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OPINION: Russia's Friendship University, Educating the Developing World for 55 Years

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (IPS) - People's Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), which celebrates its 55th anniversary on Feb. 5, is known worldwide as a major academic and research centre. During the last five decades, PFUR has educated 80,000 students from 145 countries.

U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two - Again

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (IPS) - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: "Two poor countries have now become one poor country."

OPINION: The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OAKLAND, United States, Jan 27 (IPS) - At the same time as the United States, Canada and the European Union announced a set of new sanctions against Russia in mid-December last year, Ukraine received 350 million dollars in U.S. military aid, coming on top of a one billion dollar aid package approved by the U.S. Congress in March 2014. 

Cuba and U.S. Skirt Obstacles to Normalisation of Ties

Monday, January 26, 2015

HAVANA, Jan 26 (IPS) - The biggest discrepancies in the first meeting to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century, were over the issue of human rights. But what stood out in the talks was a keen interest in forging ahead, in a process led by two women.

OPINION: Looking Two Steps Ahead into Saudi Arabia’s Future

Monday, January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (IPS) - Much has been written about King Abdullah's legacy and what Saudi Arabia accomplished or failed to accomplish during his reign in terms of reform and human rights. Very little has been written about the role that Muhammad bin Nayef, the newly appointed deputy to the crown prince, could play in the new Saudi Arabia under King Salman.

Obama-Congress Iran Sanctions Battle Goes International

Friday, January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (IPS) - While it's anyone's guess whether a final deal will be reached over Iran's nuclear programme this year, a number of key international actors have forcefully weighed in on calls from within the U.S. congress to impose more sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Three Minutes Away from Doomsday

Friday, January 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Unchecked climate change and the nuclear arms race have propelled the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock forward two minutes closer to midnight, from its 2012 placement of five minutes to midnight.

Prosecutor’s Death a Test for Argentine Democracy

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 (IPS) - The death of a special prosecutor investigating one of the biggest unresolved mysteries in the history of Argentina, the bombing of a Jewish community centre over 20 years ago, has put to the test an immature democracy that is caught up in a web of conspiracy theories and promiscuity between the secret services and those in power.

OPINION-CUBA/US: Catching a Glimpse of the Possible Future

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HAVANA, Jan 21 (IPS) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans - as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalisation of relations after half a century of hostility.

OPINION: After the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (IPS) - What happened in Paris on Jan. 7 – known all over the world – is totally unacceptable and inexcusable.

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