United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have a robust new mandate and thousands of additional troops despite government opposition to the move, raising the possibility of clashes between blue helmets and the
Greece's migration minister says that while arrivals of refugees and other migrants from Turkey have increased in recent weeks, there is no sign that Turkey is ignoring the deal with the European Union to staunch the
IMF, Egypt Agree on $12B Loan to Fix Ailing Economy By Brian Rohan
Cairo -- The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will grant Egypt a $12 billion loan over three years to help the Arab world's most populous country mend its ailing economy following years of unrest.
Aug 9 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - Five years into the ‘oust Assad’ campaign, Turkey finds itself isolated in the region and beyond. After a narrow escape from a failed coup attempt, President Erdogan may finally be
US Backed Libyan Forces Takeover IS Headquarters in Sirte
By Rami Musa
Benghazi, Libya -- U.S.-backed Libyan forces said on Wednesday they have taken over the Islamic State group's headquarters in Sirte, the militants' final bastion in Libya, breaking a weeks-long stalemate with the help
United Nations, Jul 21 2016 (IPS) - Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul 7 2016 (IPS) - When the financial crisis preceding the Great Recession broke out in late 2008, attention to the previously ignored UN Secretariat’s analytical work was greatly enhanced. This happened as
Massive Protest on Okinawa Opposes US Military after Killing
By Yuri Kageyama
Tokyo -- Tens of thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases there, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an American contractor is a suspect.
The Swedish parliament ratified a controversial deal with NATO allowing the bloc to deploy troops in the Nordic country. NATO has been pushing for closer ties with neutral European countries, on the pretext of ‘protection from Russia’.
Rising Air Pollution in World's Cities Hurting Millions
By Jamey Keaten
Geneva -- Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people each year and ``wreaking havoc on human health,'' the World Health
Rome, May 11 2016 (IPS) - Desperate, frustrated, and with little hope for the future, on 17h December 2010, the Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. Thus began the popular revolution
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