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Families See Hope for Justice in Palestinian Membership of ICC

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

GAZA CITY, Mar 03 (IPS) - "I have lost all meaning in life after the death of my child, I will never forgive anyone who caused the tearing apart of his little body.  I appeal to all who can help and stand with us to achieve justice and punish those who killed my child."

For Women in Asia, ‘Home’ Is a Battleground

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 03 (IPS) - Nearly half of the four billion people who reside in the Asia-Pacific region are women. They comprise two-thirds of the region's poor, with millions either confined to their homes or pushed into the informal labour market where they work without any safeguards for paltry daily wages. Millions more become victims of trafficking and are forced into prostitution or sexual slavery.

U.N. Member States Accused of Cherry-Picking Human Rights

Monday, March 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 02 (IPS) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has criticised member states for ‘cherry-picking' human rights – advocating some and openly violating others – perhaps to suit their own national or political interests.

Syrian Conflict Has Underlying Links to Climate Change, Says Study

Monday, March 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 02 (IPS) - Was the four-year-old military conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, mostly civilians, triggered at least in part by climate change?

Bamboo – An Answer to Deforestation or Not in Africa?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HARARE, Feb 28 (IPS) - Deforestation is haunting the African continent as industrial growth paves over public commons and puts more hectares into private hands.

Tobacco Workers in Cuba Dubious About Opening of U.S. Market

Saturday, February 28, 2015

SAN JUAN Y MARTÍNEZ, Cuba, Feb 28 (IPS) - "We have to wait and see," "There isn't a lot of talk about it," are the responses from tobacco workers in this rural area in western Cuba when asked about the prospect of an opening of the U.S. market to Cuban cigars.

Opinion: Goals for Gender Equality Are Not a ‘Wish List’ – They Are a ‘To Do List’

Friday, February 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 (IPS) - This weekend, at the invitation of President Michelle Bachelet and myself, women leaders from across the world are meeting in Santiago de Chile. We will applaud their achievements. We will remind ourselves of their contributions. And we will chart a way forward to correct the historical record. History has not been fair to women – but then, women usually didn't write it.

Opinion: The Middle East and Perpetual War

Friday, February 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 27 (IPS) - There is a currently popular idea in Washington, D.C. that the United States ought to be doing more to quash the recently born Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), because if we don't, they will send terrorists to plague our lives.

OPINION: Europe Under Merkel’s (Informal) Leadership

Friday, February 27, 2015

ROME, Feb 27 (IPS) - When I am asked whether Europe is still a relevant "protagonist" in the modern world, I always answer that there is no doubt about it. For a long time now the continent has been shaken by financial crises, internal security strategy crises – including wars – and instability within its borders, which definitely make it a protagonist in world affairs. 

Gazan Fishermen Dying to Survive

Friday, February 27, 2015

GAZA CITY, Feb 27 (IPS) - The beautiful Mediterranean Sea laps gently onto the white sandy beach near Gaza City's port. Fishing boats dot the beach as fishermen tend to their boats and fix their nets.

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