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  1. Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - International organizations have criticized the United States' decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees.

  2. “The World Has Gone in Reverse”

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 (IPS) - A year into his position, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that peace remains elusive and that renewed action must be taken in 2018 to set the world on track for a better future.

  3. Pakistan, Facing Military Aid Cuts, One Step Ahead of US

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    NEW YORK, Jan 16 (IPS) - When the United States abruptly cuts off military supplies to its allies for political or other reasons, the reaction has been predictable: it drive these countries into the arms of the Chinese, the Russians and Western European weapons suppliers.

  4. Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 (IPS) - Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.

  5. The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 (IPS) - With a track record of six underground nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017, North Korea is desperately yearning to be recognized as the world's ninth nuclear power – trailing behind the US, UK, France, China, Russia, India, Pakistan and Israel.

  6. Disasters Bring Upheaval to Sri Lanka’s Rural Economy

    Friday, January 05, 2018

    PERIYAKULAM/ADIGAMA, Jan 05 (IPS) - Last year was an annus horribilis for 52-year-old Newton Gunathileka. A paddy smallholder from Sri Lanka's northwestern Puttalam District, 2017 saw Gunathileka abandon his two acres of paddy for the first time in over three and half decades, leaving his family almost destitute.

  7. Argentine Soldiers Who Died in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands Rest in Peace

    Thursday, January 04, 2018

  8. US Faces Collective Defiance at UN Over Jerusalem

    Friday, December 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - When the UN General Assembly condemned the United States for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the vote was described as a "collective defiance" of the international community against public threats against the United Nations and its member states by a politically unpredictable and predictably wavering US President.

  9. Our Right of Passage Should be Safe Migration, Not Leaky Boats

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    GENEVA, Dec 18 (IPS) - "I'm a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite." Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017.

  10. “We Need to Be Strong” – Award Spotlights Courageous Journalists

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - As press freedom becomes increasingly limited, journalists are frequently finding themselves in more dangerous predicaments than ever before.

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