Beyrouth, ville la plus chère du Monde arabe

Le site Nambio, qui classe les villes du monde entier en fonction du résultat de l’indice dans chacune d’elles par rapport aux chiffres de la ville de New York, a récemment publié l’indice mondial du coût de la vie pour l’année 2022. Il apparait que Beyrouth y tient une place de premier ordre. Beyrouth, s’est … Continue reading “Beyrouth, ville la plus chère du Monde arabe”

Society Grows Its Own Food Forest at Zero Cost, Saves Rs 1.5 Lakh

A usual sight in any residential society sometimes includes a clubhouse, swimming pool, recreational area, a series of buildings and some trees planted for aesthetic value surrounding these concrete structures. And the visual landscape for the 152 house SJR Redwoods residential society spread across 5-acre land in Sarjapur, Bengaluru, was no different. On the other hand, … Continue reading “Society Grows Its Own Food Forest at Zero Cost, Saves Rs 1.5 Lakh”

Tennis star Peng Shuai and Professor Gulnar Obul: From captives to actors

A pattern emerges from formerly-missing critics of ChinaOriginally published on Global VoicesPeng Shuai in 2017. Photo credits: JC on Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0) Tennis star Peng Shuai’s and Professor Gulnar Obul’s personal stories differ, but the course of their stories, especially the dramatic changes in their statements after reemerging in public, are quite similar. The … Continue reading “Tennis star Peng Shuai and Professor Gulnar Obul: From captives to actors”

Backpacking Mama Shares What she Learnt on a Solo Trip to Germany with Her 1-YO

I realised my love for travelling after I became a mother. I have always been a curious person as a child during my limited travels with my parents — I would get fascinated by historical monuments, museums and the like. This curiosity piqued me even further after I married Ashish, an Indian Army officer who … Continue reading “Backpacking Mama Shares What she Learnt on a Solo Trip to Germany with Her 1-YO”

Race Continues to Roil the Democrat Party, by Chris Roberts

Yesterday, The Hill published an article called “Five Democrats the left plans to target” about progressives who are trying to unseat moderate Congressional incumbents. Though not inaccurate, the piece fails to mention how important race is in all this. The first quote in the article comes from South Asian Waleed Shahid, who worked for Alexandria…

Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan

A total of 100 metric tons of relief supplies were donated by Taiwan to the Philippines Jan. 26, underscoring the government’s commitment to helping the New Southbound Policy target country bounce back from Typhoon Rai, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Presided over by MOFA Deputy Minister Tien Chung-kwang, the Love from Taiwan … Continue reading “Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan”

L’Ukraine sur l’échiquier mondial

L’Ukraine est historiquement d’une importance stratégique dans les confrontations entre la Russie, les États-Unis et l’OTAN. La presse internationale fait actuellement état d’une montée des tensions en Europe de l’Est suite à la mobilisation des troupes russes aux frontières ukrainiennes. Naturellement, cela soulève un certain nombre de questions : la Russie va-t-elle envahir l’Ukraine ? … Continue reading “L’Ukraine sur l’échiquier mondial”

Labnovation’s COVID-19 ART Test Kit, Imported By Clearbridge, Approved By The FDA Of The Philippines For Self-Testing

Labnovation’s COVID-19 ART Test Kit, Imported by Clearbridge, is One of the Only Two COVID-19 ART Test Kits in the Philippines Approved by the FDA of the Philippines for Self-Testing Singapore, Jan 26, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Asia’s integrated healthcare …

Covid-19: Family of 88-year-old woman worry for her health, hygiene after she was sent to gov’t quarantine centre

By Selina Cheng & Candice Chau The family of an 88-year-old bedridden woman have lost contact with her since she was sent from an elderly nursing home linked to the Kwai Chung Estate Covid-19 cluster to a temporary quarantine centre at AsiaWorld-Expo, her daughter said. Distraught family members were told by nursing staff that their … Continue reading “Covid-19: Family of 88-year-old woman worry for her health, hygiene after she was sent to gov’t quarantine centre”

Les rhinolophes, la batwoman et son parti

« Science sans conscience n’est que ruine de l’âme. » François Rabelais, Pantagruel, 1532. Introduction C’est à la fin de l’année 2002 que le SARS-CoV s’était déclaré à Foshan (près de Canton) et à Hong-Kong. Le virus avait touché huit mille personnes réparties dans 29 pays avec une mortalité de 10 %. Comme les chercheurs … Continue reading “Les rhinolophes, la batwoman et son parti”

La « stratégie de la tension »

La domination américaine est confrontée à une multitude de menaces dans le monde entier. Alors que les États-Unis considèrent les exigences russes comme irréalistes, la Russie considère ses lignes rouges comme une question existentielle et semble prête à suivre une stratégie de la tension calculée pour s’assurer qu’elles ne seront pas contournées. Par Alastair Crooke … Continue reading “La « stratégie de la tension »”

