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Many Afghans are dependent on aid year after year

Many Afghans are dependent on aid year after year | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

“Responding to eight droughts in 11 years makes no sense,” Michael Keating, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, said recently. “There is something going wrong.”

 

“It is not a complete mystery how some of these problems can be addressed,” Keating told IRIN. “They shouldn’t be addressed by basic emergency humanitarian action.”

 

And yet, for much of the past decade, humanitarians have been drawn into things like infrastructure and early recovery programmes.

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Optimism in Iran Before Nuclear Inspectors Visit

Optimism in Iran Before Nuclear Inspectors Visit | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Iran’s foreign minister expressed optimism on Sunday that a visit by United Nations nuclear inspectors would produce an understanding, despite world concerns that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons.

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UN calls on Israel to end West Bank demolitions

UN calls on Israel to end West Bank demolitions | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

While the Israeli media prefers to report on the new “World Forum of Russian Jewry”–launched at a UN event and formed to garner support in the fight against Iran–Maxwell Gaylard, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, has called for “immediate end” to Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes in the West Bank.

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L'ONU veut un moratoire sur la peine de mort en Irak

L'ONU veut un moratoire sur la peine de mort en Irak | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Le Haut commissaire aux droits de l'Homme appelle les autorités irakiennes à se pencher sur une éventuelle abolition de la peine de mort. 1 200 personnes ont été condamnées à mort depuis 2004...

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Yémen : "Le départ de Saleh est une formidable porte de sortie politique"

Yémen : "Le départ de Saleh est une formidable porte de sortie politique" | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Le président yéménite Ali Abdallah Saleh, au pouvoir depuis 33 ans, a quitté son pays pour les Etats-Unis, afin de recevoir des soins médicaux.
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BLACK, PROUD AND RACIALLY OPPRESSED IN ISRAEL

BLACK, PROUD AND RACIALLY OPPRESSED IN ISRAEL | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Some 120,000 Jews of Ethiopian origin reside in the country, many of them having arrived in three airlift operations in the 1980s and early 1990s. Many continue to face socioeconomic difficulties, ...

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Quel avenir pour l'Asie centrale après le retrait des troupes internationales d'Afghanistan ?

Quel avenir pour l'Asie centrale après le retrait des troupes internationales d'Afghanistan ?


René Cagnat, chercheur associé à l’IRIS, répond à nos questions:

- Quelles conséquences aura le retrait des troupes internationales d’Afghanistan sur les pays d’Asie centrale ,

- Quelle vision les régimes centre-asiatiques ont-ils de la perspective de 2014 ? S’y préparent-ils ?

- Que faudrait-il faire aujourd’hui pour prévenir une déstabilisation régionale ?

 

Pour approfondir ce sujet, voir les trois articles de René Cagnat dans les numéros de janvier, février et mars 2012 de la Revue Défense nationale.

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UN aid worker kidnapped in Yemen - UPI.com

UN aid worker kidnapped in Yemen - UPI.com | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
UN aid worker kidnapped in YemenUPI.com16 (UPI) -- A Norwegian United Nations aid worker was abducted by armed tribesmen in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and was being held hostage, officials said.
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Afghan delegation in town to learn Nepal's experience on WTO accession

South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) organised an interaction programme for an official delegation of Afghanistan to share Nepal's experiences on accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Sunday.

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Iran envoys visited N. Korea in Nov., possibly on uranium enrichment

Iran envoys visited N. Korea in Nov., possibly on uranium enrichment | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

An Iranian defense delegation visited North Korea in late November for talks with key officials, including military chief of staff Ri Yong Ho, apparently to confirm continued military cooperation and discuss advanced centrifuge technologies related to uranium enrichment, an informed Western diplomatic source said Saturday.

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Egyptian Envoy Says Israel Treaty Secure, Defends NGO Raids - BusinessWeek

Egyptian Envoy Says Israel Treaty Secure, Defends NGO Raids - BusinessWeek | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. pushed back against calls in Washington to withhold more than $1 billion in U.S. aid following raids on democracy groups in Cairo and dismissed concerns that his nation may abandon its peace treaty with Israel.

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Relations with Iran in Pak interest: Salman - Pakistan Observer

Relations with Iran in Pak interest: Salman - Pakistan Observer | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Former caretaker Finance Minister Dr. Salman Shah has said that Pakistan should further strengthen its relations with Iran in all sectors. “Iran is our close friend and strong relation with Iran is in our interest,” Dr Salman Shah told IRNA in an interview.

