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Syria peace talks hit more trouble as rebel city "starves"
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
After long months of fighting, much of Syria's third biggest city has been reduced to rubble and people inside are under siege, cut off from supplies
EDITORIAL PICKS
Roots of South Sudan’s conflict must be addressed- experts
Building back better after devastating Typhoon Haiyan
Africa land laws favour corporations over citizens - report
Iraq's environment, water supply in severe decline - report
Thai police rescue hundreds of Rohingya from camp
Zimbabwe's urban farmers lament rainwater loss
Syrian govt will allow women, children to leave Homs
India gang rape victim and family under police protection
Philippines, Muslim rebels agree to peace pact
Mexico eyes seven multinationals in tax avoidance probe
Swiss commodities trade risks masking illicit flows-study
Greece faces criticism over migrant boat drownings
Thousands fleeing South Sudan need assistance - MSF
Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are "merchandise" in Thailand-HRW
Demand for new cropland may top safe limit - report
On asylum and refugees, it’s time to open a new conversation...
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Syria's civil war
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Pro-European integration protesters take cover from water sprayed from a fire engine at the site of clashes with ...
Demonstrators from 6 April movement, Ultras and anti-military groups shout slogans with a lit flare during a ...
Riot police officers pose for a picture near burnt vehicles as smoke rises in the background during clashes with ...
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Rebuilding homes and lives in typhoon-hit central Philippines
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Olympics-Opposition campaigner attacks Putin over Sochi cost
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
Building back better after devastating Typhoon Haiyan
By Thin Lei Win | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Natural Disasters
Top U.S. foreign bribery prosecutor to join law firm
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
On the Money Trail - Jan. 27
By Luke Balleny | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
Africa land laws favour corporations over citizens - report
By Misha Hussain | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
C.African Republic's Muslims under attack-U.N. rights envoy
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: War and Conflict
EU resumes cooperation with Guinea, releases aid funding
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: War and Conflict
Jury selection to start in ex-New Orleans mayor's graft ...
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
Iraq's environment, water supply in severe decline - report
By Megan Rowling | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Climate Security
World Bank warns Myanmar on graft as it unveils $2bln in aid
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
Thai police rescue hundreds of Rohingya from camp
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Human Rights
Philippine coconut farmers struggle to recover from typhoon
By UN FAO | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Natural Disasters
US-based Turkish cleric says made scapegoat in graft scandal
By Reuters | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Corruption and governance
Zimbabwe's urban farmers lament rainwater loss
By Madalitso Mwando | Mon, 27 Jan 2014
More on: Food and Hunger
BLOGS
Roots of South Sudan’s conflict must be addressed- experts
By Alex Whiting
Five-week conflict could undermine efforts to build lasting peace in the the world's youngest nation
Global Field Hearings Give Marginalised a Voice
By Anna da Costa
These communities tend to want very simple things: basic and stable incomes, access to education, healthcare and food for their children, and the opportunity to influence decision-making.
Zambia study urges local control over charcoal, timber trade
By Katherine Johnson
Centralised management of forest resources has exacerbated deforestation and environmental degradation, researchers find
Study highlights link between tree cover and child nutrition
By Julie Mollins
African children living in communities surrounded by forests have healthier diets, including more fruit and vegetables
On asylum and refugees, it’s time to open a new conversation...
By Russell Hargrave
Think small to light up rural Africa
By Henrietta Miers
Last week, Malawi’s president declared: “Let there be light in every home.” Small-scale lighting schemes are the answer - especially for women
To tackle AIDS and poverty, empower women and girls
By David Wilson & Jeni Klugman
Challenging social norms is vital to tackling anything from AIDS, poverty and gender-based violence
Climate risk assessments need to go big
By Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell
Climate change is an economic, political and social risk, not just an environmental one
Fear proves stronger than virtue in fight against corruption
By Stella Dawson
Some experts are starting to doubt the effectiveness of voluntary corporate initiatives because without enforcement mechanisms, they lack muscle
The EU's duty to defend women's rights in Afghanistan
By Gauri van Gulik and Heather Barr/Human Rights Watch
Despite 12 years of armed conflict, investment and capacity-building by foreign governments in Afghanistan, including by EU governments and the EU itself, women’s rights remain in peril in Afghanistan
Future diets: Four lessons for protecting forests
By Will McFarland
Predictions of a rise in global consumption of meat and vegetable oil are worrying for deforestation, but the two issues can be tackled together
Climate-smart farming: A worm's eye view
By Mariola Acosta
Practices like vermi-composting can boost food security and climate adaption, while being mindful of mitigation goals
Geoengineering isn’t worth the risk
By Roger Williamson
Lowering global temperatures by reflecting sunlight, for example, could change rainfall patterns around the equator - with potentially devastating impacts for poor people
The din of misogyny at Bangkok protests
By Thin Lei Win
Educated and otherwise respected members of Thai society rear their sexist heads - condoning and even calling for sexual violence to bring down Thailand’s first female PM
Why is there a rise of women behind bars in Latin America?
By Anastasia Moloney
Latin America's stiffer drug laws disproportionately affect women, who often work on the lowest rung of the drug business as petty dealers and mules
Iraq violence spurs fresh refugee exodus, aid officials say
By Areej Abuqudairi
Sectarian violence in Iraq is pushing entire families to move to Turkey or Jordan, a new wave of refugees that is putting added strain on two countries struggling to cope with huge numbers of Syrians escaping their civil war
Journalist uses training to uncover embassy corruption
By Derek Thorne
In Liberia, a corruption scandal is developing – and it came about after a Thomson Reuters Foundation journalism trainee used her new skills to report on suspicious practices at the Liberian Embassy in Brussels.
Mobilising young men to end violence against women
By Anna da Costa
“Even though not all men are a part of the problem, all men can and need to be a part of the solution”
How to make climate migration a solution, not a problem
By Megan Rowling
Having the right policies in place in advance can help build a happier future for people who leave their homes because of natural disasters, sea-level rise and other effects of a changing climate, experts tell online debate
Syrian artists confront horrors of war
By Amelia Wong
In June 2013 #Withoutwords: Emerging Syrian artists opened at the P21 gallery in London. The idea behind the exhibition was to collect the work of Syrian artists who are responding to the humanitarian crisis.
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