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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ principle not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief

The United Nations deputy chief has said that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes – the principle known as ‘responsibility to protect’ or R2P. ