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Palestinian Grassroots Resistance to Occupation Growing

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 17 (IPS) - As soon as the truck carrying Israeli dairy products entered Ramallah's city centre it was surrounded by Palestinian activists who proceeded to remove and trash almost 20,000 dollars' worth of mainly milk and yoghurt.

Contradictions Beset U.N. Response to Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers

Monday, March 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - An internal United Nations expert report released Monday by the non-governmental organisation AIDS-Free World reveals serious contradictions in the U.N.'s reporting of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. peacekeepers.

Women Often Forgotten In Cases Of Forced Disappearance

Monday, March 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - Governments must do more to address the impacts of forced disappearances of women, according to an international justice report released Monday.

Middle East Conflicts Give Hefty Boost to Arms Merchants

Monday, March 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - The ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen have helped spiral arms sales upwards to the Middle East, according to a study released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

More Fighter Jets in Nicaragua, Second-Poorest Country in the Americas

Saturday, March 14, 2015

MANAGUA, Mar 14 (IPS) - Nicaragua, the second-poorest country in the Americas, is tapping into its depleted coffers to upgrade its ageing military fleet with costly new equipment from Russia – a move that has sparked controversy at home and concern among the country's Central American neighbours.

Meet the 10 Women Who Will Stop at Nothing

Friday, March 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 (IPS) - On Apr. 6, 2013, Nadia Sharmeen, a crime reporter, was assigned to cover a rally organised by Hefazat-e-Islam, an association of fundamentalist Islamic groups in Bangladesh whose demands included a call to revoke the proposed National Women Development Policy.

Feeding a Warmer, Riskier World

Friday, March 13, 2015

ROME, Mar 13 (IPS) - Artificial meat. Indoor aquaculture. Vertical farms. Irrigation drones. Once the realm of science fiction, these things are now fact. Food production is going high tech – at least, in some places.

Humanitarian Aid Under Fire Calls for New Strategies

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

VIENNA, Mar 11 (IPS) - In the face of the growing number of crises taking place at the same time worldwide, humanitarian aid organisations – many of which have already reached their financial and logistic limits – are in desperate need of global coordination.

Eighty-Three Percent of Lights Have Gone Out in Syria

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) - A single image can be more powerful, more descriptive and more potent than an entire essay – ‘ a picture says a thousand words,' as the cliché goes.

What’s Driving the Merciless Asylum Seeker Policies in Australia?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 11 (IPS) - As conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere pushed the number of refugees to 13 million last year, the international community is struggling to shoulder the humanitarian responsibility of protecting those fleeing violence and persecution in their homelands.

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