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  1. Slums, Camps, Terrorism: Experts Worry about Coronavirus Hitting South Asia

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 (IPS) - As coronavirus makes its way through different continents, countries, and communities around the world having claimed more than 23,000 livesexperts are ringing alarm bells about the implications of the disease as it hits South Asia, which hosts almost 2 billion of the world's population

  2. Coronavirus Worsens Yemen’s Long Tale of Woe

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    SANA’A, Yemen, Mar 26 (IPS) - Abdul Mohammed is a humanitarian worker for Oxfam Yemen In every room in Yemen's Al-Saba'een hospital, patients in critical condition waited on chairs, and still others laid on the bare ground. I saw women and girls sharing beds in pairs, and children laying close together being treated.

  3. What does U.N. Secretary General’s Call for Ceasefire Mean for Countries in Conflict?

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 25 (IPS) - Conflict experts are concerned the the global ceasefire called for by the United Nations amid the coronavirus outbreak may not work and could lead to a rise in violence.

  4. Could the Coronavirus Be a Biological Weapon in the Not-Too-Distant Future?

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) - The devastating spread of the deadly coronavirus across every continent-- with the exception of Antarctica-- has triggered a conspiracy theory on social media: what if the virus was really a biological weapon?

  5. Polycephaly* in Afghanistan: Failure of the US or Curse of History

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    GENEVA, Mar 16 (IPS) - The fourth and last presidential election in Afghanistan on 28 September 2019 was yet another setback to the democratic process. Not only did it take months for the Independent Election Commission to announce the results but they were again marred by allegations of massive fraud that culminated with two candidates declaring themselves as winners.

  6. The 2020 NPT Review Conference: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    VIENNA, Mar 12 (IPS) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and coincidentally the tenth quinquennial (five yearly) review conference is scheduled to be held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May.

  7. US and France Significantly Increase Arms Exports

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 11 (IPS) - There has been a significant increase in arms exports from the United States and France, according to a new report. The flow of arms to the Middle East has increased, with Saudi Arabia being the world's largest importer.

  8. Realising Women’s Rights Difficult for Africa’s Fragile States

    Friday, March 06, 2020

    NAIROBI, Mar 06 (IPS) - Pokot girls are expected to face the knife stark naked and with courage. To inspire confidence, their fathers sit a few metres away from them with a spear in hand.

  9. Coronavirus Threatens to Wreck Nuclear Review Conference

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 04 (IPS) - First, it was the ill-fated annual sessions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), scheduled for March 9-20, which was undermined by the spreading coronavirus COVID-19.

  10. A Multi-Billion Dollar US Mideast Arms Market May be in Jeopardy

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (IPS) - When President Saddam Hussein ran one of the world's most authoritarian regimes in the militarily-volatile Middle East during 1979-2003, US newspapers routinely described him as "the strongman of Iraq" — as most journalists rightly view dictators worldwide.

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