News headlines in February 2015, page 5

  1. America and the Middle East after the Islamic State

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (IPS) - As the Congress ponders President Barack Obama's request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the "morning after" before they embark on another potentially disastrous war in the Levant.

  2. Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (IPS) - So much information about climate change now abounds that it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. Scientific reports appear alongside conspiracy theories, data is interspersed with drastic predictions about the future, and everywhere one turns, the bad news just seems to be getting worse.

  3. LGBTI Community in Central America Fights Stigma and Abuse

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    SAN SALVADOR, Feb 18 (IPS) - Despite the aggression and abuse she has suffered at the University of El Salvador because she is a trans woman, Daniela Alfaro is determined to graduate with a degree in health education.

  4. Should we celebrate 10 years of the global tobacco control treaty?

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    GENEVA, Feb 18 (IPS) - February 27 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty.

  5. Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 (IPS) - A rash of sex discriminatory laws – including the legalisation of polygamy, marital rape, abduction and the justification of violence against women – remains in statute books around the world.

  6. The Two Koreas: Between Economic Success and Nuclear Threat

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    SEOUL, Feb 18 (IPS) - The two Koreas are an odd match – both are talking about possible dialogue but both have different ideas of the conditions, and that difference comes from the 62-year-old division following the 1950-53 Korean War.

  7. “HeForShe” Campaign Moves to the Next Stage

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  8. Deadly Asbestos Still Costing Lives

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    MÁLAGA, Spain, Feb 17 (IPS) - "I would get asbestos in my mouth, spit it out and carry on working," said 52-year-old Francisco Padilla. Exposure to this deadly mineral fibre over most of his working life has resulted in cancer and the removal of his left lung, the lung lining and part of his diaphragm.

  9. Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    ROME, Feb 17 (IPS) - "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" – an ancient Indian saying that encapsulates the essence of sustainability as seen by the world's indigenous people.

  10. Sri Lanka Gets Temporary Reprieve Over U.N. Report on War Crimes Charges

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015