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By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Oct 14th, 2016
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New York ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The 193-member United Nations General Assembly unanimously appointed former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres on Thursday as the ninth secretary-general of the world body for five years beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Guterres, 67, will replace Ban Ki-moon, ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Aug 13th, 2016
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Juba, South Sudan ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – South Sudan will not accept a 4,000-member United Nations protection force to ensure peace in its capital Juba and will not to cooperate with the world body, a spokesman for President Salva Kiir said on Friday after the U.N. Security Council authoriz...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Mar 11th, 2016
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New York ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Islamic State has greatly expanded its control over territory in Libya and the militants are claiming to be the key defense for the North African state against foreign military intervention, United Nations sanctions monitors said. In their annual report to th...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Mar 11th, 2016
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Pyongyang, North Korea ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a ballistic missile launch test and ordered the country to improve nuclear attack capability by continuing to conduct more tests, the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday. The report did not say wh...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Mar 9th, 2016
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Tehran,Iran ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying U.S. criticism of similar tests carried out the previous day. State television showed footage...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Feb 21st, 2016
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Bujumbura, Burundi ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – When U.N. Security Council envoys flew to Burundi in January to try to end months of violence, the central African country’s leader flatly rejected their offer of help and hundreds protested against what they saw as meddling. A month later, wi...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Feb 3rd, 2016
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Bujumbura,Burundi (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least one person was killed in a grenade attack on a bar in Burundi on Monday night, witnesses said, in more violence since the African Union backed away from sending in peacekeepers without the government’s consent. The grenades went off in ...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Jan 30th, 2016
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New York (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Russia said on Friday it was opposed to placing a United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan or blacklisting President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar as such moves were not helpful to the implementation of a peace deal agreed by the pair in August. U....
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 28th, 2016
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Beijing, China ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Top U.S. and Chinese officials sparred Wednesday over how to deal with North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test and ease tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met f...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 22nd, 2016
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New York ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.N. Security Council decided on Wednesday to reduce the number of U.N. peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, citing considerable progress in stabilizing the West African country where a civil war erupted five years ago. The 15-nation council unanimously approved ...