Thalif Deen, IPS News

Thalif Deen is a staff reporter for Inter Press Service.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:15am
US Bypasses Security Council on Impending Invasion of Syria
The U.N. Security Council (UNSC), the only international body empowered to declare war and peace, continues to remain a silent witness to the widespread devastation and killings worldwide, including in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Ukraine. A sharply divided UNSC has watched the...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Ticking Diplomatic Clock a Cover for Israeli Assaults on Gaza
UNITED NATIONS - As the death toll in Gaza keeps climbing – and charges of alleged war crimes against Israel keep mounting – the most powerful political body at the United Nations remains ineffective, impotent and in a state of near paralysis. Perhaps by choice. The 15-member U.N. Security Council...
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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:00pm
Why No Vetoed Resolutions on Civilian Killings in Gaza?
As the civil war in Syria continues into its fourth year, the Western nations sitting on the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) have unsuccessfully tried to condemn the killings of civilians, impose punitive sanctions and accuse the Syrian government of war crimes – in four vetoed and failed resolutions...
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The United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: United Natios Photo/ cc/ Flickr) News
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:00am
After Losing Vote, US-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty
The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted – and vigourously preached – one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules. But at the United Nations, the 29 member states have frequently abandoned that principle when it insists on “...
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:00am
Fossil Fuel Giants Hijacking UN's Green Energy Fund: Critics
When the United Nations inaugurated the first-ever global forum on renewable energy last week, it provided a laundry list of financial pledges aimed at achieving one of the world body’s most ambitious goals: sustainable energy for all (SE4ALL) by 2030. The forum specifically focused on the...
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Gaza is running out of drinking water. (Credit: Eva Bartlett/IPS) News
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:00am
UN Decries Water as Weapon of War in Military Conflicts
The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts. The most recent examples are largely in the Middle East and Africa, including Iraq, Egypt,...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:15am
Criminal Court a US/Israeli “Red Line” for Palestinians
UNITED NATIONS- When Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas decided to defy the United States and Israel over stalled peace negotiations, he formally indicated to the United Nations last week that Palestine will join 15 international conventions relating mostly to the protection of human rights and...
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