China Backs U.N. Call for Justice in Yemen, U.S. and Saudis Don’t

September 13, 2017 Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – China signaled on Wednesday it was willing to back an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen, as demanded by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, but Saudi Arabia and the United States said they did not support the idea. For three years running U.N. human rights

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17M people in Lake Chad region need aid: UN

Civilians suffer due to conflict leading to forced displacement and violations of their human rights, says top UN official 12.09.2017 By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Some 17 million people require humanitarian assistance in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin area, with about 8.5 million in the northeast Nigeria region ridden by Boko Haram violence, said a top

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Sudan to Participate In UNGA 72 Regular Session

  SMC- The Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour will begin a visit to the United States on Wednesday, leading the Sudan’s delegation to the 72nd Regular session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), which will be held in New York on September, under the theme: ” Focusing on People: Striving for

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China Donates Another 1,200 Tonnes of Rice to South Sudan

(Agencies)  2017-09-12 JUBA, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — The Chinese embassy in South Sudan on Monday handed over 1,250 tonnes of rice as emergency food aid to the hunger-stricken East African country. The donation is part of 8,800 tonnes of rice pledged by China in April to help war-torn South Sudan nation fight severe food shortage.

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Chinese Premier Underscores Support for Free Trade, Globalization

 (Agencies)  2017-09-13 |Editor: Yamei   BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — All countries should support multilateral trade rules and stay committed to economic globalization for the growth of world economy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. Li made the comment when hosting the second “1+6” Roundtable with heads of major international economic institutions in Beijing.

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UN General Assembly opens 72nd session

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Miroslav Lajcak, the new president of the UN General Assembly, on Tuesday declared the opening of the 72 session of the decision-making body of the United Nations. In his opening speech at the first plenary session, Lajcak outlined his priorities for the year ahead: people at the center of

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Museveni-Bashir Relations are Good, says Outgoing Sudan Envoy

By David Lumu Added 12th September 2017 Museveni’s visit to Khartoum, where he held bilateral talks with Sudan’s President Omar-Bashir, was the highlight of his two-year tenure in Kampala. Out-going Sudan envoy to Uganda, Ambassador Hamad Abdelbagi Kabeir has described Uganda’s relations with Sudan as good, saying President Yoweri Museveni’s historic visit to Sudan in October

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