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Global/International Current Events.  World news and foreign policy feeds refreshed daily.  Not simply headlines, but ideally covering stories from more in depth sources about the topics of the day.

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In a newly released public opinion [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR
In the aftermath of the November 15 military intervention, there are credible rumors that [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
Members of the Druze community look at their friends and relatives on the Syrian side of the border, during a rally in the Druze village of Majdal Shams on the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, Feb. 14, 2014.

Kifach Juary raises his mug of cold beer in an exaggerated toast. “Being a Druze is a profession at which we Druze excel.”

Dressed in a T-shirt and cargo shorts, Juary, 50, sits on the fashionable porch of the Why? bar in downtown Majdal Shams, one of four Druze villages in the Golan Heights in Israel's far north. The thuds of shelling from within Syria, just over a mile away, can be heard clearly.

“The Druze have [...]

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Global Post
Andi Davila Litiana Talemaimaleya

Elisabeth Holland's office at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji looks like a museum. There are woven palm leaf fans, wooden canoe replicas, a handmade Fijian cloth with a turtle design — all artifacts from her life here in the Pacific Islands.

But she grew up far from here — in New Mexico.

"I came from the desert," Holland says. "I first saw the ocean when I was 16."

These days, the ocean is central to [...]

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Global Post

A military tank with armed soldiers on the road leading to President Robert Mugabe's office in Harare. [AP Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi]

What is happening in Zimbabwe?

It appears that 93-year old “President for Life” Robert Mugabe might finally be out of power. The military has refused to acknowledge a “coup,” but when the military leadership provide the spokesmen for the government, when generals are asserting who will and will not be acceptable as potential heads of state [...]

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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