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Paris atelier provides safe haven for exiled artists

PARIS: Paris, whose bohemian culture attracted some of the world’s finest painters at the turn of the 20th century, is opening its doors to a new wave of talent, driven its way this time by war and poverty. Lina Aljijakli, a 35-year-old Syrian born in the now war-ravaged city of Hama, is one of a record number of immigrants seeking asylum in France. Her art is being exhibited at the grand Palais Royal along with works by 14 other exiled artists. She said freedom of expression was compromised in Syria, where a…

Einstein’s theory provides new technique to size up stars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla: Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein's century-old theory of relativity - using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun.  In research published on Wednesday, scientists said they used the Hubble Space Telescope to plot minute changes in the path of light coming from a distant background star as it passed by a relatively close target star, known as Stein 2051B. Researchers applied Einstein's findings to measure how Stein 2051B's gravity warped the background…

ECP provides Dr. Qadri’s details to FIA

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has provided details of Dr. Tahirul Qadri to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), ARY News reported Tuesday. The FIA team visited the ECP office today and met the officials of election commission. The FIA had earlier sought assets’ details of Dr. Qadri and Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran in connection to money laundering probe. The ECP provided details of party assets, manifesto and other information of Dr.Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek to the FIA. Along with details of…