Daily Archives: 2014-09-06

Escaping ISIS massacre – Iraqi soldier lives to tell

  Ali Hussein Kadhim is the only known survivor of the mass executions by the Islamic State (IS), a jihadist terror group operating in Iraq and Syria. Kadhim, a Shiite, was a soldier with the Iraqi army when he was captured by IS militants in June. In an exclusive interview with the New York Times, he relates how he escaped …

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Review cleaning accreditation scheme to include migrant cleaners

By Jolovan Wham, Executive Director, Humanitarian organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) While the cleaning accreditation scheme’s S$1,000 basic salary requirement will increase the incomes of Singaporean cleaners, the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) is concerned that migrant workers have been left out. (“52,000 cleaners set for better training, pay as licensing scheme takes hold”; Sept 2) Local cleaners are not …

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Pope should head “United Religions”: former Israeli president

  Pope Francis should head a new UN-style “Organisation of United Religions”, or “United Religions”, to “combat violence in God’s name”, said former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, on Thursday. The 91-year old Peres, whose term as president ended in July, met the pope at the Vatican on Thursday, and discussed the proposal for an international body representing the world’s major …

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