News headlines for “Middle East”, page 2

  1. The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century's most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a better and a safer future. Many of them perish during these hazardous journeys. How can we forget the words the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire who said:

  2. Housing Refugees of the Middle East Conflicts: Where Will They Go?

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Prolonged conflicts in the Middle East have led to a deadly humanitarian crisis, with as many as 17.5 million people displaced in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

  3. Drought Pushes 1 in 3 Somalis to a Hunger Knife-Edge

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Another famine in former European colonies in Africa and another time in its Eastern region, with Ethiopia and Somalia among the major victims of drought and made-made climate disasters mainly caused by US and European multinational business.

  4. Mideast: Drought to Turn People into Eternal Migrants, Prey to Extremism?

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    ROME, Jun 13 (IPS) - Worldwide, land degradation, severe droughts and advancing desertification are set to force populations to flee their homes and migrate. In the specific case of the Middle East and North of Africa (MENA), such an obliged choice implies the additional risk to turn peoples into easy prey to extremist, terrorist groups.

  5. Child Labor in the Arab Region Does Not Belong to the 21st Century

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 12 (IPS) - Today marks the 2017 World Day against Child Labor to reaffirm the goal to eliminate all forms of child labor. This year's annual theme highlights a subject that is often neglected, namely the importance of addressing child labor in conflict areas and in disaster settings.

  6. Crisis in the Gulf: Escalation or negotiation?

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    SINGAPORE, Jun 08 (IPS) - Turkey's parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatarhome to the country's military base in the Middle East. Certain to stiffen Qatar's resolve to resist Saudi and UAE-led pressure to force it to change policies, the Turkish move comes amid hints that the kingdom and its allies may seek to undermine the rule of Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

  7. What Future for 700 Million Arab and Asian Youth?

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - With a combined population of around 400 million inhabitants, 22 Arab countries are home to nearly 300 million youth--that's 1 in 3 people. Meantime, there are other 400 million youth living in Asia and the Pacific. In both regions, these 700 million young people aged 15–24 years account for up to 60 per cent of world's youth population. What future for them?.

  8. In Volatile Times, the U.A.E. calls for Tolerance

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    MIAMI, Jun 08 (IPS) - With terror attacks on the increase worldwide, there are more people today who believe that it has something to do with the religion of Islam.

  9. Civilian Casualties Mount in Battle to Re-take Mosul

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    LONDON, Jun 07 (IPS) - East of Mosul, many of the lands liberated from ISIS stand empty. Driving through the Nineveh plains, traditional homelands of Iraq's minority communities of Yezidis, Christians, Shabak and Turkmen, you pass one ghost town after another, peopled only by members of the armed militias known in Iraq as the Hashd al-Shaabior ‘popular mobilization'.

  10. Aggression against children in the Arab region needs to come to an end

    Sunday, June 04, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 04 (IPS) - On 20 February 1997, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 51/77 to promote the rights of children. This Resolution was considered a milestone in promoting and advancing the right of children in conflict and wars.

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