News headlines in November 2012, page 4

  1. South Sudan Oiling up for Self-Reliance

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    JUBA, Nov 28 (IPS) - As South Sudan continues negotiations with Sudan regarding the resumption of oil production and transit, the South Sudanese government says that it is developing its own industry and will start producing fuel for domestic consumption within the next eight months in order to avoid continued reliance on its neighbour.

  2. Settlement Begins in U.S. Mismanagement of Native Funds

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (IPS) - After 17 years in litigation, the U.S. government has announced that hundreds of thousands of Native Americans will soon be receiving payments from what has been described as the United States' largest class-action lawsuit, which accused the government of massive mismanagement of trusts covering indigenous peoples' monies and lands.

  3. Brazil, Turkey, India, Indonesia Key to U.S.-Backed Global Order

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (IPS) - The United States should focus increasingly on courting Brazil, India, Indonesia and Turkey, four "global swing states" critical to the preservation of the Western-dominated international order, according to a new report released here Tuesday by two major U.S. think tanks.

  4. Why Are Women Shut Out of Peace Talks?

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of an upcoming U.N. Security Council (UNSC) meeting on women, peace and security, a coalition of some 63 international women's groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has decried the absence of women during peace negotiations in post-conflict situations.

  5. New HIV Epidemic Looms over Romania

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    WARSAW, Nov 27 (IPS) - New HIV infections among Romanian drug users have grown exponentially over the past couple of years, from three to five cases annually between 2007 and 2009, to 98 just in the first half of 2012.

  6. Fears Rise Over Afghans in Iranian Jails

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    HERAT, Afghanistan, Nov 27 (IPS) - It appears that Iran has hanged Afghan prisoners on death row despite pending mercy pleas from their relatives.

  7. Egypt’s Brutal Security Forces Also Victims of State Brutality

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    CAIRO, Nov 27 (IPS) - Three people have been killed, more than 400 wounded and over 200 arrested as clashes between Egyptians protesting President Muhammad Morsi's attempt to expand his presidential powers and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and Egyptian security forces continue to rock the capital and enflame major cities around the country.

  8. Local Opposition Rises Against Fracking Proposal

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, Nov 27 (IPS) - Efforts to promote the use of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of obtaining oil and natural gas, face stiff opposition from researchers and citizens who say that in its present form, the technology's risks far outweigh its worth.

  9. African Negotiators Saving Kyoto from the Grave

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    DOHA, Nov 27 (IPS) - African negotiators attending the United Nations climate change talks in Doha, Qatar say they are determined to ensure that developed countries do not let the Kyoto Protocol die as its commitment period comes to an end.

  10. Chinese and Brazilian Firms Building the New Angola

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    LUANDA, Nov 27 (IPS) - "In Luanda there are no matches." This was the first line of a report written by Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel García Márquez in the Angolan capital in 1977.