Friday, July 03, 2015
JERUSALEM, Jul 03 (IPS) - The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) faces a severe financial crisis which could see core services to desperate Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank halted unless donors step in before the end of September.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
WASHINGTON, Jul 02 (IPS) - The United Nations' food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.
Friday, June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) - A final deal on Iran's nuclear programme wouldn't only make non-proliferation history. It would also be the beginning of a better life for the Iranian people—or at least that's what they're hoping.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
NEW YORK, Jun 25 (IPS) - The Egyptian government is holding a record number of journalists in jail, a press freedom group said Thursday, despite promises to improve media freedoms in the country.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When a U.N. panel released a 217-page report accusing both Israel and Hamas of possible war crimes committed during the 50-day conflict in Gaza last July, the chances of Security Council action were remote because of the traditional U.S. commitment to stand by Israel – right or wrong, mostly wrong.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jun 16 (IPS) - Israel's deadly game of divide and conquer against its enemies could be coming home to roost with a vengeance, especially as the Islamic State (ISIS) grows in strength in neighbouring countries and moves closer to Israel's borders.
Monday, June 08, 2015
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, reportedly under heavy pressure from the United States and Israel, has decided not to blacklist the Jewish state in an annex to a new U.N. report on children victimised in armed conflicts.
Monday, June 08, 2015
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jun 08 (IPS) - Three Palestinian fishermen were injured last week after Israeli naval forces opened fire on fishing boats off the coast of al-Sudaniyya in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing to 15 the number of farmers and fishermen shot and injured by Israeli security forces as they attempted to earn a living.
Friday, June 05, 2015
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 05 (IPS) - As fighting drags on between Iraqi armed forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), millions of refugees caught between the warring groups are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
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.
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