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Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific: A “Regressive” Trend, Says Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The cradle of some of the world's most ancient civilizations, home to four out of the planet's six billion people, and a battleground for the earth's remaining resources, Asia and the Pacific are poised to play a defining role in international affairs in the coming decade.

Syria's 'Barrel Bombs' Cause Human Devastation, Says Rights Group

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (IPS) - The warring parties in the brutal four-year-old military conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 civilians and triggered "the greatest refugee crisis in modern times," continue to break every single pledge held out to the United Nations.

At the Margins of a Hot War, Somalis Are ‘Hanging on by a Thread’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (IPS) - After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the assassins, the motives and the official response.

Can Nepal’s TRC Finally Bring Closure to its War Survivors?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KATHMANDU, Feb 24 (IPS) - The picture of Muktinath Adhikari, principal of Pandini Sanskrit Secondary School in the Lamjung district of west Nepal who was killed during the country's decade-long civil conflict, became an iconic portrayal of the brutality of the bloody ‘People's War'.

Report Cries out on Behalf of Iraqi Women

Friday, February 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - Iraqi women continue to be subject to physical, emotional and sexual violence, according to a new report by Minority Rights Group International and Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.

America and the Middle East after the Islamic State

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (IPS) - As the Congress ponders President Barack Obama's request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the "morning after" before they embark on another potentially disastrous war in the Levant.

The Two Koreas: Between Economic Success and Nuclear Threat

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SEOUL, Feb 18 (IPS) - The two Koreas are an odd match – both are talking about possible dialogue but both have different ideas of the conditions, and that difference comes from the 62-year-old division following the 1950-53 Korean War.

Analysis: Mass Rapes and the Future of U.N. Darfur Mission

Monday, February 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16 (IPS) - The future of the U.N. African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) could depend largely on determining what exactly happened in the town of Tabit in Northern Darfur at the end of October last year.

Maimed by Conflict, Forgotten by Peace: Life Through the Eyes of the War-Disabled

Monday, February 16, 2015

MANNAR, Sri Lanka, Feb 16 (IPS) - It is a hot, steamy day in Sri Lanka's northwestern Mannar District. Mid-day temperatures are reaching 34 degrees Celsius, and the tarred road is practically melting under the sun.

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