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  1. Human Rights Watch Blasts China for Rights Violations at Home and Abroad

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16 (IPS) - China is currently under heavy scrutiny for its massive human rights violations across different sections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) head Kenneth Roth said on Wednesday. 

  2. 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.

  3. Has China Been Manipulating Its Currency?

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 14 (IPS) - Many argue that China's impressive growth for last four decades has been due to deliberate exchange rate undervaluation, promoting exports and discouraging imports. Last year, the Trump administration accused China of engaging in currency manipulation.

  4. In the Elusive Grip of an Abusive Partner: A Migrant’s Story

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 14 (IPS) - To live in a home with family, to have a safe environment, food and basic human necessities, are some of the essentials that most people expect to have without giving it all much thought.

    When a child is born, parents or caregivers are likely to provide these things. These expectations get renewed whenever someone gets married and moves to a new home, a different neighborhood, or a city.

    We can hardly find someone who will say that they were not expecting happiness and safety when stepping into a new relationship, or starting a new chapter of life.

    But these expectations of a better life turn disastrous for millions of people when they step into another country as a dependent.

  5. 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. 

  6. The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 (IPS) - One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what's working, and where countries need more action.

  7. ‘Unprecedented Terrorist Violence’ in West Africa, Sahel Region

    Thursday, January 09, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 09 (IPS) - The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an "unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region.

  8. How Gender-based Violence Should be Reported in the Media

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 07 (IPS) - Sexual and gender-based violence terrorizes women and girls around the world, affecting as many as one in three women. Reporters play an essential role in bringing these cases to light so that authorities can take action and prevent further abuses. Yet reporting on gender-based violence comes with serious risks to survivors.

  9. India’s Citizenship Law Triggered by Rising Right-Wing Ideology

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - "Fire bullets at the traitors of the country," chanted mobs of Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, supporters wrapped in Indian flags in Delhi last week.

  10. 2020: a Year Full of Danger

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    ROME, Jan 06 (IPS) - Let's face what lies ahead with open eyes: 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. The infant decade has already begun with the harbingers of climate disaster as thousands fled to beaches in Australia from raging bush fires, and the Middle East braced for more conflict after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Iran's top general.

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