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About 6 days ago

Russian Resignation Allegedly Unblocks Key UNESCO Committee: Source

A diplomatic source told AFP that the resignation of Russia's Ambassador to UNESCO will allegedly end the deadlock in a key group he chaired that is charged with preserving cultural sites around the world. The World Heritage Committee, responsible for adding properties to UNESCO's list of world heritage sites, had been unable to function for months after the start of the Ukraine war. 'I have the honor to inform you of the ...
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Al Manar
About 15 days ago

World Population Hits 8 Billion: UN

A baby born somewhere on Tuesday will be the world's eight billionth person, according to a projection by the United Nations. 'The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity's shared responsibility for the planet,' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement. The UN attributes the growth to human development, with people living longer thanks to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. It is ...
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Al Manar
About 25 days ago

UNGA Approves Russian Draft Resolution to Combat Nazism, Racism

The UN General Assembly's Third Committee passed a Russian draft resolution on Friday aimed at combating the glorification of Nazism, gaining a 105-52 vote with 15 abstentions. The UNGA adopts this resolution on an annual basis; once it is approved by the committee, it must be voted on in the GA in December. The document, titled 'Combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to the escalation of modern ...
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Al Manar
About 56 days ago

OPEC+ Will Reduce Production by 2 Mln Barrels Daily from November 2022: OPEC

Countries participating in the OPEC+ agreement extended the deal until the end of 2023 and agreed to reduce oil production by 2 mln barrels per day from November, according to the final communique posted on the OPEC’s website. Member-states agreed to 'adjust the frequency of the monthly meetings to become every two months for the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC).' The Committee will have the authority to request ministerial meetings at any ...
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Al Manar
About 58 days ago

UN Envoy: No Agreement Reached on Truce Extension in Yemen

The UN Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) published a statement on Sunday in which Special Envoy Hans Grundberg expressed regret over the failure of reaching an agreement for extending and expanding the nationwide truce in Yemen. “The truce that began on 2 April 2022 has offered a truly historic opportunity for Yemen. Building on the positive outcomes of the past six months, I submitted another proposal ...
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Al Manar
About 73 days ago

NATO Planned Bloc’s Expansion Near Russia's Borders Years Ago

The head of NATO's Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, stated on Saturday that NATO began planning its expansion near Russia's borders several years ago. Earlier on Saturday, the NATO Military Committee met in Estonia, where Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Christopher Cavoli outlined to NATO member countries his strategic considerations for NATO's efforts on the eastern flank, among other things. 'We’re talking about the biggest overhaul of our military structures since 1949. ...
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Al Manar
About 90 days ago

NATO Deletes Post Congratulating Turkey on Battle Victory over Greece

The NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) has removed from its social media accounts a post congratulating Turkey on the day of victory over Greece in Asia Minor in 1922 after a stern demarche from Athens, Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry said that the permanent representative of Greece to NATO expressed a strong protest to the NATO Secretary General, emphasizing that such congratulations were 'not only ...
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Al Manar
About 92 days ago

Borrell Wants 'Political Green Light' to Train More Ukrainian Troops

Defense ministers of the EU will convene to discuss a high-level training mission for the Ukrainian military at an informal meeting in Prague, according to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday, adding that he expects the ministers to achieve a political agreement on the matter. At a press conference in Santander, northern Spain, Borrell disclosed the matter to reporters by saying: 'Today, it is an informal meeting, so no decision ...
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Al Manar
About 93 days ago

UN Chief Wants to Get Rid of Nuclear Arms ‘Once and For All’

Nuclear weapons must be consigned to history as they do not guarantee security, but only bring destruction, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. “Our world has been held hostage by nuclear weapons long enough,” he tweeted. The weapons, which he described as “devices of death,” are unable to guarantee victory or security to the countries that possess them, Guterres underlined. “By design, their only result is destruction.” “Let’s ensure the end ...
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