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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heads for 50 Years of UN Failure

Thursday, December 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - Come 2017, the United Nations will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the world's longstanding unresolved political problems firmly entrenched on the UN agenda: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dating back to the Six Day War in June 1967.

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ROME, Dec 11 (IPS) - Up to two billion people live in countries affected by violence, conflict and fragility. Often, such political instability goes hand in hand with food insecurity. "Conflicts have pushed over 56 million people either into crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity", Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project, said at this years' John McGovern Lecture held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The number continues to grow with the escalation of conflicts and violence in countries like Syria, Yemen or South Sudan.

Trump Needs Lessons in Geopolitics : Musharraf

Monday, December 05, 2016

LONDON, Dec 05 (IPS) - US President-elect Donald Trump has shown he has much to learn about South Asia, Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview with IPS. But he counted on Trump having an open mind.

Pakistan and India Unlikely to Move to All-out War: Musharraf

Saturday, December 03, 2016

LONDON, Dec 03 (IPS) - High levels of both conventional and nuclear deterrence are likely to prevent the recent surge in clashes between India and Pakistan from escalating into all-out war, according to Pakistan's former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf.

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Friday, December 02, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo.

Pervez Musharraf Sets out ‘Higher’ Comeback Plans

Thursday, December 01, 2016

LONDON, Dec 01 (IPS) - Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf says he intends to make a second bid for a political comeback next year, aiming to return from self-imposed exile to forge a new party that would bridge ethnic and sectarian divides.

Rohingya Refugees Trapped in Limbo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DHAKA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar's military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters

Monday, November 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - Nine of the world's top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.

Students Under Siege as Schools Burn in India’s Troubled Kashmir

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

KULGAM, Kashmir, India, Nov 23 (IPS) - In the fading light of a November afternoon, 12-year-old Mariya Sareer bends over a textbook, trying to read as much as she can before it gets dark. It's been nearly five months since the seventh grader from Shurat, a village 70 kms south of Srinagar city, last went to school, thanks to a raging political conflict.

Children of the ‘Others’, Sons of Minor Gods

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ROME, Nov 22 (IPS) - In December 1946, "faced with the reality of millions of children suffering daily deprivation in Europe after World War II," the General Assembly of the United Nations created the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), to mount urgent relief programmes.

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