Monday, November 11, 2013
, Nov 11 (IPS) - Threatened by rising seas, some of the world's small island developing states (SIDS) are demanding that the U.N.'s new set of Sustainable Development Goals place a high priority on the protection of oceans and marine resources.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 10 (IPS) - Seventeen-year-old Usmanullah Shah has never been to Afghanistan, the land of his forefathers. The son of Afghan parents who fled to Pakistan 34 years ago to escape war, he shudders at the thought of going there.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
TORONTO, Nov 09 (IPS) - Gossip and rumour based on secret intelligence sources may be all that is needed to deport a foreign national from Canada on national security grounds, legal experts say.
Friday, November 08, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 08 (IPS) - The almost three-year-old Syrian civil war has been a "silent war on human and economic development", destroying the ability of ordinary Syrian citizens to maintain basic livelihoods, according to a report launched here Wednesday by two United Nations agencies.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka, Nov 07 (IPS) - When the first trains in almost two and a half decades started running through this war-ravaged town in Sri Lanka in mid-September, Sinngamuththu Jesudasan could not resist the temptation to go and have a look - repeatedly.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
QAMISHLI, Syria, Oct 31 (IPS) - "The whole region is under control but be careful in the city centre," says a Kurdish militiaman at the eastern gate of Qamishli, 600 km northeast of capital Damascus, confirming rumours about breaches in Syria's relatively stable northeast.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct 30 (IPS) - One year ago, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast United States, causing an estimated 68 billion dollars in damage and paralysing the world's financial nerve centre.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (IPS) - Saul Merlos is an undocumented migrant from El Salvador. About two years ago, he was living and working in the southern U.S. city of New Orleans.
Monday, October 28, 2013
CAIRO, Oct 28 (IPS) - Mahmoud Abu Yousef, 28, sits in one of the suburban subway stations of Egyptian capital Cairo selling socks. He had fled Syria with his wife and one-year-old child this February after his parents and three brothers were killed in the civil war that has been raging in his country since March 2011.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (IPS) - Sri Lankan Tamil hopes for a separate state – Tamil Eelam – in the north and east of the island were dashed when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were summarily defeated in May 2009 by government forces.
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