Kashmiris are living a long nightmare of Indian colonialism — By Goldie Osuri on the Conversation com

India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in early August, and the repression and communications blackout that followed, is another step in India’s long history of colonising Kashmir. Narendra Modi’s administration effectively annexed Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian constitution, adopted in 1954 to guarantee Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status. But…

2019 International Metropolis Conference, Ottawa — The Global Centre for Pluralism | Linking pluralism and migration

Global Centre for Pluralism contributions to Metropolis 2019: Linking pluralism and migration The impacts of global migration are felt in developing and developed countries alike. As our societies become increasingly diverse, how we respond – through inclusive measures, or by erecting barriers – has serious implications for peace, justice and global stability. The Global Centre…

France Jamat looks to key technologies of the future — By Rehana Ladak

Two emerging technologies we often hear about include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, which have the potential to revolutionise everyday life. Recently, the Aga Khan Education Board, Economic Planning Board, and Youth & Sports Committee of the Ismaili Council for France, invited members of the Jamat to learn about these key technologies from experts in…

In ‘Astounding’ Exchange Rare for Corporate Media, Peter Beinart Calls on US Lawmakers to Witness Firsthand the Plight of Palestinians — Common Dreams org

“The first time I went to spend time with Palestinians in the West Bank, it was a shattering experience…People need to go and see for themselves.”   by Julia Conley, staff writer Palestinians cross Qalandiya checkpoint to perform the first Friday Prayer of Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Ramallah, West Bank…

Pakistan: Students from Gilgit-Baltistan excel in first Tech Fair

The first ever Technology Fair was held in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, established by Alumni of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School in Gilgit. Tech Fairs, Hackathons, and Boot Camps are events designed to bring technology enthusiasts together to meet and engage in collaborative computer programming. Anusha Sadruddin, Maliha Ali, Shabina Shah, and Muskan…

Kashmir The Story | Full Documentary On The History & Timelines Of Kashmir Valley

A TIMES NOW Exclusive, this documentary series gives an insight into the conflict-ridden region, showcasing facts as they are. The purely observational piece of storytelling is an honest attempt to showcase life in the Kashmir valley. Watch Kashmir The Story here. #Kashmir #KashmirTheStory #TimesNow   Source: TIMES NOW Published on 5 Aug 2019

Eid-e Ghadir — The Ismaili

This week, Shia Muslims throughout the world, including Ismailis, mark Eid-e Ghadir. The festival commemorates the pivotal event at Ghadir Khumm when, by divine command, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) designated Hazrat Ali as the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams. An Arabic-script ambigram, where ‘Muhammad’ upside down is…

Hawaii’s Hidden Darkness (Conspiracy Documentary) – Real Stories | In January 17, 1893 the independent nation was overthrown illegally by the United States

Hawaii was an independent nation until January 17, 1893. That day, the archipelago and its monarchical government were overthrown illegally by the United States. Since then, the USA has taken over Hawaii illegitimately, turning the island into a military base that threatens world peace, while sovereignty groups organize to rescue its legitimacy.   Source: Real…

The hidden power of sleep — By Khalil Rener

When was the last time you woke up feeling rested? If it takes a while to answer, this article is for you. Are you someone who checks their smartphone last thing at night, and first thing in the morning? Getting a regular good night’s sleep is a cornerstone of basic health, and essential to our…

Legal certainty for all UK nationals in Germany

The German Government approved the Brexit Residence Act today (31 July) for a situation where the UK withdraws from the EU without the Withdrawal Agreement. Flags of Germany, the UK and the EU© Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa The aim of the bill is to create legal certainty for all UK nationals and their families who have made…