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Pakistan and India Unlikely to Move to All-out War: Musharraf

Saturday, December 03, 2016

LONDON, Dec 03 (IPS) - High levels of both conventional and nuclear deterrence are likely to prevent the recent surge in clashes between India and Pakistan from escalating into all-out war, according to Pakistan's former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf.

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Friday, December 02, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo.

Pervez Musharraf Sets out ‘Higher’ Comeback Plans

Thursday, December 01, 2016

LONDON, Dec 01 (IPS) - Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf says he intends to make a second bid for a political comeback next year, aiming to return from self-imposed exile to forge a new party that would bridge ethnic and sectarian divides.

Rohingya Refugees Trapped in Limbo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DHAKA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar's military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters

Monday, November 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - Nine of the world's top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.

Students Under Siege as Schools Burn in India’s Troubled Kashmir

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

KULGAM, Kashmir, India, Nov 23 (IPS) - In the fading light of a November afternoon, 12-year-old Mariya Sareer bends over a textbook, trying to read as much as she can before it gets dark. It's been nearly five months since the seventh grader from Shurat, a village 70 kms south of Srinagar city, last went to school, thanks to a raging political conflict.

Children of the ‘Others’, Sons of Minor Gods

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ROME, Nov 22 (IPS) - In December 1946, "faced with the reality of millions of children suffering daily deprivation in Europe after World War II," the General Assembly of the United Nations created the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), to mount urgent relief programmes.

This is No Way to Honour Kenya’s Contribution to Peace in South Sudan

Monday, November 21, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 (IPS) - The dismissal of Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes off as a knee-jerk reaction that fails to address structural limitations of the UN peacekeeping operations.

Even more worrying for Kenya is that the action practically eviscerates the country's unrivaled contribution to peace and stability in Sudan.

Rape as an Act of Genocide: From Rwanda to Iraq

Thursday, November 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 (IPS) - The governments of Rwanda and Iraq have agreed to work together to fight rape as a weapon of genocide, noting disturbing similarities between sexual violence in Iraq today to the Rwandan genocide twenty years ago.

Release of Chibok Girls Rekindles Pressure to Free Last 196

Friday, November 11, 2016

ABUJA, Nov 11 (IPS) - The Nigerian military announced the rescue of a missing Chibok schoolgirl Saturday, bringing to 23 the number freed since Boko Haram seized 219 girls from a secondary school in the country's northeast in April 2014.

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