He said that development of Iran actually means the development of the region.

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UK and UAE sign agreement on development co-operation

UK and UAE sign agreement on development co-operation | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Foreign Secretary William Hague visited the United Arab Emirates on 20 December.
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US queer activists slam Israel ‘pinkwashing,’ endorse boycott call

US queer activists slam Israel ‘pinkwashing,’ endorse boycott call | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
A group of American academics and artists who identify as part of the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) community recently released an open letter and petition endorsing the Palestinian call for Boycott Divestment and...
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Could it be the start of an Ethiopian Winter?

Could it be the start of an Ethiopian Winter? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

For the young Ethiopians who began to speak up last week, the frustration is terrific. The test will come in the coming months as the young activists, like the summer protest leaders, try to figure out what comes next.

 

One week ago, a new generation of young Ethiopian Israelis made their voices heard for the first time when 5,000 citizens marched and rallied against racism in Jerusalem.

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Citizens try to aid homeless refugees in face of growing state chokehold

Citizens try to aid homeless refugees in face of growing state chokehold | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Cold winter nights present new humanitarian challenges to homeless asylum seekers. While concerned citizens try to help, there is little they can do against a government explicitly working to make the lives of Israel’s refugee population as miserable as possible...

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Iraqi Minister Urges Development of Tourism Cooperation with Iran

Iraqi Minister Urges Development of Tourism Cooperation with Iran | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Iraqi Transportation Minister Hadi Farhan al-Amiri announced endorsement of different Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between his country and Iran, and expressed the hope that Tehran and Baghdad would further expand their tourism cooperation.

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French Cooperation Minister to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel

French Cooperation Minister to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

French Cooperation Minister Henri de Raincourt is to visit the Palestinian Territories and Israel from January 22-24 where he will meet with senior officials to discuss bilateral relations and development cooperation, particularly with the Palestinians.

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China to Help Saudis With Novel Nuke Power

China to Help Saudis With Novel Nuke Power | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

In the wake of a 6-day trip by China’s Premier Win Jiabao to Saudi Arabia, China and Saudi Arabia have forged an alliance on developing nuclear power. Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with China for assistance in the development of nuclear power, using the last of its oil wealth to invest in the most controversial form of a low carbon energy future for its energy hungry nation.

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Iran:Another blogger in jail

Iran:Another blogger in jail | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Hadi Nili says according to confirmed reports from Tehran, Parastoo Dokouhaki, Iranian blogger and journalist, is arrested by authorities. Parastoo is a women activist as well.

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Que signifierait la fermeture du détroit d’Ormuz ?

Francis Perrin, directeur de la rédaction de Pétrole et gaz arabes, répond à ces questions :


- Quelles seraient les conséquences économiques de la fermeture par l’Iran du détroit d’Ormuz, qui voit transiter chaque jour 35% du transport pétrolier maritime ? l’UE est-elle à même de faire face à ces restrictions ?


- L’économie iranienne peut-elle résister à un tel embargo ?


- Quels pourraient être les bénéficiaires d’une telle action sur le plan politique et économique ?.

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Burning Oil to Keep Cool : The Hidden Energy Crisis in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s place in the world oil market is threatened by unrestrained domestic fuel consumption.


In an economy dominated by fossil fuels and dependent on the export of oil, current patterns of energy demand are not only wasting valuable resources and causing excessive pollution, but also rendering the country vulnerable to economic and social crises.

 

This report explains why the need for change is urgent, and what options and challenges the Saudi government faces in trying to address the politically sensitive issue of domestic energy prices

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IDB, Germany to continue to offer development aid to Yemen

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed al-Sa’adi held Wednesday two separate meetings with each of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Secretary and German ambassador to Yemen...

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Premières négociations entre les Talibans et les États-Unis

Premières négociations entre les Talibans et les États-Unis | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Pour la première fois depuis le début de l'intervention américaine en Afghanistan, les talibans ont fait part de leur volonté de négocier...

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Jérusalem : des deux côtés du « mur » | Penser l'espace

Jérusalem : des deux côtés du « mur » | Penser l'espace | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Le mur de séparation à Jérusalem est assez médiatisé. Mais qu'en pensent réellement les palestiniens et les israéliens ?
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