Israel was accelerating construction of the new settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories throughout 2014, setting a 10-year record for the number of construction tenders issued. The overall increase in construction starts reached 40 percent.
For South Carolina prison inmates, posting on Facebook is regarded as a severe crime on par with murder, according to a new report. Social media activity in the state’s prisons is punishable by solitary confinement and other draconian penalties.
Thousands of teenage girls in England and Wales are being coerced into sex, with around four in 10 saying they had experienced sexual abuse from teenage boys, a report has found. The figure is far higher than any other European nation.
The far-right English Defence League (EDL) are planning to march against the building of a mosque in the English city of Dudley, prompting calls for a counter demonstration by campaigners and anti-fascists.
US officials have been concealing the fact that the UAE stopped its pilots from performing strikes against the Islamic State after a Jordanian pilot was shot down over Syria in December and subsequently burnt alive in a horrific execution.
America’s male mainstream politicians are drama queens too impatient to listen to their opponents and engage with the other side. That's according to new research from political scientists at the University of North Carolina and the University of Kansas.
Friends are the most accurate readers of our potentially fatal habits. A study has found that our pals are more likely to predict when we'll die and if we'll get ill, since we're often blind to our own traits.
Kiev authorities plan to create a coordination center for Ukrainian bloggers to present a united front in social media, said Information Policy Minister, Yury Stets, adding that popular bloggers will become Ukraine’s “truth-telling” online army.
An Israeli human rights group has accused the IDF of war crimes during last year’s Gaza invasion by launching airstrikes that intentionally targeted residential areas, killing women and children, while claiming that Hamas was hiding behind civilians.
An international team of researchers has found out that words used on social media may provide medics with a basis for predicting the rate of heart disease, as well as potentially indicating a community’s overall psychological well-being.