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  1. 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.

  2. Investigation a Crucial Tool for Preventing Child Rights Violations in Armed Conflicts

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    GENEVA, Feb 11 (IPS) - There has been a disturbing increase in violence perpetrated against children in conflicts worldwide, coupled with almost total impunity.

  3. Globalization of Indifference: Ai Weiwei and the Refugee Crisis

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Humans belong to a species that is constantly on the move . Since some Homo Sapiens 125,000 years ago began to move from the African continent, humans can be found all over the world, even in such utterly inhospitable places as the icebound plateaus of Antarctica.

    By moving, humans have tried to escape inadequate food-supply or otherwise unacceptable living conditions.

    Natural forces have forced them to leave, or even more commonly – violent actions by other humans. With them migrants have brought their means of expression and interaction, some of them expressed through their art.

  4. UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world. 

  5. A Humanitarian Response for the Crisis in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb 06 (IPS) - Craig Dube*, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, interviews Tahir Ahmad, head of humanitarian operations at Humanity FirstIn November 2019, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food described Zimbabwe – a country once hailed as the bread basket of Africa – as a state on the brink of man-made starvation.

  6. Children are Bearing the Bitter Brunt of Counter-Terrorism Efforts: Report

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - Counter-terrorism efforts adopted by governments around the world in response to threats of terrorism are affecting children negatively in numerous ways, a report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (Watchlist) claimed last week. 

  7. US Mideast Peace Plan: from a Paper Pharaoh & a Fake Moses

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 03 (IPS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu was slapped corruption charges last week while he was hobnobbing with US President Donald Trump in Washington. Bibi has, apparently, done his homework in psychology. He knew the quickest way to get around Trump was to flatter him.

  8. US Mideast Peace Plan: Israelis Offered the Cheese & Palestinians the Holes

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (IPS) - The Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem has described the much-ballyhooed US Middle East peace plan as "more like Swiss cheese-- with the cheese being offered to the Israelis and the holes to the Palestinians".

  9. African Nations Caught in Conflict Re-commit to Inclusive Education

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    DJIBOUTI CITY, Jan 27 (IPS) - Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh knows that his country is in need of an education system that is, "innovative, based on universal principles and values and adaptive of the local realities".

  10. China Ranked World’s Second Largest Arms Producer Trailing Behind US

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - Donald Trump, the vociferously unpredictable US president, has long chastised China for seeking "unfair" advantage over trade and tariffs, violating intellectual property rights and "manipulating" the country's currency to its advantage.

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