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Q&A: “We Must Put Everything Aside and Just Focus on Water”

Friday, September 04, 2015

STOCKHOLM, Sep 04 (IPS) - Globally, more than 748 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. That is more than double the population of the entire United States.

Crisis in Brazil Hampers Infrastructure under Construction

Friday, September 04, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 04 (IPS) - Besides suffering from macroeconomic imbalances, like a drop in GDP, a high inflation rate and a large public deficit, Brazil is experiencing heavy losses as many oil industry and logistical works grind to a halt.

Opinion: Iran and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Friday, September 04, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 04 (IPS) - Iran's nuclear programme has been the target of a great deal of misinformation, downright lies and above all myths. As a result, it is often difficult to unpick truth from falsehood. 

Migrants Waiting Their Moment in the Moroccan Mountains

Friday, September 04, 2015

CEUTA, Sep 04 (IPS) - In the middle of the mountains behind the border fence of Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, and eight kilometres from the nearest Moroccan village of Fnideq, an uncertain number of migrants live in the woods. No one knows exactly how many they are but charity workers in Melilla, Spain's other enclave in Morocco, say they could be in their thousands.

European Residents Offer Support, Homes to Refugees

Thursday, September 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 03 (IPS) - As the migration crisis in Europe continues to grow and government response remains slow, European citizens have taken it upon themselves to act by opening up their homes to those in need.

Europe Invaded Mostly by “Regime Change” Refugees

Thursday, September 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 03 (IPS) - The military conflicts and political instability driving hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe were triggered largely by U.S. and Western military interventions for regime change – specifically in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria (a regime change in-the-making).

Opinion: Can Nuclear War be Avoided?

Thursday, September 03, 2015

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Sep 03 (IPS) - The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons had as members former leading politicians or military officers, among others a British Field Marshal, an American General, an American Secretary of Defence and a French Prime Minister.

Sustainable Settlements to Combat Urban Slums in Africa

Thursday, September 03, 2015

LUANDA, Sep 03 (IPS) - Slums are a curse and blessing in fast urbanising Africa. They have challenged Africa's progress towards better living and working spaces but they also provide shelter for the swelling populations seeking a life in cities.

Two Indigenous Solar Engineers Changed Their Village in Chile

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

CASPANA, Chile, Sep 02 (IPS) - Liliana and Luisa Terán, two indigenous women from northern Chile who travelled to India for training in installing solar panels, have not only changed their own future but that of Caspana, their remote village nestled in a stunning valley in the Atacama desert.

Killing of Aid Workers Threatens Humanitarian Response in Yemen

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 02 (IPS) - With 21 million Yemeni civilians caught in the grips of a conflict that has been escalating since March, the killing of two local aid workers Wednesday could worsen their misery, as a major humanitarian organisation considers the future of its operations in parts of the war-torn country.

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