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NGOs See Funding Drying up as Donors Grow Scared

Jun 10, 2012

 No sooner did Ibrahim Mamdouh, the international relations director at the local NGO, Humanitarian Relief and Rehabilitation, seen a call for proposals on the website of an international donor agency than he sent the agency a list of humanitarian projects...

Syrians Flee Violence at Home, Find Refuge in Southern California

Jun 05, 2012

The City of Daraa became the inferno of the ongoing Syrian uprising last March in one clean, bloody swipe, when 15 children who had scribbled anti-government phrases on the walls of their school were arrested, beaten and tortured, many of...

N. Korea Declares Nuclear Power Status

May 30, 2012

North Korea inscribed its status as a nuclear weapon state in the foreword of its revised constitution, according to its state media yesterday, making it harder than ever for international diplomacy to get the regime back to negotiations to shut...

In Mexico Elections, It’s Old Media vs. Social Media

May 30, 2012

MERIDA, Mexico – Mexico’s presidential elections are less than six weeks away, and for now it appears that opposition candidate Enrique Peña Nieto remains the clear favorite. His party’s reliance on traditional media, however, has ignited a firestorm within the...

Reports of Violence Against Afghan Women are Sign of Change

May 16, 2012

The extensive media coverage of Afghan women over the past few years has brought devastating stories: Gulnaz, the woman who was raped, impregnated and imprisoned for it; Sahar Gul, the young bride tortured by her husband and in-laws for refusing...

Mexican Scribe Javier Sicilia Brings Campaign for Peace to U.S.

Apr 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Javier Sicilia looks tired. The 56 year-old Mexican poet, essayist, journalist and novelist has been going non-stop since March 28th of last year, which is the day he acquired a distinction that is every Mexican’s nightmare: to...

U.S. Rep Alleges China Helping North With ICBMs

Apr 19, 2012

WASHINGTON - A U.S. lawmaker has formally requested the Obama administration examine reports of possible missile cooperation between North Korea and China, a congressional source said Wednesday.In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director of National Intelligence...

Losing Face: India’s Tibetan Problem

Mar 30, 2012

China is not the only country with a Tibet problem. India, whether it admits it or not, also has a Tibet problem.Jamphel Yeshi burned himself alive to protest Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to New Delhi. Hu is in Delhi,...

After Massacre, Afghan Americans Question Meaning of Justice

Mar 16, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO – The killing of 16 civilians – mostly women and children – by a lone American soldier in Kandahar Province last week has darkened an increasingly ominous cloud hanging over America’s mission in Afghanistan. In its wake, many...

Nuclear Scenario Belies Iran-Saudi Relationship

Mar 15, 2012

 To listen to politicians and pundits in Washington, Iran and Saudi Arabia are on the verge of war. Conventional wisdom in Washington claims the reason is Iran’s “nuclear weapons program,” viewed as a “threat” by leaders in both Tel Aviv...

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