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  1. Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 (IPS) - Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as "Israeli-occupied territory" -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state.

  2. U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics,behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa. 

  3. Forced to Flee. Displaced with a Dream. Time for Action.

    Friday, December 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - Genesis smiles and holds her hand up proudly to answer questions in class. She claps her hands in support of her classmates when they answer the teachers' questions correctly. "I miss my cousins and aunts in Venezuela, she says." Her smile fades and her lips tighten. She struggles to hold back her tears. "I can't return. I want to stay here in my school, with my new friends." Her smile returns, as she resolutely states: "I want to become a lawyer, so I can help solve problems."

  4. The Adaptive Age: No Institution or Individual can Stand on the Sidelines in the Fight Against Climate Change

    Thursday, December 05, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 05 (IPS) - When I think of the incredible challenges we must confront in the face of a changing climate, my mind focuses on young people. Eventually, they will be the ones either to enjoy the fruits or bear the burdens resulting from actions taken today.

  5. World’s Crisis-Stricken Oceans Doomed to Destruction Without a Global Treaty

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 03 (IPS) - The greatest single climate-induced threat facing the world's 44 small island developing states (SIDS) is rising sea waters which could obliterate some of the low-lying states, including Maldives, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Palau and Micronesia.

  6. Nuclear False Warnings & the Risk of Catastrophe

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Forty years ago, on Nov. 9, the U.S. Defense Department detected an imminent nuclear attack against the United States through the early-warning system of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). U.S. bomber and missile forces went on full alert, and the emergency command post, known as the "doomsday plane," took to the air.

  7. IEDs: Tackling Terrorists’ Weapon of War

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - Some of the most memorable images of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, show her wearing a protective suit while touring a minefield in Angola in 1997 to raise awareness of the devastating effects of land mines.

  8. Despite Halting Progress, UN Continues its Push for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - A longstanding proposal for a regional nuclear-weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East – one of the world's most conflict-ridden regions – has been kicked around the corridors of UN committee rooms since 1974.

  9. Achieving the Possible: “Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East”

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    VIENNA, Nov 20 (IPS) - A historic conference on the Middle East opened at the United Nations in New York on 18th November and will continue until 22nd November. The Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction is presided over by Ambassador Sima Bahous of Jordan.

  10. Governments & Internet Companies Fail to meet Challenges of Online Hate

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    NEW YORK, Oct 23 (IPS) - In a landmark report that reinforces legal standards to combat online hate, the UN's monitor for freedom of expression calls on governments and companies to move away from standardless policies and inconsistent enforcement, and to align their laws and practices against ‘hate speech' with international human rights law.

    The prevalence of online hate poses challenges to everyone, first and foremost the marginalised individuals who are its principal targets. Unfortunately, States and companies are failing to prevent ‘hate speech' from becoming the next ‘fake news', an ambiguous and politicised term subject to governmental abuse and company discretion.

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