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U.S., Russian Arms Supplies to Iraq, Syria a Blessing to Rebel Groups

Thursday, September 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The United States and Russia are escalating arms sales to two of their major allies in the Middle East – Iraq and Syria – despite fears that some of these weapons may ultimately wind up, ironically, in the hands of armed rebel groups battling government forces.

Report Accuses Sudan’s ‘Merciless Men’ Going on a Rampage in Darfur

Monday, September 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a Sudanese government force formed in mid-2013 and aimed at fighting rebel factions across Sudan, has allegedly not only committed war crimes, but serious crimes against humanity in Darfur.

UAE Government Stresses its Abidng Support for Syrian Refugees

Thursday, September 17, 2015

ABU DHABI, Sep 17 (IPS) - In response to suggestions that the Gulf states are doing littleor nothing to help Syrians fleeing their civil war, the Government of the United Arab Emirates has announced that it has take a broad range of supportive actions to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian population and to care for Syrian refugees in Syria and abroad, reports WAM.

In and Behind the Trenches Against ISIS

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

KIRKUK, Iraq, Sep 09 (IPS) - Reminders of the last occupants of camp K1 in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk are only visible on the murals at the main gate leading into the compound: Iraqi soldiers saluting the flag, pointing their weapons or being cheered on by grateful families.

Western Double Standards on Deadly Cluster Bombs

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) banned the use of these deadly weapons for two primary reasons: they release small bomblets over a wide area, posing extended risks beyond war zones, and they leave behind unexploded ordnance which have killed civilians, including women and children, long after conflicts have ended.

Rich Gulf Nations Tight-Lipped on Growing Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - As Western and Central European nations seem overwhelmed by the growing refugee crisis – triggered mostly by the inflow of hundreds and thousands of displaced people largely from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq – one lingering question remains unanswered: why aren't some of the rich Arab Gulf nations reaching out to help these hapless refugees?

Opinion: Women’s Major Role in Culture of Peace - Part Two

Monday, September 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - Another reality that emerges very distinctly in culture of peace is that we should never forget when women – half of world's seven billion plus people - are marginalised and their equality is not established in all spheres of human activity, there is no chance for our world to get sustainable peace in the real sense.

Opinion: Promoting Culture of Peace Through Dialogue - Part One

Monday, September 07, 2015

, Sep 07 (IPS) - This week, for the fourth time in a row, the annual gathering of the apex intergovernmental body of the United Nation deliberating on peace and non-violence will take place at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

Investigators Dismiss Mexican Government’s Official Story on Missing Students

Monday, September 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - A group of independent investigators has roundly dismissed the Mexican government's claims that the 43 students who went missing in the southwestern city of Iguala last fall were burned to ashes in a garbage dump, reigniting an international outcry against the disappearance and heaping pressure on the government to provide answers to families of the victims.

Opinion: Nuclear States Do Not Comply with the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Saturday, September 05, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 05 (IPS) - Article Six of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) makes it obligatory for nuclear states to get rid of their nuclear weapons as part of a bargain that requires the non-nuclear states not to acquire nuclear weapons. Apart from the NPT provisions, there have been a number of other rulings that have reinforced those requirements.

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