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The Invisible Refugees - Internally Displaced People

New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam Nov 13, 2013

For every Syrian who escaped the civil war in his or her homeland by crossing international borders, there are three more displaced within the country. Those who manage to leave become refugees. Those who stay behind remain invisible.

North Korea a Key Test for Incoming S. Korean President

Jan 30, 2013

Ed. Note: The following is an excerpt from an editorial that ran on the South Korean Internet news site Polinews on the challenges facing South Korean President elect Park Geun-hye. Park, who assumes office next month, is facing a host...

Q&A: Dr. Fadi Al Khankan and the Syrian Expatriates Organization

Jan 17, 2013

Editor's Note: From a spark ignited during the Arab Spring, a violent conflict erupted in Syria in March 2011, resulting in more than 600,000 Syrians fleeing their country, the displacement within the country of nearly 2 million others, and an...

'O Jacintha, We’re Just Kidding'

Dec 21, 2012

Ed Note: The suicide earlier this month of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse in London’s King Edward VII Hospital where Kate Middleton, wife to Prince William, was being treated for morning sickness, points to what Canada-based author and journalist George Abraham...

No Relief For Iraqi Refugees, One Year After U.S. Withdrawal

Dec 17, 2012

Five years ago the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) described the Iraqi refugee crisis as “the largest long-term population movement in the Middle East since the displacement of Palestinians following the creation of Israel in 1948." Not...

N. Korea Announces Details for Planned Rocket Launch

Dec 04, 2012

North Korea has notified the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the flight path and other details of its planned rocket launch scheduled for later this month, the United Nations maritime agency said yesterday.According to the London-based agency, North Korea’s Foreign...

Vietnam’s Plan for New Museum Derided as Costly, Careless

Oct 01, 2012

 The government’s plan to spend $541 million on a national history museum in Hanoi has been criticized by experts and the public alike, as the abundant museums currently open draw few local visitors. Analysts said what Vietnam’s museums need is...

China and Japan Must Show Restraint

Sep 18, 2012

An op-ed in the Korea Times is urging restraint from Japan and China over an increasingly contentious territorial dispute involving a set of rocky iselts off the coast of Taiwan. On Tuesday Voice of America reported that two Chinese government...

La Opinión Calls for 'Cool-Headed' Diplomacy in Middle East

Sep 17, 2012

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión argues that the wave of protests in the Middle East requires an American diplomacy that is realistic and cool-headed.The wave of protests by Islamic demonstrators in front of U.S. Embassies reflects the volatility...

A World of Impostors

Sep 16, 2012

 SAN FRANCISCO--The week that brought real tragedy--the death of Americans and others in faraway places--also brought forward a parade of impostors. Foremost among them was a man in Southern California named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an ex-con and an Egyptian Coptic...

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