News headlines in November 2013, page 3

  1. ‘Business Is Business, Moses Is Moses’

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    HAIFA, Northern Israel, Nov 27 (IPS) - As civil war paralyses Syria's transit routes and political flux in Egypt may affect security at the Suez Canal, Israel is busy repositioning itself as a transhipment hub and trade gateway to the Middle East.

  2. Mental Illness Plus Police Often Equals Tragedy

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    BERKELEY, California, U.S., Nov 26 (IPS) - Just before midnight on Feb. 12, Kayla Xavier Moore's roommate dialed 911. Moore, 41, a paranoid schizophrenic, was off her prescription meds and highly agitated. The roommate thought he knew the drill – Moore would be taken to a psychiatric hospital, stabilised with medication and allowed to go home in 72 hours.

  3. The Other Rearguard of Colombia’s FARC Rebels

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela, Nov 26 (IPS) - The presence of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is evident in Venezuela's Amazon region, where the guerrillas can be seen on speed boats, in camps, or interacting with local indigenous communities.

  4. Spring Bursts Among the Toubou in Libya´s Desert

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    MURZUQ, Libya, Nov 26 (IPS) - "Can there possibly be anything more satisfying than teaching your own language to your own people?" Abdel Salam Wahali remarked to IPS. He is a teacher of Tebu, an ancient language which is experiencing a boom in post-Gaddafi Libya.

  5. Almost 20 Years On - International Justice Still Fails Rwandans

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    KIGALI, Nov 26 (IPS) - "There is a saying that all Rwandans believe in. You can't forgive if you forget, but when you remember, you know what harmed you and you can forgive and move forward," Honore Gatera tells IPS as he walks through the grounds of the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda's capital. 

  6. U.S. Officials Hint at Reservations on Final Nuclear Deal

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (IPS) - The "first step" agreement between Iran and the United States that was sealed in Geneva over the weekend is supposed to lead to the negotiation of a "comprehensive settlement" of the nuclear issue over the next six months, though the latter has gotten little attention.

  7. Iran Deal Gains Traction Despite Netanyahu and Republican Dissent

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (IPS) - Despite strenuous objections by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and mostly Republican lawmakers here, the new accord between the Iran and the U.S. and five other major powers on Tehran's nuclear programme appears to be gaining support here and abroad.

  8. U.S. Unveils Military Strategy for Arctic

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (IPS) - The United States is calling for greater cooperation in the Arctic, even as it warns that it will defend its sovereignty in the face of strengthening international interest in newly opening shipping lanes and natural resource extraction opportunities as the region's ice disappears.

  9. OP-ED: Devil in the Details, Angel in the Big Picture

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    Nov 25 (IPS) - The devil is in the details. This cliché is already being invoked regarding the deal concluded this past weekend between Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany, along with the European Union's High Representative, Baroness Catherine Ashton.

  10. Today's Forecast Is for Climate-Proof Farming

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 25 (IPS) - Even as weather extremes bedevil Caribbean farmers, Ramgopaul Roop has turned his three-acre fruit farm into a showcase for how to beat climate change.