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Eline Gordts
Eline Gordts is a Senior World Editor at The Huffington Post.

Entries by Eline Gordts

The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Is The Worst In History. This Map Shows How Bad It Is

(26) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 8:52 AM

Warning of a worsening health crisis in African nations struck by Ebola, the United States announced on Monday it is sending 3,000 military personnel to the region to help fight the disease.

The American Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, told reporters ahead of the announcement that...

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5 Must-Reads On Scotland's Independence Bid

(6) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Scotland is just three days away from voting on whether it will become independent from the United Kingdom, potentially breaking up the 307-year-old country. As opinion polls show that a "yes" vote is a real possibility, Britain has promised to grant Scotland more autonomy in an effort to...

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Global Surge: Leaders Announce Major Initiatives Against Russia And Islamic State

(371) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Western leaders announced two major initiatives at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday, in an effort to show decisive action in the face of growing global threats.

NATO member states voted on Friday to form a "rapid response force" aimed at countering Russian aggression, while reassuring...

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Valerie Trierweiler, French President's Former Partner, Spills Painful Details In New Book

(60) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:31 PM

The former partner of French President Francois Hollande has written a tell-all book about her life with the socialist leader and the painful unraveling of the couple's relationship. The book, which was released on Thursday and is titled Merci Pour Ce Moment or Thank You For This Moment, is

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How Ebola Went From A Single Case To A Global Emergency

(10) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 10:34 AM

The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that more than 1,900 people across West Africa have died of Ebola in recent months. The outbreak is the largest since Ebola was discovered in 1976.

The disease has wreaked havoc in countries that reported large numbers of infections, such...

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ISIS Threatens To Execute British Aid Worker David Haines

(28) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 8:15 PM

In a video that appears to show the beheading of an American journalist, militants of the Islamic State group in Syria have threatened to take the life of another hostage.

The video, released Tuesday, purports to show the killing of U.S. reporter Steven Sotloff at the hands of an...

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Angelina Jolie Makes Powerful Plea For Syrian Refugees

(32) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 1:20 PM

Actress Angelina Jolie made a powerful plea for a renewed effort to resolve the crisis in Syria on Friday. Jolie's statement came in the wake of an announcement by the United Nations that the number of Syrian refugees has hit the grim milestone of three million.

"Three million refugees...

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리비아는 어떻게 붕괴직전의 국가가 됐나

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 6:12 PM


불타는 트리폴리 공항

리비아의 친정부군과 반군 사이 몇 주간의 걸친 분쟁이 지난 주말에 절정에 오르며 수도 트리폴리의 주요 공항이 반정부 군에게 넘어갔다.

리비아 독재자 무아마르 카다피의 몰락 이후 진탄이라는 리비아 서부 도시의 공항을 점령하고 있던 친정부군은, 미스라타시에서 집결된 '새벽 작전'이라는 이슬람 세력에게 지난...

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How Libya Became A Country On The Brink Of Collapse

(98) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Weeks of fighting escalated in Libya this weekend as anti-government fighters secured control of the country’s main airport in the capital, Tripoli.

A group of pro-government fighters from the western city of Zintan had controlled the airport since the 2011 fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. But on Saturday, a coalition...

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Netanyahu Draws Criticism For Tweet That Includes James Foley Picture

(518) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:26 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced widespread criticism on Thursday for using an image from the video of the killing of a U.S. reporter in a tweet that aimed to criticize Palestinian militants.

The message, posted on the official Twitter account of the prime minister's office, compared...

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10 More Horrific Numbers That Explain Why ISIS Is Impossible To Ignore

(104) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:26 PM

In a press conference on Wednesday in response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, U.S. President Barack Obama described the group as a "cancer" that must be stopped before it spreads.

"One thing we can all agree on is that a group...

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Here's What Newspapers Around The World Are Saying About The Ferguson Shooting

(142) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:56 PM

More than 10 days after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters continue to march through the streets demanding justice for the 18-year-old.

As newspapers around the world cover the crisis, editorial boards have weighed in to reflect on the shooting....

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Israel: Rockets Fired From Gaza, Ceasefire Broken

(109) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 9:44 PM

The Israeli army accused Palestinian militants of having violated the Gaza ceasefire. The official Twitter account of the Israeli army said that militants fired 2 rockets from Gaza to southern Israel.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, no one was injured in the attacks.

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Pentagon Denies Reports U.S. Hit Militant Targets In Iraq

(215) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:48 PM

The Pentagon denied reports that U.S. forces had bombed targets in northern Iraq on Thursday. In a message posted on Twitter, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said reports that the U.S. had conducted airstrikes in Iraq were "completely false" and no such action had been taken.

Earlier on...

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Pourquoi les Palestiniens ne quittent pas Gaza? Ils ne peuvent pas

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Des centaines de milliers de Palestiniens ont été forcés de quitter leurs maisons, alors que les frappes aériennes pleuvaient ces dernières semaines.

Certains ont reçu des tracts et des appels téléphoniques de l'armée israélienne, les exhortant d’évacuer les lieux avant une attaque. D'autres craignaient simplement que les frappes aériennes,...

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Palestinos não conseguem fugir pelas fronteiras da Faixa de Gaza

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Os ataques aéreos têm sido incessantes em Gaza nas últimas semanas, e centenas de milhares de palestinos tiveram de fugir de suas casas.

Alguns receberam panfletos e telefonemas do exército israelense os alertando para a necessidade de evacuação antes dos combates. Outros simplesmente temiam pela própria...

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Why Don't Palestinians Just Leave Gaza? They Can't.

(676) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 9:09 AM

As airstrikes have rained down on Gaza in recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes. Some received leaflets and phone calls from the Israeli army, urging them to evacuate ahead of fighting. Others simply feared that the airstrikes, tank shells and...

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Losing Iraq: The Tragic Sum Of Mistakes And Miscalculations

(5) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Two and a half years after the United States withdrew its troops, violence rages unabated throughout the country. Nearly 2,000 people were killed in Iraq in June, making the month the deadliest since May 2007. The brazen success of extremist militants of the Islamic State group has highlighted...

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