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Where Exactly Was Kim Jong-un of North Korea?

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Where Exactly Was Kim Jong-un of North Korea?

Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), has appeared again after six weeks of mysterious absence, the state media reported today. Reports suggest that Kim was walking with a cane, as he has been suffering from multiple ailments such as gout and diabetes because of his obesity. He [...]

Lebanese Forces Leader Samir Geagea Suggests “War of Ideas” Against ISIS

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Lebanese Forces Leader Samir Geagea Suggests “War of Ideas” Against ISIS

Samir Geagea, the leader of the Lebanese Christian political party Lebanese Forces, spoke Thursday of Lebanon’s commitment to international military intervention taking place against the militant organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). He also called for a new initiative to combat the ideas of ISIS in all countries, communities, and online. Speaking in [...]

Hillary Clinton Receives Her Granddaughter…and an Award

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Hillary Clinton Receives Her Granddaughter…and an Award

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended and spoke at the Inaugural Service Awards Program last week honoring the families of America’s fallen heroes. The event was hosted by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national nonprofit organization that works for families of America’s fallen military heroes. In her first appearance since [...]

Living History: Dalai Lama Needs Your Money

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Living History: Dalai Lama Needs Your Money

The Dalai Lama Foundation, a global, non-profit organization focused on peace and ethics education, today kicks off development of The Living History of the Dalai Lama. It is the first of three phases that will comprise the new Dalai Lama Foundation Global Center For Peace. Scheduled to launch in mid-2015, Living History will be a [...]

President Obama to Speak at the Hispanic Event

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President Obama to Speak at the Hispanic Event

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama will address the Latino gala at CHCI’s 37th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This marks five of the past seven years President Obama has addressed the CHCI Gala, going back [...]

Clinton Campaign to Create Job Opportunities

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Clinton Campaign to Create Job Opportunities

At the 10th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on Tuesday in New York City, the Ad Council in partnership with Year Up, the Employment Pathways Project, ConPRmetidos, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, New Options Project, and Opportunity Nation launched the national “Grads of Life” campaign. It aims to help businesses fill more [...]

President Obama Signs Declaration to Fulfill Promise of America

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President Obama Signs Declaration to Fulfill Promise of America

President Obama became the seventh consecutive president Monday to sign a declaration calling on all Americans to do more to help young people in America reach their full potential. In an Oval Office ceremony, Obama added his signature to the Presidents’ Declaration to Fulfill the Promise of America. The Declaration, the centerpiece of the Presidents’ [...]

Secretary John Kerry Kicks Off the Climate Week

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Secretary John Kerry Kicks Off the Climate Week

US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim laid out their visions on Monday for a low-carbon economy on the Opening Day of Climate Week NYC 2014. They were joined by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, [...]

Will Indian Muslims Live and Die for India?

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Will Indian Muslims Live and Die for India?

Muslims are now facing a new phase of neglect under the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which formed the government in India in May this year. By Rakesh Raman A TV interview, which can only be called a mock show, India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi faced CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Sept. 21. [...]

Michelle Obama Expresses Her Love for Poetry

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Michelle Obama Expresses Her Love for Poetry

The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, began their year of poetry events, workshops and service projects with a reading hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House. These five young poets were appointed by the [...]

What Hillary Clinton Says on Latina Leadership in Congress

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What Hillary Clinton Says on Latina Leadership in Congress

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), as part of its 2014 Public Policy Conference, will welcome former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ms. Clinton will provide a keynote address at its Leadership Luncheon on Tue., Sept. 30, 12:30 – 2:15 p.m., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Hall. The luncheon, titled [...]

Who Are the Killers of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib?

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Who Are the Killers of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib?

Human rights activist Munir Said Thalib was popular in Indonesia by his first name, Munir. Ten years ago (Sept. 7, 2004), he was assassinated by someone who is still not identified. The U.S. Department of State issued a statement Saturday asking the Indonesian government to identify and catch Munir’s assassins. “Still today, justice has not [...]

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