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Weapons from foreign powers, including Brazil, fuel the Yemen conflict
Brazil has signed serious weapons deals with Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya and dozens of countries throughout the Middle East since the 1980s.
Laws matter — even in Libya
The front-runner to become Libya's next prime minister has allegedly been recorded ordering a political assassination. Why doesn't anyone care?
'Once and for all': Women are essential to global stability
The doctrine of inclusive security insists that it’s necessary to have women at the table to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace.
What I saw in East Jerusalem was the collective punishment of thousands of people
Arbitrary restrictions on freedom of movement and other human rights violations cannot be justified in the name of security, an Amnesty researcher says.
There's no doubt Tunisians deserved the Nobel Prize. But will they keep the peace?
Commentary: Tunisia has to address rising insecurity, extremism and economic stagnation to keep its Arab Spring dream alive.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
Responding to the same crisis, Denmark's voters turn right, Spain's go left
In the eyes of many Europeans, centrist parties have failed to deal with the continent’s economic crises and social challenges.
It's time for Europe to end shameful treatment of refugees with a continent-wide effort
Commentary: Frequents deaths are a tragic indictment of the failure of leadership to deal with the migrant crises.
How Syrians stay hopeful in the face of civil war
Commentary: There is more to Syria’s current story than shocking stats and Islamic State horrors.
Right-wing American bloggers have a problem with facts about Iran's Jews
Commentary: Most Iranian Jews support the nuclear agreement and disagree with Netanyahu's aggressive stance, but right-wingers don't want to hear it.
To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men
Commentary: The US can provide resources to prevent the destruction of antiquities threatened by groups like the Islamic State.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Women and girls endure unspeakable horrors during war and the UN isn't doing enough about it
Commentary: The international organization's efforts to prevent sexual violence has failed to stop abductions and forced marriages by extremists.
Women in armed groups are more than just an exotic novelty
Commentary: Women fight wars, too, and can make or break peace. Female fighters returning from the field must be fully integrated into disarmament efforts.
On eve of Obama’s visit, Kenya cracks down on peaceful dissent
Commentary: Government officials continue to attack human rights organizations.
Why the United States needs Azerbaijan as the hub of the new Silk Road
Commentary: The country remains strategically important because it sits as a gateway between the East and the West.
20 years on, South Africa’s remarkable constitution remains unfulfilled
Commentary: Realizing Mandela’s vision of a democratic future is a collective global responsibility.
Uniting Christian and Muslim women in Nigeria is imperative to build a bridge toward peace
Commentary: Building alliances across religious differences means forgiving and loving an enemy.
Seven women peacemakers who should be on your radar
Meet seven women in a long, untelevised fight where the warriors are unsung and the sidelines are really the field.
A simple and low-cost annual test can lead to an HIV-free world
Commentary: 19 million people in Africa and the United States don’t know they are HIV-infected and eligible for treatment.
Nemtsov murder evokes memories of unsolved killings of those who dared to speak out
Commentary: Vladimir Putin’s vows to bring assassins to justice are seen as a series of ‘false promises.’
Sanctions relief is the critical prize for Iran in a nuclear agreement with the West
Commentary: A stable, thriving Iran would be an asset to the US in the highly volatile Middle East.
Political deadlock, violence put Bangladesh on the brink of civil war
Commentary: The personal hostility of opposition leaders Zia and Hasina are pushing people and national interest aside.
In Afghanistan, the news media is under attack from the government and the Taliban
Commentary: Routine harassment and intimidation muzzle reporters’ efforts to expose corruption.
Postponing Nigeria's elections may help the cause of democracy
Commentary: The election commission was not prepared to hold the vote let alone contain the threat from Boko Haram.
In Debaltseve, a Ukrainian town under heavy fire, life is miserable
Commentary: While others flee, only the oldest and poorest remain in desperate conditions.
20 years after agreeing to end laws that codify sex-based discrimination, many countries are still dragging their feet
Commentary: A new global initiative is building momentum in support of greater equality for women and girls.
US reconstruction aid for Afghanistan is focused on weapons; much is siphoned off by corruption
Commentary: There are billions unaccounted for.
Tennis pro Heather Watson’s candor invites a welcome conversation about menstruation
Commentary: A breakthrough moment for sport and a signal for openness in the developing world?
Migrant workers in Israel denied fair wages and benefits required by law
Complaints of harsh working and living conditions ignored by Israeli government.
Unsafe abortions kill 47,000 worldwide as US politics interfere with lifesaving efforts
Commentary: US aid rules carry restrictions on discussion of abortion among women in developing world.