Michael Guest is a trailblazer. In 2001 he became the first out-gay senate confirmed United States ambassador.
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As of today, the number of Syrian refugees has surpassed three million. Here is where they have gone, from the UN Refugee Agency.
Want these clips delivered directly to your inbox? Sign up here. Syrian rebels–quite probably the Al Qaeda affiliate al Nusra–have abducted over 40 peacekeepers are are threatening scores more.
In many ways, the fear of Ebola has been more deadly and consequential than the virus itself. Jina Moore of BuzzFeed just returned from a reporting trip to Liberia where she detailed how the outbreak has transfixed Liberian society and politics.
It is no longer a question of if, but when: the U.S. and several of its European and Middle Eastern allies appear poised to expand airstrikes against the Islamic State by targeting the organization’s sanctuaries in northern Syria.
Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up here. At this point most airlines have suspended flights to ebola affected countries, despite the WHO’s insistence that such measures are unnecessary and counter-productive.
Ebola is not an airborne disease like Tuberculosis or Influenza. It is spread through contact with bodily fluids of someone who is symptomatic.
Fouzia Bibi, mother of three from Waziristan, Pakistan lost her husband to the Taliban in the beginning of 2014.
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Since the end of the Cold War, the average number of people killed by war each year has gone down significantly.
Last month, the Security Council authorized the cross border delivery of aid to Syria through four border points, even if the Syrian government did not consent to the delivery of aid.
Want these clips delivered directly to your inbox? Sign up here. “David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region.
South Sudan is on the verge of a famine. This is known. What is unknown is whether or not the people of South Sudan will actually experience a famine; or whether or not the conflict will subside and political situation stabilize and prevent the famine.
In recent years Australia has received quite a bit of criticism for its harsh policies towards asylum seekers and refugees.
Ebola has come to the DRC. “Two out of eight cases tested in an outbreak of deadly fever in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo were positive for the Ebola virus, the central African nation’s health minister confirmed on Sunday.”The results are positive.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and other senior United Nations officials have once more exhorted the UN Security Council to “heed early warning indications of potential conflict”, during a day-long meeting on conflict prevention at the United Nations on August 21.
Ed note. This piece appears in Project Syndicate and is reprinted with permission. The author, Mahmoud Mohieldin, is Corporate Secretary and the President’s special envoy at the World Bank When the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline expires next year, the world will be able to point to several important achievements since their launch in 2000.
Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up here. The Obama administration is sending strong signals that it may expand its air assault against ISIS to Syria, despite the fact that such a move would probably contravene international law.
South Sudan is quite possibly on the verge of famine. The conflict that erupted in December shows little signs of abating.