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Flavors From Afar in LA uplifts & supports refugee communities through food

Through its food and hospitality, Flavors From Afar - in Los Angeles' Little Ethiopia neighborhood - sheds light on refugees and asylum seekers by featuring cuisines from countries that have experienced a refugee crisis.... Read more»

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Indigenous leaders face barriers to UN climate conference

Indigenous leaders are largely being excluded from participation in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference as the world grapples with escalating problems from floods, fires, heat, drought and other disasters.... Read more»

Analysis

Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. The 20 numbers highlighted below, some drawn from figures released on Sept. 1, 2021, by the Costs of War Project, help tell the story of the Afghanistan War.... Read more»

Cindy McCain picked by Biden as UN food ambassador

President Joe Biden on Wednesday tapped Arizona's Cindy McCain, the widow of former U.S. Sen. John McCain, as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with the rank of ambassador.... Read more»

Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry has close financial ties to Israeli security

Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry not only “stands with” Israel, but technology developed here stands watch over the country: Israel’s Iron Dome defense system was created here.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump’s attack on the WHO

Trump made his announcement on funding at the White House coronavirus task force daily briefing on April 14, accusing the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” There is no evidence that the WHO has covered up the spread of the novel coronavirus. There has, however, been evidence that China was slow to report the outbreak. ... Read more»

Senate approves Arizonan Barrett as fourth female Air Force secretary

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm Arizona businesswoman Barbara Barrett as the next Air Force secretary.... Read more»

Air Force nominee Barrett gets gentle treatment at confirmation hearing

In an otherwise amicable confirmation hearing, some senators pressed Barrett on her response to the Trump administration’s plan to divert $3.6 billion from military projects toward a border wall.... Read more»

The facts on Trump’s EPA nominee

Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has made some questionable claims related to global warming, fracking and the Clean Power Plan.... Read more»

Arizona took more Syrian refugees than most states, U.S. seeks more

At least 800 Syrian refugees were resettled in Arizona over the last year, more refugees than all but three states in the nation, according to the most recent data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.... Read more»

Do these displaced Hondurans deserve asylum in America?

In Honduras, criminal violence has made more than 17,000 people flee their homes in recent years, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a Switzerland-based group that documents refugees around the globe.... Read more»

Chart: Where every refugee in the U.S. comes from

While most refugees in the US come from China and Haiti, there are some surprising countries on this list.... Read more»

Why less coca does not equal less cocaine

The area sown with coca, the key ingredient in cocaine and crack, is at an all-time low. That’s according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which released its annual World Drug Report Thursday, crediting the record to a 25 percent reduction in Colombia’s fields, one of just three countries where coca is grown. ... Read more»

13 startling facts from Amnesty's report on torture around the world

If lives were at risk, if national security was at stake, would you condone using torture to obtain information that could prevent such a disaster? If you answered "yes," you're not alone. ... Read more»

North Korea execution: The nation is sliding into chaos. Or it's more stable than ever

On Sunday, North Korea announced that Kim Jong Un’s uncle, the powerful guiding-hand regent, had been excommunicated from the leadership. Four days later, after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason, Jang Song Taek was executed.... Read more»

Russian site eyed for Syrian chemical weapons destruction

Detective work in Syria that was completed this week has allowed UN investigators to document some of the world’s worst suspicions. They found that a deadly rocket slammed into the second floor of an apartment building in the Damascus suburb known as Moadamiyah in the early morning hours on Aug. 21. There, the warhead sheared off, spreading a gas that quickly killed those who lived inside. ... Read more»

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