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Egypt’s transitional government to end next spring, Foreign Minister says in UN speech

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Nabil Fahmy, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell 28 September 2013 – Egypt’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that the transition that has been in place since the removal of Mohamed Morsy in July should end by next spring, following the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections. Egypt has […]

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Albanian Prime Minister tackles his country’s film reputation at UN debate

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Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told the United Nations General Assembly today that after the treatment his Balkan country received in recent films as a hotbed of violence, mobsters and human trafficking rings, even he was afraid to be […]

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Chinese premier meets Afghan president

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 27, 2013. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai here on Friday. Li said China and Afghanistan, without historical resentment and realistic contradiction, have friendship and cooperation. China […]

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Chinese president holds talks with Afghan counterpart

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Chinese President Xi Jinping(L) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 27, 2013. Xi Jinping held talks with Hamid Karzai in Beijing Friday. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)   BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held talks with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai […]

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‘Multilateral efforts must guide our quest for peace and security,’ India tells UN

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Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – At a time when the world faces multiple challenges, the Prime Minister of India today urged a renewed focus on the role of the United Nations as a forum for multilateral action to ensure inclusive growth and development, and […]

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Vanuatu calls for UN probe of alleged rights abuses in Indonesia’s Papua provinces

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Moana Kalosil Carcasses, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – Vanuatu today called on the United Nations to appoint a Special Representative to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia and their political status, with its Prime minister declaring that the West Papuans have […]

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Upcoming Constituent Assembly polls vital for Nepal’s peace process, UN told

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Khil Raj Regmi, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – Nepal has made the necessary preparations to hold Constituent Assembly elections this November, its representative said at the United Nations today, adding that the polls will be vital for moving forward with […]

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As new UN development agenda takes shape, Jamaica urges action on job creation, social protection

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of Jamaica. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – With discussions under way at the United Nations on defining a road map for the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era, the Prime Minster of Jamaica urged an agenda that prioritized job creation, especially for youth, and on enacting social programmes to […]

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Greatest threat to Muslim world comes from within, Malaysian leader warns in UN address

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Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – The Malaysian Prime Minister used his address to the United Nations today to call on all peace-loving Muslims around the world to unite against the extremists who are using their religion as an excuse to […]

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Future development agenda must recognize disparities among nations, Mauritius tells UN

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Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of the Republic of Mauritius. UN Photo/Ryan Brown 28 September 2013 – The future global development agenda must take into account the specificities of different countries, especially the smallest and weakest among them, the Prime Minister of Mauritius told the General Assembly today. “We need a common development framework but with […]

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