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The Noose Casts A Shameful Shadow

The death penalty has historically enabled tyranny. King Hammurabi of Babylon (1800 BC) codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes, omitting murder. By the 7th century BC, the Draconian code of Athens offered death for every crime committed, ... Outlook India, 1 month ago

Iraq's rule of law

The underlying concept of the Rule of Law is not new to Iraq. Hammurabi's world famous Code of Law which dates back to 1772 BC is regarded as one of the world's first codified constitution with the remarkable feature of laws taking primacy over the ...
 Brookings Institution1 month ago
Gulf News

Ahmad Bin Bella: The man who went too far

Independent Algeria's first president, Ahmad Bin Bella, was not content freeing his country from the French. He strove for a world free of imperialism One of the great figures of Arab nationalism, Ahmad Bin Bella was a founding-member of the ...
 Gulf News6 days ago
Irish Times

Second opinion: Breast is best; but not for Irish babies

Nothing humans do is ever straightforward. We are the only mammals that have made a meal, excuse the pun, out of feeding our young. Photograph: Thinkstock Jacky Jones Topics: Life & Style Health & Family More Topics Tue, Aug 25, 2015, 05:45 First ...
 Irish Times1 week ago

History of slavery

The Arab enslavement of the Dinka people | Pictures: Wikipedia Celebrating August 23, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition Definition of slavery • the practice of owning slaves • work done under ...
 The Nation.lk2 weeks ago
Modern Ghana

Nkrumahism, The Can Of Worms I Opened Slavery And Racism

Slavery was an evil of unimaginable proportion, and I should be careful about my choice of verb since there are people who are still suffering under that accursed institution. There is no sane mind in this 21st century that can mount a barricade in ...
 Modern Ghana3 weeks ago
Rasa News Agency

Iraq suffers from sectarianism, ethnic discrimination

RNA Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ali Fadhlullah, the Friday prayers leader of Beirut pointed to the numerous crises in Iraq at various levels, especially in the security, social and economic fields and put forward possible solutions to address the ...
 Rasa News Agency3 weeks ago
Metal Roofing Mag

Post-Frame Buildings and the International Building Code

By Timothy R. Royer, PE [DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE AS A PDF] Building codes in various forms have been around for a very long time. One of them, the Code of Hammurabi, was written in approximately 1775 B.C. near what is now the city of Baghdad. This ...
 Metal Roofing Mag1 month ago

A justice, vindictive and hasty

Two hours before his scheduled time of hanging, Yakub Memon lost his last chance of delaying, if not suspending or commuting, the execution as a late night petition filed by a group of lawyers and activists heard in a hurriedly set up midnight ...
 Kashmir Times1 month ago
Business Insider Australia

One of the greatest extinction mysteries in history is still unsolved

Dinosaurs went extinct after a single catastrophic event, when a massive asteroid smashed into Earth off the coast of Mexico. But not all extinctions are so clearly defined. As Beth Shapiro explains in her recent book, How to Clone a Mammoth: ...
 Business Insider Australia1 month ago
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