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April 1, 2015 9:53 AM Banksy Gaza mural sold for under $200 by man who wants it back

Gaza City: A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. The popular street artist is believed to have sneaked into Gaza earlier this year, leaving behind four murals, including one drawn on a metal door that depicted the Greek goddess Niobe cowering 3

March 31, 2015 8:34 PM We should stay away from Yemen

If Pakist­an gets involv­ed in the Yemen confli­ct,it will be intern­ally divisi­ve & will not serve our nation­al intere­sts Today, the Middle East is divided; it is in turmoil and is engulfed in multiple conflicts. Long before the Arab spring, the fault lines of the state formation process had become visible. The glue of Arab nationalism that tied many diverse 19

March 31, 2015 4:21 PM "Come at Me, Motherfucker”: Singapore Arrests Teen For Posting Video Insulting The Late Lee Kuan Yew

Last week, as Singaporeans mourned the death of their country's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, an audacious youngster went against the grain by releasing an expletive-laced video blasting the deceased leader — and quickly found himself in hot water. "Why hasn't anyone said, 'Fuck yeah, the guy is dead!' " asks 16-year-old Amos Yee in the video 13

March 31, 2015 1:49 AM Apple CEO Tim Cook slams US ’dangerous discrimination’ laws

WASHINGTON: Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of "dangerous" laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality. Cook -- one of the most prominent chief executives to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality -- wrote in The Washington Post that so-called "religious freedom" laws passed in several states threaten 5

March 30, 2015 8:45 PM Murder of blogger in Bangladesh highlights attacks on free expression

A blogger critical of fundamentalist religious beliefs was stabbed to death in Dhaka Monday, the second such killing in the South Asian nation in a month. The incident highlights the frequency of attacks on free expression in Bangladesh and around the globe. A blogger known for expressing atheist views was murdered in Bangladesh Monday, again highlighting 16

March 30, 2015 4:43 PM Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked to Death by Suspected Islamic Extremists

A Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death by suspected Islamic extremists in Dhaka on Monday, the latest in a string of attacks on secular writers, including the murder of US-based author Avijit Roy during a visit to the country last month. Washiqur Rahman, 27, was attacked a few hundred yards away from his home in the Begunbari district by three men armed 12

March 30, 2015 3:39 PM Islamists hack another blogger to death in Bangladesh

Three assailants cornered Washiqur Rahman, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi blogger, outside his Dhaka home on Monday and hacked him to death with meat cleavers. Police said the attackers rained their blows on Rahman's head, "distorting" his face. The brutal assault instantly brought comparisons to an incident last month in which knife-wielding assailants killed 9

March 26, 2015 5:00 AM ABOSPA not happy government neglects performing arts

Speaking during the International Day for Theatre for Children and Young People commemoration hosted by Children Association of Performing Arts Botswana (CHIPABO) in Gaborone recently, Mosipidi said he strongly believes given a chance performing arts could curb unemployment. “I am not happy with people’s perception that sport is better than the arts. In Botswana 11

March 25, 2015 10:00 PM Netanyahu apology fails to appease Israel's Arab voters

Benjamin Netanyahu was officially asked to form Israel's next government on Wednesday, but Arab citizens have not forgotten how the prime minister turned upon them in order to win votes last week. On election day, Netanyahu called on Jews to vote for him because Arabs were being "bussed in" to polling stations "in droves". The gambit helped to win Right-wing 19

March 25, 2015 2:01 PM Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species. Warning that "the time to act is now", delegates from 30 countries pushed for concrete progress on pledges made at a conference in London last year that was hailed 27