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This United Nations Day, Break Down the Borders of Your Life

Lisa Haisha | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Lisa Haisha

Today celebrates United Nations Day -- a day to remember why the United Nations (UN) was created. It's a perfect day to challenge yourself to think outside your own cultural borders and expand your capacity to embrace diversity.

Iraqi Refugees: Will the Nightmare Ever End?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

What is happening in Syria is a tragedy for all, but is a double tragedy for the Iraqi men, women and children who find themselves, through no fault of their own, once more "displaced."

U.S. and Rwanda Caught With Diplomatic Pants Down in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Diplomacy is one thing; enabling is another. It seems Rwanda and the United States have been caught with their diplomatic pants down. Congolese and i...

UN Refugee Agency Applauds U.S. Government's Pledges

Charity Tooze | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Charity Tooze

Secretary Clinton's attendance at the conference is testament to the United States' leadership and commitment to protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees, stateless, and other vulnerable people worldwide.

Urban Refugees: Ingenuity is Essential to Making Ends Meet in Nairobi

Jina Krause-Vilmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jina Krause-Vilmar

In Nairobi and cities worldwide, hardworking women deserve the chance to make better lives for themselves.

Shocking Stunt on Tap for Artist Without a Country

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
 NYCity News Service

By ALVA FRENCH Oleg Mavromatti, a Russian performance artist and filmmaker in limbo in Bulgaria, wants your vote -- and he says his life could depend ...

Why I Oppose the New York Park51 Initiative

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Would all those funds and energies not be of better benefit elsewhere? Is the building of an Islamic center in New York a priority for the Muslim ummah (community)?

Freedom To Write: An Exiled Chinese Dissident, a Conference in Istanbul, and Some Milky Tea

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ming Holden

The man I met in front of the State Department Store didn't look like a refugee, which goes to show how many assumptions I had. Tumenulzii had an open and youthful face.

Iraqi Refugees in the U.S.: Strangers in Paradise

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Wars often drive people from their homes. But in Iraq, a discretionary war, launched through deception by a rogue administration in search of good targets for "shock and awe", produced refugees with industrial efficiency.

Iraq Refugees Look to President's Lincoln and Obama

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Carlos Montalván

Why is there still no US-formulated "international strategic plan" to deal with the world's largest refugee crisis caused when our nation invaded Iraq over 6 years ago? On World Refugee Day, we can do better.

Jordan First: A King's Modernization Motto Obscures a Palestinian Past and Iraqi Present.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Soon, I would learn that the "Jordan First" initiative, first launched in 2002 with the stated goals of reform and democratization, now carried a meaning much deeper.

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.

British Foreign Secretary Announces Meeting With Angelina Jolie

AP | David Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Foreign Secretary David Miliband will meet Angelina Jolie in New York this week to discuss global diplomacy, British officials said Tuesday. Miliband...