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OPINION: Violations of International Law Degenerate U.N.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The United Nations was founded "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights.

Stab in the Back for Painful Afghanistan Election Process?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KABUL, Aug 20 (IPS) - A knife fight late Tuesday among several auditors at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) still inspecting the results of the presidential elections held in mid-June could be the stab in the back for what has been a painful election process.

TNT and scrap metal eviscerate Syria’s industrial capital

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ALEPPO, Syria / GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Aug 19 (IPS) - Numerous mechanics, tyre and car body shops used to line the busy streets near the Old City of Syria's previous industrial and commercial hub.

Public Offers Support for Obama’s Iraq Intervention

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) - Despite rising criticism of his foreign policy– even from his former secretary of state – U.S. President Barack Obama's decision last week to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) militants in northern Iraq enjoys relatively strong public support, at least so far.

U.N. Prepares for Overhaul of Arms Trade Reporting

Monday, August 18, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (IPS) - The Arms Trade Treaty is about to provide the biggest shake-up to conventional arms trade transparency since the end of the Cold War.

Militarism Should be Suppressed Like Hanging and Flogging

Monday, August 18, 2014

BELFAST, Aug 18 (IPS) - I once asked Dan Berrigan, the great American anti-war activist, for some advice to me in my life as a peace activist. He replied "Pray and Resist".

Burning the Future of Gaza’s Children

Saturday, August 16, 2014

GAZA CITY, Aug 16 (IPS) - "My child became blind and lost the ability to speak, his dad died and his three brothers are seriously wounded. He still has not been told about the loss of his dad," says the mother of 7-year-old Mohamad Badran. 

Socialists Could Turn to Enviromentalist after Candidate’s Death

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16 (IPS) - The death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos opens up an unexpected opportunity for environmental leader Marina Silva to return with renewed strength to the struggle to govern Brazil, offering a "third way" in a highly polarised campaign.

Abuse of Older Women Overlooked and Underreported

Thursday, August 14, 2014

u, Aug 14 (IPS) - A veteran women's rights activist, Patricia Brownell was still taken aback by the prevalence of abuse against older women she discovered during dozens of conversations she and her colleagues had with victims.

No Victors or Vanquished in Brutal Gaza Conflict

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - As the dust - and the gunpowder - settles after the month-long devastating conflict in Gaza, there were apparently no victors or vanquished.

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