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  1. China, India & Sri Lanka Embroiled in the Geo-Politics of the Indian Ocean

    - Inter Press Service

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 10 (IPS) - Unfortunately, a rivalry that should not exist and did not exist historically between China and India is being stoked by the media and some policy makers, especially in the West. It is not too difficult to discern the Machiavellian geo-strategic objectives of this complex game plan.

  2. Kwibuka30: Learning from the Past, Safeguarding the Future Against Genocide

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - One should never lose sight that for people who experienced genocide, the warning signs were there. Genocide is a process. It requires preparation and capacities to carry it out.

  3. UN Staff Warned Against Public Comments on the Devastating Conflict in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The deadly six-month-old Israeli-Hamas war, which has claimed the lives of more than 32,000 Palestinians in Gaza and over 1,200 in Israel, has sharply divided the world with vociferous protestors on both sides of the conflict.

    But the United Nations is no exception with some of the estimated 35,000 staffers—both in New York and UN affiliates worldwide-- have been increasingly vocal, mostly on social media, critical of either Israel or Hamas.

  4. World News in Brief: Shipwreck tragedy off Djibouti coast, drone attacks continue at Ukraine nuclear plant, Madagascar cyclone update

    - UN News

    At least 38 migrants - including women and children – died when their overcrowded boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the UN migration agency (IOM) reported on Tuesday.

  5. In the Shadows of the Wars in Ukraine & Gaza, Iran and Russia are Growing Ever Closer

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Germany, Apr 08 (IPS) - Russia and Iran currently appear to be pulling firmly in the same direction in terms of foreign policy; ‘What has caused humanity’s suffering is unilateralism and an unjust global order, one manifestation of which can be seen in Gaza today.’ These were the words of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on 7 December.

  6. 30 Years On, Genocide Survivors Embark on a Journey To Build a Resilient Future

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Apr 08 (IPS) - A minute of silence was observed on April 7 across Rwanda as the country held a memorial ceremony to mourn more than one million people, overwhelmingly Tutsis, who were systematically killed in the 100 days of atrocities between April and July 1994.

  7. World News in Brief: Haiti aid response, strikes across Lebanon’s Blue Line, UNEP welcomes Iran prisoner release, healthcare for the displaced

    - UN News

    UN humanitarians on Monday made clear the emergency response in Haiti’s capital continues despite ongoing insecurity caused by months of gang-led violence there.

  8. Security Council urged to ‘end the bloodshed’ in Gaza

    - UN News

    The President of the UN General Assembly appealed on Monday for “all those with leverage” to use their power to bring an end to the six-month-long war in Gaza.

  9. Attacks on Ukrainian nuclear facilities ‘must cease immediately’: UN atomic watchdog

    - UN News

    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency reiterated that attacks against nuclear power plants in Ukraine are “an absolute no go”, following direct military action targeting the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) on Sunday.

  10. Palestinian request for UN membership in spotlight amid fears for Rafah invasion

    - UN News

    The Security Council prepared to convene on Monday to consider a Palestinian request for United Nations membership as humanitarians expressed deep concerns about Israel’s planned invasion of Rafah and the desperate lack of aid reaching Gaza.

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