News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  1. Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

    - UN News

    A UN-chartered vessel should soon arrive at the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, to collect wheat that will help feed millions of hungry people in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.

  2. The Hunger Factory (II): The Modern Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Aug 12 (IPS) - While often too quickly attributing -quasi exclusively- the world unprecedented hunger tragedy to the current proxy war in Ukraine, other major causes remain hidden in plain sight.

  3. ‘Aid Organizations Must Include the Youth Voice’ August 12, 2022—International Youth Day

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Aug 12 (IPS) - Today marks International Youth Daya global celebration of the transformative power of young people. Introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, the event was inaugurated not only to observe the power of the youth voice, but to serve as a promise from those in power to activate the power of youth across the development sector.

  4. Democracy in Iraq Under Threat Following the Storming of Parliament

    - Inter Press Service

    AMMAN, Jordan, Aug 12 (IPS) - The storming of the Iraqi parliament by supporters of Al-Sadr was motivated by years of political impasse — threatening Iraq's democracy and peace

  5. A Safe Haven for Ousted Political Leaders Escaping Executions and Hangings

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - When world political leaders, mostly presidents and prime ministers, are ousted from power following military coups or street demonstrations, they flee to “safe havens” to avoid being jailed, executed by firing squads or hanged in public.

  6. ‘Very alarming’ conditions at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, IAEA chief warns

    - UN News

    The situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has deteriorated rapidly to the point of becoming “very alarming,” Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi warned the Security Council on Thursday afternoon.

  7. Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance has saved lives, but immense needs remain

    - UN News

    Despite an unprecedented scale-up in assistance in Afghanistan over the past year, immense needs still exist and the future looks bleak, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Thursday.  

  8. The Hunger Factory (I): The Miracle of the Sudden Rise and Fall of Food Prices

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Aug 11 (IPS) - The benchmark for world food commodity prices declined “significantly” in July, with major cereal and vegetable oil prices recording double-digit percentage declines.

  9. Ukraine: UN chief appeals for end to military activities at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant

    - UN News

    Military activities around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant in Ukraine must stop immediately, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, warning of the potential danger to the area and beyond amid ongoing shelling. 

  10. Climate Change Conclusion: Time for Bold Action

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Aug 10 (IPS) - With climate change bringing about increasing numbers of human deaths and untold sufferingand rising economic, social, and environmental consequences worldwide, it’s time for governments to take bold action to address the climate change emergency.

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