Thalif Deen, IPS News

Thalif Deen is a staff reporter for Inter Press Service.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:15am
Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa
UNITED NATIONS - The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger. Dr. Shenggen Fen, director-general of the Washington-based International Food...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00am
US Destroys Its Own Weapons in Enemy Hands
UNITED NATIONS - When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) captured a treasure trove of U.S. weapons from fleeing Iraqi soldiers last month, one of the rebel leaders with a morbid sense of humour was quoted as saying rather sarcastically: “We hope the Americans would honour their...
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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:00am
Obama Blasts Brutality and Bullying, But Not by Israel
UNITED NATIONS - When U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, he was outspoken in his criticism of Russia for bullying Ukraine, Syria for its brutality towards its own people, and terrorists of all political stripes for the death and destruction plaguing Iraq,...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 8:15am
Climate-Smart Agriculture is Corporate Green-Washing, Warn NGOs
UNITED NATIONS - On the sidelines of the U.N.’s heavily hyped Climate Summit, the newly-launched Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture announced plans to protect some 500 million farmers worldwide from climate change and “help achieve sustainable and equitable increases in agricultural...
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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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