Our World

When Donald Trump first announced that he was going to be running for President, to many it seemed like some kind of joke… a terrifying joke, but a joke all the same. However, fast forward to now, and Trump is on course to becoming the Republican candidate, and a front...
It was 2004 when the Asian Tsunami hit 14 countries leaving a death toll of more than 2,30,000 people. Four years later, Democratic Republic of Congo faced hostilities between government forces and rebellion groups, which led to tens of thousands of people displaced. 2011 saw Syria facing a still on-going civil...
Islam and terrorism is not the same What is the first thing that comes to one's mind when someone says "Muslim"?  Terrorist, many would answer. The real question is why do people have this negative image on Muslims? First it is fundamental to understand what Islam is and what its belief system entails. Islam...
Although a ban hangs on the use of cluster munition, many countries are still resorting to the use of cluster bombs Peace agreement may be signed and hostilities may get to an end, but unexploded artefacts, will go on with terror legacy left over by Wars, causing irreversible damages to...
A week after the latest Mediterranean tragedy, when the umpteenth migrant boat overturned and 900 people drowned at sea, we take a look at the problems faced by the survivors We do not wish to repeat the story, but to focus on what happens to the ones who survive the migrant vessels capsizes. In...
The walls of Egypt's prisons are a breeding place of pain and misery inflicted by guards on the prisoners  The torment developing on Egypt’s streets and squares has a darker, more morbid hiding place: out of sight, at the heart of the country’s capital, blood-stained cement walls conceal — a...

Another Cold War?

Emily Dutton, Correspondent (Our World)   It was only four and a half years ago that Hillary Clinton famously presented her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov the gift of a ‘reset’ button (or ‘overcharged’ button as falsely translated by the Americans). It may have been a classic American public display with Clinton bursting...
Non-violence in today's world? With the world undertakes violent approaches in international politics, economy and intercultural relationships, it seems quite difficult to think about non-violent methods as an option to confront injustices and resolve problems. Non-violent methods deserve much more study and consideration than they have thus far received, since...
Virginia Bonet Morell, Correspondent (Our World)   During our childhood, we were told lovely, dainty stories about beautiful girls who fell in love with charming princes and lived happily ever after. We were retold these fairy tales so many times that such a future became our goal in life. But as you...
Currently in a dire situation, the Arctic is under constant threat of oil companies that are targeting the region  In retrospect, the Arctic has warmed faster than any other place on Earth over the last 30 years. Today, the rate of Arctic warming is twice than that of the rest of...