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Kurdish Highlanders Fear the Sky

Friday, November 06, 2015

QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Iraq, Nov 06 (IPS) - You can find those popular Turkish chocolate and orange biscuits, and there are also shovels for the coming winter snow. There's also no shortage of those popular watches boasting the face of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Sri Lanka: A Ray of Hope for those Looking for War Missing

Thursday, October 29, 2015

PAVAKODICHENNAI, Sri Lanka, Oct 29 (IPS) - Thavarasa Utharai's most treasured belongings are stuck inside several plastic bags and tucked within old traveling bags.

Opinion: When Schools Become Barracks, Children Suffer

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (IPS) - Surprise turned to confusion, then to horror, when the children at Kiata primary school realized that the soldiers they had spotted at the bottom of the hill were heading for their school and its occupants.

Analysis: Turkey at a Crossroads Prior to Sunday's Snap Elections

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ISTANBUL, Oct 27 (IPS) - This Sunday, November 1, Turkey heads to the polls for the second time this year, to elect the 550 members of its Grand National Assembly. The snap elections were called for by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in late August when the different parties failed to form a coalition government after the June elections, in which the Justice and Development Party (AKP) had lost its parliamentary majority for the first time since its 13 years in power.

A New Framework in an Age of Migration

Monday, October 12, 2015

, Oct 12 (IPS) - With the worldwide numbers of displaced people at all-time highs, migration has become the watchword for humanitarian crises.

U.N. Continues Condemnation of Civilian Casualties in Yemen

Thursday, October 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - The Saudi coalition, which continues its air strikes against rebels in strife-torn Yemen, is fast gaining notoriety as "the gang that couldn't shoot straight" – largely because of its misses than its hits.

Human Rights Activists Condemn Houthi Militia's Atrocities Against Women in Yemen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Geneva, Sep 30 (IPS) - (WAM) -- Arab and Yemeni human rights activist monitoring the civil war in Yemen say that women have been subjected to grave human right violations at the hands of the rebel Houthi militia and an allied insurgent group under the command of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Iran's nuclear deal and the regional countries

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 29 (IPS) - Although some regional countries initially opposed the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany), once the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed by the two sides in July 2015, practically all regional countries welcomed it. After the initial agreement in Lausanne, U.S. President Barack Obama invited all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders to a Camp David summit in May and all of them expressed support for the deal.

Report Condemns Atrocities of Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Monday, September 28, 2015

ABU DHABI, Sep 28 (IPS) - (WAM) - A new report from a human rights group operating in Yemen says that human rights violations have reached unprecedented levels, with more than 3,000 people murdered by the insurgent Houthi militia and its allies in Yemen.

Israel's Opposition to the Nuclear Treaty with Iran

Saturday, September 26, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 26 (IPS) - Relations between Iran and Israel go back almost to the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948. Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel as a sovereign state, following Turkey, and the two countries had very close diplomatic and even military cooperation for many decades.

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