Friday, November 21, 2014
BEIRUT, Nov 21 (IPS) - Staring at the floor, Hassan, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee from Idlib in northwestern Syria, holds a set of identification papers in his hands. He picks out a small pink piece of paper with a few words on it stating that he must obtain a work contract, otherwise his residency visa will not be renewed.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (IPS) - The recent killing of an Arab youth by the police in the Israeli Arab village of Kufr Kanna, outside Nazareth, the ongoing bloody violence in Jerusalem, and the growing tensions between the Israeli security services and the Arab community in Israel could be a dangerous omen for Israeli domestic stability and for the region.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (IPS) - In the United States, the negotiations aimed at a final deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme—in a crucial phase this week—are far from the minds of average people. But for many Iranians, the talks hold the promise of a better future.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (IPS) - Nov. 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear programme. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned.
Monday, November 17, 2014
ROME, Nov 17 (IPS) - In just a few days, a meeting is scheduled that will be decisive for the security of the Middle East and of the whole world.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan, Nov 16 (IPS) - There is daily news broadcasting at 9 in the evening and a live programme every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For the time being, that is what Mosul´s only TV channel has to offer from its headquarters in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Nov 15 (IPS) - For most Syrian women, the war has been a disaster. For some, it has also been liberating.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
NEW YORK, Nov 13 (IPS) - The simultaneity presented by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on one hand and militant barbarism ostensibly in the name of Islam on the other present the international development community - particularly the United Nations and international NGOs – with challenges, as well as opportunities.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov 08 (IPS) - "Going back home? That would be suicide. The Islamists would cut our throats straight away," says Khalil Hafif Ismam. The fear of this Mandaean refugee sums up that of one of the oldest yet most decimated communities in Mesopotamia.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
ALEPPO, Nov 06 (IPS) - Winter has not yet hit this nearly besieged city, but children are already attending classes in winter coats and stocking hats.
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