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Fashion and the making of the global consumer

“There’s a lot of discussion right now in fashion not about the US consumer, but about the global consumer,” remarked Sally Singer — editor-in-chief of T, the New York Times style magazine — on…

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Is Shia Islam under attack?

Shiism, the largest Islamic denomination after Sunni Islam, has long been forced to take a second class position in Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia and secular, communist-inspired regimes, such…

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Announcing Ethos: A New Category for Creatives

People of Shambhala has launched a new category: “Ethos.” Aimed at creatives, such as designers, writers and bloggers, photographers, social media experts, and musicians, “Ethos” will look at emerging trends…

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Buddhists protest nuclear power in Japan

After a 15-month compulsory shut down, nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant in Western Japan have been coming back online. But the move is causing controversy, and anti-nuclear demonstrations…

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Hezbollah condemns arrest of Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah (the “Party of God”) condemned the arrest of a high profile Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. In a statement, Hezbollah said that Sheikh Nimr…

Shaykh Kabbani on al-Qaeda and Islamic fundamentalism

U.S. Leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order, Shaykh (or Sheikh) Kabbani talks about Islamic fundamentalism and militancy, and how it is negatively affecting Muslims. He has held the positions of Co-Chair…

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Christian rival to Muslim Brotherhood founded in Egypt

Coptic activists in Egypt have announced the founding of a Christian rival to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. The election of MB member Mohammed Mursi to the office of Egyptian president…

Dalai Lama’s supporters cyber attacked as Buddhist leader celebrates birthday

As the Dalai Lama celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday July 6, his supportes came under an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) cyber attack. Kaspersky Lab discovered that an email with…