Saturday, April 17, 2021

INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

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The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not...

Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups

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A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed...

World Moving Towards a Devastating Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War

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STOCKHOLM, Apr 16 (IPS) - Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed...

UN envoy highlights diplomatic unity, as key to help end Yemen war

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The UN Special Envoy for Yemen appealed on Thursday for warring parties to implement a nationwide ceasefire and agree a date for peace talks,...

Peoples Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

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NEW DELHI, India, Apr 15 (IPS) - On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year...

UNs Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the...

UN experts urge US to align anti-terrorism programme with international law

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A so-called “Rewards for Justice” programme in the United States is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, independent UN...

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Millions of lives lost. Trillions of dollars in economic damage. Over 120 million more people pushed into...

Kosovo: Expectations high following elections, UN envoy tells Security Council

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Recent elections in Kosovo reflected a strong desire for change, the head of the UN mission there, UNMIK, said in his virtual briefing to...

UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month

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The UN together with Turkey, and Qatar, announced on Tuesday that a high-level conference aimed at ending decades of conflict in Afghanistan will go ahead beginning...

Myanmar heading towards a ‘full-blown conflict’, UN human rights chief warns

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The ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a “full-blown conflict” on a par with Syria, the United Nations’ top human rights official...

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) - With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a...

Only Multilateral Cooperation Can Stop Harmful Tax Competition

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SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (IPS) - US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged all governments to support a global minimum corporate...

COVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development

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The growing complexities of the world drug problem are hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development by the end of the decade: a situation which...

‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Syrian military helicopter deployed chemical weapon: OPCW

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A report released on Monday by the body dedicated to freeing the world of chemical weapons, concludes that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that a...