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  1. Press Freedom Goes on Trial in Egypt

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (IPS) - On Dec. 29, 2013, just over a month before the third anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolution that ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, three high-profile journalists for Al Jazeera English were arrested in their hotel suite in Cairo.

  2. OP-ED: Egypt’s Revolution Teeters as Sisi Seeks the Presidency

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Feb 04 (IPS) - Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is set to run for president and is expected to win handily. The ruling junta and the interim government have taken several steps to make this happen.

  3. Poll Shows Diminishing Support for Two-State Solution

    Saturday, February 01, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Feb 01 (IPS) - Twenty years of the Oslo peace process between Israelis and Palestinians have made a solution more difficult to attain, rather than easier. That was the conclusion of a poll of Israelis and Palestinians released on Friday.

  4. Starving for Access in Syria's Yarmouk Camp

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - The refugee camp of Yarmouk represents one of the most severe examples of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, with foreign aid agencies unable to enter the opposition-controlled area that been effectively besieged since December 2012.

  5. OP-ED: The Arab World Has Changed, So Should Washington

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (IPS) - As the Egyptian revolution against Hosni Mubarak celebrates its third anniversary, the military junta under General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is resurrecting dictatorship under the veneer of "constitutional" legitimacy and on the pretense of fighting "terrorism."

  6. Thorny Path Toward Syrian Peace Process

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

    GENEVA, Jan 18 (IPS) - The future of the complex armed conflict in Syria, which involves religious and ethnic factors as well as pressures from neighbouring countries and the strategic interests of global powers, will begin to take shape next week at a conference known as "Geneva 2."

  7. Syrian Crisis Threatens Development in Arab World

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (IPS) - The widespread sectarian violence and ongoing military conflicts in several political hotspots, including Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, have not only claimed thousands of human lives and devastated fragile economies but also undermined the U.N.'s longstanding plans to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty worldwide.

  8. Kuwait Tops Humanitarian Aid to Syria at Pledging Conference

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15 (IPS) - As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon grimly predicted a worsening of the monumental humanitarian disaster in war-torn Syria, the international community Wednesday pledged over 2.4 billion dollars in new funds to help the displaced and devastated in the politically-troubled Arab nation.

  9. U.N. to Seek Billions for Syria at Kuwait Conference

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 10 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chairs a U.N. pledging conference next week for urgently needed aid to Syria, he is expected to warn the donor community that the humanitarian crisis in the politically-troubled Arab nation is threatening to reach biblical proportions.

  10. OP-ED: Arms and Athletes in Bahrain - Al Khalifa’s Deadly Game

    Tuesday, January 07, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jan 07 (IPS) - A few days ago, Bahraini officials announced that they had “foiled an attempt to smuggle explosives and arms, some made in Iran and Syria, into the country by boat.” Around the same time, the government also contended it had defused a car bomb and seized weapons in different locations in the country.

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