UN chief commends peaceful holding of elections in CAR

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on UN chief commends peaceful holding of elections in CAR 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 22 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday commended the peaceful holding of elections in the Central African Republic on Feb. 14, said a statement of Ban's spokesman.

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UN envoy for Syria condemns Damascus, Homs attacks claimed by Daesh

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on UN envoy for Syria condemns Damascus, Homs attacks claimed by Daesh 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 22 — UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has condemned the recent car bomb and suicide attacks that have reportedly left over 140 people killed in Damascus and Homs in Syria.

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South Korea urges North not to launch rocket carrying satellite

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on South Korea urges North not to launch rocket carrying satellite 

SEOUL, Feb. 3 — "This is a challenge to the whole international community," the deputy chief of the country’s presidential office of national security stressed

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Aid convoys head to besieged Syrian areas

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Aid convoys head to besieged Syrian areas 

DAMASCUS, Jan. 11 — Aid convoys are heading simultaneously on Monday toward a rebel-held town north of the capital Damascus and two government-controlled towns surrounded by rebels in northern Syria, state media and activists said.

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Roundup: Peace talks on Yemen end without major agreement

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Peace talks on Yemen end without major agreement 

BERN, Dec. 21 — Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Sunday announced the end of the latest peace talks on Yemen, saying that the parties agreed on framework for the negotiations and will meet again on Jan. 14, 2016 for a new round of talks.

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Chinese state councilor meets UN General Assembly president

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese state councilor meets UN General Assembly president 

BEIJING, Oct. 28 — Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Mogens Lykketoft on Wednesday.

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BRICS against attempts to interfere in sovereign affairs – Lavrov

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on BRICS against attempts to interfere in sovereign affairs – Lavrov 

MOSCOW, Oct. 27 — BRICS countries stand for the boosting of the United Nation's key role in global affairs and oppose any attempts to solve problems by exerting power or pressure, including by the use of unilateral sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

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Obama announces U.S. initiatives for first 'AIDS-free generation'

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama announces U.S. initiatives for first 'AIDS-free generation' 

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 — U.S. President Barack Obama announced two new Washington's initiatives to combat the further spread of HIV/AIDS and provide treatment to infected individuals in a speech at the United Nations.

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Feature: Milan expo showcases innovations to help solve world food problems

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Milan expo showcases innovations to help solve world food problems 

MILAN, Sept. 19 — The idea of growing crops on the walls of buildings or discovering the nutritional value and environmental impact of a food product simply by touching it may sound futuristic — but that is precisely what the future could have in store.

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UN chief calls attention to invisible plight of millions of widows, children

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief calls attention to invisible plight of millions of widows, children 

UNITED NATIONS, June 24 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reminded the world of the invisible plight of millions of widows and their children across the globe, many of whom have been robbed of their loved ones by conflict, saying " widows are particularly vulnerable" and "their age, income, ethnicity, disabilities and other factors can put women at greater risk of injustice."

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