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U.N. Leads Youth Battling Intolerance, Racism and Extremism

Monday, July 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - When the 21-year-old Crown Prince of Jordan, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, presided over a Security Council meeting last April, he was described as the youngest ever to chair one of the U.N.'s most powerful political bodies armed with powers to wage wars and declare peace.

Clean Water Another Victim of Syria’s War

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Caught in the grips of a summer heat-wave, in a season that is seeing record-high temperatures worldwide, residents of the war-torn city of Aleppo in northern Syria are facing off against yet another enemy: thirst.

Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 23 (IPS) - The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up – not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery.

Despite ISIS Ascendancy, U.S. Public Wary of War

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 23 (IPS) - As the Islamic State, known variously as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, consolidates its hold over parts of Iraq and Syria to the degree that it has in many ways become a functioning state, the U.S. public remains divided over any intervention involving ground troops, a new survey shows.

Security Council Defies U.S. Lawmakers by Voting on Iran Nuke Deal

Monday, July 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 20 (IPS) - When all 15 members of the Security Council raised their collective hands to unanimously vote in favour of the recently-concluded nuclear agreement with Iran, they were also defying a cabal of right-wing conservative U.S. politicians who wanted the United Nations to defer its vote until the U.S. Congress makes its own decision on the pact.

Opinion: Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations

Monday, July 20, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 20 (IPS) - The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council acting in concert with Germany has the potential to remake international relations beyond the immediate goal of stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

The Myths About the Nuclear Deal With Iran

Friday, July 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - The single biggest misunderstanding about the nuclear agreement with Iran is that it is a bilateral deal with the United States.

Violence Against Women Alive and Kicking in Kashmir

Friday, July 17, 2015

SRINAGAR, India, Jul 17 (IPS) - Rizwana* had hoped and expected that justice would be served – that the man who raped her would be sufficiently punished for his crime. Months after she suffered at his hands, however, the perpetrator remains at large.

Civilian Killings? West Literally Gets Away With Murder

Thursday, July 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 16 (IPS) - The United Nations continues to come under heavy fire for singling out mostly non-Western states for human rights violations while ignoring the misdeeds of non-Western nations or big powers.

Fear Stalks Students in Northern Pakistan

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - It has been seven months since a group of gunmen raided the Army Public School in Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, killing 145 people, including 132 students.

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