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Still in Limbo, Somaliland Banking on Berbera

Friday, February 17, 2017

HARGEISA, Somaliland, Feb 17 (IPS) - Crossing African borders by land can be an intimidating process (it's proving an increasingly intimidating process nowadays in Europe and the US also, even in airports). But crossing from Ethiopia to Somaliland at the ramshackle border town of Togo-Wuchale is a surreally pleasant experience.

No to Palestinian Peace Envoy: US to UN

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (IPS) - The failed appointment of former Palestinian-Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as the UN's peace envoy to Libya has shown that divisions over Palestine still run deep at the world body.

Human Rights For Rohingya Worsening, Warns Special Rapporteur

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 08 (IPS) - A UN Special Rapporteur has expressed grave concern over escalating violence and discrimination against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Syrian Prison, a “Human Slaughterhouse” - Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

ROME, Feb 08 (IPS) - At Saydnaya Military Prison, "the Syrian authorities have quietly and methodically organised the killing of thousands of people in their custody," according to a new Amnesty International (AI) report.

Insecurity Fuelling Food Shortages in Lake Chad Basin: UN Coordinator

Monday, January 30, 2017

Jan 30 (IPS) - Children under five years of age are not surviving due to severe food shortages in some parts of the Lake Chad region, says Toby Lanzer, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel.

Pakistani Reporters in the Crosshairs

Monday, January 30, 2017

PESHAWAR, Jan 30 (IPS) - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border remain one of the most perilous places in the world to be a reporter, with journalists walking a razor's edge of violence and censorship.

Trump, the Banks and the Bomb

Saturday, January 07, 2017

ROME, Jan 07 (IPS) - When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the US would elect Republican businessman Donald Trump as their 45th president. Much less that he would rush to advocate for increasing the US nuclear power.

Threat of Famine Looms in Yemen

Friday, January 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - Millions of Yemenis could soon face widespread famine if no action is taken to improve food access through humanitarian or trade means, an early warning system has said.

January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

Friday, January 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - Five of the UN Security Council's 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the council is expected later this month under the new US administration.

Islamic Nations to Host Pledging Conference for Aid to Yemen

Thursday, December 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 29 (IPS) - While the international community remains intensely pre-occupied with the six-year-old civil war ravaging Syria, the ongoing military conflict in Yemen has triggered a relatively neglected humanitarian crises threatening to explode.

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