News headlines for “Middle East”

  1. 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.

  2. De-radicalization and the Defeat of Isis: Radicalization Will Not Disappear by Itself

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 23 (IPS) - The defeat of ISIS in Middle East and North African battlefields is now a reality. The terrorist group - which brought bereavement to the populations of the Arab region - has been defeated militarily in Iraq and in Syria.

  3. The Upcoming Generations Can Lift the Arab Region out of Its Current Crisis

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 05 (IPS) - History testifies that there is no end to its evolution despite what some have claimed. This is because aspirations of its actors are in constant flux and because the quest for an « ideal city » is asymptotic.

    Each generation wants to put its imprint on the present and to be the architect of its future in the pursuit of its own ideal.

  4. The Arduous Search for Dignity Through Integration and a Pay Check

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 18 (IPS) - One of the most common words used by speakers during the Global Compact on Migration was "dignity"—granting migrants the dignity they deserve. As with any advocacy, there is a danger a word can lose meaning through overuse. But on the streets of Morocco the same word means a lot to migrants looking for work. And when they find it—both work and dignity—it can alter the entire migration equation. 

  5. Tunisia – the Exception

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    SIDE BOUZID, Tunisia, Dec 17 (IPS) - Eight years have passed since the Arab Spring. In many countries, the uprising was crushed, but in Tunisia democracy gained a foothold. Arbetet Global travelled to the small country town Side Bouzid to find out why.

  6. Q&A: How Will the Global Compact for Migration Aid the Work of Civil Society

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Steven Nsamaza interviews CLAUDIA INTERIANO from Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democratico de Derecho.

    Claudia Interiano from Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democratico de Derecho, a Latin American organisation that works to access justice for persons killed or missing during transit through Mexico to the United States, spoke to IPS about the foreseeable future of migration in a world after the end of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference.

  7. Final Thoughts as the Global Compact for Migration Starts its Own Long Journey Against the Odds

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 (IPS) - As the red carpets are rolled up in Marrakesh after two days of intense declarations and commitments by more than 160 countries, what are the smaller players in this global phenomenon taking back with them?

  8. Q&A: The Global Compact that Respects Human Rights During all Stages of Migration

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Youssef Lakhder spoke to YOUNOUS ARBAOUI, advocacy and coordination officer at the National Migrant Protection Platform (PNPM).

  9. Radio Migration - the Station with a Different Message about Migration

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 11 (IPS) - The topic of migration has been beaming across the airwaves of Marrakech, Morocco, to bring light to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration conference (GCM) and all its myriad components.

  10. A Migrant Turned Saviour of Others

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 11 (IPS) - Seven years ago, when Cameroon began experiencing inter-regional conflict, Armand Loughy, a 55-year old Cameroonian psychiatrist, strapped her youngest child on her back and with her five other children embarked on the dangerous Journey from Cameroon towards Rabat, Morocco's capital. They fled the deteriorating security situation in Cameroon, looking for a better life.

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