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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea 0

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official

SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official 0

“We must not allow ourselves to become inured to the ongoing allegations of the use of chemical weapons. This is an issue about which the United Nations cannot be neutral,” Izumi Nakamitsu.

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told 0

“As we enter the third decade of peace implementation, it cannot be assumed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a glide path to a peaceful, viable State irreversibly on course for European integration,” said High Representative Valentin Inzko during a briefing on the situation in the country.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’ 0

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.

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WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test

WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test 0

“US delegation stopped the work on the document without any explanation and claimed to the media that Russia had ‘blocked’ it,” the Russian delegation said.

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HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti 0

Sandra Honore, the UN envoy to Haiti, told the council on Tuesday that “Haiti’s political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.”

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo 0

Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two UN investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building 0

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: 4 Ballistic Missiles Fired By North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: 4 Ballistic Missiles Fired By North Korea 0

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: UN Lifts Sanctions On Notorious Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: UN Lifts Sanctions On Notorious Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 0

United Nations Security Council has dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan.

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DR CONGO POLITICS: Rebel Revival Endangers Elections: United Nations

DR CONGO POLITICS: Rebel Revival Endangers Elections: United Nations 0

Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.

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WORLD POLITICS: Antonio Guterres to Security Council: Act More to Prevent War

WORLD POLITICS: Antonio Guterres to Security Council: Act More to Prevent War 0

“We spend far more time and resources responding to crises rather than preventing them,” Antonio Guterres said. “We need a whole new approach.”

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INDIA POLITICS: China Blocks India’s Request For UN to Blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad Militant

INDIA POLITICS: China Blocks India’s Request For UN to Blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad Militant 0

India accused Jaish-e-Mohammad and its top leader, Maulana Masood Azhar, of masterminding several attacks, including a deadly assault on an Indian air base.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: John Kerry to Lay Out ‘Comprehensive Vision’ for Israel-Palestinian Peace Process

ISRAEL POLITICS: John Kerry to Lay Out ‘Comprehensive Vision’ for Israel-Palestinian Peace Process 0

US Secretary of State John Kerry will on Wednesday lay out the next steps needed to push both Israel and Palestine leadership towards a two-state solution.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Undeterred! Netanyahu Steps Up Construction in East Jerusalem After UN Vote

ISRAEL POLITICS: Undeterred! Netanyahu Steps Up Construction in East Jerusalem After UN Vote 0

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: After Anti-Settlement UN Vote, Netanyahu Hopes In Trump

ISRAEL POLITICS: After Anti-Settlement UN Vote, Netanyahu Hopes In Trump 0

“We have no doubt the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

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WORLD POLITICS: United Nations Resolution 2334 (Full Text)

WORLD POLITICS: United Nations Resolution 2334 (Full Text) 0

Reaffirming Israel’s obligation, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under Fourth Geneva Convention.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: U.S. Isolates Israel By Anti-Settlement UN Vote

ISRAEL POLITICS: U.S. Isolates Israel By Anti-Settlement UN Vote 0

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them and had more harsh words for the Obama administration.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt Postpones UN Vote On Israeli Settlements After Trump, Israel Urge US Veto

EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt Postpones UN Vote On Israeli Settlements After Trump, Israel Urge US Veto 0

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi put off the vote after a request from Israel. Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with Israel.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Netanyahu to Obama: Veto UN Resolution On Settlements

USA POLITICS: Trump, Netanyahu to Obama: Veto UN Resolution On Settlements 0

“The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed,” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said.

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