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Psychology

Nightmare: Masked IDF troops interrogate, traumatise Palestinian kids (VIDEO)
Videos have emerged exposing masked IDF soldiers raiding Palestinian homes in the dead of night to interrogate children suspected of throwing stones at the Israeli military. Hundreds of underage are prosecuted each year in the occupied territories.

27.03.2015 05:49

Pilot panic: Germanwings crews refuse to fly
After the Germanwings’ A320 crash in the French Alps some crews of the low-cost carrier have refused to fly, citing “personal reasons.” The airline’s spokesman insists the problem has nothing to do with the technical condition of its planes.

25.03.2015 08:40

Christian Taliban? Ukraine nationalist craves jihad against Russia, reports Intercept
A Ukrainian ultranationalist of Polish descent wants to turn the armed conflict in the east of the country into a crusade against Russia. The Chechen war veteran wants to amalgamate Orthodox Christianity with Islamic jihadism against Russia.

20.03.2015 05:48

Name shame: 240 Saudis reportedly part with original monikers each month
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Shakespeare said. Women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia disagree, with up to 240 citizens, mostly ‘the fairer sex’, changing their first names every month, local media report.

19.03.2015 12:49

​Renouncing Islam: Danish anti-immigration party suggest ‘grotesque’ program
The Danish People's Party has proposed a controversial nationwide program of assisting Muslims who want to renounce their religion. However, the ruling coalition wants the Danish state to distance itself from religious issues.

17.03.2015 09:54

Fox News analyst: ‘Start killing Russians’ to save Ukraine (VIDEO)
A military analyst has told Fox News that the only way to turn the tide in conflict in Eastern Ukraine is to “start killing Russians.” The former general alleged there are 12,000 Russian regular troops currently “camped” on Ukrainian territory.

11.03.2015 09:49

Wikipedia sues NSA, DoJ over mass surveillance
The nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia free online encyclopedia, is preparing a lawsuit against the US National Security Agency and US Department of justice over a mass surveillance program initiated by the government.

10.03.2015 11:24

Too much praise: Overvaluing kids acts as catalyst for narcissism - study
Parents who hammer into their kids the message that they are "more special than all the others" do them a great disservice. Rather than boosting children’s self-esteem, overvaluing raises levels of narcissism, a study has showed.

10.03.2015 05:22

'Sick of being lectured': Australian PM blasts UN report on torture convention breaches
The Australian PM has rejected a UN report saying the country is violating children asylum seekers’ rights in offshore processing centers. Australia, is now unwilling to welcome refugees.

09.03.2015 06:28

Rafferty’s rules: Chaos reigned in Afghanistan throughout US occupation, HRW reports
The US imperative of security at any cost after the ouster of the Taliban created an atmosphere of absolute impunity among Afghan authorities and strongmen, who could get away with murder, torture and all other possible human rights abuses, HRW reports.

04.03.2015 05:59

Settlement rush: Record Israel construction tenders in occupied territories
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.

24.02.2015 05:55

37yrs solitary for using Facebook: S. Carolina inmates face harsh penalties for social media
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.

13.02.2015 18:21