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  1. Aid Groups Warn of Humanitarian Crisis from Turkey’s Assault on Syria

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (IPS) - Aid groups operating in northeastern Syria have been raising the alarm about civilian casualties and an impending humanitarian crisis this week, as Turkey began a military assault on the turbulent region's Kurdish militants.

  2. The Role of Emerging Technologies in Military Conflicts

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 10 (IPS) - Throughout history, technology has transformed armed conflict. The carnage of First World War battlefields is a stark example of what happens when advances in weaponry outpace the normative frameworks around its use.

  3. South Sudan's Authorities Allow Serious Human Rights Abuses to Flourish and go Unpunished - Report

    Monday, October 07, 2019

    ROME, Oct 07 (IPS) - Human rights movement Amnesty International has accused South Sudanese authorities for lack of independence as they have allowed allowing human rights abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity to go unpunished.

  4. Afghan War Deadly for Children Despite Peace Process: UN

    Friday, October 04, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - The United Nations has warned that the past four years were among the deadliest for children in Afghanistan since the United States-led invasion of 2001, with nearly 13,000 youngsters killed and injured in that period.

  5. Constitutional Committee Breakthrough Offers ‘Sign of Hope’ for Long-suffering Syrians

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - There is a "sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people" as a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible and inclusive Constitutional Committee is set to start deliberations next month, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country told the Security Council on Monday.

  6. The Risk of Nuclear War is Increasing

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 30 (IPS) - Over the long course of the nuclear age, millions of people around the world, often led by a young generation of clear-eyed activists, have stood up to demand meaningful, immediate international action to halt, reduce, and end the threat posed by nuclear weapons to humankind and the planet.

  7. Right-Wing Politicians Fear “Invasion” of Europe & US by Migrants and Refugees

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - The United Nations commemorated its annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) on September 29 -- this time amidst rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and widespread xenophobia.

  8. World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Calls for Decisive Action, With No Time to Waste

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    MERIDA, Mexico, Sep 23 (IPS) - In a world of increasing fragility and declining resources, can the world foster peace? With a looming climate crisis, is war inevitable? Will nuclear war be the final result? Are women the ultimate peace builders? How do we train and engage youth to promote peace?

  9. Jersey, a Gorilla and the Civil War in Cameroon

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 23 (IPS) - A month ago I visited Jersey, one of the few European territories still welcoming refugees, though in the case of Jersey they have to be wealthy and are generally fleeing not from war and misery, but from taxes.

    Once Jersey and the nearby island of Guernsey harbored one of Europe´s most famous political refugees – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who after he had been too outspoken in his criticism of the autocrat Louis Napoleon found it more convenient to live on the Channel Islands than in France.

    In spite of being very close to France and with a population that at the time was mainly French-speaking, these islands were nevertheless British territory.

  10. OPINION: Why We Need Religion More than Ever in the Pursuit of Peace

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    GENEVA, Sep 20 (IPS) - The proliferation of political crises and armed conflicts in every corner of the world does not exclude religious groups, which unfortunately also contribute to animosities, intolerance and hatred. The Middle East has been on the hit-list of violet extremist groups for decades.

    One telling example is Syria where clashes have on occasion taken religious or denominational overtones, fracturing Syrian society for decades to come. They have given rise to sectarian divisions along ethnic and religious lines in a country where inter-religious harmony once prevailed. We observe a similar situation in Iraq.

    In Myanmar, government security forces unleased a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing and hatred against the Muslim Rohingya population. The military crackdown on the Rohingya community has significantly aggravated inter-communal violence in the country.

    And in the Central African Republic, armed militant groups sloganizing misrepresentations of Islam and Christianity, commit abuses and human rights violations on each other on a daily basis.

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