Asia Politics

World's Top LGBT Politicians

World’s Top LGBT Politicians

We have compiled the list of the top and most influential LGBT politicians around the world. The main criteria for people who made the list are: Incumbency – attaining and holding national political office (as well as key regional positions) through the electoral process. Being a trailblazer if the post […]

Asian Students Top OECD Education Rankings

Asian Countries are Top of OECD World Education Rankings

Countries in Asia have come top and African countries bottom of the latest (2015) global rankings on education carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This latest survey was the largest yet, incorporating 76 countries. The OECD’s assessment is carried out under the Programme for International […]

The Best and Worst Countries for Mothers

The Best and Worst Countries for Mothers

Save the Children released the latest rankings of 179 countries around the world according to suitability for mothers. The basis of the rankings were things like: Lifetime risk of maternal death. Children’s wellbeing taking into account mortality rate of under-fives. The expected years of formal schooling for children in the […]

Human Trafficking

Migrants and Human Trafficking: What you need to know

With the ongoing tragedy of people drowning while trying to cross the Meditarranean Sea from Africa to Europe, we look at some key Q & As about migrants and human trafficking: Who is a migrant? A person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or […]

ISIS Foreign Female Jihadis

ISIS Foreign Female Jihadis

Three UK teenagers told their parents that they were going out, instead they caught a flight to Turkey in order to cross the border into Syria. It is believed they slipped into Syria and joined ISIS as so-called jihadi-brides to the ISIS fighters. Authorities in the UK and Turkey blame […]

China’s Economic Success is the Failure of Western Education

China’s Economic Success is the Failure of Western Education

Typical classrooms in China (left) and in the West (right) What drives China’s success? Since 1978 when Deng Xiaoping introduced market reforms and an ’open door’ policy, China has lifted more than 500 million people out of poverty, creating one of the 20th century’s largest economic miracles. The introduction of […]

Third Genders-Transgenders

Third Gender (Transgender) – A Human Rights Issue

As Thailand moves towards amending its constitution by recognizing and introducing new rights for ‘third gender’ people, we list the countries that already have established rights and legal recognition for third gender people. Third gender is a gender identity that means that an individual does not have to identify as […]

The Interview: Is Sony Being Blackmailed by North Korea?

The Interview: Is Sony Being Blackmailed by North Korea?

The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the “Guardians of Peace” who claimed responsibility for hacking into Sony Pictures Entertainment‘s server network, and President Barack Obama has vowed to take retaliatory action against North Korea. He stressed that Sony made a mistake in in reacting to threats from […]

Ferguson Fallout: Are Black People A Violent And Criminal Race?

Ferguson Fallout: Are Black People A Violent And Criminal Race?

Why ask the question? I was dismayed to see Louis Head, the stepfather of Michael Brown on CNN shouting to a gathered crowd to “burn this motherfucker down! Burn this bitch down!” He was reacting to the announcement that a grand jury had decided that the Darren Wilson , the […]

Is ISIS a death cult?

Is ISIS a death cult?

Some commentators have suggested that the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a death cult that glorifies death and martyrdom by indulging in gratuitous killing and destruction. They point to the terror groups trademark beheading atrocities, especially the killing of US citizens, which they insist is aimed […]