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Accord Calls for First Global Conference on Peace

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DURBAN, Dec 22 (IPS) - On 21 November 2015, during ACCORD's 2015 Africa Peace Award celebration, I made a call for the United Nations to convene the first ever UN Global Conference on Peace.

Human Rights in Turkey: Is Turkish Press Freedom in Danger?

Monday, December 21, 2015

, Dec 21 (IPS) - The last week of November marked another phase of an ongoing shift in the Turkish Government´s approach to human rights issues – Two important events highlighted the ongoing attack freedom of press is suffering in Turkey. First two prominent Turkish journalists were arrested after publishing a story claiming that members of the state intelligence agency had provided weapons to Syrian rebels; second, lawyer and leading human rights defender and Tahir Elçi, President of the Diyarbakir Bar Association in south eastern Turkey, was killed in crossfire while making a press statement on Saturday 28th of November.

Alaa Arsheed: A Refugee’s Sweet Sound of Success

Friday, December 18, 2015

ROME, Dec 18 (IPS) - "In Beirut I was like a bird in a cage, I felt like a prisoner. Today, I have the chance to let my dreams come true, make a living with my music, realizing my dad's project: open a new Alpha – my family's cultural center, destroyed during the war- to share Syrian culture and help my people in Europe," Alaa Arsheed, a Syrian refugee, told IPS.

Locals Want to Know When They Will Feel the Effects of the U.S.-Cuban Thaw

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

HAVANA, Dec 16 (IPS) - While the normalisation of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is moving ahead, and the U.S. and Cuban flags have been proudly waving in Havana and Washington, respectively, since last July, the year gone by since the thaw has left many unanswered questions.

Analysis: Kurdish-led peace conference is best hope for Syria

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec 16 (IPS) - While the war in Syria continues to draw in more outside forces, the work towards finding a political solution to this five-year old conflict carries on. In the past week, no less than three separate conferences were organized by different clusters of opposition groups. Conferences were held in three places: Damascus, Dêrîk – a city in the Kurdish-controlled northern part of Syria – and Riyadh, the Saudi capital, respectively.

Afghan Refugees Right To Stay in Pakistan May Expire

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 16 (IPS) - "We aren't happy here but cannot go back to our country because the situation there was extremely bad," Ghareeb Gul, Afghan refugees told IPS.

Immigration – Still a Pending Issue in Cuban-U.S. Relations

Thursday, December 10, 2015

HAVANA, Dec 10 (IPS) - The crisis that has broken out at several border crossings in Latin America as a result of thousands of Cubans attempting to reach the United States has revived a problem that remains unresolved between the two countries in spite of agreements, negotiations and the diplomatic thaw that started a year ago.

Aspects of Dualism in the Gulf

Thursday, December 03, 2015

NEW DELHI, Dec 03 (IPS) - The crash in oil prices is not the only challenge confronting the Gulf States in West Asia. Economic disorder and lack of opportunity are contributing to instability in the region, stated Bahrain's minister for industry, commerce and tourism, Zayed Al Zayani, while kicking off the recent IISS Bahrain Bay Forum. He emphasized the need for "unprecedented" economic reform across the Gulf in the wake of the lower oil revenues. These policies include the generation of millions of jobs for the youth in these economies that continue to depend heavily on expatriate labour from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Philippines.

Ethiopia: The Biggest African Refugee Camp No One Talks About

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov 29 (IPS) - On a sunny November day in Addis Ababa the courtyard of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) centre is packed with people—some attend a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reception clinic, others get essential supplies, while students attend classes, and many simply play volleyball, table football or dominoes to pass the time.

Cubans Seeking the American Dream, Stranded in Costa Rica

Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thousands of Cubans heading for the United States have been stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border since mid-November, waiting for the authorities in Managua to authorise their passage north.

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