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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Kang Chang-hee, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (UN – United Nations)

(Source: UN – United Nations) Readouts Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Kang Chang-hee, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23 August 2013 The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr….

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Fear Spreads Through Palestinian Camps in Syria

Yarmouk Palestinian camp, Damascus Close to 50,000 children from Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Syria have fled Syria, being among the more than one million other children according to Palestinian Popular Committees in the Damascus-Homs area and head of U.N. children’s agency UNICEF, Anthony Lake, said in a statement. Roughly 75% of the Palestinian youngsters fleeing Syria are under the age ...

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N. Korea slams UN rights hearings in Seoul as ‘slander’

SEOUL: North Korea criticised South Korea on Friday for hosting hearings by a UN expert panel into the North’s human rights record, saying it was a flagrant exercise in “slander”. It was Pyongyang’s first response to the UN Commission of…

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UN demands prompt probe of Syria chemical claims

Damascus: A top UN official was to visit Syria Saturday for talks as demands grew for a prompt probe into opposition claims the regime unleashed a chemical attack that killed hundreds. US President Barack Obama said the alleged use of chemical weapons was “a big event of grave concern,” while Russia hit out at calls for force against its ally ...

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Syrian victims of alleged gas attack smuggled to Jordan for blood tests

Samples could help inform international response to incident, as UN inspectors denied access to affected areas of Damascus The scene of the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus. Photograph: Erbin News/Demotix/Corbis At least three victims of the alleged chemical weapons attack in east Damascus on Thursday have been smuggled to Jordan where samples ...

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Israel hits Lebanon after rocket attack

JERUSALEM – The Israeli air force struck a Palestinian group in Lebanon on Friday, officials said, hours after a different organisation said it fired four rockets at the Jewish state from Lebanon. Israeli aircraft “targeted a terror site located between Beirut and Sidon in response to a barrage of four rockets launched at northern Israel yesterday (Thursday),” the military said. ...

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Israel hits Lebanon after rocket attack

JERUSALEM – The Israeli air force struck a Palestinian group in Lebanon on Friday, officials said, hours after a different organisation said it fired four rockets at the Jewish state from Lebanon. Israeli aircraft “targeted a terror site located between Beirut and Sidon in response to a barrage of four rockets launched at northern Israel yesterday (Thursday),” the military said. ...

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Ban Ki-moon pushes Syria to allow for chemical attack probe

BEIRUT/SEOUL: UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Friday renewed his push for Syria to allow UN inspectors immediate access to investigate allegations that the government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus. “I can think of no good reason why any party, either government or opposition forces – would decline this opportunity to get to the ...

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Ban Ki-moon pushes Syria to allow for chemical attack probe

BEIRUT/SEOUL: UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Friday renewed his push for Syria to allow UN inspectors immediate access to investigate allegations that the government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus. “I can think of no good reason why any party, either government or opposition forces – would decline this opportunity to get to the ...

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