Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Human Rights, Life
Business, Life, World
Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
Asia-Pacific, Philippines, Business, Human Rights, Life, Politics
Jaywalking is a crime most of us know first-hand. After all, we know that this reckless behavior is dangerous and puts us at risk getting hit by a car. Little do we know that roughly over a century ago, cars were not common and the street was a pedestrian domain. This is the story of how the automobile industry criminalized pedestrians and banished them from the streets.
Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Life
In January 2013, former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Domestic Workers Act (RA 10361) or the Kasambahay Law that aimed to further protect the safety and benefits of a kasambahay or a domestic worker.
Americas, USA, Life, Opinion, World, Editor's Choice
Executioners are not something we hear about anymore. In Islam, Malak-Al-Maut is the name that is given to the angel of death who, according to what Islamic theologians say, was one of God’s most favorite angels. He was said to be loyal and was trusted with the task to separate souls from human bodies, something God only trusted him with, when the right time would come for any human.
Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia
We are at war, haven’t you noticed? We are all caught up in the middle of the War on Drugs, initiated by Richard Nixon in 1971, a war that is not unlike any other, with an insane amount of casualties worldwide, unrests and no real solution in sight.
Americas, Canada, Business, Opinion, Politics
It’s official: King Salman has officially announced that women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever, but not until June 2018. This proclamation is will not be put into effect until June of next year, and in the meantime they will have to still be chaperoned by a mahram; a male relative.
Americas, USA, Life
Weed, Pot, Cannabis, Mary Jane — you may not have smoked it or ingested it before, but you’ve certainly heard about it. Since the Liberals have taken office in Canada, The Cannabis Act has become a common topic in the media. The Canadian government plans to make weed legal as early as July 2018 – but are they really? With so many rules, laws and regulations there is a very fine line to be drawn as to whether this new legislation is truly and completely legalizing the plant.
Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Politics, Editor's Choice
Lead is one of the most commonly found elements in the crust of planet Earth, and it has been mined and used for thousands of years in many industrial and commercial products. The Greeks mined it for hundreds of years, and they knew how to convert it into white lead as well. It has been used as the basis for paints and covering products for centuries due to its amazing properties.
Europe, France, Politics
The wait is over, the Joint Investigation Report (JIT) has been released and as it was predicted, it has drawn a curtain over the Sharif family’s 3-decades long politics.
Marine Le Pen, the far-right former presidential candidate and current member of the French parliament is being charged over a financial scandal. French investigators have already opened a case, with a probe into allegations that Marine Le Pen and her party, the National Front, have illegally claimed five million euros from the European Parliament to pay for work done by the National Front in France. Read more