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UN Tribunal Sentences Khmer Rouge Jailer to Life in Prison

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has ordered the Khmer Rouge’s main jailer to spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes it says were “among the worst in recorded human history.” The ruling extends a lower court’s 19-year sentence that has been appealed by prosecutors as too lenient. The president […]

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UN Tribunal Sentences Khmer Rouge Jailer to Life in Prison

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has ordered the Khmer Rouge’s main jailer to spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes it says were “among the worst in recorded human history.” The ruling increased a lower court’s 19-year sentence that had been appealed by prosecutors as too lenient. The president […]

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Palestinian Protesters Throw Shoes at UN Chief During Gaza Visit

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian protesters angered by the policies of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon threw shoes, sticks and stones at his convoy as he entered the Gaza Strip for a brief visit on Thursday. About 40 protesters including relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails confronted Mr. Ban’s convoy as it drove through the Erez crossing on the […]

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Palestinian Protesters Throw Shoes at UN Chief During Gaza Visit

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled shoes, sticks and stones at the convoy of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as it entered the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Around 40 protesters briefly prevented Mr. Ban’s armored vehicle from entering Gaza as it crossed from southern Israel. Most of the protesters were relatives of Palestinians who are held […]

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UN Humanitarian Official to Visit South Sudan

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is sending a senior official for humanitarian affairs on a mission to South Sudan. In a statement Tuesday, the world body announced that Valerie Amos, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will visit Central Equatoria and Jonglei states from Wednesday to Friday. The statement says during her mission […]

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UN Humanitarian Official to Visit South Sudan

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is sending a senior official for humanitarian affairs on a mission to South Sudan. In a statement Tuesday, the world body announced that Valerie Amos, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will visit Central Equatoria and Jonglei states from Wednesday to Friday. The statement says during her mission […]

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UN Chief Says Iran Must Prove Nuclear Program is Peaceful

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging Iran to resume talks with Western nations that suspect it is working on a nuclear weapons program. Tehran insists that its atomic program is for peaceful purposes. During a press briefing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr.Ban said Iran has the responsibility to prove its […]

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UN Chief Says Iran Must Prove Nuclear Program is Peaceful

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is urging Iran to resume talks with Western nations that suspect it is working on a nuclear weapons program. Teheran insists that its atomic program is for peaceful purposes. During a press briefing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr.Ban said Iran has the responsibility to prove its […]

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UN’s Ban Says Very Pleased with Burmese Democratic Reforms

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is very pleased with the democratic reforms so far in Burma, and that he plans another visit there soon. Mr. Ban Wednesday said he is encouraged by moves from President Thein Sein, such as freeing political prisoners. He said he and other U.N. diplomats have continuously and patiently […]

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UN’s Ban Says He’s Very Pleased with Burmese Democratic Reforms

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is very pleased with the democratic reforms so far in Burma and that he plans another visit there soon. Mr. Ban said Wednesday he is encouraged by moves from President Thein Sein, such as freeing political prisoners. Mr. Ban said he and other U.N. diplomats have continuously and […]

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