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UAE Wins Hearts and Minds at World Exhibition in Milan

Friday, August 21, 2015

MILAN, Aug 21 (IPS) - She only turned nine last June. But Mahra Mustafa has become a celebrity at the Expo Milan. She stars as Sara in ‘The Family Tree', a short film on the UAE's heritage being screened at the United Arab Emirates pavilion. Sara is in fact the face of young, dynamic and innovative Emirates.

U.S. Provides Cover for Use of Banned Weapons in Yemen

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - The United States is providing a thinly-veiled cover virtually legitimising the use of cluster bombs – banned by an international convention – by Saudi Arabia and its allies in their heavy fighting against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

UK, France Agree to New Measures to Tackle Migration Crisis

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - In response to the rapidly growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers flooding European shores, France and the UK have announced new measures to crack down on English Channel crossings.

U.N. Official Says Human Suffering in Yemen ‘Almost Incomprehensible’

Thursday, August 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - With a staggering four in five Yemenis now in need of immediate humanitarian aid, 1.5 million people displaced and a death toll that has surpassed 4,000 in just five months, a United Nations official told the Security Council Wednesday that the scale of human suffering is "almost incomprehensible".

Opinion: The Writing on the Western Wall

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - The writing on the Western Wall is evident to most Israelis: "דמוגרפיה היא גורל" or "demography is destiny". Those unwilling to acknowledge the prophetic message are either deceiving themselves or simply ignoring it in order to avoid facing the implications of demography for Israel's future.

U.N. Marks Humanitarian Day Battling Its Worst Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (IPS) - The United Nations is commemorating World Humanitarian Day with "inspiring" human interest stories of survival – even as the world body describes the current refugee crisis as the worst for almost a quarter of a century.

Egypt's Terror Law Violates 'Fundamental Freedoms'

Monday, August 17, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (IPS) - Egyptian authorities are already holding a record number of journalists behind bars, and a draconian new anti-terror law signed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday will further broaden the crackdown on dissent, press freedom groups warn.

Designed to Fail: Gaza’s Reconstruction Plan

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BETHLEHEM, Palestine, Aug 15 (IPS) - The rubble of twisted concrete and metal bakes in the hot Mediterranean sun of a regional heat wave.

Settlement Expansion Largely Responsible for Violence in Occupied West Bank

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 (IPS) - Just weeks after an 18-month-old baby was killed in an arson attack in the Palestinian village of Duma, located south of Nablus city in the Occupied West Bank, a United Nations special committee has blasted Israel's policy of settlement expansion, saying it is the root cause of violence towards Palestinians.

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