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Moscow's Position: A Message to the Regime and Opposition in Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Today, the world is watching in terror as the Syrian authorities step up their crackdown on the protesters and as the odds for Syria sliding into civil war soar to new heights with dissent being forced into becoming an armed insurgency.

On to the Next 'Bubble Fantasy'

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
Robert Scheer

That Thomas Friedman's self-serving feints at the truth can still earn him a place of high regard in the world of journalism is a sad commentary on the profession that has rewarded him so lucratively.

Mutual Interests for Baghdad and Washington

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama has taken his containment policy through partnership to a new level this week by crowning Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki as a strategic player in the Arab-Iranian-Turkish equation.

Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean, and the Power of Diversity

Julia Moulden | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Julia Moulden

"Leadership is a powerful symbol -- it defines who belongs and who does not. When someone sees someone like themselves in a position of power and influence, it makes them feel valued and it gives them something to aspire to."

The Role of Women in Arab Post-Revolutionary Regimes

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The subjection of Arab women will be inevitable if Islamist political parties seize power in the countries of change, where coups or uprisings took place this year.

Gay Rights Activists At UN: No More Bullying

AP | ANITA SNOW | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices

UNITED NATIONS — Activists called on governments around the world to end homophobic bullying and violence, saying Thursday that gay rights are h...

Food Prices Pull Back From Record Highs

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

ROME -- A U.N. food agency says global food prices have eased marginally, with wheat prices dropping by 3 percent. The Rome-based Food and Agricultur...

Astoria Characters: The Sister to the World's Women

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Maureen McGowan is the director of Handcrafting Justice, a Sisters of Good Shepherd project that sells handmade goods made by impoverished women in the developing world. This is no mom-and-pop charity.

Do the British Still Rule India?

David Hill | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
David Hill

Or do the French rule Algeria? The Portuguese, Angola? The Italians, Libya?

Moscow's Failed Policy on the Syrian Crisis

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The leaders of Russian diplomacy repeatedly bring up the "Libyan scenario" in order to scream "not in Syria," pointing to what they describe as the West "deceiving" them through. They are against regime change.

Many Somali Famine Victims Afraid To Return Home

AP | By JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact

DOLO, Somalia -- Lush patches of green dot this once-barren land, allowing goats and camels to graze. A nearby field is full of large, purple onions t...

Egypt: A Revolution Against the Coup and a New Beginning for the Revolution of Change

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.25.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Egypt should not be held hostage between Military Council leader Tantawi and Moslem Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh Yousef Qaradawi. It is an important laboratory for the Arab future, not that of Egypt alone.

The Struggle of the Islamists and Modernists Over the Arab Spring

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

What matters most is early participation in shaping the destiny of the Arabs, so as for the Arabs not to fall into a cycle of organized, creative or random chaos.

Global Food Security: An Uphill Battle That Must Be Won

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

This past Thursday, on the 10th of November 2011, former U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan delivered a speech at Stanford University on the occasion ...

U.N. Chief Urges Leaders To Finalize Climate Fund

AP | By JULHAS ALAM | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders Monday to finalize the financing for a multibillion-dollar fund to fight t...

Raising the Issue of Iran to Cover Up the Issue of Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The next few days will be difficult for the governments of Iran and Syria, which are responding to international criticism by handing out accusations of treason, interference and conspiracy.

Iran: To Bomb Or Not To Bomb, That Is The Question

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Will the world be safe with messianic Ahmadinejad's fingers on the nuclear trigger while his other hand controls the spigots of 30% of the world's oil supply? Will reason direct his actions or will his messianic doomsday beliefs prevail?

Palestinans Gear Up For Plan B

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians are resigned to defeat in their quest for full membership at the United Nations, officials said Tuesday, and h...

Palestinians Mulling Post UN Vote Strategies

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Going to the UN marked the total failure of the negotiating process that began two decades earlier in Madrid and was followed by the Oslo Accords. The failure at the Security Council exposes the impotence of the international community.

IAEA: Iran On Brink Of Nuclear Capability

The Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, recei...

Western Responsibility to Protect the Arab Spring

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Arab Spring is currently suffering a setback, making it more an autumn. Yet this does not necessarily mean that winter will blow over the Arab Awakening and do away with it, before we can celebrate the Arab Spring's first anniversary.

Gender Equality and Social Justice: Why Foreign Assistance Matters

Rep. Jim Moran | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim Moran

I hate to see our Congress turning away from the rest of the world. That's not who we are as a people, and as a nation. Our values give hope to women and men struggling against poverty, discrimination and oppression everywhere

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Michele Bachmann Presents Questionable Theory

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she opposed the United Nations taking away gun rights at a recent ...

High Speed Internet To Expand Across The Globe

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA -- A United Nations panel has given governments a target of connecting half the world's poor citizens to broadband Internet by 2015. The U.N.'...