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Long-absent Syrian expats in emotional visit home from US

- Victoria Mubarakah sits in the shade of a grapevine in her ancestral village in Syria, nostalgic and happy after a long trip from her home in the United States.

Lebanon expats prepare for voting first

Beirut - Expatriates kick off Lebanon's parliamentary polls by voting abroad on Friday, a first for the small country's huge diaspora.

Hungary's Orban courts diaspora for election boost

- Posing on Facebook in December beside the millionth "new citizen" Hungary has welcomed in recent years, an ethnic-Hungarian farmer from Serbia, nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban had reason to look pleased.

Anguished and helpless, Greek diaspora looks to homeland

Berlin - For millions of Greeks worldwide, fond memories of white-washed villages under azure skies have been overshadowed by images of street protests and panicked bank queues -- and fears about the country's European future.

Indian diaspora likely to get lifelong visas to India

The Indian tourism industry is likely to see a boost with the Indian Prime Minister announcing during his visit to the United States, that People of Indian Origin (PIO) in the United States can apply for lifelong visas to India.

Two projects reach $1 million milestone on Kickstarter this week

Crowdfunded ideas reach $1 million milestone on Kickstarter this week. Kickstarter is an online fundraising site that launched in 2009 and, to date, has helped many hopeful entrepreneurs launch their dreams.

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, co-founder of Diaspora, passes away at 22

One of the co-founders of Diaspora*, a open source social networking platform, has sadly passed away. Reports began to surface last night in the tech community that Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the founders of Diaspora*, died at the age of 22.

Op-Ed: Diaspora* moves forward in building 'a new and better social web' Special

Diaspora*, the startup that was thrust into the spotlight in spring of 2010 after an amazing online fundraiser, is still steadily making progress.

Africa: Children of the diaspora to the rescue Special

The children of recent immigrants from developing countries often find it easier to adjust or integrate into their new environment while their parents struggle with many of the day to day challenges they face.

Day of Immigrants

Is it possible to have immigrants out of the streets on March 1? In France, activists will hit the street on March 1, 2010 to spread the message of a "No Work, No Consumption Day."

Imprisoned Fatah Leader Stresses Importance of Cease-fire

Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti has stated that the cease-fire with Israel is in the Palestinian national interest.

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