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Thein Sein: Burma Experiencing “Amazing” Changes

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says Burma has experienced “amazing” changes as its military-backed government strives to achieve democratic reforms. In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Thein Sein said his country has been granting amnesty to political prisoners, abolishing censorship in the media, and affording people greater participation in the political process. […]

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Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Speak at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will repeat his warnings about the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly Thursday. Mr. Netanyahu’s speech comes amid speculation that Israel could launch a pre-emptive military strike against Iran. The Israeli leader has demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama spell out non-negotiable points, […]

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Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Speak at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will repeat his warnings about the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly Thursday. Mr. Netanyahu’s speech comes amid speculation that Israel could launch a pre-emptive military strike against Iran. The Israeli leader has demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama spell out non-negotiable points, […]

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US, France Urge UN to Approve African Force for Mali

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and France are urging the United Nations to back a West African peacekeeping force for Mali, as it struggles to oust Islamist militants from the north. Speaking at a high-level meeting at the United Nations in New York, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the region a “powder keg” the world […]

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UN Chief: ‘Do Not Abandon’ Sahel

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has urged nations not to abandon the troubled Sahel region, as it faces rising extremism, human rights abuses and food shortages. The secretary-general also warned that any military action to deal with Islamist militants in northern Mali should be “considered extremely carefully.” Mr. Ban spoke Wednesday during a high-level Security […]

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad Blasts U.N. Security Council

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has leveled harsh criticism against the U.N. Security Council, saying it is “under the domination” of a few governments. In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, he said an existence of discrimination in the world body was a “great insult to all.” He also said the veto rights […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday is delivering his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday will deliver his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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Middle East Again Major Focus at U.N. General Assembly

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday will deliver his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama restated previous warnings that the United States and its allies would not allow Tehran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama added that time was running […]

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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Criticizes Syria

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism.” Mr. Obama dedicated much of his annual speech to world leaders on the violent protests sparked by a privately produced anti-Muslim video shot in the United States. He said the world can only make progress by […]

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