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5 countries set to join world’s ‘top table’

Years of campaigning for a seat at the world’s “top table” come to a head this week when elections are held to the UN Security Council, which decides on such weighty matters as sanctions, war and peace.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN condemns beheading as ‘heinous and cowardly’

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The U.N. Security Council late Friday sharply condemned a new video that purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, calling the killing a “heinous and cowardly murder.”

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN summit: Full of pomp, little action

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New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this week but short on action to rescue the world.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MILF, AFP, US, UN, business leaders in South upbeat on BBL

A young Muslim girl flashes the peace sign in support of the passage of a law giving autonomy to minority Muslims, during a rally near Malacañang on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to coincide with the handing over of the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in a ceremony at the presidential palace. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has high hopes that the proposed BBL will clear Congress because it is “for the sake of peace in Mindanao,” the group’s officials say.  AFP

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has high hopes that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will clear Congress because it is “for the sake of peace in Mindanao,” the group’s officials say.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Angelina Jolie calls for new bid to end Syria war

A handout picture made available by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on February 24, 2014 shows US actress and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie talking to a young Syrian refugee on February 23, 2014 at a refugee camp near the Lebanese village of Zahle in the Bekaa valley. Jolie was on a trhee-day visit to Lebanon. AFP PHOTO /HO /UNHCR/A.MCCONEELL

The Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie called Friday for a new bid to bring peace to Syria which she said was destabilizing the whole region and bringing misery to millions.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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