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Saudis tell Hezbollah: Parties that supports terrorism are well known

Saudi Arabia responded indirectly to Hezbollah chief’s remarks on Thursday by stressing that it was the first country to fight against terrorism. The kingdom was “among the first states that fought terrorism and suffered its attacks,” Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah said. Show More Summary

The Sub-Text of "Klinghoffer"

"The Death of Klinghoffer" juxtaposes, in a brilliantly executed opera, one of the most horrible Palestinian terrorist acts of the 20th Century with the narrative of Palestinian suffering and deaths under the nearly fifty-year-old Israeli occupation. Show More Summary

Unrest Shakes Burkina Faso

Tens of thousands of demonstrators called for President Blaise Compaore to step aside Thursday after protesters ransacked the parliament and state television.

Tim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-Graders

Despite the Apple CEO's good intentions, Chinese netizens can't seem to stop mocking iPhones for being gay.

Burkina Faso President Declares State of Emergency

It was not immediately clear where President Blaise Compaore was following the announcement

2014 Doing Business in Algeria Conference Concludes in Washington

Co-written by Andy Mullins, Visiting Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS For the first time ever, Algeria presented its business and investment opportunities to the business community in the United States with two roadshow conferences held in Chicago and Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Let's Fight Fear

If you are not feeling well, the logical thing would be to call the doctor. However, as strange as it may sound, when people are fearful of a scary diagnosis, they may simply avoid making that call. At a personal level, fear can drive an otherwise sensible person to make irrational decisions. Show More Summary

In Southern Malawi, Reaping the Benefits of Investing in Adolescent Girls

Cross-posted from UNFPA. "I started having an affair with a grown man when I turned 11. I was in the final year of my primary education," recalls Mercy Jackson, a girl from the Chikhwawa District in southern Malawi. Mercy's parents are farmers who struggle to make ends meet. Show More Summary

The Chance for a Multi-Ethnic Bosnia

In mid-October, Bosnia and Herzegovina held national elections. The scant coverage in Western media tended to highlight the fact that "nationalists" had captured the Bosniak (Muslim), Serb, and Croat seats in the ceremonial tripartite presidency. Show More Summary

Now Is a Time for Action, Not Celebration

Women activists from across the world are gathering in New York City this week to mark the anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. This agreement is one of the cornerstones of the international women's rights movement and was rightly described as a landmark when it was passed. Show More Summary

Provocative Israeli Cartoon on Deteriorating Relations With U.S. Evokes 9/11

It was published days after a White House official reportedly called Netanyahu "chickens--t"

Nigerian president confirms re-election bid

Goodluck Jonathan thanked supporters for raising $130,000 nomination fee needed to enter February race for second term.

How Making Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Changed Me

I had the privilege of making a film that changed the way I see things in life. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is being released next month, is inspired by the world's worst industrial disaster which took place on December 3rd, 1984...Show More Summary

As Ebola Medical Aid Increases, Will Workers Be Protected?

There's a rapid increase in the number of doctors and aid workers volunteering to serve in the nations hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic. Will these volunteers be protected by the aid organizations, or left to fend for themselves? According...Show More Summary

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