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Survey: US is greatest threat to world peace

Source : Ynet News / 26 Mar 2014

The US is the greatest threat to world peace, according to a global poll from WIN and Gallup International conducted in 65 countries.

According to the survey, 24% of respondents see the US as the greatest threat, and in a considerable distance behind it, 8% believe Pakistan is the great threat to world peace.


Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high

Source : Reuters / 24 Mar 2014

Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday.


Women half as likely as men to study science: survey

Source : AFP / 24 Mar 2014

Women are being put off careers in science by stereotypes and are less than half as likely as men to apply for degrees in the field, said a study published Wednesday.


53% don’t remember Friday sermon topic

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour / Arab news / 20 Mar 2014

Over half of Friday sermon listeners do not remember the subject of the sermon, according to a recent survey conducted by the King Abdul Aziz National Dialogue Center. 

However, more than two-thirds of the 685 respondents, picked randomly from the Kingdom’s 13 regions, said sermons had impacted their lives.


7 out of 10 Working Moroccan Women Hold No Degree

Source : Morocco World News / 15 Mar 2014

According to daily La Vie Eco, a recent report by the Higher Commission of Planning (HCP) showed that the bulk of Moroccan working women are “relatively young” and hold no diplomas.

In rural areas, women aged 25 years old constitute 20% of the total number of working women, whereas in urban areas, women of the same age represent only 10%.

According to the same report, 57.7% of working women in Morocco are married, 30.7% are single and 11.7% are either widowed or divorced.


Russians became more religious in past ten years

Source : Interfax / 15 Mar 2014

Moscow, March 13, Interfax - Sixty percent of Russians surveyed by Levada Center believe that people in Russia became more religious in the past ten years, while 27% believe people have become less religious.


Poll: 69 percent see Russia as threat to US

Source : Presstv / 15 Mar 2014

Sixty-nine percent of people see Russia as a threat to the United States — the highest level recorded since the breakup of the Soviet Union, according to a new poll.

A CNN-ORC poll released Friday found another 31 percent say they do not see Russia as a threat. That number stood at 53 percent two years ago.


Over 9mn displaced by Syria crisis: UNHCR

Source : Presstv / 15 Mar 2014

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres says the “unconscionable” turmoil plaguing Syria has forced over nine million people from their homes.

“It is unconscionable that a humanitarian catastrophe of this scale is unfolding before our eyes with no meaningful progress to stop the bloodshed,” said the UN refugee chief in a statement on Friday.


Belief In God Essential To A Moral Life: Survey

By Stephen Calabria / The Huffington Post / 14 Mar 2014  

A new Pew Research survey of global attitudes on religion finds that a great number of people around the world think a belief in God is vital to leading a moral life.

The survey of people in 40 countries found that majorities in 22 countries believed that having God in one’s life was essential to being a moral person. Majorities in all five African countries surveyed, as well as every Middle Eastern country except Israel, believed God is vital to a person’s morality.


Palestinian shepherds bitter at rise in Israeli demolitions

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan / Reuters / 14 Mar 2014

Palestinian shepherd Mahmoud Ka’abneh has squeezed his family of 12 into a neighbor’s hut on a hilly desert oasis since an Israeli bulldozer turned his own flimsy dwelling into a pile of stones and twisted metal.

“They showed up at dawn and threatened to arrest me if I didn’t vacate the house immediately. They wouldn’t give me time to remove our personal belongings,” Ka’abneh, 43, said.


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