First day of IGCF 2020 amplifies refugee plight and challenges

Among the teeming erudite voices relishing in open communication and transparent networking, a quiet corner of the IGCF 2020 venue was dedicated to discussing stories of the bravehearts – the other 1 per cent – hosted by The Big Heart Foundation in partnership with the UNHCR. Five refugee speakers hailing from different conflict zones took to the panel dais with their ‘Inspiring Stories,’ shouldering the onerous responsibility of conveying the plight of their own displaced communities. What wa

Guest of Honour Sharjah to regale visitors with over 20 authors and illustrators at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

The 57th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will receive Sharjah as their guest of honour in a momentous celebration of the city’s enduring impact on children’s literature. The Sharjah panel’s anticipatory touchdown at the globally renowned children’s fair will last four days from March 30th to April 2nd this year. Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is set to welcome visitors in Bologna with an elaborate schedule designed to promote cultural appreciation across borders united by the love of

Tokyo 2020 Games: ‘There is more that unites than divides’

Tokyo, the host city of Olympics and Paralympics 2020, will receive athletes and spectators from all over the world with the overarching motto of “United by Emotion,” revealed the Organising Committee on Monday. A myriad of audiences and participants at the Games this year will come together bearing the very commonality that irons out their differences: the passionate display of emotions felt in competitive and supportive camaraderie.

Greek government faces dissension from mainlanders on migrant relocations

Greek mainland communities are rioting against relocation plans as pressure on government builds to mitigate the migrant crisis on its isles. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has responded by halting action amid quandary that has split the administration into two in pacifying both islanders and distressed residents on the mainland. Dissenters expressed fears of displacement, potential security hazards and dipping tourism among other cohabitation concerns on the streets of Athens.