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The Culture of Abkhazia

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CAPITAL OF ABKHAZIA  Sukhumi Abkhazia (Abkhaz: Аҧсны Apsny, Georgian: აფხაზეთი Apkhazeti or Abkhazeti, Russian: Абха́зия Abkhazia) is a de facto independent, partially recognised country lying on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, its southern border. It is bordered by Russia to the north, and Georgia to the eastrecognised by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the […]

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Nawaz, Manmohan agree to reduce Kashmir tensions

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) meets with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 29, 2013 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York. -AFP Photo Updated 2013-09-29 22:22:08 NEW YORK: The prime ministers of India and Pakistan agreed Sunday […]

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Ban calls on Syrian opposition forces to send united delegation to peace conference

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras  (file photo) 29 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the National Coalition for the Syrian opposition forces to reach out to other groups and agree on a united delegation for an upcoming peace conference, as he met with the President of the Coalition on Saturday. During the meeting […]

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UNESCO chief deplores damage to Timbuktu mosque in suicide attack

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Sankore mosque, Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: UNESCO/Eloundou Assomo 29 September 2013 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the suicide attack that took place on Saturday in Timbuktu, Mali, which led to two deaths and several injuries as well as caused substantial damage to a mosque inscribed on […]

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China donates relief materials to quake-hit Pakistan

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Relief materials donated to quake-hit Pakistan by the Chinese government is lashed up for loading at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 28, 2013. Relief materials donated by China will be transported to Pakistan by three flights from Beijing and Nanjing on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. The relief materials […]

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China, Brazil agree to further bilateral cooperation

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Alberto Figueiredo at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 27, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)    UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — China and Brazil, the two emerging economies in the world, on Friday agreed to expand their bilateral cooperation and vowed to push […]

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Senior UN officials pledge Organization’s support to Central Asian region

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  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Erlan Abdyldayev, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 28 September 2013 – Top United Nations officials today pledged the Organization’s ongoing support to preventive diplomacy to assist the Central Asian region in tackling persistent and emerging challenges more effectively, with Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson spotlighting […]

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Government leaders at UN Assembly debate urge ambitious, targeted post-2015 development agenda

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Rui Machete, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell 28 September 2013 – Countries from across the globe called urgently today for an ambitious long-term sustainability agenda – and the mechanisms to monitor its achievement – to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) cycle, as the United Nations General Assembly […]

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Countries highlight importance of regional organizations in UN Debate

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Edward Nalbandyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz 28 September 2013 – Citing his own country’s chairmanship of the Council of Europe, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian today highlighted the importance of cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in securing a more just world. He called the Council “a key […]

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Yemeni Minister says country’s political process on track, but assistance needed to combat terrorism

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Abubaker Al-Qirbi, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Yemen. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz 28 September 2013 – While Yemen is forging ahead with its political process and its national dialogue, the country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs told the United Nations General Assembly today that donors should fulfil their pledges so further gains can be made in securing […]

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