Author Archive for Shaimaa Khalil



22
Oct
09

Is famine inevitable in some countries?

ethiopia
After 25 years of a famine that has killed a million people Ethiopia prompted one of the largest charity campaigns in history, the hunger-stricken country is asking for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. Continue reading ‘Is famine inevitable in some countries?’

21
Oct
09

If you have an obese child, are you a neglectful parent?

fat#And if you are yourself obese are you a neglectful parent as well? Well, in the case of a Scottish mother of six , yes you are. Social workers have moved to take into care a baby born to an obese mother who gave birth to her sixth child last week. The mother cannot be named for the protection of her children’s identity. Continue reading ‘If you have an obese child, are you a neglectful parent?’

19
Oct
09

Are we becoming obsessed with soft news?


Ask anyone what the most important issues in the world are today and one,two or all of the items in the list below are likely to come up. This is no particular order:
Iran, the war in Afghanistan, the economic downturn, Russia, global warming, Pakistan attacks, Middle East peace, China, Iraq

On a global scale, these are the most important stories – yes ?. These are the stories we are most interested in, right? According to one or two indices, wrong.

They are not what we are most interested in, judging by news websites in across the globe. Continue reading ‘Are we becoming obsessed with soft news?’

19
Oct
09

Does Africa have any good leaders?

mo ibrahimThe Mo Ibrahim Foundation , set up to award a $5m as an annual prize for African ex-leaders who have shown good governance , has said there will be no winner this year because it could not find anyone to award it to. Continue reading ‘Does Africa have any good leaders?’

14
Oct
09

Should oil rich countries be compensated for reducing carbon emissions?

oilSaudi Arabia, along with other petrol producers, could be badly affected by emissions targets.

So, the oil producing country has an idea.

Saudi Arabia wants other oil producers to join it in asking for compensation  from wealthy countries that reduce energy consumption to combat global warming.

So, the rest of the world cuts back on dangerous emissions, and pays the oil-rich countries for the privilege !

Continue reading ‘Should oil rich countries be compensated for reducing carbon emissions?’

14
Oct
09

Have we lost all perspective on smoking?

ciggiSmoking indoors is banned in England, Scotland, Greece, Holland, Spain and now Syria to name but a few countries where you can’t light up in an enclosed area. This of course is to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke. Continue reading ‘Have we lost all perspective on smoking?’

14
Oct
09

Should young children be banned from watching TV ?

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That’s what a research by the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital suggests . The study recommends that children under the age of two should be banned from watching TV or using other electronic media, including computers and DVDs.

Continue reading ‘Should young children be banned from watching TV ?’




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