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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Sudan’s government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region. On Friday, the Council condemned the north’s occupation of Abyei, describing it as a “serious violation” of the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war. The north’s foreign minister, Ali Ahmad […]

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UN Secretary-General Expected to Seek Re-Election

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. diplomats say Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to announce his plans to seek another five-year term as early as Monday. Mr. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, is poised to get another term pending a recommendation from the Security Council and a vote by the 192 members. There has been no public announcement […]

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UN Investigates Peacekeepers in Sudan

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says it is investigating reports that U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan stayed in their barracks during recent fighting between forces from the north and south. A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping department says the agency has sent its top military advisor to Sudan’s disputed Abyei region to assess the performance of U.N. troops […]

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UN Official Says Humanitarian Crisis Continues in DRC

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A top United Nations humanitarian official says the international organization needs to “scale up” humanitarian aid, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just weeks after the central African nation asked peacekeepers to leave. In a speech Saturday in the capital, Kinshasa, Catherine Bragg said some 600,000 Congolese are returning home after fleeing violence. But […]

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UNAIDS: Global HIV Infection Rates Drop

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a record number of people around the world are accessing HIV-AIDS treatment, and that the rates of new infections have fallen. In a report released Friday, UNAIDS said a record 1.4 million people began treatment last year. The head of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, said access to treatment will transform the response […]

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US to Boycott UN Racism Conference

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will not participate in an upcoming United Nations conference against racism. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who had lobbied the administration of President Barack Obama to boycott the event, said Wednesday she “commended” the decision to withdraw from the event, which she said was likely to be take over by anti-Semitic and […]

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