Despite Aid Push, Ebola Raging in Sierra Leone

San Antonio Express News | Nov 28, 2014

While health officials say they are making headway against the Ebola epidemic in neighboring Liberia, the disease is still raging in Sierra Leone, despite the big international push. In November alone, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,800 new cases in this country, about three times as many as in Liberia, which until recently had been the center of the outbreak.

International Red Cross, Citing Numerous Crises, Plans Record Spending

The New York Times | Nov 28, 2014

Under pressure from the number and intensity of humanitarian crises around the world, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it was trying to raise a record $1.6 billion to fund its 2015 operations.

The US State Department's YouTube 'Digital Jihad'

BBC | Nov 28, 2014

As the US government rolled out its military response to Islamic State over the summer, its diplomatic arm ramped up another war - confronting the extremist group on the digital battleground.

New Arabic Site Provides Israeli News by Jewish, Arab Reporters

Al Monitor | Nov 27, 2014

The new media revolution of recent years enables such direct appeals to the Arab public in its own language and the marketing of original content produced by a team of Jewish and Arab Israelis from a bureau on Rothschild Boulevard, in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Is the 'Smile Diplomacy' by China Genuine?

New Straits Times | Nov 27, 2014

The frosty handshake between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing is providing an opportunity for the two countries to end the downward spiral of the last two years, but this is by no means assured. Both sides had their respective domestic audiences in mind at the historic meeting. 

China Using 'Soft Power' to Push Sino-Taiwan Reunification

Sputnik International | Nov 27, 2014

China is using "soft power" in order to overcome decades of confrontation with Taiwan, encouraging the island to reunite with the mainland.

Twitter Diplomacy at the Summit

eKantipur | Nov 27, 2014

Twiplomacy or ‘twitter diplomacy’ was at its peak with South Asian leaders taking to the social media platform as the 18th Saarc Summit kicked off in the Capital on Wednesday.

UN Top Aid Official Valerie Amos to Step Down

Ahram Online | Nov 27, 2014

The top UN official for humanitarian aid, Valerie Amos, who oversaw international relief efforts in Syria and other trouble spots, is stepping down, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

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