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Wounds still left open from Northern Ireland’s conflict

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Wounds still left open from Northern Ireland’s conflict

Eleven years ago, a peace agreement in Northern Ireland ended decades of sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants. Despite that agreement, there are still many open wounds from the conflict -- justice still not served for thousands of families whose loved ones were murdered or vanished.

Posted: May 4, 2009 15:54   Comments: 2
Winemakers thrive in the hills of eastern Lebanon

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Winemakers thrive in the hills of eastern Lebanon

The mountainous region of eastern Lebanon has a rich history spanning thousands of years -- and equally rich land that makes it a fertile location for some of the country's top vineyards. Lebanon produces rich red wines, crisp whites and smooth, fruity ros├ęs.

Posted: April 29, 2009 16:58   Comments: 18
Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

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Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Posted: April 28, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

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Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

Some call it a state within a state; a movement that is all too willing to fill any gaps it perceives left open by the government. Hezbollah, with its close ties to Iran, has become very influential in Lebanon -- and though the U.S. government considers them terrorists, they are heroes to their many followers.

Posted: April 27, 2009 15:56   Comments: 16
Arab world is transfixed by Turkish soap operas

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Arab world is transfixed by Turkish soap operas

For more than six centuries, the Ottoman Empire controlled Arab lands, leaving its imprint on art, language and food. Today, Turkey is wielding influence once again in the Arab world -- not militarily, but through its soap operas.

Posted: April 22, 2009 13:23   Comments: 4
Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

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Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

Until the global recession, the former Soviet republic of Latvia was experiencing the kind of growth that some described as miraculous. Now, it has all tumbled down, with unemployment at 14.5 percent.

Posted: April 20, 2009 14:41   Comments: 8
Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

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Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

Some of the biggest victims of Liberia's 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.

Posted: April 16, 2009 15:21   Comments: 7
Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

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Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

Liberia's recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country. Women are now on the front lines of what's become a war on sexual violence.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:22   Comments: 11
Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

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Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

For a 14-year period ending in 2003, Liberia struggled with a brutal civil war, a crippled economy and not much hope. That was until a women's movement started to take hold -- a movement that helped to drive a dictator from power and gave women the kind of opportunities they could never have dreamed of.

Posted: April 14, 2009 13:18   Comments: 5
Liberia, “America’s stepchild,” searches for own identity

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Liberia, “America’s stepchild,” searches for own identity

Liberia, a small country in West Africa, has long and deep ties to America. The country, which became infamous in recent years for a bloody civil war, was settled by freed American slaves. Now, Liberia is trying to shape an identity it can call its own.

Posted: April 13, 2009 15:10   Comments: 7

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