News headlines in 2013, page 5

  1. Ethiopia Swamped by Tidal Wave of Returned Migrants

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    ADDIS ABABA, Dic 21 (IPS) - The return of 120,000 young undocumented migrant workers from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia has sparked fears that the influx will worsen the country's high youth unemployment and put pressure on access to increasingly scarce land.

  2. Saudi Arabia's Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 20 (IPS) - If you are confused or baffled by Saudi Arabia's foreign policy moves over the past month or so, you are hardly alone. It appears the Saudis themselves don't know quite what to make of the various situations in which they find themselves.

  3. How Israel Sank into the Quagmire of Apartheid

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 20 (IPS) - When one writes a book about Israel, one must expect that it will be analysed not for its quality but for its ideological bent.

  4. China Gets More Territorial

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    MANILA, Dic 20 (IPS) - Since his rise to power in late 2012, China's President Xi Jinping has managed to consolidate his control swiftly over the three pillars of the Chinese political system, the state bureaucracy, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the military. In response, many neighbouring countries cautiously welcomed a more self-confident and stable leadership in Beijing, hoping the new Chinese president will display greater flexibility on outstanding regional issues.

  5. Caring for Water Is a Must for Brazil’s Energy Industry

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    FOZ DE IGUAÇU, Brazil, Dic 20 (IPS) - As they build huge hydropower dams, the Brazilian government and companies have run into resistance from environmentalists, indigenous groups and social movements. But the binational Itaipú plant is an exception, where cooperation is the name of the game.

  6. And Now This Filthy Flood

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    GAZA CITY, Dic 20 (IPS) - Wearing tattered shoes and hopping between dirty puddles, 14-year-old Sabeh manages to find his way to the market at the Al Shati refugee camp, one of Gaza's most heavily populated and poor areas.

  7. Syrious Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 20 (IPS) - Three months after averting a military strike against Syria with a last-minute deal to deprive it of its chemical weapons arsenal, U.S. policy toward the world's most violent conflict appears increasingly at sea.

  8. Kim the Third

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - A very Shakespearean epic is unraveling today in Pyongyang.

  9. OP-ED: Bahraini Prime Minister Dodges Corruption Bullet, for Now

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - The recent collapse of the British Serious Fraud Office court case against Victor Dahdaleh has left the Bahraini prime minister's reputation for corruption intact.

  10. Nevis Embarks on Geothermal Energy Journey

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Dic 19 (IPS) - The tiny island of Nevis in the northern region of the Lesser Antilles is one of the few remaining unspoiled places in the Caribbean. It is now seeking to become the greenest, joining a growing list of Caribbean countries pursuing clean geothermal power.