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UN Urges End to Fighting in Upper Karabakh

UN urges end to fighting in Upper Karabakh

NEW YORK – The UN Security Council weighed Tuesday on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call to end the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh or Nagorno-Karabakh region. Council members “expressed concern over reports of large-scale military actions along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone,” in a statement. “They strongly condemn the …

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“Iran Has No Preference for the Outcome of the US Vote”: Zarif.

‘Iran has no preference for outcome of US vote’says Zarif

TEHRAN – Iran’s foreign minister, Muhammad Jawad Zarif, reiterated Iran’s lack of preference for the next president of the United States. In a tweet on Monday evening, Zarif summed up his “frank” conversation with the Council on Foreign Relations in the following four points. “Total isolation of the United States …

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China Urges Free Trade Deal with Norway ‘as Soon as Possible’

China urges free trade deal with Norway 'as soon as possible'

BEIJING – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for an acceleration of free trade negotiations with Norway at the end of his visit, Chinese state media reported Friday. After meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Foreign Minister Ine Soreide on Thursday, Wang praised China’s relations with Norway and …

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Riyadh and Islamabad, A Necessity for Each Other, Explains Qureshi

Riyadh, Islamabad a necessity for each other says FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday dismissed speculation that ties between Islamabad and Riyadh have deteriorated, adding that the two countries are “support and need” for each other. He says relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are and always have been better, the Pakistani foreign minister …

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Iran Says Chance of Success Scant for Putin-Proposed Summit

Iran Says Chance of Success Scant for Putin-Proposed Summit

TEHRAN – The Iranian government spokesman said a seven-way online summit of permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany and Iran, proposed by the president of Russia, is unlikely to produce results because the US government has no sincere intentions. In a response to questions from Iranian journalists at …

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UN Discusses Kashmir For the Third Time Since India Ended Autonomy

UN discusses Kashmir for third time since India ended autonomy

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council discussed the disputed Kashmir at Pakistan’s request on Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the semi-autonomy of the Muslim-majority region a year ago. The most influential body of the United Nations did not take any action …

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UN Security Council Adopts Ceasefire Resolution Amid Pandemic

UN Security Council adopts ceasefire resolution amid pandemic

NEW YORK – The UN Security Council, in a videoconference meeting on July 1, announced its decision to adopt a resolution expressing its support for the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire, which it issued in March to help unite efforts to fight COVID-19 in most vulnerable countries. The UN …

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The World on the Verge of the Hunger Pandemic: WFP Chief

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WASHINGTON – The world is on the verge of a hunger pandemic as the coronavirus continues to spread, the World Food Program executive director David Beasley said Wednesday. “Millions of civilians living in countries marked by conflict, including many women and children, are at risk of starvation, the specter of …

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