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Iran’s Khamenei Rules Out Nuclear Bomb

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Supreme Leader says his country will never develop an atomic bomb, but will not abandon its controversial nuclear program. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told leaders of developing nations Thursday at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran that Iran will “not give up its national right to peaceful nuclear energy.” The supreme leader’s speech also took […]

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Egypt President in Iran for First Visit in Decades

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has arrived in Tehran making him the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since its 1979 Islamic revolution. Iranian state television showed Mr. Morsi’s red-carpet welcome in a live broadcast Thursday from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport. He will attend a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement that concludes on Friday. Iran cut diplomatic […]

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Iran Hosts Non-Aligned Summit Despite Sanctions

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives of nearly 120 nations, including dozens of heads-of-state, will convene in Tehran next week for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Some leaders will attend the summit even as they help enforce the sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy. Analysts will be watching to see whether the meeting improves Iran’s position in global diplomacy. […]

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African Union Sets 2013 Budget

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa have approved a new $280 million budget to finance the AU’s operations for the upcoming year. An AU official says 96 percent of the AU’s program budget will be financed by the institution’s global partners, which he says come with certain restrictions that hamper its work. […]

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AU Elects New Leader

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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African leaders have elected South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the new head of the African Union – the first woman and the first South African to hold that post. Dlamini-Zuma defeated incumbent Jean Ping at the AU summit Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after four rounds of voting. She is the ex-wife […]

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AU Elects New Leader

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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African leaders have elected South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the new head of the African Union – the first woman and the first South African to hold that post. Dlamini-Zuma defeated incumbent Jean Ping at the AU summit Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after four rounds of voting. She is the ex-wife […]

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AU Summit to Address Battle for Chairmanship

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union summit opened in Ethiopia on Sunday with an appeal for a regional response to conflicts. AU Chairman Jean Ping called for Africa to solve its own problems. The summit is to focus on trade and security. The AU said it may send forces to battle armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of […]

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AU Calls Northern Mali Islamists Threat to World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union Peace and Security Council, meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa Saturday, warned that Islamists in northern Mali are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the situation one of the “most serious crises to confront the continent.” And AU Commissioner for Peace and […]

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AU: Islamists in Northern Mali Threat to Africa, World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears that Islamist militants in northern Mali could shake the stability of the entire region are growing. Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday warned the Islamists, including al-Qaida, are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the […]

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AU: Islamists in Northern Mali Threat to Africa, World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears that Islamist militants in northern Mali could shake the stability of the entire region are growing. Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday warned the Islamists, including al-Qaida, are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the […]

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