi Arabia and Shiite-Iran, analysts and political experts say.
Both Saudi Arabia and Iran, who have long been locked in political and religious differences, seem today willing to take extra steps to reach a compromise, they added.
They expressed their keenness to keep their communication channels open, amid the increase in Western pressure to bring down the regime of Bashar Al Assad, Iran's only Arab ally.
Saudi Arabia and Iran, who have been long locked in political and religious differences, seem today willing to take extra steps to meet in the middle, they added.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 20:40
- Written by BC & Agencies
A former Disneyland restaurant employee sued Walt Disney Co on Monday for harassment and religious discrimination, saying she was fired because she wanted to wear a Muslim head scarf at work.
- Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 00:41
- Written by BC-Stuff
Cancer found in mummies is very rare," say professors Rosalie David and Michael Zimmerman from the University of Manchester. Their investigation of hundreds of Egyptian mummies found only one case of cancer. Searching for evidence of cancer in fossils and ancient medical texts, they uncovered only five cases of tumors, mostly benign. They conclude that cancer among ancient people "was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle."
"Cancer appears to be a modern disease created by modern life."
- Published on Monday, 30 July 2012 18:49
- Written by David S. Cloud
Washington has been quietly equipping and training thousands of African soldiers to wage a widening proxy war against the Shabab, the Al Qaeda ally that has sparked alarm as foreign militants join its ranks.The soldiers stood at attention, rifles at their sides, as U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Hogg walked down the ranks, eyeing the men heading off to fight in Somalia.
"You will push ... the miscreants from that country, so Somalia can once again be free of tyranny and terrorism," he told them, according to a video of the May ceremony. "We know you are ready."
These weren't American soldiers. They were from impoverished Sierra Leone in West Africa. But Hogg, a top U.S. Army commander for Africa, was in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, because this was largely an American operation.