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Marginalised Groups Struggle to Access Healthcare in Conflict-Torn East Ukraine

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KIEV, Jan 28 (IPS) - With international organisations warning that East Ukraine is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as its health system collapses, marginalised groups are among those facing the greatest struggle to access even basic health care in the war-torn region.

U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two - Again

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (IPS) - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: "Two poor countries have now become one poor country."

Three Minutes Away from Doomsday

Friday, January 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Unchecked climate change and the nuclear arms race have propelled the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock forward two minutes closer to midnight, from its 2012 placement of five minutes to midnight.

Fighting Extremism with Schools, Not Guns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KARACHI, Jan 21 (IPS) - As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan's national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some citizens are turning away from collective expressions of anger, and beginning the hard work of building grassroots alternatives to terrorism and militancy.

From Bullets to Ballots: The Face of Sri Lanka’s Former War Zone

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka, Jan 20 (IPS) - In four months' time, Sri Lanka will mark the sixth anniversary of the end of its bloody civil conflict. Ever since government armed forces declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 19, 2009, the country has savored peace after a generation of war.

OPINION: After the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (IPS) - What happened in Paris on Jan. 7 – known all over the world – is totally unacceptable and inexcusable.

Press Looks at Future After “Charlie”

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PARIS, Jan 15 (IPS) - In the wake of last week's attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, a heated battle of opinion is being waged in France and several other countries on the issue of freedom of expression and the rights of both media and the public.

Papal Visit Rekindles Hopes in Former War Zone

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MADHU, Sri Lanka, Jan 15 (IPS) - Jessi Jogeswaran, a 20-year-old woman from Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna district, waited over six hours with 18 friends in the sweltering heat just to get a glimpse of Pope Francis on Jan. 14.

Boko Haram Insurgents Threaten Cameroon's Educational Goals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MAROUA, Far North Region, Jan 14 (IPS) - "I'd quit my job before going to work in a place like that." That is how a primary school teacher responded when IPS asked him why he had not accepted a job in Cameroon's Far North region.

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