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Why Doesn’t India Have $100 Million Worth Of NGOs, Asks Atul Satija, Founder and CEO, The/Nudge Foundation

With the launch of N/Core, an incubator for non-profit startups, which works on poverty-related problems, ‘N/Core Alpha’ received 583 applications to …

Climate change: How wealthy countries are avoiding helping the world’s poorest cope

The world’s wealthiest countries are paying far less money to the poorest nations to help them cope with the effects of climate change than they …

UN paints apocalyptic picture of famine, war and disease unless world wakes up to dangers of climate change

The world will “grieve over the avoidable human tragedy” of climate change, as refugees flee “hunger, poverty, illness and conflict” unless urgent …

In Mosul Operation, ISIS Hit With More Airstrikes Than Ever Before

America and its allies have launched more airstrikes against ISIS in the past week than at any other time in its ongoing fight against the extremists, according to President Barack Obama's counter-ISIS envoy.<p>Just one week after the start of a concentrated effort to recapture the key Iraqi city of …

Middle East

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

New agreement on migrant crisis possible: Polish deputy FM

PR dla Zagranicy<p>A new, broader European agreement on the migrant crisis is possible, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański has said at …

Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault: NATO diplomat | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian warships off the coast of Norway are carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks, a senior NATO diplomat said on Wednesday, citing Western intelligence.<p>A general view taken with a drone shows …

Middle East

U.N.: Report will show chemical weapons use in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he believes there will be "an overwhelming report" from U.N. inspectors that chemical weapons were used in an attack in Syria on Aug. 21.<p>The U.N. chief made the comment shortly before the chief chemical weapons inspector, Ake …

'Caught in the middle': Syrian refugees put strain on Turkish border town

A once quiet Turkish border town has been strained by the bloody conflict on its doorstep, as the stream of Syrians fleeing civil war stretches its resources and leaves locals angry at the lack of international response.<p>Antakya used to be a quaint, colorful and tolerant city in southern Turkey, …

Deal reached on Syria UN resolution

The US and Russia have said they have finally reached an agreement on a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ridding Syria of its chemical weapons.<p>The UN Security Council could vote as early as Friday night on a draft resolution to rid Syria of its chemical weapons, US, Russian, French and …

Syrian rebels capture border post near Jordan

Syrian rebels, including members of an al-Qaeda-linked group, have captured a military post on the border with Jordan after four days of fighting, according to an activist group.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 26 government soldiers were killed in Saturday's battle as …

Syrian Chemical Weapons Site Near Rebel-Held Targets Bombed By Air Force

By Dominic Evans<p>BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Syrian air force warplanes bombarded rebel-held targets close to a major chemical weapons facility on Friday in fighting that highlights the perils facing an international mission to eliminate President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arsenal.<p>The Organisation …

Syria's minorities: Caught in the middle? | Syria

The civil war in Syria still shows no signs of easing and fighting remains as fierce as ever. Neither the opposition nor the government is strong enough to tip the balance and end the conflict that has gone on for more than two years and killed at least 100,000 people.<p>I think it is important to say …

The Latest: Syria military urges residents to leaveAleppo

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>9:40 a.m.<p>The Syrian military is calling on residents of besieged rebel-held districts in the city of Aleppo to evacuate and for gunmen to lay down their weapons as the humanitarian pause announced by Russia takes effect.<p>Moscow says the three-day …

Aleppo Siege: Kerry Warns Russia Bombing Will Trigger 'Revenge'

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday that the devastating Russian and Syrian bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not bring peace and instead prompt rebels to seek revenge.<p>"If they destroy most of Aleppo in order to 'take' it, what will that taking produce? Will it change the …

Iran 'wanted Egypt at Syria talks' as Middle Eastern alliances shift

Emails show Iran’s foreign minister lobbied for Egypt – region’s most populous Sunni Arab country – to attend talks in Lausanne<p>The Iranian foreign minister personally requested that Egypt attend last weekend’s key Syria talks – a move that has sparked concerns that Cairo is being wooed away from …

Middle East

Evacuation of Syria's Douma suspended over disagreements

BEIRUT (AP) -- Evacuations from the rebel-held town of Douma near the Syrian capital were suspended on Thursday, days after hundreds of opposition fighters and their relatives left for areas of the country's north as part of a surrender deal following a massive government offensive.<p>State news …

Palestinians urge UN to adopt resolution against settlements

The Palestinians are urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution with serious measures to compel Israel to halt all settlement activities and threatening "consequences" if it continues to violate international law.<p>Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador, told the council Wednesday …

Russia accuses US-led coalition strike of killing 6 in Syria

Russia's military says a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a Syrian village in the province of Aleppo has killed six civilians.<p>The military's Reconciliation Center in Syria says Tuesday's strike on the village of Hassajek also wounded four people and destroyed two houses.<p>The center says Russian …

Turkey kills 160 to 200 Syrian Kurdish militants in airstrikes | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish jets carried out 26 airstrikes on 18 Syrian Kurdish YPG militant targets in northern Syria and killed 160 to 200 militants, the Turkish army said in a statement on Thursday.<p>Civil Defence members walk through smoke as they try to put out a fire inside a building after …

Turkey's EU minister says migrant deal may end without visa liberalisation | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union should implement visa-free travel for Turks by the end of the year and stop insisting Turkey change its anti-terrorism laws or Ankara may cancel its side of a deal to readmit illegal migrants, Turkey’s EU minister told Reuters.<p>Lifejackets are seen inside a …

North Africa

EU strongly condemns Russian strikes on Aleppo

The European Union has strongly condemned Russia for causing "untold suffering" through its bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo, but stopped short of considering new sanctions on Moscow.<p>"Since the beginning of the offensive by the regime and its allies, notably Russia, the intensity and scale …

Syria's war: Aid agencies suspend cooperation with UN

More than 70 humanitarian groups have suspended information-sharing cooperation with the UN in Syria, accusing the world body of being influenced in its operations, including in the distribution of aid, by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.<p>In a scathing letter sent to the UN on Thursday, …

Millions of children fleeing war 'systematically denied' basic rights

As world leaders prepare to meet in New York for summit on refugees, charity War Child says urgent action is needed to protect displaced children<p>Chronic underfunding of aid programmes is having a devastating impact on child refugees around the world, the charity War Child warns, with vulnerable …

Developed Countries

The Latest: UN takes no action after arguments over Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>10:30 p.m.<p>An emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Syria has ended …

Middle East

Syrian conflict: Why are children so badly affected in Aleppo?

<b>The haunting cries of five-year-old Rawan Alowsh, pulled alive from rubble in Aleppo by her ponytail, have reminded the world once again that behind the politics of Syria's civil war are millions of vulnerable children.</b><p>Government air strikes in recent days have pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo, …

TMZ

Syria Feature: Assad Regime Blocks 80% of UN Aid Convoys

<b>PHOTO:</b> <i>Vehicle destroyed in a Russian-regime attack on a UN aid convoy west of Aleppo, September 19, 2016</i><p><i>Nick Hopkins reports for The Guardian:</i><p>More …