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Top of the Morning: Sectarian Kidnappings in Syria; a Terrible Day for Afghan Civilians

Top stories from the Development and Aid World News Service–DAWNS Digest 

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Top of the Morning: Dire Warnings on Sahel Crisis

Top stories from DAWNS Digest 

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Can a New Special Envoy Move Syria Diplomacy?

Last Friday, word leaked that former Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will succeed Kofi Annan as the joint UN/Arab League envoy for Syria.  His job will not be difficult. It will be impossible.

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Day laborer program helps some Afghans earn extra income, others provide for family

The 5 Most Disturbing Findings of the New UN Report on Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released its mid-year report on civilian protection this week. Although the total number of civilian casualties in the first half of 2012 was lower than the number in the same period of 2011, the rest of the news wasn’t good.

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Top of the Morning: Huge Political Shakeup in Egypt; Iran Earthquakes Death Toll Rises

Top stories from DAWNS Digest. 

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The Cholera Conflict Nexus

A video from UNICEF shows how instability in Northern Mali is exacerbating a cholera epidemic.

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