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Thursday, December 18, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dic 18 (IPS) - It's easy to spot Saani Bubakar in Tripoli´s old town: always dressed in the distinctive orange jumpsuit of the waste collectors, he pushes his cart through the narrow streets on a routine that has been his for the last three years of his life.

OPINION: Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BELFAST, Dic 18 (IPS) - I recently visited Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare, two great spirits whose lives have inspired us and millions of people around the world.

OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth

Monday, December 15, 2014

JUBA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Rambang "Raymond" Tot Deng was 18 and attending his final year of school when fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba, one year ago. In the ensuing violence, as Raymond's schoolbooks burned, thousands of South Sudanese were killed, including two of his cousins.

Afghan Concern Over Western Disengagement

Thursday, December 11, 2014

KABUL, Dic 11 (IPS) - The U.S./NATO International Security Assistance Force Joint Command lowered its flag for the last time in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, after 13 years. The ISAF mission officially ends on Dec. 31, and will be replaced on Jan. 1, 2015 by "Resolute Support", a new, narrow-mandate mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.

Is U.N. Convention Against Torture in Jeopardy?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 11 (IPS) - The timing was inadvertently impeccable as two stinging reports on harsh interrogation techniques - by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States and former military regimes in Brazil - were released on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

Faiths United Against Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

VIENNA, Dic 10 (IPS) - "Never was there a greater need than now for all the religions to combine, to pull their wisdom and to give the benefit of that combined, huge repository of wisdom to international law and to the world."

Nuclear States Face Barrage of Criticism in Vienna

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

VIENNA, Dic 10 (IPS) - Sarcastic laughter erupted when a civil society representative expressed his "admiration for the delegate of the United States, who with one insensitive, ill-timed, inappropriate and diplomatically inept intervention" had "managed to dispel the considerable goodwill the U.S. had garnered by its decision to participate" in Vienna Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.

Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.

Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Tuesday's release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of detainees in the so-called "war on terror" does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.

Activists Seek Ban on Nuke Strikes Against Cities

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 10 (IPS) - Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law.

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