With the global military and economic presence in Afghanistan beginning to ebb, leaders of the war-torn nation continue to face severe problems but the United Nations is an unlikely mediator for peace in the region, a foreign policy...
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Forty-eight countries, from Afghanistan to Zambia, made the U.N.’s list of Least Developed Countries of 2012, a rather dubious honor, to say the least. Thirty-three of the 48 countries are in Africa. Nine are Asian, and five are Pacific Island nations.
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From 24/7 Wall St. Last year, more than two-thirds of all people surveyed said they felt safe walking alone at night, according to a Gallup poll conducted in 134 countries. But in 31 countries, less than half the population felt this way. In Venezuela and South Africa, nearly three out of four people reported feeling unsafe. Internal conflict and repressive regimes are...
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The harsh spending cuts introduced by European governments to tackle their crippling debt problems have not only pitched the region into recession _ they are also being partly blamed for outbr…
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A series of security problems and difficult relations plague Hagel's trip to Afghanistan.
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The massive, chaotic influx of Syrians fleeing their country's civil war has stretched the resources of the neighboring countries taking them in and raised fears of sectarian fighting spreading across the region. As the U.N. refugee agency announces that the number of Syrians who have fled their country and are now seeking assistance has passed the one million mark, here's a...
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BEIRUT (AP) -- The massive, chaotic influx of Syrians fleeing their country's civil war has stretched the resources of the neighboring countries taking them in and raised fears of sectarian fighting spreading across the region. As the U.N. refugee agency announces that the number of Syrians who have fled their country and are now seeking assistance has passed the one million...
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Pakistan warned Afghanistan on Tuesday that it would not be responsible for the consequences if a border spat between the two countries escalated further, even as hundreds of Afghans rallied in a southern city to protest the latest incidents along their country's frontier.
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The euro stumbled on Thursday morning and traded down to $1.30. Growing financial, political and social problems in the region have been weighing on the common currency recently, and many aren't expecting a resolution anytime soon. The European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn, warned that France is beginning to pose a large risk for the region on...
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