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Opinion: Arab Youth Have No Trust in Democracy

Monday, April 27, 2015

ROME, Apr 27 (IPS) - The results of a survey of what 3,500 young people between the ages of 18 and 24 – in all Arab countries except Syria – feel about the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa have just been released.

Saudis Compensate Civilian Killings with 274 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - Saudi Arabia's right hand does not know what its left foot is up to, belittles an Asian diplomat, mixing his metaphors to describe the political paradox in the ongoing military conflict in Yemen.

Foreign Fighter Recruits: Why the U.S. Fares Better than Others

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage "jihad" or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad, according to a United Nations report released earlier this month.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

State of Palestine in Overtime

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The large majority of countries, and most of the people in the world, already recognise Palestine as an independent state.

At Least 18 Already Killed in Yarmouk Attacks: Amnesty International

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - At least 18 civilians have already been killed in the attack on the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk, according to Amnesty International.

Israeli Forces Target Journalists in West Bank

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

KAFR QADDOUM, West Bank, Apr 07 (IPS) - It is becoming increasingly risky to cover clashes and protests between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters in the West Bank as the number of journalists injured, in what appears to be deliberate targeting by Israeli security forces, continues to rise.

Situation In Besieged Yarmouk Camp ‘One Of The Most Severe Ever’

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has described the situation inside the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk, under attack by Islamic State (IS) militants, as "one of the most severe ever" for the already spartan camp.

Environmental Terrorism Cripples Palestinian Farmers

Monday, April 06, 2015

AL SHUYUKH, Southern West Bank, Apr 06 (IPS) - "Exactly which olive trees do you want to see? The Israeli settlers have cut down thousands. Can you be more specific?" asked the taxi driver, telling IPS that he wished to remain anonymous.

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