Yemen: U.N. Announces 72-Hour Ceasefire

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen, announced Monday that a ceasefire was set to go into effect after he received confirmation from all warring factions of their commitment. The 72-hour cessation of hostilities began at 11:59 p.m. local time on Wednesday night, with the possibility of further extension. Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi, foreign minister of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's internationally recognized government, posted on his official Twitter account tha...
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Mob attack shows that racism is very much alive in India

Imagine a city where a person is discriminated against based on the color of their skin. A city in which foreigners are not welcomed. A place in which prejudice often turns to violence. We are not talking about a city in Europe dealing with racism and xenophobia and we are sure as hell not talking about someplace in the United States. We are talking about Bangalore, a major South Indian city in Karnataka. Early February, reports from major news sources around the world had reported on an a...
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Children of Argentina's "Dirty War"

Last month, Estela Barnes de Carlotto announced that she had finally found her grandson, Guido, after 36 years of searching for him. Estela de Carlotto is the president of the Association of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. She is 84 years old and is perhaps the greatest figure in the defense of human rights in Argentina. While pregnant, her daughter was snatched by Argentina’s brutal military junta, which lasted from 1976-83. Guido, who had been raised under the name Ignacio Hurban over 200 mile...
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Imagine having been assigned an insanely obscure paper in a history course: Research the whereabouts of ex-President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and his relationship to sociologist Edwin Chadwick; trace their family lineages. How do they relate to the current economy in America? Afterwards, explain whether topographical changes may affect the psychological health of current citizens affected by their research.” Determined to acquire the complex information required to fulfill such a task, you turn o...
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