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Video Games, Poverty and Conflict in Bab Al-Tabbaneh

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Jan 10 (IPS) - "People get used to war. During the last battle, children were still coming to play. Can you imagine, a seven-year-old boy running through the bullets just to play video games," says Mohammad Darwish, a calm man with a curled beard framing his face.

OPINION: Doubling Down on Dictatorship in the Middle East

Monday, January 05, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 05 (IPS) - For a moment, four years ago, it seemed that dictators in the Middle East would soon be a thing of the past.

OPINION: Quo Vadis? Post-Benghazi Libya

Sunday, January 04, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 04 (IPS) - A concerted disinformation campaign is being conducted to manufacture consent for military action against the government in Tripoli and the town of Misrata, which has been at the forefront of toppling the despotic Gaddafi dictatorship.

Syrians Refugees Between Containers and Tents in Turkey

Sunday, January 04, 2015

HARRAN and NIZIP, Turkey, Jan 04 (IPS) - "We ran as if we were ants fleeing out of the nest. I moved to three different cities in Syria to try to be away from the conflict, but there was no safe place left in my country so we decided to move out."

Oil Price Plunge Could Take a Bite from Arms Budgets

Friday, January 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 02 (IPS) - In a satirical piece titled 'An Unserious Look at the Year Ahead' in the Wall Street Journal last week, Hugo Rifkind predicts the price of a barrel of oil will fall so low that people across the world would start buying oil for the barrel - and throw the oil out.

Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Demand Repatriation of Afghan Refugees

Thursday, January 01, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 01 (IPS) - They number between two and three million; some have lived in makeshift shelters for just a few months, while others have roots that stretch much further back into history. Most fled to escape war, others simply ran away from joblessness.

U.S. Twists Arms to Help Defeat Resolution on Palestine

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 31 (IPS) - The United States re-asserted its political and economic clout - and its ability to twist arms and perhaps metaphorically break kneecaps - when it successfully lobbied to help defeat a crucial Security Council resolution on the future of Palestine this week.

Pakistan’s Return to Death Penalty Contravenes International Treaties

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PESHAWAR, Dic 24 (IPS) - Pakistan's announcement that it has lifted the moratorium on the death penalty in response to the Dec. 16 attack on the Army Public School and College in Peshawar continues to draw severe criticism from human rights groups, which say that this contravenes international treaties signed by Pakistan.

Years in the Making, Arms Trade Treaty Enters into Force

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 24 (IPS) - A new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) beginning on Dec. 24 represents a historic moment in global efforts to keep weapons proliferation in check.

Pakistan's “Other” Insurgents Face IS

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SARLAT MOUNTAINS, Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Dic 24 (IPS) - The media tend to portray Balochistan as "troubled", or "restive", but it would be more accurate to say that there´s actually a war going on in this part of the world.

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