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Researchers Find Evidence Of Long-Lost Continent

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

A a group of international scientists have found evidence that an ancient, lost continent may be buried beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Nature repo...

How Tourist Snapshots Help Scientists

Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

A new study conducted at Imperial College London used a collection of tourist snapshots to identify migratory sharks in the Maldives using the fingerp...

Where Is The (Most) Remote?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel

In the age of regional hubs and connecting flights, getting away from it all isn't so easy. In order to make a break from the run of the mill, the hub...

8 Ways To Experience Mauritius

Shivya Nath | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Shivya Nath

As a hotspot for honeymooners, the adventurous, cultural and culinary streaks of Mauritius often get lost behind postcards with five-star resorts and ...

The PMSC Silver Lining in the Indian Ocean Cloud

David Isenberg | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

As the saying goes, there is a silver lining in every cloud. So, if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Horn of Africa that lining means that the ...

An Arab Spring Without Support

Mary Keck | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Mary Keck

If the U.S. is faced with evidence that the president of the Republic of the Maldives was unlawfully removed, we should recognize the human rights of those who live on the islands of the Indian Ocean.

Will China Rule the Waves

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Judging from all the alarms coming from Washington's national security establishment, revelation of China's first aircraft carrier poses a major threat to world peace and stability. It does not, but the timing is noteworthy.

PHOTOS: 5 Worst Earthquakes And Tsunamis Since 1900

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 1,000 people are feared dead after magnitude-8.9 offshore earthquake rattled Japan Friday afternoon, spawning a ferocious tsunami that swept...


Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Battered at home by last week's Republican landslide, President Barack Obama headed to India to seek solace in foreign policy. The president's s...

From Beautiful Nudibranchs to Coral Graveyards: Marine Research in the Indian and Pacific Oceans (PHOTOS)

Dr. Terry Gosliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Terry Gosliner

2010-10-16-fishpull.jpgEven when local communities make every effort to conserve their reefs, global climate change means more bleaching, more dead reefs, and more ocean acidification.

Kashmir Could Start a Nuclear War

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

A century ago, the great British geopolitician, Sir Halford Mackinder, called Kashmir one of the world's primary strategic pivots -- the nexus of continents, empires, and civilizations.

China and India: A War of Giants

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In spite of million man armed forces and nuclear weapons, India feels increasingly threatened by China's rise. The Indians know full well that China expects obedience from its neighbors.

OIWW Madagascar Builds Home for Orphans - with Violins

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce the formation of the newest chapter of Orphans International Worldwide: OIWW-Madagascar Orphelinat St-Paul, being built just ...

Climate Change Requires a Real Movement

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

For the Maldives, climate change is no vague or distant irritation but a clear and present danger to our survival.

Need a Dose of Nature? An Exotic Spa? Try Wildfitness in Kenya

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

I felt a deep pull to Africa that I've not felt anywhere else in the world. Wildfitness was physically tough -- an exotic luxurious boot camp -- that captured our souls.

Indian Ocean Unity

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shashi Tharoor

What international association brings together 18 countries, straddling three continents thousands of miles apart, united solely by their sharing of a common body of water?

YEMEN CRASH SURVIVOR Is A 14-Year-Old Girl, Reports The Guardian

The Guardian | Mark Tran and Lee Glendinning | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rescuers have found a lone survivor from a Yemenia Air plane that crashed in the Indian Ocean near the Comoros islands with more than 150 people on bo...

Waiting for the Skies to Open Up

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Scorched people sought respite in the seasonal rains that cools down the earth and provides an economic stimulus, without which much of India's growth would remain stunted.

Piracy, Geopolitics, and Private Security

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Piracy is not only disrupting international trade, it is preventing the flow of humanitarian aid to several million Somalis and is perpetuating the very culture that kept Somalia in an abyss of anarchy.

Terrorists, Pirates and Anarchy, Somalia Style

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Somalia has become the poster child for transnational threats emanating from Africa.

Obama's Crisis Management: Of Pirates and Missiles

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama used the resources of the US military and government to shut down the pirates' options and make them more vulnerable.

The Next Cold War?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

International law notwithstanding, the United States has long treated the Pacific as an American lake and China as beachfront property that we have to keep a special eye on.

Yemen hosts African refugees despite economic woes, social problems

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yemen hosts thousands of African refugees fleeing unrest and poverty in their countries every year - with Somalis topping the list - despite its own e...

Editorial: West Misunderstands Piracy, Many Somalis Consider It National Defense | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lately, the western media has particularly focused on stories of the Somalia piracy, which in effect has received more coverage than the often-talked ...