UK: a hot seat for immigrants

The United Kingdom (UK) is facing challenges in dealing with the issue of immigration – especially in relations with Muslim immigrants. Muslims think immigration policies do not favor them, while officials find it absurb for…

Africa’s Striker, Eto’o, in deadly form

Samuel Eto’o says that a simple truth lies behind his early-season persecution of defenders in Italy and other corners of Europe. “I had a bad summer,” Internazionale‘s Cameroon striker says, matter-of-factly. Eto’o regularly refers to…

Qianlong Chinese porcelain vase sold for £43m

A vase found in a house clearance in London has been sold for £43m, thought to be a record for any Chinese artwork.

The 18th Century Qianlong porcelain piece, found in Pinner, had been estimated to fetch up to £1.2m for the brother and sister who inherited it. The vase is thought to have left China about 150 years ago.

Afghan Female MP barks at the West

Malalai Joya – the youngest woman elected to the Afghanistan Parliament in 2004, who later faced death threats for criticizing tribal warlords – says the image of Afghan women is being unfairly used to justify…

Beijing and Tokyo search for better relations

After decades of ice between the two great powers in the East, it seems that relations have finally entered into a “melting” stage. On Sunday, top Chinese and Japanese officials met to discuss improving bilateral…