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OPINION: A New European Foreign Policy in an Age of Anxiety

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BRUSSELS, Sep 10 (IPS) - The appointment of Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the new European Union foreign policy chief offers the opportunity for an overhaul of EU foreign and security policy.

Global Citizenship: “From Me to We to Peace”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 10 (IPS) - If a Silicon Valley existed for the culture of peace, it would most likely look to global citizenship as the next big industry shake-up.

Global Commission Urges Decriminalisation of Drug Use

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 10 (IPS) - A top-level international panel called Tuesday for a major shift in global drug-control policies from prohibition to decriminalisation and regulation.

OPINION: From Schools to Shelters in Iraq

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 09 (IPS) - Using schools for shelter was a natural. When the Islamic State drove waves of people from the Sinjar area of Iraq in early August, most of them members of the Yazidi minority group, they fled first to the mountains and then to the relative safety of Iraqi Kurdistan. They camped out in whatever unoccupied structures they could find.

LGBT Visibility in Africa Also Brings Backlash

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - Eighteen-year-old Gift Makau enjoyed playing and refereeing football games in her neighbourhood in the North West Province of South Africa. She had come out to her parents as a lesbian and had never been heckled by her community, according to her cousin.

U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa

Monday, September 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 08 (IPS) - The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NATO Poised to Escalate Tensions over Ukraine

Monday, September 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 08 (IPS) - The NATO summit that took place at the end of last week in Wales was supposed to celebrate the end of a long, draining war in Afghanistan. But with the presidential election still up in the air in Kabul, NATO couldn't enjoy its "mission accomplished" moment.

Mexico’s Cocopah People Refuse to Disappear

Monday, September 08, 2014

EL MAYOR, Mexico, Sep 08 (IPS) - In their language, Cocopah means "river people". For over 500 years the members of this Amerindian group have lived along the lower Colorado River and delta in the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora and the U.S. state of Arizona.

New Anti-Discrimination Law Could Worsen Situation for Georgia’s LGBT Community

Monday, September 08, 2014

TBILISI, Sep 08 (IPS) - Georgia's LGBT community is sceptical that recently-introduced anti-discrimination legislation hailed by some rights groups as a bold step forward for the former Soviet state will improve their lives any time soon.

War Over but Not Gaza’s Housing Crisis

Monday, September 08, 2014

GAZA CITY, Sep 08 (IPS) - "When the shelling started, I gathered up my family and headed for what I though was a safe place, like a school, but then that became overcrowded and lacked sanitation, so we ended up in the grounds of the hospital."

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