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In America
December 9, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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The United States is disqualified as Middle East peace broker, says Palestinian U.N. envoy. Speaking to a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday (December 8), Palestinian U.N. Observer Riyad Mansour said, “The U.S. decision to reward Israelis impunity undermines and essentially disqu...
In Latest Stories
November 24, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis...
In Canada
November 16, 2017 7:56 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Wednesday (November 15) unveiled measures to increase the number of women deployed in UN peace operations around the world. At a peacekeeping summit in Vancouver, Trudeau announced the launch of the Elsie Initiative on Women in Peace Operations that will pro...
In World
November 8, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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Russia rejected on Tuesday (November 7) a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation’s mandate before it expires next week. Russia vetoed an initial U.S....
In America
October 19, 2017 4:23 am gmt |
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The United States accused Iran on Wednesday (October 18) of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer “turn a blind eye” and asking the 15-member council of Tehran’s behavior: “where’s the outrage?” U.S. President Dona...
In America
October 17, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has told the United Nations that it will not negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the US reversed its “hostile” policy. North Korean Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly’s committ...
In Srilanka
October 12, 2017 12:33 pm gmt |
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The US look forward to the expansion of their military to military relations with Sri Lanka through military exercises, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said. He said U.S. Pacific Fleet forces joined the Sri Lanka Navy in Trincomalee as part of Exercise CARAT 2017 last week and activi...
In Latest Stories
October 12, 2017 5:54 am gmt |
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The foreign ministry asserts that there is no need to accept any advises from the special Rapporteurs, in a statement. The statement has been released by the foreign minister regarding the visit of Mr. de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees ...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:10 am gmt |
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About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN spokesman said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed ...
In Latest Stories
September 29, 2017 8:08 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan Parliament delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had talks with US Speaker Paul Ryan while on a visit to the US yesterday (Thursday), the Sri Lankan Embassy in the US said. The Sri Lankan multi-party delegation met the US Speaker at Capitol Hill. Separately, the Sri Lankan delegation...
In Srilanka
September 29, 2017 7:31 am gmt |
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Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said troops were deployed in the North and East after analysing the situation in the provinces and no need is there to withdraw them. The Commander was addressing the media after participating in the flag blessing ceremony at the sacred Sri Dalada M...
In Srilanka
September 24, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged President Maithripala Sirisena to secure a long-term political settlement in Sri Lanka through constitutional reforms and to establish the remaining transitional justice mechanisms the UN said. The Secretary-General and the President met in New York and dis...
In Srilanka
September 24, 2017 5:05 am gmt |
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Answering to the Media people, the secretary of external affair ministry, Prasad Kariyawasam said that the ‘office for missing persons’ is not a court but it’s a process of evaluation regarding what happened to the enforced disappearance.  “UN and the international society welcome and appreciate the ...
In Srilanka
September 22, 2017 5:11 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has been accused of intimidating members of civil society, in a report released today by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour. The report notes that the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his address to the Human Rights Council on 22 March 2017, had stressed th...
In America
September 20, 2017 4:40 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward m...
In America
September 20, 2017 3:54 am gmt |
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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres welcomed world leaders to the United Nations on Tuesday (September 19), the first day of the General Assembly debates. Guterres posed for pictures before sitting down with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, J...
In Srilanka
September 18, 2017 5:43 am gmt |
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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said it will protest during President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York this week. The protesters will highlight the Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s alleged role in the killing of Tamils and rape of Tamil wo...
In America
September 17, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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The official visit of President Maithiripala Sirisena to USA is scheduled today (Sunday) in order to participate at the 72nd regular session of UNGA. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for al...
In Srilanka
September 14, 2017 9:28 am gmt |
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The New York-based global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday called on United Nations member countries at the Human Rights Council in Geneva to press Sri Lanka to promptly meet the targets of the council’s October 2015 resolution for transitional justice. The HRW said Sri La...