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Argentina and United Arab Emirates Open New Stage in Bilateral Relations

Friday, February 05, 2016

, Feb 05 (IPS) - With United Arab Emirates' foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan's visit to Argentina, the two countries launched a new stage in bilateral relations, kicked off by high-level meetings and a package of accords.

Turkey descends into civil war as conflict in southeast escalates

Thursday, February 04, 2016

TURKEY, Feb 04 (IPS) - The latest footage to come out of Sur, the historical district in Diyarbakir that has been under total lock down by Turkish armed forces for the past sixty days, shows a level of devastation one would sooner expect in Syria. In more ways than one – empty streets lined with debris, bombed-out buildings, tanks and soldiers shooting at invisible assailants – the situation in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeastern regions resembles a war zone.

Western Powers Protect Arms Markets Ignoring Civilian Killings

Thursday, January 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (IPS) - The West continues its strong political and military support to one of its longstanding allies in the Middle East – Saudi Arabia –- despite withering criticism of the kingdom's battlefield excesses in the ongoing war in neighbouring Yemen.

TAIWAN: Polls Harken End of Nuclear Power

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TAIPEI, Jan 13 (IPS) - Taiwan may soon be the first nation in Asia to resolve to become a nuclear free nation after four decades of reliance on nuclear power.

Locals Want to Know When They Will Feel the Effects of the U.S.-Cuban Thaw

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

HAVANA, Dec 16 (IPS) - While the normalisation of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is moving ahead, and the U.S. and Cuban flags have been proudly waving in Havana and Washington, respectively, since last July, the year gone by since the thaw has left many unanswered questions.

New Poll Highlights Need for Reform in the Middle East

Monday, December 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (IPS) - A new public opinion survey undertaken in six Arab countries, Iran, and Turkey finds that people are more likely to blame "corrupt, repressive, and unrepresentative governments" and "religious figures and groups promoting extremist ideas and/or incorrect religious interpretations" for the rise of violent groups like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State than they are to blame "anger at the United States."

The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East - Part I: Of Arabs and Muslims

Thursday, December 03, 2015

MADRID, Dec 03 (IPS) - Of all over-written, under-reported issues and regions, the Middle East is perhaps one of the oldest, outstanding ones.

Did Argentina’s Elections Mark Start of Shift to the Right in South America?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

, Nov 24 (IPS) - Different degrees of economic problems are a common denominator in South American countries where governments that identify as leftist may start to fall, in a shift that began in Argentina and could continue among its neighbours to the north.

United Arab Emirates and Cuba Forge Closer Ties

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

HAVANA, Oct 06 (IPS) - Cuba and the United Arab Emirates agreed to strengthen diplomatic ties and bilateral cooperation during an official visit to this Caribbean island nation by the UAE minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Human Rights Activists Condemn Houthi Militia's Atrocities Against Women in Yemen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Geneva, Sep 30 (IPS) - (WAM) -- Arab and Yemeni human rights activist monitoring the civil war in Yemen say that women have been subjected to grave human right violations at the hands of the rebel Houthi militia and an allied insurgent group under the command of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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