International

November, 2013

Woodside

Filipinos raise typhoon relief funds while waiting for hear from relatives

When Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines Friday, its destruction was felt 8,500 miles away in Woodside where nearly 13,000 Filipinos make up the largest concentration in the state. Comment.

October, 2013

Forest Hills

Meng hosts Forest Hills talk on Iran

A federal lawmaker brought attention to the strained relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran this week by hosting a public forum at the Forest Hills Jewish Center this week. Comment.

September, 2013

Letters

U.S. must not go to war with Syria

All polls indicate that the vast majority of the American people oppose intervention in Syria’s civil war. If we were a true democracy, Congress would vote no on war with Syria and not be swayed by warmongers. Comment.

July, 2013

Astoria

Queens Egyptians keep tabs on crisis in Cairo

Following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the Middle East nation’s army, his countrymen living in Queens are calling for immediate action to end a growing international crisis. Comment.

June, 2013

Letters

China treated Iraq better than U.S.

After the end of the war in Iraq, where thousands of Americans died, hundreds of thousands were injured and $9 billion in cash — shipped on wooden pallets — literally disappeared. Comment.

May, 2013

International

Queens Bangladeshis decry factory collapse

The Bangladeshi community in Queens reacted with sadness to a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh last month that left hundreds dead, and an organization that advocates for immigrant workers said the tragedy sheds light on the importance of creating better working conditions for laborers in the garment industry overseas. Comment.

April, 2013

Letters

NRA, foreign nations similar

On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly, to a resounding cheer, overwhelmingly approved — 154 in favor, three against and 23 abstaining — the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade. The obvious goal: keeping deadly weapons out of the hands of perpetrators who would wreak havoc upon their victims. Comments (2).
Forest Hills

Afghan woman fights for gender rights

Extreme acts of violence against humanity are often met with widespread shock and unmitigated disgust, but in fanatical circles extreme acts of violence against women are often met with hushed nods of approval from the male ruling elite. Comment.

March, 2013

Jamaica

Meeks makes trip to Venezuela for President Chavez’s funeral

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) was part of the delegation that traveled to Venezuela for the late President Hugo Chavez’s funeral last week. Comment.

February, 2013

International

Rep. Israel pressures Putin to lift ban on Russian adoptions

With little headway made at the negotiating table, elected officials from the state and federal levels started putting the pressure on the Russian government to lift its ban on adoptions. Comment.
Letters

Clinton performed well before GOP

I think U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did an outstanding job defending herself and the State Department from the disgraceful onslaught by the Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Comments (1).
Little Neck

Little Neck family embodies Russian adoption struggle

An international dispute involving a Russian ban on U.S. adoptions has hit home for one couple in Little Neck, and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) pledged to help ensure they bring their new son home. Comments (2).

January, 2013

Jackson Heights

Bangladesh fire raises concerns in Jax Hghts

Mega-retailer Walmart has released a “zero tolerance” policy after a factory fire that killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh. Comment.
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