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Opinion: Fair Justice Requires Incontrovertible Evidence in Airline Tragedy
Aug10

Opinion: Fair Justice Requires Incontrovertible Evidence in Airline Tragedy

Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport of Malaysia, addresses the U.N. Security Council on July 29, 2015. The Council failed to establish a tribunal on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 due to a veto by Russia. Credit: UN Photo/Loey FelipeBy Aslan Abashidze and Andrey KlishasMOSCOW, Aug 10 2015 (IPS)We refer to the IPS article posted...

No More Hiroshimas, No More Nagasakis, Vows U.N. Chief
Aug07

No More Hiroshimas, No More Nagasakis, Vows U.N. Chief

A Hibakusha, one of the survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, speaks at a special event commemorating Disarmament Week in October 2011. Credit: UN Photo/Paulo FilgueirasBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Aug 6 2015 (IPS)Speaking at a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan, Secretary-General Ban...

Opinion: Security Council Resolution on Airlines Disaster Debases U.N. Charter
Aug03

Opinion: Security Council Resolution on Airlines Disaster Debases U.N. Charter

U.N. Security Council members observe a minute of silence at the start of the meeting to establish tribunal on downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. The draft resolution failed to be adopted due to the veto by Russia. Credit: UN Photo/Loey FelipeBy Somar WijayadasaUNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 2015 (IPS)On July 29 Russia vetoed a draft U.N. Security...

Opinion: A BRICS Bank to Challenge the Bretton Woods System?
Jul22

Opinion: A BRICS Bank to Challenge the Bretton Woods System?

Daya Thussu is Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London.By Daya ThussuLONDON, Jul 22 2015 (IPS)The formal opening of the BRICS Bank in Shanghai on Jul. 21 following the seventh summit of the world’s five leading emerging economies held recently in the Russian city of Ufa, demonstrates the speed...

Opinion: Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations
Jul21

Opinion: Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations

Arul Louis, a New York-based journalist and international affairs analyst, is a senior fellow of the Society for Policy Studies. He can be contacted at arullouis@spsindia.in.By Arul LouisNEW YORK, Jul 20 2015 (IPS)The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council acting in concert with Germany...

US and Russia must unite on terrorism: Prodi
Jul16

US and Russia must unite on terrorism: Prodi

Italy’s former prime minister Romano Prodi said on Thursday that the thorny issue of Ukraine is hampering progress towards wiping out terrorism. …read more Source: The Local...

Children Increasingly Becoming the Spoils of War
Jul14

Children Increasingly Becoming the Spoils of War

Former child soldiers enlisted by Al Shabaab are handed over to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) after their capture by forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Beatriz CiordiaUNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 2015 (IPS)Whether in Palestine, Ukraine or Somalia, wars result in millions of children...

Will the New BRICS Bank Break with Traditional Development Models, or Replicate Them?
Jul08

Will the New BRICS Bank Break with Traditional Development Models, or Replicate Them?

The heads of state of three of the five BRICS countries – Russia, India and Brazil – pose for a photograph during the 2014 BRICS Summit. Credit: Official Flickr Account for Narendra Modi/CC-BY-SA-2.0By Kanya D’AlmeidaUNITED NATIONS, Jul 7 2015 (IPS)Just days ahead of a summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies (Brazil, Russia,...

Opinion: BRICS for Building a New World Order?
Jul01

Opinion: BRICS for Building a New World Order?

Daya Thussu is Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London.By Daya ThussuLONDON, Jul 1 2015 (IPS)As the leaders of the BRICS five meet in the Russian city of Ufa for their annual summit Jul. 8–10, their agenda is likely to be dominated by economic and security concerns, triggered by the continuing economic...

Pope receives Polish prime minister in audience, Ukraine was focus of conversation
Jun13

Pope receives Polish prime minister in audience, Ukraine was focus of conversation

…read more Source: Vatican...