News headlines in October 2017, page 3

  1. Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert.

  2. Russian & US Vetoes Protect Client States

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The vote on the latest American-sponsored resolution in the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Syria was predictable: of the five big powers, China abstained and Russia vetoed, while the US, UK and France voted for it.

  3. Open or Closed Borders, or Something in Between?

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 25 (IPS) - Recent elections around the world have clearly shown growing public support for candidates and political parties advocating the deportation of migrants and stricter restrictions on immigration, including halting it altogether. At the same time, opposition,challenges and resistance to deportations and immigration restrictions have become more widespread, visible and vocal.

  4. Latin America Heads to Climate Summit with Uneven Progress

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (IPS) - Difficult to measure and unequal in their scope are the advances that the countries of Latin America will have to show, regarding their voluntary commitments to greenhouse gas emissions, during the climate summit to be hosted by Bonn, Germany in November.

  5. Myanmar’s Democracy Feels Strain of Religious Fault Lines

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    YANGON, Oct 25 (IPS) - I try to hold on tight as my driver navigates his motorbike over a bumpy and muddy track. His helmet is decorated with a swastika and an eagle, part of an ill-inspired fashion trend called Nazi chic. It's symbolic for a country where hate and racism seen to have become normalized.

  6. Why 1997 Asian Crisis Lessons Lost

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (IPS) - Various different, and sometimes contradictory lessons have been drawn from the 1997-1998 East Asian crises. Rapid or V-shaped recoveries and renewed growth in most developing countries in the new century also served to postpone the urgency of far-reaching reforms. The crises' complex ideological, political and policy implications have also made it difficult to draw lessons from the crises.

  7. UN Day: Another Day, Another 34,000 Refugees

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (IPS) - Oct. 24 is not just another day on the calendar. It is United Nations Day, an excellent time to take note of one of the accomplishments the world body has achieved in its 72-year history.

  8. Rohingya Crisis Stokes Fears of Myanmar’s Muslims

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    YANGON, Oct 24 (IPS) - In a quiet street, the sound of children's voices can be heard from an open window. They are reciting verses of the Koran in unison. The small Islamic school lays hidden in a walled neighborhood where only Muslims live. This is an island of tranquility in Mandalay, the second-largest city of predominantly Buddhist Myanmar.

  9. Rules and Regulations. We Need them to Protect Minimum Standards in Education

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  10. The United Nations Is Needed More than Ever Before to Promote Peace and Justice Worldwide

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    GENEVA, Oct 24 (IPS) - In commemoration of the 2017 United Nations Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim called for enhancing the role of the United Nations to address issues related to the promotion of peace and security as a platform for collaboration and the advancement of human rights.