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China Marks World AIDS Day

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China has marked World AIDS Day by promising to increase funding to HIV prevention services, access to anti-retroviral medications, and policies to curb discrimination against those affected by the virus. During a World AIDS Day event in Beijing Thursday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called for the international community to fully meet its commitments to achieve […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Optimistic Clinton Visit will Advance Burma Reforms

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says she is optimistic that a landmark visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will advance reforms in the country. Speaking via video conference from Burma Wednesday, Aung San Suu Kyi told a Washington research institution she supports the United States’ efforts to engage more with the […]

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Cambodian Baby Surviving Floods on Raw Cow’s Milk

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Cambodian toddler cut off from his parents by massive regional flooding is relying on direct nourishment from a cow, with his impoverished caretaker unable to afford milk powder. The baby’s struggle was first reported Monday by Chinese state television from Cambodia’s Siem Reap province — part of a vast area ravaged by months of […]

Alleged US Plot Fuels Iran-Saudi Divisions

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The alleged assassination plot linking Iranian operatives with a plan to target Saudi’s Arabia’s Washington ambassador has sharply raised tensions between the two countries. The Saudi government called the plot a “despicable violation of international norms, standards and conventions.” Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been geopolitical rivals, but the 2011 Arab Spring protests sparked […]

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US: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Play Role in Alleged Terror Plot

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps is suspected of playing a role in an alleged plot revealed Tuesday to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Iran Tuesday called the U.S. allegations a fabrication. But the U.S. says the Revolutionary Guard is involved in plotting terror worldwide. The Revolutionary Guard […]

South Sudan, Japanese PM Debut at UN

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s newest country made its debut before the U.N. General Assembly, warning it is in dire need of help. South Sudan President Salva Kiir addressed the U.N. body for the first time Friday, saying his country’s “march out of the abyss of poverty” will take time, since there is little or no infrastructure. Mr. […]

Brazil’s President Opens UN General Assembly Debate

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday by saying fast-growing emerging economies can play a role in helping to stem the global economic crisis. President Rousseff is the first woman to open the General Assembly. Ms. Rousseff, who also is Brazil’s first woman president, told delegates that […]

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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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Slain Former Afghan President Led Peace Efforts

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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As head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, former President Burhannudin Rabbani was tasked with leading efforts to find a political solution to the ten-year war with the Taliban. Afghan President Hamid Karzai appointed the council in October of 2010. The 68-member body made up of tribal elders, religious leaders, and politicians was set up to […]

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Slain Former Afghan President Led Peace Efforts

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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As head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, former President Burhannudin Rabbani was tasked with leading efforts to find a political solution to the ten-year war with the Taliban. Afghan President Hamid Karzai appointed the council in October of 2010. The 68-member body made up of tribal elders, religious leaders, and politicians was set up to […]

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