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Data journalist details five-year fight to make information more available.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A U.S. airstrike in Mosul could have caused the largest civilian casualties since the start of the Iraq War.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Trump is being pressured to expand a war of choice in a faraway land with an immoral ally that flagrantly kills civilians. Why are so few Americans paying any attention?
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Phil Younghusband scored twice in the first half to set the Azkals on the road to victory. Phil Younghusband netted a two minute first-half brace to propel Philippines to a 4-1 victory over 10-man Nepal in Group F of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers at the Rizal...
From: ESPN | By: Nicolas Anil | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald Trump says he wants the US to "start winning wars again," but from Yemen to Mosul, he's had a rocky start in the Middle East....
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Hamtramck, Mich., used to be mostly Polish. Now, the population has changed, with a growing population of Muslims, coming mostly from Yemen and Bangladesh.
From: NPR | By: Melissa Block | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, potential famines could threaten the lives of nearly 16 million people within months The post Massive humanitarian crisis strikes in Africa as Trump plans aid cuts appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The United Nations Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, said yesterday that water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks were posing additional threat to severely malnourished children in North-East Nigeria, Somalia,...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A student group hosting an event at Oregon State University on Palestine, Syria, and Yemen, refuses to disinvite two Arab journalists scheduled to speak. The post Oregon State Student Group Stands Up For Arab Journalists Amidst Calls To Disinvite Them...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Chomsky warns of scapegoating vulnerable people in an interview: "That can turn out to be very ugly."
From: Salon.com | By: Jan Frel, Alternet | Monday, March 27, 2017
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A daily roundup of foreign affairs news for Monday, March 27.
From: The American Conservative | By: Akhilesh Pillalamarri | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The United Nations envoy for Yemen has urged the members of the Security Council to put pressure on the warring parties in that country to engage constructively in discussing the peace process framework he had presented.
From: UN News Centre | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - Three rockets that fell in the darkness nearby were the first sign of trouble for 150 Somali migrants packed into a boat off Yemen's coast earlier this month....
From: Reuters | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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In a rare public appearance, first lady Melania Trump took part in a ceremony Wednesday to give the State Department's International Women of Courage Award to 13 recipients who are political and social activists in their countries.
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee...
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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This week marks the beginning of year three of the Saudi-led military intervention in the civil war in Yemen, an intervention that has resulted in an epic tragedy of destruction and starvation. Tens of thousands of Yemenis marked the occasion by pouring...
From: AntiWar | By: Medea Benjamin | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen says military operations are escalating and the humanitarian and economic situations are rapidly deteriorating in the Arab world’s poorest nation, which is on the brink of famine. Envoy Ismail...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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SelfScore launched its first product last summer with relatively little fanfare: a credit card for international students. On Tuesday, it launched a new card with a much higher spending limit in a very different political climate. Its credit cards serve...
From: Mashable | By: Emma Hinchliffe | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Earlier Wednesday, Jordan's Dead Sea witnessed the start of the 28th Arab summit and it was the perfect location for such annual farce.It was really a Dead man's summit in the Dead SeaOr like how Iyad El-Baghdadi described the summitThe Arab summit at...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Libertarian-leaning congressman unpacks the great Ryancare ‘bluff,’ explains how Paul Ryan is ‘more Machiavellian than even John Boehner,’ and why he’s ‘still hopeful’ about Donald Trump despite a military budget proposal that’s ‘the...
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Despite being available recently, the app notifying users of U.S. drone strikes was removed from the App Store
From: Salon.com | By: Charlie May | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said that civilized people should avoid destructive actions and promotion of conflicts. The post Ife crisis: War is bad, civilized people should avoid promotion of conflicts – Aregbesola appeared first...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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First Lady Melania Trump made the case for women's "empowerment" at a ceremony Wednesday honoring a dozen activists who have overcome great odds to advance human rights around the world. The post Melania Trump makes case for women’s ’empowerment’...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Washington needs a more holistic approach toward external powers now involved in the Syrian conflict.
From: The American | By: Michael Rubin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Actually, there is a selfish case for Trump providing food aid to us coloreds and/or Muslims.It is obvious that American President Donald Trump is not especially fond of foreigners, especially the colored and/or Muslim variety (If you're both, then so...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast...
From: UN News Centre | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The First Lady will present the award to 13 women from around the world
From: Time | By: Zamira Rahim | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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America has a strategic interest in ending starvation in Yemen and Africa
From: Financial Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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At least four suspected al Qaeda members were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on a vehicle in central Yemen, residents said on Wednesday, part of an escalating campaign against the Islamist militant group.
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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ADEN (Reuters) - At least four suspected al Qaeda members were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on a vehicle in central Yemen, residents said on Wednesday, part of an escalating campaign against the Islamist militant group.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen’s conflict by more directly aiding its Persian Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support. The review...
From: Japan Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran’s...
From: Japan Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Defence Minsiter Khawaja Asif said the decision to appoint former army chief General Raheel Sharif as head of the 39-nation coalition of Muslim countries is an administrative decision and is not linked to the conflict in Yemen. The defence minister was...
From: Dawn | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Three African countries are on the brink of famine
From: Time | By: Justin Lynch / AP | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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On Sept. 6, 2016, a bipartisan group of senators — Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.) — did something unprecedented in Washington: They challenged the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and convinced......
From: The Hill | By: Daniel R. DePetris, opinion contributor | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Beijing will soon open a "logistical support" base not far from an important US facility in Djibouti, on the East African coast.
From: Business Insider | By: Christopher Woody | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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More than 14 million people in Yemen have no access to health services, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that transportation of medical personnel and treatment for the injured is getting increasingly difficult as this week the fighting...
From: UN News Centre | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain....
From: Council on Foreign Relations | By: Council on Foreign Relations | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's...
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Under the US president Donald Trump's push towards a refocus on trade protectionism, the world's second-largest economy is in a position to take advantage globally. But it will require a new approach to forming international ties.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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AEI research fellow and Critical Threats team research manager, Katherine Zimmerman, discusses The Trump administration is considering increasing the United States' role in the Yemeni Civil War as the conflict enters its third year.
From: The American | By: Walton Chaney | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The United Nations is considering using other ports in Yemen or land convoys to deliver food for 17 million hungry people in case the main port of Hodeida is attacked, the chief U.N. humanitarian official there said on Tuesday.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is considering using other ports in Yemen or land convoys to deliver food for 17 million hungry people in case the main port of Hodeida is attacked, the chief U.N. humanitarian official there said on Tuesday.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Stephanie Nebehay | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is considering using other ports in Yemen or land convoys to deliver food for 17 million hungry people in case the main port of Hodeida is attacked, the chief U.N. humanitarian official there said on Tuesday....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia,...
From: UN News Centre | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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While Germany, Greece, the Visegrad countries, and Brussels all argue about who should take in the most migrants, the Saudis have evidently found a much simpler solution to the problem. A boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen was allegedly...
From: Free Republic | By: The Duran | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Nearly 16 million people in three countries are at risk of dying within months
From: Time | By: Justin Lynch / AP | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Giving the coalition even more support further encourages and rewards the worst behavior of the Saudis and their allies.
From: The American Conservative | By: Daniel Larison | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Last week, another suit was filed challenging President Trump's latest travel ban Executive Order on, among others, Establishment Clause and equal protection grounds.  The suit was brought by the largest organization of Shi’a Muslims in the United...
From: Religion Clause | By: Howard Friedman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Trump administration has significantly increased military support for Sunni Arab states fighting al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, said U.S. and Arab officials, drawing the U.S. deeper into the two-year civil war there.
From: Wall Street Journal | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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