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The evolution of the refugee crisis

The evolution of the refugee crisis

Germans are remembering the dead from last year’s attack on a Berlin Christmas market by a migrant who had been denied asylum.

High-intensity exercise can better memory

High-intensity exercise can better memory

It is a widely acknowledged fact that exercise is essential to maintain good physical health. But new research from McMaster University has pegged high-intensity exercise with better memory too.

Leaving the house linked to longevity in elders

Leaving the house linked to longevity in elders

For older people, getting out of the house regularly may contribute to a longer life – and the effect is independent of medical problems or mobility issues, according to new research from Israel.

China, the innovation dragon

China, the innovation dragon

China has achieved much since 1978, when Deng Xiaoping initiated the transition to a market economy. In terms of headline economic progress, the pace of China’s transformation over the past 40 years is unprecedented.

Smoking during pregnancy may harm offspring

Smoking during pregnancy may harm offspring

Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, especially when mothers are heavy smokers, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review of medical studies confirms.

Gender equity for Africa’s scientists

Gender equity for Africa’s scientists

A girl in Ethiopia could grow up to engineer a new method for improving agricultural yields, if only she could meet the right mentor.

Trump lays bare US statute’s serious flaws

Trump lays bare US statute’s serious flaws

There’s a million things to love about Hamilton, the musical that has opened in London to reviews as glowing as those that greeted its debut on Broadway.

Qatar economy proves its resilience

Qatar economy proves its resilience

Qatar economy’s 5.5% growth in the third quarter is pretty impressive as it was achieved amid difficult conditions, including the unjustified blockade on the country by a quartet of Arab nations.

Denial of exit permit by employer

Denial of exit permit by employer

Question: Due to some personal reasons, I have to go to India for a week. I requested my sponsor company for the exit permit. The company has denied the request and said the exit permit cannot be issued. It’s necessary for me to be there in India. How can I get an exit permit?

The climate-conflict nexus

The climate-conflict nexus

Yemen and South Sudan are, in many ways, worlds apart. But, despite vast differences in history, tradition, and culture, both countries share one painful feature: their people are now bearing the brunt of two of the most devastating manmade crises: .....

US e-mail surveillance programme is resilient

US e-mail surveillance programme is resilient

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which the US government searches and reads the e-mail of millions of people – and the complicity of telecom and tech companies in the effort – demands that the massive surveillance programme be reined in have been intense across party lines.

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