20 Inspiring Villages Giving Life to India’s Vision for a Self-Reliant Future

India continues to be one of the fastest developing countries in the world, despite the challenges faced in the past few years due to the pandemic. While urban development projects like the High-Speed Bullet train or Smart City Mission are reflective of this development, the true progress of this country lies in the development of … Continue reading “20 Inspiring Villages Giving Life to India’s Vision for a Self-Reliant Future”

Innovator’s Needle-Free Glucometer Gives Results in 1 Minute; Bags Rs 500 Cr in Funding

“The fear of getting a blood test, even if it means a prick on the tip of your finger, is a cause of fear for many,” says Sunil Maddikatala, CEO and founder of Hyderabad-based BlueSemi. To find a way to tackle this fear, the company has developed a non-invasive glucometer called Eyva. Eyva is a … Continue reading “Innovator’s Needle-Free Glucometer Gives Results in 1 Minute; Bags Rs 500 Cr in Funding”

Bangladesh : le conflit homme-éléphant susceptible de causer l’extinction des éléphants

« Ce sont les humains qui envahissent les habitats des animaux ».Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisÉléphant d’Asie à Inani, Cox’s Bazar. Image fournie par Syedabbas321 via Wikipedia, sous licence CC BY-SA 4.0. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages web en anglais.] Les éléphants sauvages d’Asie peuplent le Bangladesh … Continue reading “Bangladesh : le conflit homme-éléphant susceptible de causer l’extinction des éléphants”

Bonnes feuilles : « L’Europe : changer ou périr »

Dans son dernier ouvrage, « L’Europe : changer ou périr », qui vient de paraître aux éditions Tallandier avec une préface de Jacques Delors, et dont nous vous proposons ici de découvrir l’introduction, Nicole Gnesotto, vice-présidente de l’Institut Jacques Delors et professeure émérite du CNAM, dresse le constat de la fragilité d’une Union européenne dont le salut ne … Continue reading “Bonnes feuilles : « L’Europe : changer ou périr »”

It’s awfully convenient for shippers that longshore workers get blamed for delays, as contract fight looms

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Dec. 21, 2021. It is shared here with permission. If you ordered a teddy bear or a designer picture frame as a holiday gift, you know that it likely took a lot longer to get here than in past years. There have been problems getting things from … Continue reading “It’s awfully convenient for shippers that longshore workers get blamed for delays, as contract fight looms”

Yemen. Une frappe aérienne de la coalition armée par les Etats-Unis tue au moins 70 personnes

Vendredi dernier, au moins 70 personnes ont été tuées et plus de 130 blessées par une frappe aérienne menée par la coalition dirigée par l’Arabie saoudite sur une prison au Yémen. Ce bombardement s’inscrit dans un contexte d’escalade des hostilités, malgré les promesses d’apaisement par le président américain. Crédits photo : AFP Après des années … Continue reading “Yemen. Une frappe aérienne de la coalition armée par les Etats-Unis tue au moins 70 personnes”

From Battling Terrorists to Parkinson’s: 29 Young Bal Puraskar Awardees of 2022

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees for the year 2022. A total of 29 children were honoured with the award which included 15 boys and 14 girls from 21 states and union territories. The children awarded fell under various categories; which included — Innovation, … Continue reading “From Battling Terrorists to Parkinson’s: 29 Young Bal Puraskar Awardees of 2022”

“Pivot to Asia 2.0”: Will India and Pakistan Serve as “Pressure Valves” for Balancing New Cold War Tensions

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post “Pivot to Asia 2.0”: Will India and Pakistan Serve as “Pressure Valves” for Balancing New Cold … Continue reading ““Pivot to Asia 2.0”: Will India and Pakistan Serve as “Pressure Valves” for Balancing New Cold War Tensions”

DGE sees Taiwan breaking the glass ceiling

Taiwan recorded the decade’s highest rate of female participation in the workforce among women aged 45-64 years — 52.3 percent in 2020, according to the Cabinet-level Department of Gender Equality Jan. 22.   In a statement, the DGE said the overall percentage of women in workplaces increased by 1.5 percent point to 51.4 percent from … Continue reading “DGE sees Taiwan breaking the glass ceiling”

Export orders hit all-time high for 2021 in Taiwan

Taiwan’s export orders grew 26.3 percent year on year to an all-time high of US$674.13 billion for 2021, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs Jan. 20.   Such growth is attributed to increasing global demand for products developed using cutting-edge information and communication technology like next-generation, or 5G, applications, the MOEA said.   The … Continue reading “Export orders hit all-time high for 2021 in Taiwan”

Les « anti-vax », analyse d’un public pluriel aux motivations contradictoires

Il est impossible de réduire la population non vaccinée aux seuls antivax. Pascal Guyot / AFPDevant l’arrivée d’une sixième vague et la très lente décroissance des « non-encore-vaccinés », on peut se demander qui sont ces réfractaires ou simples retardataires – ces « quelques millions de Français refusant de se faire vacciner [qui] affectent la vie de tout … Continue reading “Les « anti-vax », analyse d’un public pluriel aux motivations contradictoires”

Accès au crédit : les lois protègent-elles (vraiment) les femmes dans le monde ?

