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Ivorian President: Equal Justice in Post-Election Violence

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:46 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says justice will be equally applied to all those responsible for post-election violence in his country. Speaking at the United Nations Wednesday, President Ouattara vowed his supporters would not get special treatment in cases stemming from unrest that killed more than 3,000 people. Pro-Ouattara fighters and supporters of former president […]

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UN Appoints Commander for Abyei Peacekeeping Force

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed a commander for the new U.N. peacekeeping force in Sudan’s contested Abyei region. The U.N. said Wednesday that Mr. Ban has named Lieutenant General Tadesse Werede Tesfay of Ethiopia as head of mission and commander of the force. It said Tesfay will be responsible for discharging the mandate […]

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Palestinian President Vows To Pursue Statehood Recognition

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday again vowed to seek United Nations membership for a proposed Palestinian state. He added that the bid is not an alternative to reopening negotiations with Israelis and restarting the Mideast peace process. Mr. Abbas met with Palestinian council members Wednesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah to discuss […]

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Bomb in South Lebanon Wounds 5 UN Peacekeepers

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A bombing in southern Lebanon has wounded five U.N. peacekeepers, the second blast to target a U.N. convoy in as many months. Tuesday’s roadside blast hit a U.N. patrol of French peacekeepers on a highway at Sidon. Rescue teams took three of the peacekeepers to a hospital for treatment. No one has claimed responsibility for […]

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Bomb in South Lebanon Wounds 3 Peacekeepers

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A bomb in Lebanon has wounded at least three U.N. peacekeepers, the second blast to target a U.N. convoy in as many months. Lebanese security officials said Tuesday’s blast rocked the entrance of the southern port of Sidon as a U.N. patrol with French peacekeepers drove past. Rescue teams had to evacuate at least one […]

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UN Again Delays Gaza Flotilla Report

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Release of a United Nations report on Israel’s deadly raid that killed nine Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year will be postponed until late August. The U.N. confirmed the delay Monday, giving Israel and Turkey more time to work out their differences. The report by a U.N. panel of experts was expected […]

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UN Lifts Sanctions Against 14 Ex-Taliban

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has removed 14 former Taliban members from its sanctions list. The de-listing, announced Friday, is seen as key to getting the insurgent group to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government. Kabul had urged the U.N. sanctions committee to take off the list a number of former Taliban members […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd Member of United Nations

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan has been raised outside the United Nations after becoming the world body’s 193rd member on Thursday. Hundreds of diplomats gathered outside U.N. headquarters in New York to see the flag being raised for the first time after the U.N. General Assembly admitted the country by acclamation. On […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan went up outside the United Nations on Thursday, shortly after becoming the world body’s 193rd member. Hundreds of diplomats gathered outside U.N. headquarters in New York to see the flag being raised for the first time after the U.N. General Assembly admitted the country by acclamation. U.N. […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan went up outside the United Nations on Thursday, shortly after becoming the world body’s 193rd member. The U.N. General Assembly in New York admitted the country by acclamation, after a Security Council resolution recommending South Sudan for membership. The U.S. representative to the U.N., Susan Rice, said […]

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