Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
TIJUANA, Mexico, Aug 23 (IPS) - The areas under the low bridges over a section of the canalised channel of the Tijuana River that runs along the border between Mexico and the United States have become enormous open-air toilets.
Friday, August 22, 2014
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a rare moment of political candour, lashed out at Israel last week, questioning its "respect for the principles of distinction and proportionality" - particularly in the context of the civilian death toll that kept rising to over 2,000 Palestinians, with more than 75 percent civilians.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
ALEPPO, Syria / GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Aug 19 (IPS) - Numerous mechanics, tyre and car body shops used to line the busy streets near the Old City of Syria's previous industrial and commercial hub.
Monday, August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) - Despite rising criticism of his foreign policy– even from his former secretary of state – U.S. President Barack Obama's decision last week to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) militants in northern Iraq enjoys relatively strong public support, at least so far.
Friday, August 15, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (IPS) - When U.S lawmakers departed Washington for a month-long recess, they left behind a simmering debate over what to do about the tens of thousands of Central American children and adults that continue to cross the U.S. southern border.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - As the dust - and the gunpowder - settles after the month-long devastating conflict in Gaza, there were apparently no victors or vanquished.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (IPS) - The Islamic State's territorial expansion and barbaric executions in Iraq and Syria are a gathering threat and must be confronted. American air bombardment, however, is the wrong course of action, and will not necessarily weaken ISIS or DA'ISH, as it's known in Arabic.
Monday, August 11, 2014
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 (IPS) - The world's 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise triggered by climate change, will be the focus of an international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug 09 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama's authorisation of limited military action in northern Iraq, announced in a national television address late Thursday night, has so far received support – albeit highly qualified in some cases -- from across the mainstream political spectrum.
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