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  1. Many More Snakes Than Ladders for U.S. Policy in 2014

    Friday, January 03, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jan 03 (IPS) - If U.S. President Barack Obama conceived his foreign policy prospects for 2014 as a popular child's board game, the snakes he will have to jump over significantly outnumber the ladders that can propel him to success.

  2. Libyan Highlanders Enforce Rule of Law

    Thursday, January 02, 2014

    JADU, Libya, Jan 02 (IPS) - Everybody in this mountain village is seemingly familiar with the new regulations. "People other than militiamen or policemen will be fined 500 dinars for carrying guns," local resident Younis Walid tells IPS.

  3. OP-ED: Declaring Muslim Brotherhood 'Terrorists' Has Far-Reaching Implications

    Friday, December 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 27 (IPS) - For the first time in its 85-year history, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday was declared a terrorist organisation. The provisional government's decision, presumably with the military junta's approval, came after two deadly bombings in Mansura and Cairo.

  4. Syrian Kurds Agree to Side with Opposition in Geneva Talks

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    ERBIL, Iraq, Dic 26 (IPS) - Despite an atmosphere of deep mutual distrust, two major rival Syrian Kurdish bodies have agreed to attend an expected international conference on the fate of Syria, known as Geneva II, on the side of the Syrian opposition forces, Syrian Kurdish sources told IPS.

  5. Saudi Arabia's Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 20 (IPS) - If you are confused or baffled by Saudi Arabia's foreign policy moves over the past month or so, you are hardly alone. It appears the Saudis themselves don't know quite what to make of the various situations in which they find themselves.

  6. How Israel Sank into the Quagmire of Apartheid

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Dic 20 (IPS) - When one writes a book about Israel, one must expect that it will be analysed not for its quality but for its ideological bent.

  7. Q&A: “Libyan Women Were Handed Over as Spoils of War”

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    TRIPOLI, Dic 19 (IPS) - Unless immediate changes are enforced, Libya is heading towards an "Afghan" model regarding women´s rights, Aicha Almagrabi, a Libyan writer and senior women rights activist, told IPS from her residence in Tripoli.

  8. Syria, CAR top U.N.'s Challenges for 2014

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    Dic 16 (IPS) - As the ongoing crises in some of the world's hot spots - including Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali, Libya, Palestine and Darfur, Sudan - continue unabated, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday singled out some of the biggest challenges facing the international community in 2014.

  9. Golan Druze Feel the Brunt of Syria’s Civil War

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    MAJD E-SHAMS, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Dic 11 (IPS) - The faint explosion is a reminder that though the newly refurbished fence protects their town, the two-and-a-half-year-old civil war which is tearing their motherland apart is never far off.

  10. OP-ED: What Europe Must Do for Syrian Refugees

    Friday, December 06, 2013

    GENEVA/STOCKHOLM, Dic 06 (IPS) - The terrible bloodshed in Syria has been going on for over two and a half years. It has caused one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, with more than half of Syria's pre-war population now needing humanitarian assistance for their survival.

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