News headlines in July 2012, page 3

  1. Israeli Group Maps Palestinian Removals

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    ROAD 60, OCCUPIED WEST BANK, Jul 30 (IPS) - Sitting in an airconditioned car along Road 60 in the heart of the occupied West Bank, Ovad Arad explained how he goes about his job: driving unannounced into Palestinian towns and villages, taking photographs, having coffee with families, and leaving almost as quickly as he arrived.

  2. And How Muslims Hold the Key to Christ

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    JERUSALEM, Jul 29 (IPS) - “A prayer knocks till the door opens,” a songster from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre sings from outside the door.

  3. PERU: Fujimori’s Lawyers See Opportunity in Reduction of Death Squad Sentences

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    LIMA, Jul 28 (IPS) - Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori's defence lawyers said the Supreme Court decision to reduce the prison sentences of army intelligence agents found guilty of human rights abuses is "relevant" to his case.

  4. Pouring Edible Oil on Pakistan’s Troubled Areas

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 28 (IPS) - A makeshift girls' school in Bajaur. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS

    PESHAWAR,  Jul 28 2012 (IPS) -Taking turns to lug a heavy can of edible oil, Mushtari and Sheema Gul, twin sisters aged nine, trip home happily from their school in Ghareebabad village in Pakistan’s troubled Bajaur Agency.

  5. U.N. Chief Recounts Poverty and Plenty in South Korea

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a former foreign minister of South Korea, is visibly emotional whenever he speaks about the striking political and economic achievements in his home country.

  6. Schoolgirls Beat Taliban

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 28 (IPS) - Far from fears that female education is on the decline after the Taliban campaign against girls’ schools, female students outclassed their male counterparts in the secondary school examination for 2012.

  7. AIDS Meet Ends with Talk of Cure, But Realities of Scourge Persist

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Jul 28 (IPS) - As the International AIDS Conference ended in Washington on Friday, organisers unveiled groundbreaking new research on the promise of early anti-retroviral (ARV) drug therapy.

  8. Hezbollah Losing its Grip

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    DAHIEH, Jul 27 (IPS) - Since its inception, Hezbollah’s clout within its community has been solid. However, in recent weeks, the Party of God has been facing increasing difficulties controlling its support base and stymieing discontent. These developments have led analysts to question whether or not Hezbollah is losing its grip on its followers.

  9. Children Injured in Police Crackdown on Chile’s Mapuche Indians

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    SANTIAGO, Jul 27 (IPS) - “We have been trampled by this racist Chilean state, which oppresses us. The police force represses all Mapuche people…they shoot at us in cold blood.”

  10. Paraguay Opens Doors to Unregulated Foreign Investment

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    ASUNCION, Jul 27 (IPS) - In his first month as president of Paraguay, Federico Franco has thrown open the doors of his country to foreign investments that have raised questions about environmental safety.