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Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10.

Ukraine Government, Rebels Agree To New Cease-Fire

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament approved the formation of a new government Tuesday, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes politica...

Ukraine Ceasefire Remains Shaky, But Still Holding

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

VIENNA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The ceasefire in Ukraine has largely held but remains shaky, a senior official of European security watchdog the OSCE sai...

Ukraine Workers Find More Bodies At Crash Site

AP | DMITRY LOVETSKY | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Rescuers retrieved more bodies Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, k...

Ukraine Rebels To Cooperate With Plane Crash Investigation

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

(Adds detail, quotes) MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have agreed to provide assistance in an investiga...

WATCH: Meet One Of America's First Openly Gay Ambassadors And His Partner

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Following his nomination as the U.S. Ambassador Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe earlier this year, Daniel Baer reportedly became t...

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

Joshua Hersh

International Election Monitors Will Watch U.S. Polls, Despite Texas Threats | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An international body of election monitors said it intends to carry on with plans to observe U.S. elections on Tuesday, despite caustic ...

Clinton Kazakhstan Trip Marks Beginning Of 4 Nation Tour

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday kicked off a four-nation diplomatic tour dogged by the WikiLeaks ...

The Cost of Corruption

Peter Zalmayev | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Zalmayev

OSCE member states gathered in Oslo for a session of the Parliamentary Assembly, whose theme is "Combating Transnational Crime and Corruption." Led by Kazakhstan, the irony of a corrupt government presiding was palpable.

This Year, the Fox Will Guard the Henhouse

Vyacheslav Abramov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vyacheslav Abramov

The idea that my country's government will chair the OSCE this year is a little analogous to asking the fox to guard to the henhouse, yet that is the situation we now face.

Vienna Declaration: Press Freedom and Security Compatible in Fight Against Terrorism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Security and press freedom can coexist, with the free flow of information recognized as the best weapon against terrorism, international media experts argued in a final declaration published this week.

Kyrgyzstan Election Marred By Ballot Box-Stuffing, Counting Irregularities: Monitoring Group

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan's presidential election, which the incumbent won by a landslide, was marred by ballot-box stuffing and widespre...

Russia Forcing Team Of Monitors To Abandon Georgia Mission

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA, Austria — A team of international monitors is ending its 16-year mission in Georgia after Russia refused to allow an extension of the as...

A Land Where Nowhere Is Safe: A Lesbian Activist Speaks About Gender and Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Anna Kirey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anna Kirey

The government does not even recognize officially that lesbian or bisexual women and transgender people exist. There is no place for us in a conservative, patriarchal value system.