WORLD Iraq's atheists go underground as Sunni, Shiite hard-liners dominate


“A wave of atheism will overwhelm Iraq because of the wrong practices of Islamic parties,” one Muslim scholar said. Many of Iraq's atheists have been forced to hide their beliefs as religious hard-liners battle for control of the young democracy.Jorge Colombo / for NBC News Fadi does not believe in...

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Women of Substance


Zahid Mukhtar, Pakistan based photographer shows the powerful rural women working in the fields. #Genderequality #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019

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Poem: Dilmun - Tylos – Bahrain (Two Seas)


  As Dilmun from the ages,  Reveals its special place, We witness history’s pages, Unveiled as pearls with grace.   The waters that combined us, Surrounds our separate source, In boats that rode to Tylos, And trades along their course.   This island’s Gulf location, Bequeaths a choice terrain, For...

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Sabyn Javeri : Inside the Veil


WHEN SABYN JAVERI recently launched her book Hijabistan (Harper; 224 pages; Rs399) at the Karachi Literature Festival, a few of the attendees were disappointed. They felt that they had gotten a raw deal, having bought the book assuming it was stories about women who wear the hijab. Instead, only a few of...

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