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Thai police issue arrest warrant for suspect in Bangkok bombing

By Anna K. Poole
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Terrorism | Thai officials issued an arrest warrant today for the still unnamed suspect in Monday’s bombing in Bangkok. Authorities offered a $28,000 reward for help…

The global shame of sex trafficking

By Bob Jones
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Trafficking | In 2002, WORLD reported on the millions of women and girls sold into sexual slavery worldwide each year and asked why the U.S. State Department wasn’t doing…

Senate demands hearing on suspect changes to human trafficking report

By Jae Wasson
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Human Trafficking | Prominent senators questioned the integrity of the annual human-trafficking report, released Monday, and demanded a hearing after Obama administration…

Bangladeshi police arrest 12 linked to al-Qaeda in Asia

By Anna K. Poole
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Bangladesh | Last week, Bangladeshi officials arrested 12 men in Dhaka suspected of ties to the recently launched Asia branch of al-Qaeda. In a series of raids, local…

Australia dodges allegations of bribing human traffickers

By Anna K. Poole
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Southeast Asia | The seas of Southeast Asia are still churning with migrants stranded on boats, and despite the regional crackdown on human trafficking, opportunists abound.

Myanmar claims Rohingya are seeking better jobs, not fleeing persecution

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | Myanmar is sick of the Rohingya crisis. In recent weeks, members of the nation’s Muslim minority have captured international attention—including from the…

Human trafficking crisis creates new hurdles for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Fast track negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive trade agreement that encompasses everything from internet policy to financial…

Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis attracts attention, not answers

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | Eighteen countries gathered on Friday in Bangkok to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. Although the conference attracted a lot of…

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Tensions between U.S., China escalate over island dispute

By Rob Holmes
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Foreign Policy | China’s massive land reclamation in the South China Sea will be on the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Beijing this weekend. His…

Castaway human-trafficking victims denied refuge on Malaysian shores

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | A spiraling humanitarian crisis grips Southeast Asia as Malaysia and Indonesia have refused refuge to boats packed with Bangladeshis and Muslim Rohingyas,

Globe Trot: Nigeria claims Chibok schoolgirls will be released Monday

By Jamie Dean
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International | FREEDOM FOR CHIBOK GIRLS?: The Nigerian government claims it has reached a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group Boko Haram and says the militants have…

 
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