L’écart entre les parts d’hommes et de femmes disposant d’un compte bancaire reste stable depuis une décennie. Flickr / UN Women Asia and the Pacific, CC BY-SAEn dépit d’un nombre croissant d’initiatives juridiques, la discrimination contre les femmes demeure omniprésente dans le monde, et ce plus spécifiquement dans l’accès aux services bancaires. En 2008, la … Continue reading “Accès au crédit : les lois protègent-elles (vraiment) les femmes dans le monde ?”

Ouïghours. Dénoncer le génocide en cours sans aucune illusion sur l’impérialisme français

Ce jeudi, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté une résolution condamnant le génocide des Ouïghours par la Chine. S’il est essentiel de dénoncer les horreurs commises par le gouvernement chinois, il est aussi impératif de rappeler que l’émancipation des peuples opprimés ne pourra pas venir du soutien hypocrite des puissances impérialistes. Crédits photo : EMMANUEL DUNAND / … Continue reading “Ouïghours. Dénoncer le génocide en cours sans aucune illusion sur l’impérialisme français”

Global Powers Gotta Do Everything, Says the Blob

For a decade American presidents have sought to concentrate on Asia, the center of global economic growth. For a decade they have been diverted to Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. President Barack Obama famously announced a “pivot,” later renamed “rebalance,” to Asia. Yet he twice doubled down on troops in Afghanistan, got the … Continue reading “Global Powers Gotta Do Everything, Says the Blob”

Media crackdown continues ahead of coup anniversary in Myanmar

Three journalists were killed, 49 remain in detention across the countryOriginally published on Global VoicesFrom left to right, the journalists killed in Myanmar last month: Soe Naing, Sai Win Aung, and Pu Tuidim So far, three journalists have been killed this January, and three more journalists were arrested on January 20, as Myanmar’s military authorities … Continue reading “Media crackdown continues ahead of coup anniversary in Myanmar”

Avec Omicron, une fin de la pandémie en Europe «plausible», selon l’OMS

Le variant Omicron, qui pourrait contaminer 60% des Européens d’ici mars, a amorcé une nouvelle phase de la pandémie de Covid-19 dans la région et pourrait la rapprocher de son dénouement, a estimé ce 23 janvier le directeur de l’OMS Europe «Il est plausible que la région se rapproche d’une fin de la pandémie», a dit à l’AFP Hans Kluge, appelant toutefois à … Continue reading “Avec Omicron, une fin de la pandémie en Europe «plausible», selon l’OMS”

Biden Officials Talking to Qatar About Supplying Gas to Europe

Editor’s note: In other news: The US evacuating Embassy families from Ukraine. Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with liquefied natural gas if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages, according to people familiar with the matter. President Joe Biden plans to ask the Persian Gulf nation’s emir, … Continue reading “Biden Officials Talking to Qatar About Supplying Gas to Europe”

Watch: This British Chef Quit His Job To Sell ‘Jhal Muri’ in London

Editor’s Note: The video states Angus began selling Jhal Muri ‘a decade ago’. He began selling the snack in 2005. The error is regretted. British foodpreneur Angus Denoon first tasted jhal muri while exploring his fascination for Indian street cuisine, on a trip to Kolkata in 2005. Shortly after his return to London, he quit … Continue reading “Watch: This British Chef Quit His Job To Sell ‘Jhal Muri’ in London”

65000 Sex Workers Advocate For Rights Like Never Before, Thanks To One Heroic Doctor

For many years, as all of West Bengal erupted in the annual celebration of Durga Puja, one community was notably left out — sex workers, even though pujo is incomplete without collecting a mound of clay from the doorstep of a sex worker’s home. Notions of purity and contamination played a role here, with the … Continue reading “65000 Sex Workers Advocate For Rights Like Never Before, Thanks To One Heroic Doctor”

The world needs smarter policies for the carbon transition to succeed, Crescent Petroleum CEO tells Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week panel.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) — The energy supply crunch in Europe, Asia and the US this past year has underscored the need for smarter carbon-transition policy, Majid Jafar, the CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the oldest private oil & gas company in the Middle East, told industry and policy leaders gathered for a virtual panel … Continue reading “The world needs smarter policies for the carbon transition to succeed, Crescent Petroleum CEO tells Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week panel.”