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  • Jan 18 / 2017
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North America

The Lost Hopes for South Sudan

By Helen Epstein After half a century of civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, in 2011. Two years later, the world’s youngest country erupted in its own civil war. In 2015, the combatants signed a peace agreement, but then the scales of power were tipped, and the government struck out against the opposing [...]

  • Jan 15 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges Daya Gamage Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note 1323 words 15 January 2017 Asian Tribune HTASIT English Copyright 2017. Asiantribune.com   Washington, Jan. 15 — Contrary to what the authorities in the Government of Sri Lanka constantly state, the 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Europe

Rohingya conflict: What constitutes genocide?

  Rohingya conflict: What constitutes genocide? 747 words 13 January 2017 10:02 AM Deutsche Welle DEUEN English (c) 2017. Deutsche Welle.   The Malaysian government and activists accuse Myanmar of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar, of course, rejects these claims. In a DW interview, historian Boris Barth explains this often misused term. DW: How would you explain [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

A terrorist group by any other name

  A terrorist group by any other name Cristina Maza 1338 words 13 January 2017 Phnom Penh Post NOMPEN English Copyright 2017. Post Media Ltd.   For the past four years, the Khmer National Liberation Front has questioned the legitimacy of the ruling party. But does it deserve to be branded a terrorist group? Four [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Africa

Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath

  Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath by James Jeffrey 1529 words 21 December 2016 01:00 PM All Africa AFNWS English (c) 2016 AllAfrica, All Rights Reserved   Addis Ababa, Dec 21, 2016 (Inter Press Service/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Smart phone users in the Ethiopian capital are rejoicing. After a two-month [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Europe

Farmers in Sudan battle climate change and hunger as desert creeps closer

  Farmers in Sudan battle climate change and hunger as desert creeps closer 1038 words 22 December 2016 The Guardian English Copyright 2016. Multimedia Investments Ltd. All rights reserved.   MIL OSI United Nations - In Sudan’s eastern state of Gedaref, nicknamed “the granary” for its vast rows of sesame, sorghum and millet, banks of sediment [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

Why the West can’t be bothered to save Aleppo

Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set up by the [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

The bully’s century dawns

‘Geography need not be destiny, but it matters,” George F. Will wrote recently, adding: “as Ukraine is being reminded.” Well, yes. To own prize real estate next door to a powerful neighbour can be a problem at the best of times – just ask Canada – and Vladimir Putin isn’t the best of times. He [...]

  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Middle East, Uncategorized

Looking back at Kosovo can move the Syria conflict forward

LLOYD AXWORTHY AND ALLAN ROCK  Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 7:00AM EDT President Obama seems finally ready to engage in Syria with more than hollow rhetoric. Sadly, this comes after more than 100,000 deaths, two million refugees and massive internal destruction. It comes too after sustained inaction has allowed fanatic [...]