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Backing Egypt’s generals, Saudi Arabia promises financial support

by Liz Sly Washington Post August 9, 2013

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the name of Michael W. Hanna’s foundation. It is the Century Foundation. An earlier version also incorrectly included Syria among nations racing to arm rival factions of the rebel fighters battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It is Sau...

In rural Honduras, the northward pull is strong

by Nick Miroff Washington Post August 5, 2013

COMAYAGUA, Honduras — It is 1,862 miles from here to the kitchens and lawns of Houston. The route through Mexico is more dangerous than ever. And if Santos Arias somehow manages to reach the U.S. border without getting arrested, kidnapped, robbed, maimed, beaten or killed along the way, chances ar...

Egypt general has country wondering about aims

by Kareen Fahim New York Times August 2, 2013

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Generating global governance to end hunger—a Q&A with the FAO director-general

by Matthew Newsome Inter Press Service July 25, 2013

ADDIS ABABA , Jul 2 2013 (IPS) - Sub-Saharan Africa may be home to six of the world’s 10-fastest growing economies, but it also has a majority of the countries that are suffering from a food crisis....

In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants

by Nick Miroff Washington Post July 17, 2013

At a makeshift church shelter beyond the industrial parks north of Mexico City, the train riders wait under a canvas tent, listening for a locomotive horn. They keep their shoes on and their backpacks zipped....

War denying millions of children an education. Almost 50 million children and young people in conflict areas out of school, says report, with Syrian c...

by Mark Tran The Guardian July 11, 2013

Almost 50 million children and young people living in conflict areas are out of school, more than half of them primary age, and reports of attacks on education are rising, according to figures published on Friday....

Sudden improvements suggest a campaign to undermine Morsi

by Ben Hubbard and David D Kirkpatrick New York Times July 10, 2013

CAIRO — The streets seethe with protests and government ministers are on the run or in jail, but since the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi, life has somehow gotten better for many people across Egypt: Gas lines have disappeared, power cuts have stopped and the police have returned to the s...

Protesters gathered outside the National Congress building in Brasilia and climbed on the roof. Photo: Reuters

Brazil unveils plan to hire 10,000 doctors for poor areas

by BBC News July 8, 2013

The shake-up will include employing foreign doctors for the first time from September, as well as changes to the university medicine curriculum....

A coup? Or something else? $1.5 billion in US aid is on the line

by Peter Baker New York Times July 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — By all accounts, the generals removed the democratically elected president, put him in detention, arrested his allies and suspended the Constitution. Army vehicles and soldiers in riot gear roamed the streets, while jet fighters roared overhead....

Barring of Bolivan plane infuriates Latin America as Snowden case widens

by William Neuman and Alison Smale New York Times July 3, 2013

CARACAS, Venezuela — The geopolitical storm churned up by Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor, continued to spread on Wednesday as Latin American leaders roundly condemned the refusal to let Bolivia’s president fly over several European nations, rallying to his side ...

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