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Rich Gulf Nations Tight-Lipped on Growing Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - As Western and Central European nations seem overwhelmed by the growing refugee crisis – triggered mostly by the inflow of hundreds and thousands of displaced people largely from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq – one lingering question remains unanswered: why aren't some of the rich Arab Gulf nations reaching out to help these hapless refugees?

Opinion: Women’s Major Role in Culture of Peace - Part Two

Monday, September 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - Another reality that emerges very distinctly in culture of peace is that we should never forget when women – half of world's seven billion plus people - are marginalised and their equality is not established in all spheres of human activity, there is no chance for our world to get sustainable peace in the real sense.

Opinion: Promoting Culture of Peace Through Dialogue - Part One

Monday, September 07, 2015

, Sep 07 (IPS) - This week, for the fourth time in a row, the annual gathering of the apex intergovernmental body of the United Nation deliberating on peace and non-violence will take place at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

Investigators Dismiss Mexican Government’s Official Story on Missing Students

Monday, September 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - A group of independent investigators has roundly dismissed the Mexican government's claims that the 43 students who went missing in the southwestern city of Iguala last fall were burned to ashes in a garbage dump, reigniting an international outcry against the disappearance and heaping pressure on the government to provide answers to families of the victims.

Opinion: Nuclear States Do Not Comply with the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Saturday, September 05, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 05 (IPS) - Article Six of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) makes it obligatory for nuclear states to get rid of their nuclear weapons as part of a bargain that requires the non-nuclear states not to acquire nuclear weapons. Apart from the NPT provisions, there have been a number of other rulings that have reinforced those requirements.

Opinion: Iran and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Friday, September 04, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 04 (IPS) - Iran's nuclear programme has been the target of a great deal of misinformation, downright lies and above all myths. As a result, it is often difficult to unpick truth from falsehood. 

European Residents Offer Support, Homes to Refugees

Thursday, September 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 03 (IPS) - As the migration crisis in Europe continues to grow and government response remains slow, European citizens have taken it upon themselves to act by opening up their homes to those in need.

Europe Invaded Mostly by “Regime Change” Refugees

Thursday, September 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 03 (IPS) - The military conflicts and political instability driving hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe were triggered largely by U.S. and Western military interventions for regime change – specifically in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria (a regime change in-the-making).

Opinion: Can Nuclear War be Avoided?

Thursday, September 03, 2015

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Sep 03 (IPS) - The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons had as members former leading politicians or military officers, among others a British Field Marshal, an American General, an American Secretary of Defence and a French Prime Minister.

Killing of Aid Workers Threatens Humanitarian Response in Yemen

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 02 (IPS) - With 21 million Yemeni civilians caught in the grips of a conflict that has been escalating since March, the killing of two local aid workers Wednesday could worsen their misery, as a major humanitarian organisation considers the future of its operations in parts of the war-torn country.

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