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Cambodia launches trial of Khmer Rouge official

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Cambodia launches trial of Khmer Rouge official

Cambodia began the trial of a man who ran the Tuol Sleng prison and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime. From 1975 to 1979, more than 1.7 million people were killed or died under the Communist regime.

Posted: February 17, 2009 16:14   Comments: 0
Sri Lanka’s civilians ensnared by rebel-government battling

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Sri Lanka’s civilians ensnared by rebel-government battling

As Sri Lanka's government continues its battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers and civilians are caught in the crossfire, a Worldfocus contributing blogger explores how the conflict originated and what the future holds for the government and the Tamils.

Posted: February 13, 2009 11:48   Comments: 5
Pakistan implicated in terrorist attacks

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Pakistan implicated in terrorist attacks

Lisa Curtis, a senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, speaks about possible Pakistani involvement in the recent attacks in Kabul.

Posted: February 12, 2009 16:44   Comments: 1
Deadly bushfires destroy lives and homes in Australia

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Deadly bushfires destroy lives and homes in Australia

Bushfires in Australia have killed more than 166 people and destroyed at least 740 homes. Some of the fires, which continue to burn in Victoria, are believed to have been set deliberately by arsonists.

Posted: February 9, 2009 11:14   Comments: 2
Kyrgyzstan to close air base, detouring U.S. passage

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Kyrgyzstan to close air base, detouring U.S. passage

Kyrgyzstan will not reverse its decision to close a U.S. air base that NATO has been using as a staging area for Afghanistan. The U.S. government faces growing problems supplying American troops in Afghanistan.

Posted: February 6, 2009 15:20   Comments: 1
“Slumdog” immigrant waits for U.S. Green Card lifeline

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“Slumdog” immigrant waits for U.S. Green Card lifeline

Rajeet Mohan is an Indian living in the U.S. on an H-1B visa. He shares his frustrating immigration experience and offers some solutions to retain and leverage highly-skilled immigrants in the U.S.

Posted: February 2, 2009 18:10   Comments: 56
Obama administration omits Kashmir from envoy’s mandate

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Obama administration omits Kashmir from envoy’s mandate

Worldfocus contributor Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din writes about the decision to remove the disputed region of Kashmir from U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's mandate, arguing that the move will have dangerous repercussions.

Posted: February 2, 2009 13:17   Comments: 6
Thailand’s Muslim insurgency solidifies in south

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Thailand’s Muslim insurgency solidifies in south

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the solidification of Thailand's Muslim insurgency and the government's approach to dealing with the separatist movement.

Posted: January 30, 2009 11:29   Comments: 4
More troops in Afghanistan could destabilize Pakistan

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More troops in Afghanistan could destabilize Pakistan

Parag Khanna of the New America Foundation discusses how a troop increase in Afghanistan might impact Pakistan and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's future in the region.

Posted: January 29, 2009 16:38   Comments: 2
Sri Lankan government corners rebel Tamil Tigers

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Sri Lankan government corners rebel Tamil Tigers

The Sri Lankan government's offensive against the Tamil Tigers may be close to an end, as the primary rebel base has been captured -- but both the rebels and the government face questions about the humanitarian consequences of their fighting.

Posted: January 28, 2009 19:06   Comments: 2

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