News headlines for “Middle East”

  1. Stop The War on Children

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

  2. Is UAE Leading the Way for Concentrated Solar Power in GCC?

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 09 (IPS) - Sania Aziz Rahman is a data journalist doing a fellowship with Climate Tracker

    In April 2019, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a report on a "roadmap to 2050" in terms of renewable energy.

  3. From Sanctioning Iran to War?

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    DENVER, May 08 (IPS) - With the recent military moves announced uncharacteristically by the White House first, the world is witnessing with grim fascination what could turn out to be the early moves towards a war against Iran. How plausible is this scenario and what is likely to happen geopolitically if and when the US belligerence leads to an actual military confrontation with Iran?

  4. US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: One Year On

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 08 (IPS) - Dan Smith is Director at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

    On 8 May last year, US President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which sets limits on Iran's nuclear programme to ensure that it cannot produce nuclear weapons.

  5. Building a More Energy-Efficient Neighbourhood in Dubai

    Tuesday, May 07, 2019

    DUBAI, May 07 (IPS) - Karishma Asarpota is an urban planner, researcher and Climate Tracker Journalism Fellow

    Dubai is an Emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a population of about 3 million. The discovery of oil in the 1960's transformed Dubai from a sleepy port town to a global metropolis. The recent shift to address environmental sustainability in Dubai draws attention to energy issues in the city.

  6. Are Migrant Workers Humans or Commodities?

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 01 (IPS) - The United Nations has estimated a hefty $466 billion as remittances from migrant workers worldwide in 2017—and perhaps even higher last year.

  7. US & Western Arms in Yemen Conflict Signal Potential War Crime Charges

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (IPS) - When US political leaders urged the Trump administration to either reduce or cut off arms supplies to Saudi Arabia – largely as a punishment for its indiscriminate bombings of civilians in the four-year old military conflict in Yemen—President Trump provided a predictable response: "If we don't sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the Chinese and the Russians will."

  8. Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - "Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz's research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

  9. Trump’s Veto Will Trigger More US Arms to Kill Civilians in Yemen

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - President Donald Trump's decision to veto a bi-partisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in a devastating Saudi-led four-year conflict in Yemen-- is expected to escalate the ongoing war in the trouble-plagued region.

  10. Syrian Crisis Enters Ninth Year with 11 Million Refugees Overseas & 6 Million Home

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    GENEVA, Mar 13 (IPS) - Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme*

    The bell rings and the halls erupt with the sounds of chatter and excitement as hundreds of children run to the dusty courtyard for recess. I joined them to play football but the game instead turned into a round of questions.

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