News headlines for “Middle East”, page 4

  1. What Future for 700 Million Arab and Asian Youth?

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - With a combined population of around 400 million inhabitants, 22 Arab countries are home to nearly 300 million youth--that's 1 in 3 people. Meantime, there are other 400 million youth living in Asia and the Pacific. In both regions, these 700 million young people aged 15–24 years account for up to 60 per cent of world's youth population. What future for them?.

  2. In Volatile Times, the U.A.E. calls for Tolerance

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    MIAMI, Jun 08 (IPS) - With terror attacks on the increase worldwide, there are more people today who believe that it has something to do with the religion of Islam.

  3. Civilian Casualties Mount in Battle to Re-take Mosul

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    LONDON, Jun 07 (IPS) - East of Mosul, many of the lands liberated from ISIS stand empty. Driving through the Nineveh plains, traditional homelands of Iraq's minority communities of Yezidis, Christians, Shabak and Turkmen, you pass one ghost town after another, peopled only by members of the armed militias known in Iraq as the Hashd al-Shaabior ‘popular mobilization'.

  4. Aggression against children in the Arab region needs to come to an end

    Sunday, June 04, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 04 (IPS) - On 20 February 1997, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 51/77 to promote the rights of children. This Resolution was considered a milestone in promoting and advancing the right of children in conflict and wars.

  5. The Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (IPS) - The cruel conflict in Syria continues to tear families apart, inflicts brutal suffering on the innocent, and leaves them pleading for protection and justice. I readily acknowledge that there have been reports of a significant drop in violence in some areas of the country, but such steps forward continue to be counter-weighted by the reality of a conflict that continues to devastate the civilian population.

  6. The ‘Water-Employment-Migration’ Explosive Nexus

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    ROME, May 30 (IPS) - Water--everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. Now, a global action network with over 3,000 partner organisations in 183 countries comes to unveil the dangerous nexus between water, employment and migration, in particular in the Mediterranean region.

  7. Valuing Water Beyond the Money

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    JOHANNESBURG, May 29 (IPS) - Amid the worst drought in a century, South Africans are kick-starting a global consultative process to agree on the values of water in a bid to ensure more equitable use of the finite resource.

  8. Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    ROME, May 24 (IPS) - Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase.

  9. Agony of Mother Earth (II) World’s Forests Depleted for Fuel

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    ROME, May 19 (IPS) - Humankind is the biggest ever predator of natural resources. Just take the case of forests, the real lungs of Mother Earth, and learn that every 60 seconds humans cut down 15 hectares of trees primarily for food or energy production. And that as much as 45,000 hectares of rainforest are cleared for every million kilos of beef exported from South America.

  10. An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (IPS) - Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was killed in the conflict, but she refused to submit to despair and dependency on her parents.

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