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Monday, August 03, 2015   22:18 GMT



Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 23 Jul (IPS) - The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery.
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Despite ISIS Ascendancy, U.S. Public Wary of War
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 23 Jul (IPS) - As the Islamic State, known variously as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, consolidates its hold over parts of Iraq and Syria to the degree that it has in many ways become a functioning state, the U.S. public remains divided over any intervention involving ground troops, a new survey shows.
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Security Council Defies U.S. Lawmakers by Voting on Iran Nuke Deal
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 20 Jul (IPS) - When all 15 members of the Security Council raised their collective hands to unanimously vote in favour of the recently-concluded nuclear agreement with Iran, they were also defying a cabal of right-wing conservative U.S. politicians who wanted the United Nations to defer its vote until the U.S. Congress makes its own decision on the pact.
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Opinion
Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations
Arul Louis
NEW YORK, 20 Jul (IPS) - The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council acting in concert with Germany has the potential to remake international relations beyond the immediate goal of stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear Deal Takes U.S.-Iran Ties Out of Deep Freeze Partly, at Least
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 14 Jul (IPS) - A final deal was reached on Irans controversial nuclear programme in the early morning hours of July 14 in Vienna, over a decade after talks between Iran and world powers began.
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Syrian Refugees Face Hunger Amidst Humanitarian Funding Crisis
Zhai Yun Tan
WASHINGTON, 2 Jul (IPS) - The United Nations food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.
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Thousands Rally to Demand Freedom for Puerto Rican Activist
Kanya DAlmeida
NEW YORK, 1 Jun (IPS) - Children in prams held placards. Those unable to make it into the streets leaned out of high-rise apartment building windows, shouting support to the river of protestors below. For hours, several city blocks became a mass of red and blue, as scores of people waved the national flag of Puerto Rico. One name was on everyones lips, but the cause was broader than a single man.
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Iran Sanctions Regime Could Unravel with Failed Nuclear Deal
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 26 May (IPS) - Internationally supported sanctions against Iran could begin to crumble if talks over Iran's nuclear programme fail to produce a final deal, according to Germanys envoy to the United States.
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Opinion
The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States
Roberto Savio
ROME, 19 May (IPS) - The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question of how, under the British electoral system, the Labour Party actually increased the number of votes it won but saw a reduction in the number of seats it now holds in Parliament (24 seats less than the previous 256).
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U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 15 May (IPS) - When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.
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