Tag Archive | Culture

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

[…]À medida que a economia da península perde importância quanto ao poderoso motor continental, o princípio de «um país, dois sistemas» mostra-se cada vez mais frágil.[…]

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Qatar adopts stronger cultural diplomacy

Qatar adopts stronger cultural diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy, which has existed for centuries, is a celebrated form of international relations today, resting on the exchange of cultural values and ideas. It is a lofty ideal whose ultimate goal is to promote mutual respect and understanding between nations. In the pursuit of fostering global peace and harmony, it operates across diverse cultural […]

Australia drops knights and dames

Australia drops knights and dames

Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames under its honours system, PM Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull said the titles were “not appropriate” in modern Australia, and that Queen Elizabeth had accepted the cabinet’s recommendation to drop them. Former PM Tony Abbott reintroduced knighthoods and damehoods in 2014. His controversial decision to grant […]

The rise of Persian-Arab racial tensions

The rise of Persian-Arab racial tensions

“What approach should the government take in dealing with Saudi Arabia?” respondents were asked in an opinion poll carried out by one of Iran’s most popular news sites. The survey followed the recent stampede in Saudi Arabia in which hundreds of Iranian hajj pilgrims were killed. The responses to the poll are thought provoking: “No […]

CII: Sharia don’t require women to cover completely

CII: Sharia don’t require women to cover completely

Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) said women are not required to cover their faces, hands or feet under Islamic Sharia law, a rare judgement from the conservative council of clerics seen as “encouraging” by rights activists on Tuesday. The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), which was formed in 1962 to advise parliament on the compatibility […]

Canada’s indigenous people and the youth activism

Canada’s indigenous people and the youth activism

Quinn Meawasige says he has spent his life walking with “one foot in a moccasin and one foot in a sneaker”. The indigenous activist and youth council representative with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Meawasige learned to balance both those worlds when he discovered his Aboriginal roots and heritage in a self-imposed stint in […]

“El Chapo” Guzman: Sinaloa’s saviour or sinner?

“El Chapo” Guzman: Sinaloa’s saviour or sinner?

It is little over a month since one of the world’s richest drug lords, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped through an impressively built mile-long tunnel. He is an elusive character, even to people in his home state of Sinaloa, the cradle of Mexico’s drug-trafficking area. But while Sinaloans cannot hope to rival his riches, they […]