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Haiti Donor Conference Presents Major Challenges

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Speaking about rebuilding Haiti's economy, Biotek Solutions CEO Regine Barjon summed it up by saying "We can grow our own chickens."

Going, Going Gone: UN Troops in Chad, Home to Darfur Victims (updates)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

No one quite knows why but the United Nations is pulling its peacekeepers out of Chad, home to hundreds of thousands of victims of Sudan's war in Darfur. The government of President Idriss Déby wants it that way.

Congo Spurns Burundi Refugees at Border

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Frustration in the face of this humanitarian tragedy is understandable. Where is SOS Hillary Clinton in the face of this, especially after her courageous meetings with Congolese President Joseph Kabila?

Angelina And Brad In Syria To Shine Light On Iraqi Refugees

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DAMASCUS, Syria — Angelina Jolie met with Iraqi refugees in Syria on Friday and urged the world not to forget the plight of those among them who...

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.

Arabia Felix 102: Yemeni Government Fingers Iran as Arms Supplier to Northern Houthi Rebels

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

The sixth Sa'ada war between central government forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen's north is well underway and expected to drag on, according to the country's ruling party.

Iraq: Stop Killings for Homosexual Conduct

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The killings -- committed without evidence or trial, on the basis of prejudice and whim -- violate standards in Sharia law for legality, proof, and privacy.

Angelina Jolie Visits Baghdad (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

***SCROLL FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO*** Angelina Jolie took a day trip on Thursday to Baghdad. The actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador is there to spea...

Italy Illegal Immigration Crackdown Draws Fire

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new law in Italy seeks to impose harsh penalties on illegal immigrants in a country that has been considered a bastion for safe, illegal refuge in E...

UN Refugee Officials Accused Of Beatings In Morocco

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Daan Bauwens | Inter Press Service RABAT, Jun 23 (IPS) - More than 300 African refugees are gathered at the gates of the Moroccan United Nations...

Down and Out in Shah Mansour

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

The sun bores down on the Shah Mansoor camp which has become a temporary home to thousands of displaced Pakistanis from the Swat area. In the stifling heat, the camp's residents sit idly, day after day, uncertain about their future.

PC Hotel Blast: UN Aid Workers Among The Dead

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials are moving swiftly to use the suicide bombing of a luxury hotel in their campaign to build public support for mi...

North Korea's Forgotten Orphans: They Live in China

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

An estimated 70% of North Koreans living illegally in China are women, many of whom live with Chinese men, have children with them and were sold by human traffickers.

Libya Shipwreck Tragedy Highlights Plight Of African Migrants Who Risk Everything To Live

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after three boats capsized off the coast of Libya Friday. The 23 people who were rescued relayed that t...

Syrian-Iraqi Border: Human Bargaining Chips

Fay Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fay Ferguson

Bleak and hostile, al-Tanf has been home for the past three years to hundreds of Palestinian refugees -- close to half of them children -- who fled persecution in Iraq.

Angelina Jolie Rebuked By Thai Official

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BANGKOK — A senior Thai diplomat rebuked Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Wednesday for speaking out on behalf of Muslim refugees from Myanmar. ...

Angelina Jolie Visits Refugee Camp

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BANGKOK — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has called on Thailand to respect the human rights of Myanmar's Rohinyga boat people, after Thai authori...

Angelina Jolie In Thailand With Burmese Refugees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

GENEVA — Angelina Jolie has called on Thailand's government to give more freedom to tens of thousands of Burmese refugees it has kept locked ins...

Palestinian-Iraqi Refugees: 'Rejected Wherever We Go'

Electronicintifada.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS (IRIN) - The start of 2009 offers little hope to the residents of al-Tanf, a refugee camp on the Syrian-Iraqi border housing more than 700 Pa...

Thai Prime Minister Vows To Push Illegal Immigrants Out

Bangkokpost.com | AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday announced a crackdown on illegal immigration as he defended Thailand against allegations the military left a...

Inside A Congolese Displaced Persons Camp: Children Cling To Our Arms, Begging For Human Touch (PHOTOS)

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Australian journalist Helen Thomas was the first to ask the question. "Do you find it hard to believe that we are able to function here and do our wor...

EU To Accept 10,000 Iraqi Refugees

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Union says it is ready to accept up to 10,000 Iraqi refugees, many of whom are living in extreme hardship in Jordan and Syria. The agree...

Angelina Jolie Goes To Afghanistan

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie has returned from a two-day humanitarian trip to Afghanistan this week, visiting poverty-stricken families, according to the United Nat...

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.

Angelina Jolie Debuts PSA For World Refugee Day (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie, currently in France awaiting the birth of twins, has filmed a public service announcement for World Refugee Day, which is Friday June ...