News headlines in February 2015, page 4

  1. Argentina Moves Towards Marriage of Convenience with China

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (IPS) - The government of Argentina is building a marriage of convenience with China, which some see as uneven and others see as an indispensable alliance for a new level of insertion in the global economy.

  2. OPINION: Discrimination by Law

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    CAIRO, Feb 23 (IPS) - In November 2013, a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey ranked Egypt as the worst of 22 Arab states with regards to women's rights.

  3. Analysis: Economic Growth Is Not Enough

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    NEW YORK, Feb 23 (IPS) - Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen — for the first time in a decade — according to recent figures from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  4. Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

  5. The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    HARARE, Feb 21 (IPS) - Reports this year of illicit moneys from African countries stashed in a Swiss bank – indicating that corruption lies behind much of the income inequality that affects the continent – have grabbed international news headlines.

  6. Report Cries out on Behalf of Iraqi Women

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - Iraqi women continue to be subject to physical, emotional and sexual violence, according to a new report by Minority Rights Group International and Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.

  7. Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    Feb 20 (IPS) - On the blue flame of her biogas stove, it takes half as long for rural doctor Arianna Toledo to heat bath water and cook dinner as it did four years ago, when she still used electric power or firewood.

  8. Threats, Deaths, Impunity - No Hope for Free Press in Pakistan

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 20 (IPS) - It is no surprise that most Pakistani journalists work under tremendous stress; caught between crime lords in its biggest cities, militant groups across its tribal belt and rival political parties throughout the country, censorship, intimidation and death seem almost to come with the territory.

  9. Negev Bedouin Resist Israeli Demolitions “To Show We Exist”

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    AL ARAQIB, Negev Desert, Israel, Feb 20 (IPS) - Lehavim Junction in the northern Negev in Israel has been the backdrop to protests against home demolitions in Bedouin localities for the past four and half years.

  10. Chikungunya Thrives with Climate Variability in the Caribbean

    Friday, February 20, 2015