Rohingya refugees at risk of monsoon misery | THE TELEGRAPH

AID agencies have warned that Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh's squalid refugee camps are facing yet more destruction and death due to an impending monsoon.   Since August last year, 700,000 Rohingya have fled from Rakhine state in Myanmar, where, as a Muslim minority, they were persecuted by the Myanmar army and police. They have … Continue reading Rohingya refugees at risk of monsoon misery | THE TELEGRAPH

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Use it or lose it: EU plans to move closer to the Swedish model for parental leave | THE ECONOMIST

Even as Sweden has second thoughts about aspects of its ultra-generous system WHEN Johan Braven had his first child he took nine months of leave. For the second he took ten months, the same amount as his wife. “I was afraid of not having the bond if I didn’t spend time at home with the … Continue reading Use it or lose it: EU plans to move closer to the Swedish model for parental leave | THE ECONOMIST

The False Sense of Secularism Behind France’s Burkini Ban | FAIR OBSERVER

France’s veiled prescription of what Islam should be is a poor guise of secularism for the country’s citizens and migrants Burkinis are “not compatible with French values,” said Prime Minister Manuel Valls on August 17. He was defending the French mayors who have recently banned the body swimsuits, usually worn by Muslim women, from beaches. … Continue reading The False Sense of Secularism Behind France’s Burkini Ban | FAIR OBSERVER