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  • Stateless in New York: A woman's life as a 'legal ghost'

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she was a schoolgirl in Kuwait, Mona Kareem would ask her parents why she didn't have a passport and why they never left the country to visit relatives. Kareem, 26, and her family are bedoons, from the Arabic...
  • Obama to tout U.S. climate plan at U.N. summit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight strides the United States has made on climate change when he addresses a major U.N. climate summit next week, senior administration officials said on Thursday. About 120 heads of state and...
  • Downtown vigil planned for couple held in Qatar since daughter died

    Downtown vigil planned for couple held in Qatar since daughter died
    Friends and family of a San Gabriel Valley couple confined in Qatar after the death of their adopted daughter will stage a candlelight vigil Thursday to bring attention to a case that has dragged on for 20 months. Matt and Grace Huang, who live in...
  • Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]

    Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]
    Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to...
  • U.S. wasted $6.5 million on Afghan broadcast towers: inquiry

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six communications towers built in Afghanistan were never used and were a waste of more than $6.5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, an inquiry into U.S. State Department spending on Afghan reconstruction said on...
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt

    Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the...
  • House panel's Benghazi surprise: little partisan rancor

    After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring....
  • Zach Gilford Joins Jennifer Carpenter in USA's 'Stanistan' Pilot

    Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") and Jonathan Cake ("Desperate Housewives") have joined the cast of the USA pilot "Stanistan." Starring Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), the drama follows the staff of an American compound in the fictional country of...
  • Music exec Boo Frazier dies at 84

    HACKENSACK, N.J. Music executive Boo Frazier of Dumont, who worked with Chuck Berry, the Shirelles, Janet Jackson, Louis Armstrong and, most famously, his cousin Dizzy Gillespie, died Saturday. He was 84. The cause was congestive heart failure, his wife,...
  • U.S., Iran to hold bilateral talks in New York this week

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 and 3 U.S. diplomats will hold bilateral talks with Iranian officials about Tehran's nuclear program on Wednesday and Thursday in New York, the U.S. State Department said. "Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns,...