Tag: change

Don’t Hold Your Breath for Democratic Change in the Middle East

Algerian protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration.…With so much international media focused on the demonstrations in Hong Kong, one might be excused for forgetting that people in Sudan, Algeria, and Morocco were out in the streets months before Hong Kongers began venting their anger at Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Beijing. There were also protests in Egypt, though they were quite small, and larger demonstrations that are ongoing in Iraq and Lebanon….more: Foreignpolicy

How to change bad habit!

It was narrated by Huthaifah that: ” the Prophet if he was disturbed by a certain matter would resort to prayers”. This hadith was narrated by Abu Daud

The RAISE Act: Dramatic Change to Family Immigration, Less So for the Employment-Based System

…Slightly more than 1 million immigrants are granted lawful permanent residence (informally known as getting a green card) annually; just over half are already in the United States and adjusting from temporary status. Family-based immigration comprises about two-thirds of the annual total.

The RAISE Act seeks to halve this 1 million by eliminating many current categories for family-sponsored immigration. Currently, U.S. citizens can sponsor spouses, minor children, and parents without numerical limitations. Under capped categories, U.S. citizens can also sponsor adult children and siblings; and legal permanent resident…more:  migrationpolicy.org

Why Women Drivers is Only the Start of Serious Saudi Change

Image result for Why women drivers is only the start of serious Saudi change…the 32-year-old who effectively runs the country in his father’s name, just placed a big bet on his millennial peers. By ending the world’s only ban on women driving cars, the crown prince has upset plenty of people in this Islamic kingdom, founded on a pact between clerics and the royal family.

He may be calculating that an even larger number of Saudis are ready to go along for the ride.

Will it work? It’s hard to gauge the mood of a country with little freedom of expression or opinion polling,..more: nypost.com