Stories written by Mehru Jaffer
Mehru Jaffer is an Indian journalist based in Vienna, Austria. She is the author of ‘The Book of Muhammad’, published by Penguin. She writes on gender issues and the role of religion and Islam in contemporary society.

HEALTH: UN Firm Against Legalisation of Drugs

A summit called by the United Nations has reaffirmed its opposition to any legalisation of drugs.

UNITED NATIONS: Debate on Progress in Combating Drug Abuse

Government representatives from over 100 countries are locked in a passionate debate at the Vienna premises of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) over the continuing abuse of narcotic drugs by at least 185 million people around the world. And the number is said to be rising.

POLITICS-NORTH KOREA: Tense Nuclear Watch from Vienna

Mohamed El-Baradei, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency is still waiting for North Korean leaders to respond to his invitation for high-level talks. The agency has been more than just distressed since October when North Korean officials bragged they had a right to nuclear weapons.

POLITICS-NORTH KOREA: Tense Nuclear Watch from Vienna

Mohamed El-Baradei, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency is still waiting for North Korean leaders to respond to his invitation for high-level talks. The agency has been more than just distressed since October when North Korean officials bragged they had a right to nuclear weapons.

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