Tuesday, March 11, 2014
ROME, Mar 11 (IPS) - "We walk inside an area that is 128 steps long and seven-and-a-half steps wide. This is the path they made for us: two metres of bars over our heads, and upon the bars, two metres of plexiglas. We are like canaries in a cage, like birds of different races all in one cage."
Monday, March 10, 2014
MALAGA, Spain, Mar 10 (IPS) - "Who will speak for them now? Who will tell their stories to their families in Cameroon or Ivory Coast?" asked Edmund Okeke, a Nigerian, about the 16 migrants who died while trying to swim to the shore of the Spanish city of Ceuta from Morocco.
Monday, March 10, 2014
KATHMANDU, Mar 10 (IPS) - Around 4.3 million of Nepal's 27 million population lack citizenship documents, rendering them stateless, says a report by the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), which works to promote and protect the interests of Nepali women.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
WASHINGTON, Mar 04 (IPS) - The failure of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians could lead to a significant shift in public opinion in the United States regarding Israel's future, according to a new poll released Monday.
Monday, March 03, 2014
, Mar 03 (IPS) - Budget constraints in Washington and obstinacy at the highest levels of the African Union (AU) have combined to dangerously delay a possible U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to sources close to negotiations currently underway in New York.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
SEOUL, Feb 27 (IPS) - If the North Korea of the 1990s was seen as a starving nation that produced an exodus of hungry people, then the picture should be even gloomier now – six years after it stopped receiving South Korea's generous aid. But it's not. The nation of 24 million people, widely said to be the most secretive in the world and a nuclear threat, appears to have weathered the years well.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb 23 (IPS) - Swiss voters have approved an initiative by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) aimed at limiting immigration. The result not only threatens the free movement of people, but all agreements between Switzerland and the European Union.
Monday, February 17, 2014
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 17 (IPS) - Disturbed by civilian casualties and moved by the plight of people living like refugees in their own country, students from Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are demanding an end to army operations against militants on their native soil.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
PENJWIN, Iraqi Kurdistan, Feb 16 (IPS) - No one here has heard of the Sochi Winter Olympics. But the snow conditions are perfect in these Kurdish mountains of Iraq and 11-year-old Syrian refugee Hassan Khishman is thrilled to glide on skis for the first time.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb 04 (IPS) - Pro-immigration reform advocates here are seeking to capitalise on new federal momentum on the issue after conservative lawmakers ended months of dithering late last week and released an initial set of principles that they would be interested in pursuing in broader negotiations.
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