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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

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

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

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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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, China Block U.N. Sanctions On Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attacks

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, China Block U.N. Sanctions On Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attacks

A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: UN Lifts Sanctions On Notorious Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: UN Lifts Sanctions On Notorious Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

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

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

“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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GAMBIA POLITICS: West African Leaders To Jammeh: Step Down

GAMBIA POLITICS: West African Leaders To Jammeh: Step Down

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leads delegation of West African leaderes to tell Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh to accept his election defeat.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: UN Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: UN Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

15-member council unanimously adopted resolution to cut North Korea’s biggest export, coal, by about 60 percent with an annual sales cap of $400.9 million.

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ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Threatens To Pull Africa Out Of UN

ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Threatens To Pull Africa Out Of UN

Robert Mugabe has claimed that African countries along with other nations from other regions such as Asia are prepared to pull out of the United Nations and form their own splinter Union.

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SYRIA: Bashar al-Ja’afari Says Syria ‘Will Not Become Another Libya Or Iraq’

SYRIA: Bashar al-Ja’afari Says Syria ‘Will Not Become Another Libya Or Iraq’

Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar al-Ja’afari says, “My country is ready to resume intra-Syrian dialogue with no preconditions.”

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SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Accepts 4,000 Extra Peacekeepers

SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Accepts 4,000 Extra Peacekeepers

The government and the Security Council agreed “that the humanitarian and security needs of the people were paramount.”

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SOUTH SUDAN: UN To Salva Kiir: Cooperate Or Face Arms Embargo

SOUTH SUDAN: UN To Salva Kiir: Cooperate Or Face Arms Embargo

“The international community is frustrated with the obstruction of UN peacekeeping operations that has gone on for too long,” US Ambassador Samantha Power.

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SOUTH SUDAN: 4,000 New Peacekeeping Troops Approved By UN

SOUTH SUDAN: 4,000 New Peacekeeping Troops Approved By UN

Hundreds of people were killed and the United Nations said government soldiers and security forces executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after last month’s fighting.

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