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UN peacekeeping operations new head appointed
New York, Feb. 15 (BNA): "I intend to appoint Jean-Pierre Lacroix as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations for one year beginning on 1 April 2017," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.
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UNSC adopts resolution to protect infrastructures
New York, Feb. 14 (BNA): The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution to face challenges posed by terrorist attacks against critical infrastructures.
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Steinmeier elected German president
Berlin, Feb. 12(BNA): Centre-left politician Frank-Walter Steinmeier has today been elected as president of Germany. The former foreign minister was voted in by a Bundestag parliamentary assembly by a majority of 931 votes out of 1239.
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UN chief arrives in Saudi
Riyadh, Feb. 12 (BNA): The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Gueteres has arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
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UN mandate 20th anniversary marked
New York, Feb. 9 (BNA): Marking 20th Anniversary of the 'children and armed conflict' mandate, top UN officials and the international community came together applauding the two decades of efforts to protect children from war.
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US warns Iran over ICBM nukes development
Washington, Feb. 2 (BNA): White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday said the US was "officially putting Iran on notice" in the wake of recent Iranian actions.
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4.6 earthquake shakes Antalya, Turkey
Ankara, Jan. 28 (BNA): An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 struck the Kas district of the southern Antalya province today, with no casualties or serious material damages reported.
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GCC-UN cooperation reviewed
Riyadh, Jan. 23 (BNA): Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and Rashid Khalikov, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia, have discussed the developments of humanitarian situations in Yemen.
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Nigerian airstrike kills more than 90 refugees
Abuja, Jan. 20 (BNA): At least 90 people have been killed as the result of the Nigerian military's mistaken airstrike on a refugee camp in the country's north-east
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OIC calls for addressing hate speech
Jeddah, Jan. 19 (BNA): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for addressing all kinds of extreme radical discourse, through education, media and social networks, in order to delegitimize the violence committed in the name of religion, ideology or claim of cultural superiority, stressing that discrimination and hatred do not constitute a threat to Muslims alone but also to the principles of justice, equality, freedom and harmony.
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