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Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan civilians struggle to survive

A young girl smiles on August 1, 2014 as she plays next to flooded housing in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. 705 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "New Afghan Government Faces a Clash of Cultures"

“New Afghan Government Faces a Clash of Cultures”

The Washington Post, October 18, 2014, p.A4


“Mohammad Mohaqiq thinks he’s owed a lot for throwing his support behind Afghanistan’s U.S.-brokered coalition government.   260 more words


Thinking Aloud: Turkey Bombed Who?

Oct. 14,  2014 by Darius 

Earlier today, the Turkish military conducted two airstrikes against Kurdish guerrilla forces near the Turkey-Iraq border.  The strikes, which were the Turkish military’s first in two years, have sent tensions between Turkey and the Kurds to new heights, greatly complicating the effort against ISIS.  562 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "South Sudan Hangs on Rebel's Next Move"

“South Sudan Hangs on Rebel’s Next Move”

The Wall Street Journal, September 27-28, 2014, p.A9


“Riek Machar earned a doctorate from a British university and in 2011 became vice president in South Sudan’s first democratic election.   285 more words


Disarming of MILF starts

KUALA LUMPUR—The difficult process of disarming Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said on Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before yearend. 660 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Trapped in Violence and Forgotten"

“Trapped in Violence and Forgotten”

The Washington Post, September 28, 2014, p.A1


“It is a war that has claimed an estimated 5 million lives, many from starvation, disease and other conflict-related causes, since 1998 — more casualties than the wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined, and more than any conflict since World War II.   241 more words