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Syria

Americans help heal Syria's wounded

by Kiran Ansari Chicago - Frustrated by the news of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, Liza Hoover, a paediatric nurse from Seabrook Island, South Carolina, wanted to use her medical training to make a...

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Afghanistan

Washington and Kabul: time to partner for peace

by David Cortright 02 April 2013 Notre Dame, Indiana – At a press conference in Kabul on 11 March 2013, Afghan President Hamid Karzai charged that the United States was working with the Taliban to...

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Yemen

Yemeni youth tackle terror with non-violent campaign

by Bassam Ghabar 12 March 2013 Sana’a - While counterterrorism efforts in Yemen generally fall within the domain of the Yemeni security forces, Yemeni youth have also joined in the challenge to...

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Pakistan

Muslims seek lost harmony in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan - Shortly after a bomb went off in Dera Ismael Khan, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, on 23 November killing seven people, Hasan Zaidi desperately attempted...

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Pakistan

Civil society may hold key to peace in Pakistan

by Mehreen Farooq 13 November 2012 Washington, DC - Less than two years after the Pakistani military drew down its counter-insurgency operations in the picturesque Swat valley, Pakistan’s frontier...

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Israeli NGOs moblise to meet needs of non-Jewish immigrants

by Jean-Marc Liling 30 October 2012 Jerusalem - For the past few years, thousands of non-Jewish Africans have enacted a modern-day Exodus out of Egypt, making their way from their countries of origin...

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Egypt

Egyptian women continue the struggle

by Randa El Tahawy Cairo - One of the iconic images of Egypt’s revolution was that of men and women standing together, united for positive change. But since then, women have struggled with sexual...

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Afghanistan

Preserving the gains of Afghan women as troops withdraw

by David Cortright Notre Dame, Indiana - The Obama administration is under mounting pressure to accelerate the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The US-led coalition plans to hand over...

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Yemen

Using dialogue to boost Yemen's economy

by Abubakr Al-Shamahi 13 March 2012 London - On 21 February, Yemenis went to the polls to vote for their new transitional president. This election, however, was different. There was only one...

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oPt

Virtual Arab-Israeli peace conference offers hope

by Ruth Eglash 07 February 2012 Jerusalem - Just days after long-time Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiators Yitzhak Molcho and Saeb Erekat clashed yet again at a meeting in Jordan, thousands of young...

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oPt

One-of-a-kind debate on women’s rights in Palestine

by Nida’ Tuma 20 December 2011 Ramallah, West Bank - A Facebook page with nearly 2000 members has recently attracted the attention of the Palestinian public and media. “Puzzled young women” is...

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Afghanistan

Afghan civil society calls for just peace

Bonn, Germany - Bonn’s Beethoven Hall usually hosts violin, cello and bass players. From 2-3 December the stage supported Afghan engineers, university professors, media professionals and leaders from...

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Yemen

Will a united government lead Yemen to peace?

by Abubakr Al-Shamahi 13 December 2011 London - In the presidential palace in Sana’a, a new Yemeni cabinet has just been sworn in. For the first time in 33 years, however, President Ali Abdullah...

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Iraq

Finally, a law protecting Iraq’s journalists

by Ahmed K. Fahad Nasiriyah, Iraq - Since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, Iraq has slowly begun transitioning from a dictatorship into a democracy. Although most of the media...

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oPt

Breaking down barriers in the South Hebron Hills

by Michael Omer-Man 05 April 2011 West Bank/Jaffa - On an otherwise serene Saturday morning in late March, in the southern Hebron Hills, over 30 activists – mostly Jews – non-violently confronted a...

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Can the Arab Awakening bring peace to the Middle East?

by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz 08 March 2011 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - Israel has been monitoring the storm sweeping the Arab world with anxiety. For decades, the peace with Egypt has been governed by...

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Iraq

Higher education: a beacon of hope for Iraqis

by Ahmed Kadhum Fahad 08 March 2011 Nasiriyah, Iraq - The level of education in Iraq has been declining as a result of 30 years of war and UN sanctions. Once renowned in the region for its advanced...

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Sudan

In Sudan, civil society helps implement the law

by Osman Hassan Khartoum - Khartoum (which is the name of a state in Sudan, as well as the name of the country and state's capital) is witnessing the flow of large quantities of illegal weapons. A...

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