Your world: The news this week

15/10 230 dead in Somalia truck bomb A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the war between militant group … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Your world: The news this week

08/10 Donald Trump visits Las Vegas after shooting massacre Donald Trump used a politically delicate visit to Las Vegas in the wake of the deadliest mass shootings of modern times to praise the courage of victims and police on Wednesday, but flatly refused to engage in a wider discussion about gun violence. Despite a renewal of efforts in Washington to reform the country’s gun laws, the US … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Your world: The news this week

17/09 Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of senior sheikhs Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of prominent religious figures, intellectuals and activists this week as “a coordinated crackdown on dissent”. The arrests were made as activists online called for protests against the government after Friday prayers, which did not materialise, following a heavy security presence. “In recent years, we cannot recall a week in which so many … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Materialism is an identity crisis

By Aisha Mohsin “Materialism is an identity crisis” How intelligently does Mr. Bryant McGill put the whole idea into perspective? Before we discuss why materialism is an identity crisis, we must ponder over what identity actually means and what are the factors leading to its crisis. What is Identity?  Identity is defined as “a sense of self” or “the distinguishing character/personality of an individual”. We … Continue reading Materialism is an identity crisis