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The State's Role in Pakistan's Ethnic Violence

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Aziz Nayani

The Pakistani state was instrumental in creating an environment that promoted religious and ethnic discrimination, and it is now guilty of inaction - allowing for persecution and violence to exist without putting up any resistance.

Middle Eastern Politics Two Years After the Uprisings: A Brief, Even Hopeful Overview

David Mednicoff | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
David Mednicoff

If it even makes sense to compare bad Arab political situations, things are worse still in Syria, where the horrific toll of life since the civil war to remove Assad started is rivaled only by the uncertainties of what kind of government, if any, will be able to rule that country after the dictator is gone.

Open and Accountable Government for All: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Open and accountable government is a crucial aspect of socioeconomic development. Although open and accountable government may seem an abstract and immeasurable goal, it is indeed feasible to assess performance on these critical governance issues.

Rock the Regime

John Feffer | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
John Feffer

In Bratislava, as the Velvet Revolution unfolded in November 1989, musicians played a key role in the Czechoslovak opposition movement. Yes, they participated in the demonstrations and spoke out against the communist authorities. But their main contribution was more prosaic: amps.

Hindenburg Mystery Solved After 76 Years?

Posted 03.04.2013 | World

A historical mystery that has beguiled scientists for three-quarters of a century has finally been solved, according to a new documentary airing March...

WHAT? U.S Urges Ban On Drunken Diplomats At UN Budget Debates

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States called on Monday for a ban on drunk diplomats at budget debates at the United Nations. "We...

New Study Slams Mother Teresa

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a ...

Lebanese Woman Wins Miss Big Arabian Beauty In Country Obsessed With Body Image

Posted 03.04.2013 | World

A Lebanese accountant has won the first ever Miss Big Arabian Beauty contest. Eliana Neama, a 21-year-old accountant, won the competition, the firs...

Cry for Argentina

David Harris | Posted 05.03.2013 | World
David Harris

Every friend of Argentina, of democracy, and of justice should stand with those Argentines, Jews and non-Jews alike, who oppose a shameful pact with Iran that, yes, has echoes of the naiveté, self-delusion, and appeasement of the past.

Israel Announces 'Palestinian Only' Bus Lines

Posted 03.05.2013 | World

Beginning this week, the Israeli Transportation Ministry will operate buses in the West Bank that appear to be designated as "Palestinian-only," a dev...

What Does Albert Mohler Have In Common With Al Qaeda?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Mohler is no Osama bin Laden but clearly there is a place where Mohler's Christian fundamentalism and the Islamic fundamentalism of the late bin Laden find common ground.

Holocaust Researchers Conclude Way More Nazi Camps Than Anyone Realized

Posted 03.04.2013 | World

Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler's reign of t...

Bahrain: Activists in Hiding as Crisis Continues

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

No one knows exactly how many Bahrainis are living in hiding within the kingdom. It's thought that dozens are on the run from authorities, who stand ready to jail them for their part in the protests. Hundreds more have been imprisoned after sham trials.

Doublewide Seats For Obese World Cup Fans?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

Obese soccer fans will sit more comfortably at Brazil's World Cup in 2014, according to a British tabloid. The Sun reports that doublewide seats ha...

Union Boss Not Taking Kindly To Prison

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say they have transferred jailed union boss Elba Esther Gordillo to another women's prison that has better med...

WATCH: Record Meth Bust Worth $440 Million

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

Police intercepted a record amount of meth in Australia, estimating its worth at $440 million, the BBC reports. Authorities said in a press confere...

WATCH: 8-Year-Old On Ice.. FAST

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

Eight-year-old Karina is so short she has to press on a wiper fluid jug to reach the gas pedal, but a YouTube video flagged by the BBC shows that's no...

Combating Discrimination and Inequality: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

A clearer focus on combating discrimination and inequality in the post-2015 development framework would help ensure that the most marginalized and vulnerable groups are not left out and left behind in the pursuit of macroeconomic growth.

British Politician Says Disabled Children Should Be Put Down

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

A local politician in Britain has found himself at the center of an angry controversy in his district, after inflammatory comments he made about disab...

Rick Klein Taking On Larger Role At ABC News

Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

Rick Klein, ABC News' senior Washington editor, will be taking on a larger role as the network's political director. ABC News chief Ben Sherwood made ...

The Squats of Berlin

John Feffer | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

But there's nothing like the feeling of urban discovery, when you stumble upon an awe-inspiring structure that makes you feel, if only for a few moments, as if you just discovered a lost city, a vanished civilization.

Italy's Political Earthquake, a Major Warning for Europe

David Gosset | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
David Gosset

More than once, Italy's trends have prefigured larger European dynamics, for the best, the Renaissance, but also for the worst, Mussolini's fascism, and, by putting a finger on the Italian peninsula one often feels the pulse of a continent.

Setting the Bar and Measuring Progress for (New) Global Development Goals After 2015

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

In the last round of the Millennium Development Goals, governance and human rights issues were largely excluded, despite their critical importance to sustainable and equitable development. Of course, quantifying and evaluating progress on these complex issues is not simple.

God Save Italy

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Lucia Annunziata

The gist of all these arguments is that we can't not have a government, yet we can't figure out how to build one. This is the catch-22 that currently dominates our politics.

Europe: Towards a Governance Union?

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Michael G. Jacobides

The current crisis is an opportunity in disguise. If the European leaders seize the chance, they can improve competitiveness and thereby living standards in the south and east, while increasing the legitimacy of the EU at the same time.