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Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

UN Panel: ISIS Not The Sole Agent Of Death And Destruction In Syria

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights...

Here Comes the International Day of Peace!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

At last count there were 195 countries in the world -- 196 if you count Taiwan. These countries range in size from 0.2 square miles (The Vatican -- ...

The Increasing Threat of Factory Farms

Rachel Avalon | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green
Rachel Avalon

With ugly politics and intense greed blocking the way, it's up to us to turn things around and vote with our forks to better protect our own health, each other, and the planet we (as well as countless species) call home.

Obama's Last Chance to Control His Credibility

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama has a precious opportunity to carve out a legacy for himself and carry out a coup against the reputation of weakness, repudiation and retreat that has dogged and haunted him.

Syria Rebels Release Kidnapped Peacekeepers

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducte...

An Expedient and Dishonest Trade-Off by the UN in Darfur

Eric Reeves | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Reeves

The world has decided that attention is more warranted elsewhere than in Darfur and the other deeply impoverished and malnourished populations of Sudan. But it is shameful in the extreme for the UN to make it impossible for us to judge just how living conditions in Darfur really are -- statistically speaking.

Health Prescription: Ride a Bike. Better Yet, Ride with Thousands!

Rex Burkholder | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Rex Burkholder

Ciclovias Recreativas, known as Open Streets in the US, are specifically called out as effective strategies to promote physical activity.

The Regional Decision Between Washington, Riyadh, and Moderate Tehran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Until recently, U.S.-Saudi relations were at their worst. Today, things differ radically, as Washington returned to regional decision-making on the basis of the bilateral relationship with Riyadh and the moderates in Tehran. Something new is coming to the Middle East that might not be a bad thing, if the leaders concerned make good decisions.

Aboard the Hokule'a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature

Greg Stone | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Hokule'a is a twin-hulled canoe, or vaka, based on the ancient design of open-ocean Polynesian voyaging canoes. Millennia ago, Polynesians sailed across thousands of miles of ocean and settled the many islands of the Pacific in canoes just like this.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

Syrian Militants Issue Demands For Captive UN Troops

AP | RYAN LUCAS and NICK PERRY | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the ext...

Egypt Has Regained the Palestinian Issue and Its Regional Leadership

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

What is a constant here is that there is a Saudi-Egyptian-Emirati strategic relationship with important regional dimensions, and this deserves appreciation, at least for what it represents in the regional balance of power and as a bulwark against the projects led by radical Islamist groups.

What Inspires These Humanitarians

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Every year, thousands of aid workers around the world put their lives in danger daily to help people in need. Each finds his or her inspiration from a...

Assaults On Aid Workers Have Spiked 66 Percent Since 2012: Survey

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

A survey released on the eve of World Humanitarian Day shows a dramatic increase in the number of attacks on civilian aid workers around the globe. ...

WATCH LIVE: HuffPost Live Hosts World Humanitarian Day Panel At UN

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski will host a World Humanitarian Day panel discussion at the U.N., which is expected to kick off at 1:30 p.m. Secret...

Suicide Bomber Attacks UN Base In North Mali

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N....

'Darfur: The Genocide the World Got Tired of'

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Eric Reeves

Attacks on unarmed and innocent civilians continue to be a daily reality, without any end in sight. It's difficult to escape the conclusion that Darfur is the genocide that people got tired of. A terrible epitaph in the wake of so many impassioned declarations of "never again."

UN Security Council Blacklists Islamist Militants In Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and ...

ISIS Turns Into a Catalyst for Reviving Sunni Moderation

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The events in Iraq this week may represent the entryway to a new approach in Saudi-Iranian ties, with the removal of the obstacle represented by Nouri al-Maliki, and the deal to appoint Haidar Abadi as prime minister to form a consensus, non-exclusionary government in Iraq.

Libya's Last Stand

Ethan Chorin | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Ethan Chorin

If there was ever a J.R.R. Tolkien moment in the Libya conflict, it has arrived. The forces of good and evil are fighting the future of Libya.

UN Addresses 'Overwhelming' Barriers Youth Face In Seeking Mental Health Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

The United Nations is addressing an issue that stigmatizes and causes discrimination against millions of children around the globe every day: mental h...

Six Steps the World Must Take Now to Stop the Horror of ISIS

Adel Guindy | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Adel Guindy

The international community is failing to recognize that ISIS is an international -- not just Iraqi -- problem, as a hotbed of terrorism makes roots in such a vital area.

The Need for 'Sahawat' in Syria to Defeat Terrorist Groups

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Does the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) constitute a radical shift in the history and the future of the Arab region, or is it a transient phenomenon, no matter how formidable it seems with its strength and its performance in the battlefields of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon today?

Ebola Isn't the Only Illness Out There Killing Our World

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Hibaaq Osman

Who suffers the most? It is always those who are most vulnerable. Children in Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, and many other "theatres of conflict" lie on stretchers, bruised and bloodied, unsure of why these tragedies are happening.