Author Archives: Aabaha Websiteka

World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off

Agence France Presse | Published — Tuesday 19 September 2017   US President Donald Trump. (AP) UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations on Tuesday, eager to hear US President Donald Trump deliver his maiden address amid global anxiety over North Korea and Iran. Trump takes the podium at the General Assembly just ...

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[Photos] African leaders busy ahead of opening of 72nd U.N. General Assembly

Africa News | September 19, 2017 by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban   African leaders are busily honouring engagements ahead of today’s formal opening of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the body’s headquarters in New York. Majority of them are holding meetings on the sidelines of the UNGA, others are taking advantage to hold bilateral and multilateral meetings. ...

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US flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill: Seoul

AFP | Published — Monday 18 September 2017   A US F-35B Stealth fighter seen taxiing at the US Mrine Air Station in Japan in January. (AFP)   SEOUL: The US flew four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force after North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s ...

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US warns N.Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue

AFP | 17 SEP 2017   AFP/File / Mike Theiler  US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (L) and White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, again warned North Korea to end its threatening ways Donald Trump’s administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang ...

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Rohingya crisis: UN chief warns Aung San Suu Kyi of ‘last chance’ to act for refugees

DW | September 17, 2017 Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to face misery in Bangladesh. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a “horrible” tragedy if Myanmar’s leader Suu Kyi fails to act soon.     UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Myanmar’s de facto leader and Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, has one “last ...

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Egypt court cancels 15-year prison sentence, affirms life sentence against ousted Morsi

Morsi received the sentence in June 2016 after being found guilty of using his post to leak classified documents to Qatar El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 16 Sep 2017 File Photo: Ousted president Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Reuters)   Egypt’s Court of Cassation cancelled a 15-year prison sentence against ousted president Mohamed Morsi, but upheld a life sentence against him in ...

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Bangladesh PM seeks help for Rohingya crisis as exodus tops 400,000

AFP | Published — Saturday 16 September 2017   A Rohingya refugee boy looks on as he stands in his makeshift tent in cox’s Bazar on Saturday. (Reuters)   DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina headed for the UN General Assembly on Saturday to plead for global help coping with the Rohingya crisis, as the refugee deluge escaping a crackdown ...

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Muslim World League hosting conference in New York

Arab News | Published — Saturday 16 September 2017   Muslim World League Secretary General Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa (SPA file photo)   JEDDAH: Religious and intellectual extremism will be tackled in a conference being organized by the Muslim World League (MWL) in New York starting today. Representatives of Islamic institutions, as well as scientific, intellectual and political participants from ...

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Tillerson on North Korea: Russia and China must take ‘direct action’ over missile launch

Friday 15 September 2017 Japanese PM says Pyongyang has ‘no bright future’ and calls for UN security council meeting after projectile flew over island of Hokkaido North Korean government photo – said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: AP   Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Tom Phillips in Beijing   ...

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