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Opinion: Why the US-Iran Nuclear Deal May Still Fail

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NEW DELHI, Jun 02 (IPS) - The euphoria that spread though the world after the Iran nuclear agreement reached in Lausanne in April this year with the United States, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom and Germany, plus the European Union, is  proving short-lived.

Iran Sanctions Regime Could Unravel with Failed Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 26 (IPS) - Internationally supported sanctions against Iran could begin to crumble if talks over Iran's nuclear programme fail to produce a final deal, according to Germany's envoy to the United States.

Terror Groups May Be Winning Digital War on Extremist Ideology

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - The United Nations is quick to point out the increasing pace at which digital technology is racing across the world.

U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.

Press Freedom Groups Denounce NSA Spying on AJ Bureau Chief

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK, May 12 (IPS) - Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan doesn't deny that he's had contact with terrorist groups. In fact, it would have been rather difficult to do his job otherwise.

Analysis: Global Politics at a Turning Point – Part 2

Sunday, May 10, 2015

NEW DELHI, May 10 (IPS) - In the following months, reports of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces multiplied. The most serious was an allegation that the Syrian army had used sarin gas on Mar. 19, 2013 at Khan al Assal, north of Aleppo, and in a suburb of Damascus against its opponents. This was followed by two more allegations of small attacks in April.

Analysis: Global Politics at a Turning Point – Part 1

Sunday, May 10, 2015

NEW DELHI, May 10 (IPS) - President Barack Obama's Nowroz greeting to the Iranian people earlier this year was the first clear indication to the world that the United States and Iran were very close to agreement on the contents of the nuclear agreement they had been working towards for the previous 16 months.

Israel Slammed Over Treatment of Palestinian Children in Detention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 05 (IPS) - Palestine's ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, has sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council demanding that action be taken against Israel over the abuse of Palestinian children after they have been arrested by Israeli security forces.

Video of Police Beating Black Soldier Sparks Protests by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

Monday, May 04, 2015

NEW YORK, May 04 (IPS) - A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash Sunday between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv.

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