Tuesday, July 08, 2014
HOMS, Syria, Jul 08 (IPS) - Al-Waer, Homs's most populated area and the city's last insurgent holdout, might soon achieve the truce that Hom's Old City saw in May this year when, in an exchange deal, the insurgents left their strongholds.
Monday, July 07, 2014
IRAPUATO, Mexico, Jul 07 (IPS) - In early May, the Irapuato Migrants' House, in the centre-west Mexican state of Guanajuato, took in a group of 152 Garifuna Afro-Caribbean people from Honduras. Sixty of them were children.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
BEIRUT, Jul 06 (IPS) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in Syria have been uprooted since the violent government crackdown on the uprising and the ensuing battles that ensnared their communities. For around 50,000 of them, Lebanon was their only safe route out but now it seems this door is being closed on them.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Poipet, Cambodia, Jul 03 (IPS) - Eight people, three women and five men, are crouched in the dirt in the center of a roundabout where the main road at Poipet --a major Cambodia border town-- merges with the check point to Thailand. Dust swirls in the wind as they squint their eyes at the sun. Others playing the waiting game mill about on the road's edges.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 01 (IPS) - Three days ago, Rameela Bibi was the mother of a month-old baby boy. He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a chest infection that he contracted when the family fled their home in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale military offensive against the Taliban has forced nearly half a million people to flee.
Monday, June 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, Jun 30 (IPS) - Facing what some have dubbed a refugee crisis, President Barack Obama is asking for new powers that would significantly speed up the deportation process for tens of thousands of unaccompanied children recently arrived at the southern U.S. border.
Monday, June 30, 2014
KARACHI, Jun 30 (IPS) - It has been two years since he survived an attack on his life, but 24-year-old Quwat Haider, a member of Pakistan's minority Hazara community, still finds it hard to narrate the events that scarred him for life.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
WASHINGTON, Jun 29 (IPS) - Rights advocates and lawmakers are expressing increased concern over the United States' handling of the sudden influx of tens of thousands of undocumented child and female migrants from Central America.
Friday, June 27, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 27 (IPS) - Shortly after their conquest of Mosul, young men armed with assault rifles went door to door in Iraq's second-largest city, taking "women who are not owned" for jihad al-nikah, or sex jihad.
Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster - We Visit the 18,000 Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Jun 25 (IPS) - As the villagers sit around the flickering fire on a pitch-black night lit only by the blurry moon, they speak, recounting how it all began.
They take turns, sometimes talking over each other to have their own experiences heard. When the old man speaks, everyone listens. "It was my first time riding a helicopter," John Moyo* remembers.
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