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Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Syrian refugee students now have the option to pursue their studies in Arabic while living in Turkey and resume classes from where they left off. Nearly 2,000 Syrians are taking classes at Gaziantep University near the border. “We’re trying to provide Syrian students with the necessary education and training in areas like engineering and medicine so they […]

Nalanda University vice-chancellor quits, government risks being accused of interference again

Nalanda University vice-chancellor quits, government risks being accused of interference again

On November 25, George Yeo quit as chancellor of Nalanda University in Bihar, four days after the government reconstituted the institute’s governing board without consulting him. The former foreign minister of Singapore, who has been associated with the university since its inception in 2007, blamed the sudden dissolution of the governing body and the formation […]

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

Government to submit a bill to exit the ICC, amid growing concerns that Hague-based court tries mostly African leaders. South Africa is pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) because its obligations are inconsistent with laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity, according to government officials. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday that the […]

2015 to see record number of forced displacements: UN

2015 to see record number of forced displacements: UN

The United Nations (UN) says the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide in 2015 is on its way to surpassing a previous record of almost 60 million. In a report released Friday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the number of refugees and displaced people will most likely go above the total figure […]

Japan turns on nuclear power four years after Fukushima

Japan turns on nuclear power four years after Fukushima

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as the government seeks to reassure a nervous public that the industry is now safe with the new safety standards. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and much of Japanese industry want the reactors to be switched on again to cut fuel […]