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Mark Tran

Mark Tran

    Leadership was on the cards for Justin Trudeau from day one
    Leadership was on the cards for Justin Trudeau from day one
    Born and bred in a political family, the new Canadian prime minister initially shunned the trade.
    Aylan Kurdi: Funeral held for Syrian boy who drowned
    Aylan Kurdi: Funeral held for Syrian boy who drowned
    Aylan’s father, Abdullah, said he hoped the death of his family would encourage Arab states to help Syrian refugees.
    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and Awakenings author, dies
    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and Awakenings author, dies
    Sacks, who also wrote The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, revealed in February that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer.
    Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
    Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
    Rather than limiting population, reducing the consumption of natural resources would have a better chance of achieving effective sustainability gains.
    Israel's ironclad protection against Hamas missiles
    Israel's ironclad protection against Hamas missiles
    Israel's Iron Dome air defence system is designed to intercept rockets fired by Hamas from up to 69km away in Gaza.
    Isis insurgents attack Iraq's biggest oil refinery
    Isis insurgents attack Iraq's biggest oil refinery
    Islamist militants have launched an assault in Baiji as Iran raises the prospect of military intervention in the embattled state.
    Syrian deluge hits Jordan’s schools
    Syrian deluge hits Jordan’s schools
    Institutions are doubling shifts and staff, but they are finding it difficult to cope with the demand.
    Jordanians' hospitality is wearing thin
    Jordanians' hospitality is wearing thin
    The burden of supporting 500 000 refugees from Syria is stretching resources to the limit, writes Mark Tran in Zaatari.
    DRC priest calls for action on Kony
    DRC priest calls for action on Kony
    The Catholic activist has warned the world not to sweep the leader of the LRA under the carpet.
    Children are becoming the pawns of war
    Children are becoming the pawns of war
    Increasingly they are being targeted - and the automation of weapons will make it even worse.
    Globalisation exacerbates plight of poor, research finds
    Globalisation exacerbates plight of poor, research finds
    The wellbeing of many poor people has deteriorated in the past 15 years.