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Why Germany's recognition of Armenian genocide is such a big deal
The German parliament's decision is all the more groundbreaking because it was a politician of Turkish descent who pushed it through.
Desperate times in Zimbabwe as El Niño food shortage ravages the nation
As El Niño spreads drought across parts of Africa, all countries must get equal attention and precise actions must be put in place before the situation spirals out of control.
If these Syrian kids’ drawings don’t move you, what will?
This conflict has starved millions of young minds, and that must stop now.
It's really hard to say which city is the world's most murderous
The truth is that it is hard to generate valid murder data in Venezuela, much less Caracas.
Darfur is sick of fighting. This community refuses to wait any longer for peace
Violence still rages in Darfur 13 years after the conflict shocked the world. But not in this village.
Ecuador responds: We extend great protection to the environment, with respect for indigenous peoples
The Embassy of Ecuador to the US wrote this commentary in response to a GlobalPost story about a Huaorani community in the Amazon.
Syria cannot afford a lost generation
Save the Children calls for a stronger humanitarian response to secure young Syrians' education and future.
US arms, exported legally, are behind many violent crimes in Mexico (CHARTS)
The weapons are supposed to be helping combat drug cartels. But in the last decade, they've helped kill more civilians in Mexico than have died in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Refugees, migrants — or just humans?
No child is born refugee or migrant. No child is born 'illegal.' Children deserve care, safety and dignity.
Is Argentina really over the Kirchners? Don’t be so sure
Presidente Mauricio Macri was sworn in with a 'Let's Change' program. But Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's allies still dominate Argentine politics.
Ebola is back in Liberia. Here's how the country can beat it again
Commentary: To beat the disease, invest more in grassroots responders. They have a most precious emergency resource: the public’s trust.
We must fight climate change with trees in Africa
The movement my mother established has mobilized communities for years to plant trees for food, for fuel and to bring barren land back to productive life.
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.