News headlines in February 2013, page 4

  1. Europeans Urge U.S. Action on Financial Transaction Tax

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (IPS) - Two European policymakers on Monday called on their U.S. counterparts to rethink opposition to proposals for a small tax on stock purchases and other financial transactions, which proponents say could raise hundreds of billions of dollars for poverty alleviation, action on climate change and financing international development.

  2. Q&A: Radio Gives a Voices to South African Youth

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - Lesedi Mogoatlhe has dedicated her life to empowering African youth by helping them to find their voices through radio journalism.

  3. Former Insiders Criticise Iran Policy as U.S. Hegemony

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (IPS) - "Going to Tehran" arguably represents the most important work on the subject of U.S.-Iran relations to be published thus far.

  4. Green Energy Solves Dual Crises of Poverty and Climate

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb 25 (IPS) - Green energy is the only way to bring billions of people out of energy poverty and prevent a climate disaster, a new study reveals.

  5. U.N. to Build Bridges Battling 'Merchants of Hate'

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - Amidst the rising tide of racial and religious intolerance worldwide - including xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia - the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) will meet in the Austrian capital of Vienna later this week to strengthen cross-cultural relations in a world it describes as "alarmingly out of balance".

  6. ‘Marks of Manhood’ Fuel Gender-Based Violence

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - Some of the most harrowing cases of gender-based violence Kathryn Bolkovac came across while working as a U.N. human rights investigator in Bosnia involved a perpetrator dubbed "the Doctor" by the women and girls he abused.

  7. More Dead Than Red

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    EIN GEDI, Israel, Feb 25 (IPS) - The World Bank has declared the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project feasible. Designed to "save the Dead Sea", "desalinate water and/or generate hydroelectricity at affordable prices in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority", and "build a symbol of peace in the Middle East", the scheme, green groups warn, is fraught with environmental hazards.

  8. Power Sharing a “Dangerous Concept” for Kenya’s Democracy

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    NAIROBI, Feb 25 (IPS) - Days ahead of Kenya's general elections, the country's former deputy Minister of Information Koigi Wamwere has slammed calls for power-sharing among minority ethnic groups in the next government, calling it a "dangerous concept".

  9. The Limits of Media Freedom in Somalia

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    MOGADISHU, Feb 25 (IPS) - Media advocates in Somalia worry that a recent case against a journalists who exposed the story of a gang rape involving members of the national security forces will serve as a deterrent to journalists countrywide.

  10. Senegal Growing Up Over Marriage

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    DAKAR, Feb 25 (IPS) - When Abdoulaye Ba heard his local Imam in Dakar, Senegal, speaking out against child marriage, he found that the idea was not very palatable to him. As head of his family, he had intended to marry off his three teenage daughters.