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Obama: ‘No Shortcut’ to Israel-Palestinian Peace

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama told the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday there can be “no shortcut” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Obama said he is frustrated by delays in the peace process, but continues to believe the dispute must be solved through negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, and not at the United Nations. Palestinian […]

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Obama: ‘No Shortcut’ to Israel-Palestinian Peace

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:51 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama told the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday there can be “no shortcut” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Obama said he is frustrated by delays in the peace process, but continues to stand by the U.S. position that the conflict mus be solved through negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, and not […]

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UN Secretary-General Urges Focus on Global Peace and Security

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging leaders to focus on climate change, support nations transitioning to democracy in the Arab world and to push for advances in the stalling Mideast peace process. Mr. Ban pledged “unrelenting” efforts to move the peace process forward during his opening remarks at the annual General Assembly meeting Wednesday. […]

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Obama to Address UN on Arab Spring, Mideast Peace Efforts

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to focus on the U.S. response to the “Arab Spring” and Mideast peace efforts when he delivers his address at the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The White House says Mr. Obama will speak about the “unprecedented mandate” to intervene in Libya as an […]

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Obama to Address UN on Arab Spring, Mideast Peace Efforts

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 10:38 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will address the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday with a speech expected to focus on the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions and the troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. The White House Tuesday previewed some of what the president will discuss, including his administration’s efforts to advance U.S. interests and values in what it […]

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G8 Reaffirms Economic and Political Support for Arab Spring

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s major industrialized nations are pledging economic and political support to five North African and Middle Eastern countries that are transitioning to democracy after revolting against their authoritarian leaders. Foreign ministers from the G8 met in New York Tuesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. They were joined by ministers from […]

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Libya, Palestinian Statehood Top UN General Assembly Agenda

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurried diplomatic efforts to rally votes for Palestinian statehood, and words of support for the transitioning Libyan state marked the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual meeting. More than 100 world leaders gathered Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City for the 66th annual session of the General Assembly. The […]

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Libya, Palestinian Statehood Top UN General Assembly Agenda

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly opens Tuesday, with more than 100 world leaders gathered to discuss a wide range of issues including post-Gadhafi Libya, the Palestinian statehood application and non-communicable diseases. Topping the agenda Tuesday will be a summit on Libya’s political transition. U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders will gather […]

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UN General Assembly’s Annual Meeting Opens Tuesday

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:22 am (UTC-5)
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The annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly opens Tuesday, with more than 100 world leaders gathered to discuss a wide range of issues including the Palestinian statehood application, the future of a post-Gadhafi Libya and non-communicable diseases. Topping the agenda is the question of U.N. membership for a Palestinian state, but many other issues […]

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Palestinian President Vows to Press for UN Recognition

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to press ahead for U.N. membership for a Palestinian state by submitting an application to the Security Council on Friday, a move the United States has promised to block. Mr. Abbas arrived at United Nations headquarters in New York Monday and outlined his plan to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The […]

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