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Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

Cash-Strapped U.N. to Seek Funds for Syria at Pledging Conference in Kuwait

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A cash-strapped United Nations, which is struggling to reach out to millions of Syrian refugees with food, medicine and shelter, is desperately in need of funds.

Israel Using Live Ammunition for Palestinian Crowd Control

Friday, March 27, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 27 (IPS) - A Palestinian youth lost his fight for life this week after lying critically injured in Ramallah Hospital for days after Israeli soldiers used live ammunition as a method of crowd control against stone-throwing Palestinians near a Palestinian refugee camp.

Afghanistan’s Economic Recovery: A New Horizon for South-South Partnerships?

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - First the centre of the silk route, then the epicenter of bloody conflicts, Afghanistan's history can be charted through many diverse chapters, the most recent of which opened with the election of President Ashraf Ghani in September 2014.

U.N. Security Council Focuses on Children as Victims of Armed Groups

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - 24 hours after the shocking kidnap of more than 400 women and children in Nigeria by Boko Haram, the United Nations Security Council discussed the safety of children as victims of non-state armed groups.

Opinion: Foreign Policy is in the Hands of Sleepwalkers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ROME, Mar 25 (IPS) - The United Kingdom has been accused of "sleepwalking" into the Ukraine crisis – and the accusation comes from no less than the House of Lords, not usually considered a place of critical analysis.

Palestinian Women Victims on Many Fronts

Saturday, March 21, 2015

GAZA CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - Israel's siege of Gaza, aided and abetted by the Egyptians in the south, has aggravated the plight of Gazan women, and the Jewish state's devastating military assault on the coastal territory over July and August 2014 exacerbated the situation.

Opinion: The Exceptional Destiny of Foreign Policy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ROME, Mar 19 (IPS) - For a  long time, citizens of the United States have firmly believed that their country has an exceptional destiny, and continue to do so today even though their political system has become totally dysfunctional.

U.N. Envoy Pushes for Safer Schools Worldwide

Thursday, March 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Speaking from the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, defined 2015 as the year to end violations of the rights of the children worldwide.

Nobel Peace Laureate Calls for Global Human Compassion to Combat Child Slavery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 18 (IPS) - Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has called for globalised human compassion to combat the global and persistent problems of child labour and child slavery.

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