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Will the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Leave the Door Wide Open for Iran?

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

On October 23, Ahmadinejad laid out Tehran's strategy to CNN. Clearly, Iran intends to take on the U.S.'s former role in Iraq.

UN Human Rights Office Calls For Investigation Into Gaddafi's Death

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. human rights office called Friday for an investigation into the death of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, noting that his deat...

How You Can Help: 2011 Flood Relief Causes for Pakistan

Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

For the second consecutive year, floods in Pakistan have displaced millions of people, demolished thousands of homes and destroyed acres of crops. As ...

Kia Makarechi

Fighting Human Trafficking & Helping Refugees | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact

When An Phong Vo was nine years old, her family fled Vietnam and was resettled in Texas. The year was 1992. Nineteen years later, she's teaching Vietn...

Meet Christine Tour: The Future of Liberia

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

She opened a shop in 2008 and started her new beauty school in 2009. By the end of this year, she will have trained 70 women in Liberia.

We Must Declare a Non-Violent Revolution

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

Are we so complacent that we feel we do not need to demand gender equality? Many women are convinced there is equality between men and women. But this simply is not true. Here are the facts on the matter.

Attacks On African Migrants and Refugees in Libya

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

The International Community Should Condemn Attacks On African Migrants and Refugees in Libya and Urge Libyan Forces not to Block Departures On Monday ...

Somalia to Libya to Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 1

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

With Libya's inevitable collapse, Europe will likely see a tsunami of black refugees sweeping across the Mediterranean. And Malta and Italy will be t...

Human Security Is National Security: Reflections From Liberia On Budget Battles And Saving Lives

Eric Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Schwartz

The federal budget debates -- and current proposals to massively cut the kind of U.S. assistance that has helped save Liberians and is helping to sustain Ivorian refugees -- seem very close at hand.

Tackling Energy Poverty

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

I met with Pearson when she was in New York City to launch "Lifeplayer," an MP3-enabled radio that she described as bridging "Internet, cellular, media player, and radio technologies."

Iraq and Afghanistan Refugees -- No End to the Tragedy

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Americans should reflect the "character of a nation" by not forgetting the millions of Iraqi and Afghanistan refugees who are, once again, the wretched legacy of wars they had no hand in.

Bosnian Refugees Get Donation After Angelina Jolie's Visit

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ROGATICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A U.S. government donation will provide housing for the last 15 people living in a Bosnian refugee camp that movi...

New Social Network Helps Refugees Reunite

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A new cell-phone based social network may help refugees find lost loved ones in days or minutes instead of years, Tonic reports. The pilot program a...

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...