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Kingdom’s anti-corruption chief leads Saudi delegation at UN General Assembly

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by a delegation from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), will take part on Wednesday in a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to mark 15 years since the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption. The meeting will be attended by UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and […]

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Demonstration to support Palestinians held outside UN

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GENEVA: Hundreds gathered on Saturday for a peaceful demonstration outside the United Nations office in Geneva in solidarity with Palestinians who suffered Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip. The demonstration was organized by non-governmental organizations International Alliance for Human Rights and Development (IAHRD) and Association des Victimes de Torture en Tunisie (AVTT) and supported by more […]

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UN to dispatch commission to probe Gaza killings

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GENEVA – The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations and abuses which may amount to war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip. The probe will be carried out in the context of Israeli military assaults on large-scale civilian Palestinian protests that […]

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Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

UNITED NATIONS: Kuwait is urging the UN Security Council to condemn Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians “in the strongest terms,” especially in the Gaza Strip where more than 110 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s military during Hamas-led protests. A draft resolution obtained by The Associated Press early Friday also calls for the […]

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UN calls on Iraq to probe vote complaints

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: The UN on Thursday called for Iraq’s electoral commission to “immediately and fully” investigate complaints by candidates and parties over the conduct of this month’s legislative elections. “The commission has to act expeditiously in order to seriously address all complaints,” the UN’s envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubis, said. Partial results for the May 12 […]

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Israeli violence against Palestinians in Gaza protests meets with regional, int’l uproar

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

CAIRO (Xinhua) — The recent Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters on Israeli borders with the Gaza Strip has met with both regional and international condemnation and uproar. At least 63 Palestinians have been killed and about 2,800 wounded in confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians, mostly from the Gaza enclave, who protested against the relocation […]

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UNSC condemns massive killing in Gaza, urges independent probe

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

Riyad Mansour (C), permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, speaks on an emergency meeting held in response to Monday’s violence in Gaza, which had led to the deaths of at least 60 Palestinians at the hands of Israeli security forces, at the UN headquarters in New York on May 15, […]

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UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) — United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday condemned the latest round of violence in Gaza. In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Mladenov said that Monday was a day of tragedy for the people in Gaza, referring to the clashes near the […]

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General strike held in West Bank, Gaza after deaths of 59 Palestinian protesters

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

RAMALLAH/GAZA, May 15 (Xinhua) — The West Bank and the Gaza Strip observed a general strike on Tuesday, after at least 59 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in mass rallies on Monday. The strike comes as the Palestinians commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day, or “the Day of Catastrophe,” when two thirds […]

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UN chief expresses concern on people killed in Gaza

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

ANKARA – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed his concern on the number of people killed in Gaza. Speaking at a joint press conference with Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz following a meeting in Vienna, Guterres said: “I am particularly worried today with the news about what’s happening in Gaza, already with a high […]

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