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05.03.2011

New Vienna Organisation to Spur Disarmament

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation is a new feather in the cap for Austria, which served as a bridge between East and West under the leadership of Chancellor Bruno Kreisky in the 1970s, and was the venue of some early rounds of the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) between the United States and the now defunct Soviet Union. »

05.03.2011

Beijing Fears Impact of Middle East Uprisings

The success of popular movements in the Middle East has raised the apprehensions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has been reminded of its own weakness and soft underbelly. President Hu Jintao has issued orders to party officials to "solve prominent problems which might harm the harmony and stability of the society." By Gunjan Singh* »

01.03.2011

What the Libyan protests mean to Ethiopia

Strange as this may sound, there is a mainstream in the unsanctioned confederacy of dictators. Whether of the present times or from the distant past, the mainstream dictator is usually decidedly understated, more often than not a loner, eccentric in private habits, and almost as a trademark, lives in a complex world of paranoia. By Eskinder Nega »

24.01.2011

Of Zubin Mehta, Berlin Musicians and Nature Conservation

Zubin Mehta, renowned Indian conductor of western classical music -- who commutes between the major music centers in Europe, the United States and Israel -- remains emotionally attached to the country of his birth, particularly the diversity of its nature. He conducted Europe's first charity concert in Berlin to promote nature conservation in north-eastern Himalayan region. »

21.01.2011

How I Learned to Respect Africa

Akwaaba, which means "welcome," was the first word I came across upon my arrival in Ghana. Many people identify Africa with words that have negative connotations, such as poverty, conflict or disease. However, there is much more to this vast continent than such associations. This is what I learn during my one-year visit to Ghana. I found so much hope and potential there. »

21.01.2011

Persisting Deadlock in Israeli-Palestine Talks Worries UN

As the Middle East Quartet prepares to meet on February 5 in the southern German city of Munich to end the agonizing deadlock in Israeli-Palestine peace talks, a high-ranking United Nations official has expressed "an extreme concern" about the precarious situation in the tension-ridden and war-torn Middle East region. »

24.11.2010

Nuclear Power Gaining Importance in China

China is rapidly becoming self-sufficient in reactor design and construction, as well as other aspects of the fuel cycle, according to a dossier by the World Nuclear Association (WNA), which places the number of atomic power reactors in operation in China at 13. [http://www.indepthnews.net/news](http://www.indepthnews.net/news) »

11.04.2010

Those Who Want Nuclear Wars, Raise Their Hand

Now that nuclear arsenals reduction is much in the news, the US and Russia have agreed to downsize their stockpiles by 30% and 22 Arab countries called for a nuke-free world, it's time to ask how many countries have decided to eliminate the threat of a devastating nuclear war and consequently managed to liberate themselves from the most atrocious weapons of mass destruction. »

17.12.2009

MIGRATION: Wonderland Vision and Painful Reality

In 2009 Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented human rights violations against migrant women, men, and children in every region of the world, publishing dozens of materials, including 14 reports. This issue is treated by the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers ratified by 42 countries since the UN adoption on December 18, 1990 »

15.11.2009

United Nations: Help The Hungry; Don’t Eat For One Day

IDN-InDepthNews Service - Desperate for “the lack of concrete action on hunger despite all the promises made”, the United Nations has called for a world hunger strike on Nov. 14-15. The call has been launched in Rome by Jacques Diouf, director general of the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), on the eve of the Nov 16-18 World Summit on Food Security in Rome. »

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