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Haiti: Some progress amid security, development difficulties UN team
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Haiti: Some progress amid security, development difficulties UN team
The challenge facing Haiti of achieving stability and economic recovery remains great, especially after a year of damaging setbacks, but the impoverished nation has seen significant progress in the last two years, the head of a United Nations team that visited the country said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Draft constitution slammed at UN seminar
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Draft constitution slammed at UN seminar
A well-known Caymanian attorney criticised the constitutional development process employed by the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom during a United Nations...
 
$5bn needed for rehabilitation of IDPs: UNDP
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
$5bn needed for rehabilitation of IDPs: UNDP
ISLAMABAD: Around $5 billion are needed for the complete rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the NWFP, United Nations Development Prog...
 
Security Council voices concern over Israel
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Security Council voices concern over Israel
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern at the findings of a UN probe that accused Israel of gross negligence and recklessness d...
 
UN agency to mark 60 years of assisting Palestinian refugees
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
UN agency to mark 60 years of assisting Palestinian refugees
The United Nations agency tasked with providing education, health, relief and social services to 4.6 million Palestinian refugees is set to kick off a series o...
 
Horn of Africa: Over 19 million people need humanitarian aid, say UN officials
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Horn of Africa: Over 19 million people need humanitarian aid, say UN officials
Senior United Nations officials today highlighted the need for significant resources to help over 19 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia who require ...
 
UN: Israel gives Lebanon cluster bomb data from 2006 war
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
UN: Israel gives Lebanon cluster bomb data from 2006 war
The United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon said on Tuesday that the Israel Defense Forces has handed over data on cluster bombs fired during the...
 
US finally takes seat on Human Rights Council
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
US finally takes seat on Human Rights Council
The United States won election to the UN Human Rights Council for the first time yesterday, joining 17 other nations picked for the body, after the Obama admin...
 
WFP now reaching over 650,000 in need
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
WFP now reaching over 650,000 in need
Islamabad The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday announced plans to double the amount of emergency food needed to help thousandRead Full Article...
 
China tells neighbours to keep off islands
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
China tells neighbours to keep off islands
BEIJING: China has warned neighbours to stay off disputed islands in the South China Sea, telling the United Nations it holds ‘indisputable sovereigntRead Fu...
 
US elected to UN rights council as Obama reverses Bush policy
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
US elected to UN rights council as Obama reverses Bush policy
United States joined United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time after Obama reversed another Bushera policy.Read Full Article ...
 
70% in North back Bill of Rights, poll finds
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
70% in North back Bill of Rights, poll finds
SOME 70 per cent of respondents to a Northern Ireland opinion poll back a Bill of Rights, a United Nations human rights committee has been told.Read Full Artic...
 
US takes human rights seat at UN
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
US takes human rights seat at UN
The US was elected on Tuesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body it shunned since its creation three years ago, in a further step along Preside...
 
Tanzania, Philippines peacekeepers to arrive in Darfur next month
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Tanzania, Philippines peacekeepers to arrive in Darfur next month
May 12, 2009 (KHARTOUM) The hybrid peacekeeping in Darfur will receive for the first time a Tanzanian army battalion while Philippines will send additional 94 ...
 
United States elected to UN Human Rights Council
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
United States elected to UN Human Rights Council
UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Tuesday was elected for a three-year term to the 47-member UN Human Rights Council for the first time. ...
 
Italy urged to accept deported asylum seekers
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Italy urged to accept deported asylum seekers
The United Nations called on Italy on Tuesday to take back African asylum seekers among hundreds who have been forcibly returned to Libya under a new policy th...
 
Zardari seeks world aid for civilians in Pakistan conflict
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Zardari seeks world aid for civilians in Pakistan conflict
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari appealed for global aid on Tuesday for the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by the fighting ag...
 
Pakistan soldiers swoop on Taliban base
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Pakistan soldiers swoop on Taliban base
KOTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Helicopter-borne Pakistani soldiers swooped into a Taliban stronghold in a remote corner of Swat on Tuesday as the United Nations ur...
 
Rodong Sinmun on DPRK's Tough Stand against Hostile Forces' Moves
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Rodong Sinmun on DPRK's Tough Stand against Hostile Forces' Moves
Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The United Nations Security Council is resorting to the sanctions against the DPRK after adopting a brigandish "presidential statem...
 
Ban asks Pak to protect civilians in disturbed areas
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Ban asks Pak to protect civilians in disturbed areas
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to "take all necessary care" to protect civilians in the disturbed...
 
China re-elected to UN Human Rights Council
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
China re-elected to UN Human Rights Council
This action made China one of 26 countries that have responded to the United Nations' call to establish a national human rights plan since 1993. The Geneva-bas...
 
Changing tack with sea strategy
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Changing tack with sea strategy
The recent disputes in the South China Sea, as well as several territorial claims logged with the United Nations, have led to calls from Chinese experts for an...
 
US, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia elected to UN rights panel
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
US, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia elected to UN rights panel
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) -- The United States on Tuesday was elected, along with China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia, to the UN Human Rights Council, a body shunned by th...
 
Pleab bargaining bill likely to lead to more prosecutions in Guyana
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Pleab bargaining bill likely to lead to more prosecutions in Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Prior to his departure for New York Tuesday to address the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, Guyana's Presiden...
 
UN chief, Pakistani president discuss growing crisis in NW province
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
UN chief, Pakistani president discuss growing crisis in NW province
UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon met with visiting Pakistani President Asif Zardari here on Tuesday, and the two leaders discussed the growing humanitarian cri...
 
Ban hails release of U.S. journalist from Iranian jail
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Ban hails release of U.S. journalist from Iranian jail
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release from an Iranian prison of journalist Roxana Saberi, who was convicted of spying for the United States...
 
Elections to UN Human Rights Council shows flaws
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Elections to UN Human Rights Council shows flaws
Three years after the establishment of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the lack of competition in Tuesday's elections among countries vying for a seat...
 
President, UN chief to discuss humnaitarian crisis in Pakistan’s north-west
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
President, UN chief to discuss humnaitarian crisis in Pakistan’s north-west
UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (APP): Amid intensification of Pakistan ’s military offensive against militants in the Swat region, President Asif Ali Zardari and Sec...
 
Obama walks tightrope to decide Middle East future
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Obama walks tightrope to decide Middle East future
BEFORE going into politics, Benjamin Netanyahu made his name as a skilled ambassador to the United Nations. But he will need every ounce of diplomatic finesse ...
 
China tells neighbors to keep off disputed islands
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
China tells neighbors to keep off disputed islands
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - China has warned neighbors to stay off disputed islands in the South China Sea, telling the United Nations it holds “indisputable sovere...
 
Taiwan, China to set precedent at WHA stage
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Taiwan, China to set precedent at WHA stage
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Health officials from Taiwan and China will meet formally for the first time under a United Nations framework at this year's World Health ...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela est beira do precipcio. A ao concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrero por falta de medicamentos, pela m nutrio ou pela violncia.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.