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· November, 2013

Stories about International Relations from November, 2013

18 November 2013

Australian Prime Minister Downplays Sri Lankan Torture Allegations

Many Australians were flabbergasted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conciliatory remarks about torture and other human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan government

14 November 2013

China: Domestic or Foreign Role for New National Security Committee?

The establishment of a new top-level authority - State Security Committee (NSC) - was announced by the Chinese Communist Party on November 12, 2013.

13 November 2013

Ethiopians: #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia to Stop Immigration Crackdown

Saudi Arabia has began enforcing a crackdown on illegal immigrants after the expiry of an amnesty period given to illegal immigrants. Ethiopian immigrants find themselves a target.

12 November 2013

An Alternative Guide to Colombo for CHOGM 2013

200,000 Dominicans of Haitian Descent are Stripped of Citizenship

A myriad of NGOs and social activists have demonstrated against a sentence which has denationalized almost 250 000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Puerto Ricans Demand Oscar López Rivera's Release From Prison

How to Have Fun With Nuclear Negotiation

When "making progress" during nuclear negotiations still means no deal, Iranians on Twitter share jokes about the comical side of things.

10 November 2013

Journalist Dubbed ‘Macedonian Assange’ Arrested in Serbia

Macedonia releases one journalist and arrests another. Journalist Zoran Bozinovski was arrested in Serbia on November 7, 2013 on an Interpol warrant requested by Macedonian authorities.

Hungary Criticized for Lenient Naturalization Policy

Sadness and Anger in Kidal, Mali

9 November 2013

Bad Cop, Good Cop and Other Cops in Iran Nuke Talks

Turk-Arab Youth Congress: Middle East Needs Greater Regional Cooperation

Global Voices author from Pakistan Fakiha Hassan Rizvi attended the 2nd Turk Arab Youth Congress (TAYC) held in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct 25-27, 2013 and reports what she learned.

In Response to Danny Ayalon: The REAL Truth about Palestine

8 November 2013

Newfound Oil Met With Hope, Concern in Benin

The Benin government has announced the discovery of a source of oil in the Sèmè-Podji region. The find has pleased some, but others remain skeptical.

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