Videos: How Germany’s Universal Health-Care System Works — CNBC | Lessons to be learned from Germany’s handling of COVID-19 — CBC News | Why Germany has a lower coronavirus death rate — Sky News, UK

Videos: How Germany’s Universal Health-Care System Works — CNBC Germany’s health-care system spends nearly half as much as the United States but still manages to cover 100% of its population through a mix of public and private insurance schemes. There are two different systems that residents can turn to for insurance in Germany: SHI, which…

Authoritative specialists in the modern history of Iran explore approaches to the Qur’an in new IIS publication — The Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK

Persian culture has had a long-standing engagement with the Qur’an since early classical times, and this has been visible in various forms from their poetry, calligraphy to Qur’anic exegesis. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, technological advancements made it easier to disseminate information to a larger pool of intellectuals who occupied the middle ground between…

Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay by the Guardian com UK

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society – by Harry Johnstone, photography by Christopher Wilton-Steer (…) An artisan stitching a new design. For centuries Khayamiya artisans produced tents, cloths and saddles for those embarking…

Webcast from Ismaili Centre, London: ‘AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’

Continuing the ‘Diamond Jubilee Lecture Series’ at the Ismaili Centre, London, Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of the West of England, Bristol will deliver a lecture entitled ‘AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’ on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The lecture will be followed by a discussion, moderated by…