Bullying at school: 'Children can redirect insults to their advantage'

Emmanuelle Piquet is a psychotherapist practicing solution-focused brief therapy. She founded a network of Chagrin Scolaire centers in France, helping children face up to bullies and deal with schoolyard confrontation.
26 Sep 2016
French therapist and author Emmanuelle Piquet sees some 2,000 children each year who are victims of bullying at school. Ten years ago, she founded France's Chagrin Scolaire centers, which work to help children face up to bullies and...

Young researchers present report on slums, call for new policies

21 Sep 2016
A research study has revealed that Egypt has slums in at least 79 areas, with 12 areas in need of demolition and 67 areas in need of development work to provide essential infrastructure and improve living conditions. The study, which was...

15-year-old proposes hijabi emoji (and it may happen)

hijabi emoji
16 Sep 2016
Soon, headscarf-wearing Muslim women may find an emoji to represent them — thanks to a 15-year-old Saudi girl.   "The fact that there wasn't an emoji to represent me and the millions of other hijabi women across the...

Thousands protest bullfighting in Spain as calls for ban strengthen

11 Sep 2016
Several thousand people rallied in Madrid on Saturday to demand a ban on bullfighting, adding their voices to a growing animal rights movement that has prompted some local authorities to clamp down on the centuries-old tradition....

Fight against sexual harassment in Egypt bearing fruit

01 Sep 2016
Eight years after the first woman in Egypt won a conviction against a man for sexual harassment, activists and lawyers see progress in transforming attitudes and more harassers being jailed. In 2008, Noha Elostaz broke social taboos by...

Continuing the tradition: Why carmakers are rebuilding their most sought-after classics

The reborn Lightweight E-Type Jaguar. — Handout via AFP
27 Aug 2016
When it comes to automotive objects of desire very few classic cars are as rare as a genuine Lightweight Jaguar E-Type or a Shelby 298 Cobra. But such rarity means that owning one is an impossible dream, even with the deepest pockets,...

Schwarzenegger in Hong Kong for new sports festival

Arnold Schwarzenegger
20 Aug 2016
Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a new sports festival in Hong Kong on Friday, telling the stressed-out city to remember to balance mind and body.   The Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival this weekend...

US says sorry as swimmers leave Brazil to jeers

19 Aug 2016
Two U.S. Olympic swimmers flew home from Brazil on Thursday after a local crowd jeered them, calling them "liars" and "fakes", and police accused them of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio...

Ibtihaj Muhammad, first US Olympian to compete in hijab

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports. -AFP

16 Aug 2016
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports. And the 30-year-old from New Jersey, the first US Olympian to wear a hijab — a headscarf worn by...

Man posts pics from Italian honeymoon taken without wife

A lost passport meant that Faizan Patel took his honeymoon without his new bride.
10 Aug 2016
An Indian photographer is enjoying a fabulous Italian honeymoon — without his honey. That's because just two days before Faizan Patel and his wife Sana were supposed to leave for their two-week trip, she realized she had lost...