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South Sudanese Children Starving While Aid Falling Short

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 15 (IPS) - Even as aid workers are warning that children in South Sudan are falling victim to mass malnutrition, international agencies are said to be missing their fundraising goals to avert a looming famine in the country.

From Tigers to Barbers: Tales of Sri Lanka’s Ex-Combatants

Monday, July 14, 2014

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka, Jul 14 (IPS) - People are willing to wait a long time for a few minutes in the hands of Aloysius Patrickeil, a 32-year-old barber who is part-owner of a small shop close to the northern town of Kilinochchi, 320 km from Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo.

Proposed Arms Embargo on Syria a Political Mockery

Monday, July 14, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - When the 15-member Security Council, the most powerful body at the United Nations, fails to resolve a military conflict, it invariably exercises one of its tried, and mostly failed, options: punish the warring parties by imposing punitive sanctions.

OPINION: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Monday, July 14, 2014

TOKYO, Jul 14 (IPS) - In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile systems that may soon be capable of delivering them.

Syria’s Chemicals Haunt the Mediterranean

Friday, July 11, 2014

ATHENS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Scientists and local communities are expressing serious concern about the ongoing destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal on board a vessel in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Silent Power of Boycotts to Blockades

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

CAPE TOWN, Jul 08 (IPS) - Peruse a few reports on global military expenditure and you will not be able to shake the image of the planet as one massive army camp, patrolled by heavily weaponised guards in a plethora of uniforms.

Liberated Homs Residents Challenge Notion of “Revolution”

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

HOMS, Syria, Jul 08 (IPS) - Al-Waer, Homs's most populated area and the city's last insurgent holdout, might soon achieve the truce that Hom's Old City saw in May this year when, in an exchange deal, the insurgents left their strongholds.

Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

Monday, July 07, 2014

VALIPUNAM, Sri Lanka, Jul 07 (IPS) - The village of Valipunam, 322 km north of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, occupies one of the remotest corners of the country's former war zone. The dirt roads are impossible to navigate, there are no street lights, telephone connections are patchy and the nearest police post is miles away, closer to the centre of the battle-scarred Mullaitivu district.

Lebanon’s Closed Doors for Palestinian Refugees

Sunday, July 06, 2014

BEIRUT, Jul 06 (IPS) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in Syria have been uprooted since the violent government crackdown on the uprising and the ensuing battles that ensnared their communities. For around 50,000 of them, Lebanon was their only safe route out but now it seems this door is being closed on them.

Balkans Still Overshadowed by World War I

Thursday, July 03, 2014

BELGRADE, Jul 03 (IPS) - The 100-year anniversary of World War I (1914-18) may have come and gone, but the role of Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip – the assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand – remains controversial in the turbulent history of the Balkans. For some he was a terrorist, for others a hero.

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