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Against All the Odds: Maternity and Mortality in Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

KABUL, Sep 16 (IPS) - Nasrin Mohamadi, a mother of four, has promised herself never to set foot in an Afghan public hospital again. After her first experience in a maternity ward, she has lost all faith in the state's healthcare system.

World Bank Tribunal Weighs Final Arguments in El Salvador Mining Dispute

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 16 (IPS) - A multilateral arbitration panel here began final hearings Monday in a contentious and long-running dispute between an international mining company and the government of El Salvador.

OPINION: Ebola Crisis Reversing Development Gains in Liberia

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MONROVIA, Sep 11 (IPS) - As the Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on people's lives and livelihoods in West Africa, the focus is increasingly not just on the health aspects of the crisis, but also on its social and economic consequences.

Will You be Chief? How Niger’s Traditional Leaders are Promoting Maternal Health

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BANDE, Niger, Sep 11 (IPS) - It is a long, 14-hour drive from Niger's capital city Niamey to the village of Bande. And the ride is a dreary one as the roadside is bare. The occasional, lone goat herder is spotted every few kilometres and the sightings become a cause of both confusion and excitement since there aren't any trees, or watering holes in sight.

Global Commission Urges Decriminalisation of Drug Use

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 10 (IPS) - A top-level international panel called Tuesday for a major shift in global drug-control policies from prohibition to decriminalisation and regulation.

U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa

Monday, September 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 08 (IPS) - The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

War Over but Not Gaza’s Housing Crisis

Monday, September 08, 2014

GAZA CITY, Sep 08 (IPS) - "When the shelling started, I gathered up my family and headed for what I though was a safe place, like a school, but then that became overcrowded and lacked sanitation, so we ended up in the grounds of the hospital."

Global Summit to Focus on Eradication of Trillion Dollar Corruption

Friday, September 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 05 (IPS) - New analysis suggests that developing countries are losing a trillion dollars or more each year to tax evasion and corruption facilitated by lax laws in Western countries, raising pressure on global leaders to agree to broad new reforms at an international summit later this year.

When a Disaster Leaves Bathrooms in its Wake

Friday, September 05, 2014

CAR NICOBAR, India, Sep 05 (IPS) - When the 2004 Asian Tsunami lashed the coasts and island territories of India, one of the hardest hit areas were the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI), which lie due east of mainland India, at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

No Easy Choices for Syrians with Small Children

Thursday, September 04, 2014

GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Sep 04 (IPS) - The woman who walked into the Islamic Front (IF) media office near the Turkish border was on the verge of fainting under the hot Syrian sun, but all she cared about was her infant son.

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