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Monthly Archives: March 2013

As US and NATO troops begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned in a report that human rights in Afghanistan “remain poor, with deterioration in some areas and growing concerns for the future.” Read more →...

By Record on Mar 31st, 2013

Tensions are high in the Korean peninsula as South Korea and the United States have been on the receiving end of continuous warnings from Kim Jong Un in North Korea, following a nuclear test in February which prompted the United Nations to tighten...

By Mina Akrami on Mar 30th, 2013

After an 18-month escalation in violence between Kurdish guerrillas and government forces, Turkey at long last may have reason to rejoice. Read more →...

By Record on Mar 29th, 2013

Ten years ago, in a defiant act of protest, 23-year-old Rachel Corrie knelt down outside a Palestinian home in Rafah, blocking the path of an Israeli bulldozer. Steadfast until it was too late, Corrie was dragged underneath mounds of earth and...

By Record on Mar 27th, 2013

The State of Israel has recently announced plans to redefine the country as the “national state of the Jewish people,” which has garnered high criticism, especially from the 1.5 million resident Arabs, constituting 20 percent of Israel’s...

By Record on Mar 27th, 2013

Last week, the Human Development report, which includes the Human Development Index (HDI), for 2013 provided figures illuminating the “striking transformation of a large number of developing countries into dynamic major economies.” Days...

One million troops stand guard on the border between North and South Korea, with 40mm machine guns pointed at each other’s observation posts. Travel between the two nations is limited to a few roads linking the South to a North Korean border...

By Record on Mar 26th, 2013

On March 9, The New York Times published an article detailing the inside story of the CIA investigation and eventual assassination of muslim cleric and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. The authors Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage, and Scott Shane...

By Record on Mar 23rd, 2013

In US Senate hearings last week, top regulators refused to speculate on what it would take for a large financial institution to face criminal charges. When regulators were pressed they deferred to the Department of Justice – prompting Senator...

By Record on Mar 21st, 2013

INTRODUCTION The 2013 Iranian presidential election began in earnest this February with the emergence of the first candidates. A recent Fars News Agency report from mid-March now gives us our first look at this election cycle’s crop of candidates,...

By Record on Mar 21st, 2013