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U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

Sexual Violence in Conflict 'The Contemporary Moral Issue' Says United Nations

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - Impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in war must end, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, the Special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on sexual violence in conflict, who presented to the U.N. Security Council the Secretary-General's 2015 report on the issue on April 15.

U.N. Warns of Growing Divide Between Nuclear Haves and Have-Nots

Monday, April 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (IPS) - As she prepared to leave office after more than three years, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane painted a dismal picture of a conflicted world: it is "not the best of times for disarmament."

Opinion: Moment of Truth for the Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, April 10, 2015

OSLO, Apr 10 (IPS) - The Nobel Peace Prize is about to bow out to critics. As of Jan. 1, the Oslo-based Norwegian Nobel Committee that selects the winners has a new secretary, Olav Njølstad, who announced that "changes loom" in a recent interview.

U.N. Secretary-General Calls for International Unity on Yemen and Syria

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - "Political negotiations, not military intervention are the solution" said United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on the rapidly deteriorating conflict situation in Yemen and recent developments in Syria at the Yarmouk refugee camp.

State of Palestine in Overtime

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The large majority of countries, and most of the people in the world, already recognise Palestine as an independent state.

At Least 18 Already Killed in Yarmouk Attacks: Amnesty International

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - At least 18 civilians have already been killed in the attack on the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk, according to Amnesty International.

Israeli Forces Target Journalists in West Bank

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

KAFR QADDOUM, West Bank, Apr 07 (IPS) - It is becoming increasingly risky to cover clashes and protests between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters in the West Bank as the number of journalists injured, in what appears to be deliberate targeting by Israeli security forces, continues to rise.

Situation In Besieged Yarmouk Camp ‘One Of The Most Severe Ever’

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has described the situation inside the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk, under attack by Islamic State (IS) militants, as "one of the most severe ever" for the already spartan camp.

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