Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tensions could escalate to ‘full-scale war’, UN Middle East envoy warns

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The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process added his voice to calls for calm in the Occupied Palestinian Territory late on...

Credible elections can help propel Iraq towards ‘safe and prosperous future’

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A trusted electoral process with “free and wide-ranging participation” can steer Iraq towards a “safe and prosperous future”, the country’s UN envoy told the...

UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an ‘act of senseless violence’

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives...

UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

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The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" at escalating violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Tuesday, while the UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for...

India Under Siege From Covid-19: The Worst Yet to Come

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NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) - The Coronavirus infections and deaths in India recorded a daily high on Monday, 10 May, with...

US Support for Vaccine Waiver Welcome, but More Needed

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 11 (IPS) - Thanks to President Biden, the US now supports a suspension of intellectual property (IP) rights to...

Myanmar coup: ‘No sign’ of end to brutal crackdown on all fronts

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One hundred days since the Myanmar military seized power, the "brutal" repression of protesters has continued, despite all international efforts to end the violence,...

UN denounces attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo

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The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in which...

Equipped by US & Israeli Firms, Police in Botswana Search Phones for Sources

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NEW YORK, May 11 (IPS) - Oratile Dikologang was naked when police officers pulled black plastic over his head during his detention in...

ISIL crimes against Yazidis constitute genocide, UN investigation team finds

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A UN team investigating ISIL atrocities in Iraq has established “clear and convincing evidence” of genocide against the Yazidi religious minority, the Security Council...

Bridging the Digital Divide Will Save Our Planet

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NEW YORK, May 10 (IPS) - Data, analysis and information are essential building blocks in our race to save humanity from the clear...

How to Assess the Willingness of US to Suspend Patent Protection on Vaccines?

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BRUSSELS / ROME, May 10 (IPS) - The news of the Biden Administration's willingness to lift intellectual property rights protections in the case...

Is the Campaign for a Female UN Chief a Good Try in a Lost...

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UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - As negotiations for the upcoming election—or re-election-- of a UN Secretary-General gather momentum, one undeniable fact looms...

CORRECTED VERSION: Struggle for the Future of Food

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (IPS) - Producers and consumers seem helpless as food all over the world comes under fast growing corporate...

Middle East Envoys express deep concern over East Jerusalem violence

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The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet (from the European Union, Russia, the United States, and the United Nations), have expressed deep concern over...