News headlines in May 2014, page 4

  1. Is Ankara Getting Deeper Into The Iraqi Quicksand?

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    ANKARA, May 25 (IPS) - The decision late Thursday by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to proceed with its first shipment of crude oil to Europe out of the port of Ceyhan in southern Turkey has received mixed reactions from all the parties concerned.

  2. Fiji Leads Pacific Region on Climate Adaptation Efforts

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    SYDNEY, May 25 (IPS) - Still a long way off in many parts of the world, climate displacement is already a reality in the Pacific Islands, where rising seas are contaminating fresh water and agricultural land, and rendering some coastal areas uninhabitable.

  3. African Union Takes Stock of 51 Years as Terrorism Spread Across Continent

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    HARARE, May 25 (IPS) - As the African Union is set to celebrate its 51st birthday on May 25, it does so as the continent remains caught up in a tide of terrorist conflicts, which many analysts feel the AU has done little to resolve.

  4. U.N. Reaches Dead End in Resolving Syrian Crisis

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - The United Nations has reached a virtual dead end trying to resolve the civil war in Syria - primarily as a result of the stalemate in peace talks and the continued deadlock in the Security Council.

  5. Looking Forward to the Foreign Policy of the Modi Government

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

    NEW DELHI, May 24 (IPS) - Even though there has been a broad political consensus over the major tenets of India's foreign policy across successive governments in the past, the assumption on May 26 of a BJP-led government in India will have some visible impact on external relations, precisely because of the prospects of a strong government at the centre and a decisive and charismatic leader at its head.

  6. U.S. Pledges to Reduce Child Stunting by Two Million Globally

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON, May 23 (IPS) - The U.S. government has pledged to reduce the number of chronically malnourished children around the world by at least two million over the next half decade, receiving an initial positive response from the development community.

  7. Seasonal Agricultural Workers Left Out of Chilean Boom

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    SANTIAGO, May 23 (IPS) - Tens of thousands of women employed as seasonal workers in rural areas of Chile suffer high levels of poverty and poor working conditions, even though their labour generates huge profits for agricultural exporters.

  8. Peaceful Transitions From The Nuclear To The Solar Age

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, May 23 (IPS) - Japanese Buddhist and president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Daisaku Ikeda's Peace Proposal 2014 elevated my focus from the daily news to my longer term concerns for more peaceful, equitable and sustainable human societies to assure our common future. These broader concerns are now shared by millions of humans who have transcended purely personal, local and nationalistic goals and become prototypical global citizens.

  9. Tracking the Democratic “Alternative from the South”

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON, May 23 (IPS) - Democratic governance offers a viable option for developing countries to achieve economic growth and inclusion, yet this doesn't need to follow the Western model, new research released here this week suggests.

  10. Narendra Modi: More Continuity Than Change in Foreign Policy

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    NEW YORK, May 23 (IPS) - The Congress Party took a beating in India's recent parliamentary election and has been now sidelined by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People's Party, or BJP).