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U.S. Provides Cover for Use of Banned Weapons in Yemen

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - The United States is providing a thinly-veiled cover virtually legitimising the use of cluster bombs – banned by an international convention – by Saudi Arabia and its allies in their heavy fighting against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

UK, France Agree to New Measures to Tackle Migration Crisis

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - In response to the rapidly growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers flooding European shores, France and the UK have announced new measures to crack down on English Channel crossings.

U.N. Remains Helpless Watching Rising Deaths of Children in War Zones

Thursday, August 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The rising death toll of civilians, specifically women and children, in ongoing military conflicts is generating strong messages of condemnation from international institutions and human rights organisations – with the United Nations remaining helpless as killings keep multiplying.

U.N. Official Says Human Suffering in Yemen ‘Almost Incomprehensible’

Thursday, August 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - With a staggering four in five Yemenis now in need of immediate humanitarian aid, 1.5 million people displaced and a death toll that has surpassed 4,000 in just five months, a United Nations official told the Security Council Wednesday that the scale of human suffering is "almost incomprehensible".

U.N. Relief Agency Pledges to Open Schools ‘On Time’ for Half a Million Palestinian Refugees

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - Overcoming a serious funding shortfall, and caught between numerous regional conflicts, the United Nation's humanitarian agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Aug. 19 that it would nevertheless open schools on time for the roughly half-a-million children who rely on the international community for their education.

Opinion: The Writing on the Western Wall

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - The writing on the Western Wall is evident to most Israelis: "דמוגרפיה היא גורל" or "demography is destiny". Those unwilling to acknowledge the prophetic message are either deceiving themselves or simply ignoring it in order to avoid facing the implications of demography for Israel's future.

Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan Falters in the Face of Intensifying Conflict

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (IPS) - As the number of civilians impacted by the intensifying conflict in Afghanistan rises along with the fighting, humanitarian agencies are struggling to meet the needs of the wounded, hungry and displaced.

U.N. Marks Humanitarian Day Battling Its Worst Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (IPS) - The United Nations is commemorating World Humanitarian Day with "inspiring" human interest stories of survival – even as the world body describes the current refugee crisis as the worst for almost a quarter of a century.

Prospects for Peace in South Sudan Fading Fast

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JUBA, Aug 18 (IPS) - Dismissing efforts, including those of U.S. President Barack Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month-long civil war in the world's newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations.

World’s Nuclear Facilities Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

Monday, August 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - As hackers continue to rampage through closely-guarded information systems and databases with monotonous regularity, there is a tempting new target for cyber-attacks: the world's nuclear facilities.

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