Category: Business & Economics

At Ramadan, More Companies Accommodate Muslim Employees (via RNS)

At Ramadan, More Companies Accommodate Muslim Employees (via RNS)

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JUNE 19, 2015:  (RNS) An event earlier this month included a Ramadan quiz, a slideshow of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr commemorations, and a Pakistani and Mediterranean buffet dinner. But this was a not a meet-your-Muslim-neighbor event at the local mosque. It was the 13th annual multicultural Ramadan […]

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REPORT: The Global Refugee Crisis — A Conspiracy of Neglect (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN) on JUNE 2015:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the past two years, the world has witnessed a growing refugee crisis. In 2013, for the first time since World War II, the number of those forcibly displaced from their homes exceeded 50 million. Millions more have since been displaced as a […]

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The Dark Side of Tunisia’s Success Story (by Maha Yahya)

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

by MAHA YAHYA for REAL CLEAR WORLD on JUNE 11, 2015:  Tunisia may be the exemplar for democratic transition in the Arab world, but it has also seen 3,000 of its citizens drawn as recruits to extremist groups. This apparent enigma emerges from the country’s struggles with unemployment and poverty, but also – and perhaps […]

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“The Gaza Kitchen: Cuisine, Resistance, and Remembrance in Palestine” with Laila El-Haddad

“The Gaza Kitchen: Cuisine, Resistance, and Remembrance in Palestine” with Laila El-Haddad

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

“Heedless of both 100-degree heat and power outage, the cooperative’s members peel pumpkins and marinate chickens, fry eggplants and crush garlic in a whir of activity. While all hands are at work, the conversation ranges from thyroid troubles to daughter-in-law, from the ravages of the most recent war to the correct candying of carrots. And […]

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WATCH: Video Reveals Life Under ISIS regime in Mosul (BBC News)

[ 0 ] June 10, 2015 |

via BBC NEWS on JUNE 9, 2015:  Exclusive footage obtained by the BBC’s Ghadi Sary from inside Mosul reveals how IS controls its population through intimidation and punishment. The fall of Iraq’s second-biggest city was part of the brutal, extremist group’s rapid advance across the country, marking a huge setback for the Iraqi government and […]

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Victory for Religious Liberty: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Muslim Denied Job Due to Headscarf

[ 0 ] June 1, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 1, 2015: A historic ruling for religious liberty/religious accommodation today by the Supreme Court. See below for comments including from legal scholars, interest organizations, and opinion leaders. ———- Supreme Court Rules in Favor of EEOC in Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case: Employers Cannot Refuse to Hire Applicants Based […]

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Gaza Economy on Verge of Collapse, Unemployment Highest in the World (World Bank)

Gaza Economy on Verge of Collapse, Unemployment Highest in the World (World Bank)

[ 0 ] June 1, 2015 |

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent via THE WORLD BANK (PRESS RELEASE) on MAY 21, 2015:  JERUSALEM, May 21, 2015 – Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The […]

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As Kyrgyzstan Joins Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, Not Everyone’s Happy

As Kyrgyzstan Joins Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, Not Everyone’s Happy

[ 0 ] May 12, 2015 |

by SOPHIA REHM for THE MOSCOW TIMES on MAY 6, 2015:  BISHKEK — The former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan is poised to become the fifth member of the Russia-driven Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on May 9, but not all the country’s residents are thrilled about it. Alina, a teacher in Bishkek and a native of the city, is one of many feeling apprehensive. “I can’t imagine any positive […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015:  Italian authorities said today that the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling — with as many as 800 feared dead when a ship loaded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday night. […]

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