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Fighting the Islamic State On the Air

Sunday, November 16, 2014

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan, Nov 16 (IPS) - There is daily news broadcasting at 9 in the evening and a live programme every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For the time being, that is what Mosul´s only TV channel has to offer from its headquarters in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Pushing the Voice of Syrian Women For a New Future

Saturday, November 15, 2014

GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Nov 15 (IPS) - For most Syrian women, the war has been a disaster. For some, it has also been liberating.

25 Years After Rights Convention, Children Still Need More Protection

Friday, November 14, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - Next week marks 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a historic commitment to children and the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history.

War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS

Friday, November 14, 2014

JUBA, Nov 14 (IPS) - Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state. 

Dhanapala to Receive IPS Award for Nuclear Disarmament

Thursday, November 13, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - Jayantha Dhanapala, a former U.N. under-secretary-general for disarmament affairs (1998-2003) and a relentless advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons, will be the recipient of the 2014 International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament sponsored by Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency.

Ebola and ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between U.N. and Faith-based Organisations

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (IPS) - The simultaneity presented by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on one hand and militant barbarism ostensibly in the name of Islam on the other present the international development community - particularly the United Nations and international NGOs – with challenges, as well as opportunities.

Fishing for Peace in Korea

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (IPS) - Environmental problems, by their nature, don't respect borders. Air and sea pollution often affect countries that had nothing to do with their production. Many extreme weather events, like typhoons, strike more than one country. Climate change affects everyone.

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS

Saturday, November 08, 2014

KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov 08 (IPS) - "Going  back home? That would be suicide. The Islamists would cut our throats straight away," says Khalil Hafif Ismam. The fear of this Mandaean refugee sums up that of one of the oldest yet most decimated communities in Mesopotamia.

Women Challenged by Rising Extremism and Militarism

Thursday, November 06, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 06 (IPS) - Ongoing military conflicts in the strife-torn Middle East - specifically in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Palestine - have resulted in widespread civilian casualties, impacting heavily on the most vulnerable in besieged communities: women and children.

Choosing Between Death and Death in Pakistan

Thursday, November 06, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 06 (IPS) - Residents of the Khyber Agency, one of seven administrative districts that comprise northern Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), are in the worst possible predicament: either course of action they choose now, they say, could result in death.

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