News headlines in March 2015, page 2

  1. Opinion: Crisis Resolution and International Debt Workout Mechanisms

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    GENEVA, Mar 30 (IPS) - Debt restructuring is a component of crisis management and resolution, and needs to be treated in the context of the current economic conjuncture and vulnerabilities.

  2. Singapore Arts Fest Pushes Boundaries Beyond Tradition

    Sunday, March 29, 2015

    PARIS, Mar 29 (IPS) - As Singapore mourns the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, the late prime minister's vision of a dynamic and vibrant state is being reflected in a major arts festival in France.

  3. THE U.N. AT 70: U.N. Reform Must Benefit All Countries

    Saturday, March 28, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Mar 28 (IPS) - U.N. anniversaries are occasions for stocktaking - not all of it positive. But there is a lot of good that the U.N. has done and is doing and there are many good, dedicated people working silently but effectively within the U.N. system where I have also worked for a part of my long diplomatic career.

  4. Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa’s High-Risk Groups

    Saturday, March 28, 2015

    HARARE, Mar 28 (IPS) - Tatenda Chivata, a 16-year old from Zimbabwe's Mutoko rural district, was suspended from school for an entire three-month academic term after he was found with a used condom stashed in his schoolbag.

  5. Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

  6. Cash-Strapped U.N. to Seek Funds for Syria at Pledging Conference in Kuwait

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A cash-strapped United Nations, which is struggling to reach out to millions of Syrian refugees with food, medicine and shelter, is desperately in need of funds.

  7. Palestine Crisis at Its Worst Since 1967, Says United Nations

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - In 2014, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) saw the worst escalation of hostilities since 1967, said a report by the United Nations Office of Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), released on March 26.

  8. Impunity Fuels Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centres in Spain

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    MÁLAGA, Spain, Mar 27 (IPS) - "They mistreat you, they don't respect you. I've seen beatings, suffering, and you can't defend yourself. When you're locked in there it's as if you were in another world," Salif Sy, a Senegalese man who in 2011 spent eight days in an immigrant detention centre (CIE) in Madrid, told IPS.

  9. Israel Using Live Ammunition for Palestinian Crowd Control

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 27 (IPS) - A Palestinian youth lost his fight for life this week after lying critically injured in Ramallah Hospital for days after Israeli soldiers used live ammunition as a method of crowd control against stone-throwing Palestinians near a Palestinian refugee camp.

  10. Afghanistan’s Economic Recovery: A New Horizon for South-South Partnerships?

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - First the centre of the silk route, then the epicenter of bloody conflicts, Afghanistan's history can be charted through many diverse chapters, the most recent of which opened with the election of President Ashraf Ghani in September 2014.