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OPINION: Doubling Down on Dictatorship in the Middle East

Monday, January 05, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 05 (IPS) - For a moment, four years ago, it seemed that dictators in the Middle East would soon be a thing of the past.

OPINION: Quo Vadis? Post-Benghazi Libya

Sunday, January 04, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 04 (IPS) - A concerted disinformation campaign is being conducted to manufacture consent for military action against the government in Tripoli and the town of Misrata, which has been at the forefront of toppling the despotic Gaddafi dictatorship.

Syrians Refugees Between Containers and Tents in Turkey

Sunday, January 04, 2015

HARRAN and NIZIP, Turkey, Jan 04 (IPS) - "We ran as if we were ants fleeing out of the nest. I moved to three different cities in Syria to try to be away from the conflict, but there was no safe place left in my country so we decided to move out."

Oil Price Plunge Could Take a Bite from Arms Budgets

Friday, January 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 02 (IPS) - In a satirical piece titled 'An Unserious Look at the Year Ahead' in the Wall Street Journal last week, Hugo Rifkind predicts the price of a barrel of oil will fall so low that people across the world would start buying oil for the barrel - and throw the oil out.

U.S. Twists Arms to Help Defeat Resolution on Palestine

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 31 (IPS) - The United States re-asserted its political and economic clout - and its ability to twist arms and perhaps metaphorically break kneecaps - when it successfully lobbied to help defeat a crucial Security Council resolution on the future of Palestine this week.

Guantánamo Paradoxes Tested in Uruguay

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Dec 31 (IPS) - In the summery afternoon of a beachside neighbourhood not far from the Uruguayan capital, nothing could sound more unusual than the Muslim call to prayer chanted by Tunisian Abdul Bin Mohammed Ourgy, a few days after being freed from the United States military prison in Guantánamo, Cuba.

Pakistan's “Other” Insurgents Face IS

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SARLAT MOUNTAINS, Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Dic 24 (IPS) - The media tend to portray Balochistan as "troubled", or "restive", but it would be more accurate to say that there´s actually a war going on in this part of the world.

Searching for Evidence of a Nuclear Test

Monday, December 22, 2014

VIENNA, Dic 22 (IPS) - The most sophisticated on-site inspection exercise conducted to date by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) formally concluded this month.

Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Tuesday's release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of detainees in the so-called "war on terror" does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.

War Knocks on the Squat House in Zwara

Friday, December 05, 2014

ZWARA, Libya, Dic 05 (IPS) - It could be a squat house anywhere: music is playing non-stop and there is also a radio station and an art exhibition. However, weapons are also on display among the instruments, and most here wear camouflage uniform.

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