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Pentagon Report: Security Improved in Afghanistan

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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In a report released Friday by the U.S. Defense Department, the Pentagon said the security situation in Afghanistan has been markedly improved this year but said militants operating from safe havens in Pakistan pose significant risks to a “durable, stable Afghanistan.” The department said violence declined particularly in Afghanistan’s southwest, west and north. But security […]

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UN Burma Report Sees Opportunities, Calls For Action

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. secretary general says this year’s change of government in Burma has created opportunities for a more inclusive national discourse in the country, but adds that it is too early to say whether real change is occurring. In a report to the United Nations General Assembly this week, Ban Ki-moon says last November’s elections, […]

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Ban ‘Sincerely Hopes’ Israel, Turkey Improve Relations

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he sincerely hopes Israel and Turkey will improve their relationship, following Ankara’s decision to expel Israel’s ambassador and suspend all military agreements. Mr. Ban told reporters Saturday that both countries are very important to the region, and to the Middle East peace process. Turkey’s downgraded diplomatic ties with Israel […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara and suspended all military agreements after a United Nations report on last year’s Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship failed to elicit an Israeli apology. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday his government is reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel to the level of second secretary. […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara and suspended all military agreements after details emerged of a United Nations report into last year’s deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday his government is reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel to the level of second secretary. The decision […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara on Friday and suspended all military agreements after details emerged of a United Nations report into last year’s deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday his government is reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel to the level of second secretary. The […]

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Leaked UN Report Finds Israel’s Gaza Blockade ‘Legal,’ But Faults Marmara Raid

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The New York Times has published what is says is a leaked copy of a U.N. panel’s report which found that a deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish vessel attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza last year to be “legal,” but also “excessive and unreasonable.” In the report, , the world body criticizes […]

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Report Cites Unresolved Gaps in US Security

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report says that nearly 10 years after terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, the country is still not as safe and secure as it should be. A report card, released Wednesday by the former chairs of the commission charged with investigating the attacks, said that although significant improvements have been […]

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UNAIDS Report Shows HIV Epidemic at Critical Juncture in Asia-Pacific Region

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A report released Friday by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS says the AIDS epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a critical crossroads. The report was launched at the 2011 International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, meeting in Busan, South Korea. The study found that more people than ever […]

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UN Report: Population Growth to Cause Water Crunch

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report calls for better water and food management to prevent crises as the global population growth causes stress to natural resources. The United Nations report issued Monday says more than 1.5 billion people already live in areas where water is scarce. But it says that if the number of humans rises from the […]

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