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Can the UN Security Council Stop Hospitals Being Targets in War?

Friday, April 29, 2016

, Apr 29 (IPS) - Hospitals, health care workers and patients in war zones are supposed to be protected under international humanitarian law yet recent attacks from Syria to Afghanistan suggest that they have become targets.

Ecosystem Conservation Gives Hope to a Vulnerable Community

Monday, April 25, 2016

KASKI, Nepal, Apr 25 (IPS) - 42 year-old Saraswati Subedi still remembers the night she almost died in a flash flood. "I heard the cries of my neighbours and ran out of the room with my two children. There was water all around and I thought we were going to die, so I started to pray," says the mother of the three in Karki Tahara – a village by the river Harpan Khola in Nepal's Kaski district.

Climate: Africa’s Human Existence Is at Severe Risk

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CAIRO, Apr 21 (IPS) - "Africa's human existence and development is under threat from the adverse impacts of climate change – its population, ecosystems and unique biodiversity will all be the major victims of global climate change."

Developing countries left out of global tax decisions

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

, Apr 19 (IPS) - Over one hundred developing countries continue to be left out of global tax cooperation negotiations despite leaks such as the Panama papers showing the high cost of tax avoidance.

Climate Change and the Middle East (II)<br> No Water in the Kingdom of the Two Seas—Nor Elsewhere

Monday, April 18, 2016

CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - There is an oil producing country situated in the Gulf region, made of a cluster of islands. It is small, surface and population wise. But it holds the dubious privilege of ranking top of the list of 14 out of the 33 countries most likely to be water-stressed in the year 2040.

Climate Change (I)<br>Will the Middle East Become ‘Uninhabitable’?

Monday, April 18, 2016

CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - This is not about any alarming header—it is the dramatic conclusion of several scientific studies about the on-going climate change impact on the Middle East region, particularly in the Gulf area. The examples are stark.

The Unknown Fate of Thousands of Abducted Women and Girls in Nigeria

Friday, April 15, 2016

, Apr 15 (IPS) - The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials on 14 April 2016 warned.

Can an Animal Heist Fable Help Solve the Middle East Crisis?

Friday, April 15, 2016

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - 13 April 2016 – Make no mistake--the Middle East is the longest and perhaps the most complex crisis in recent History, this explaining the innumerable, successive –and frustrating- attempts to solve it.

OPINION: Wake Up! We Need Statesman and Values but We Get Selfish Politicians and Cynicsm..

Friday, April 15, 2016

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - A total indifference has accompanied the number of refugees injured by Macedonian police in Idomeni, where more than 12 000 people, including 4 000 children have been trapped, since Austria asked Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, to prevent the continuing passage of refugees. Austria has now informed the Italian government that it will send several hundred troops to its border with Italy.

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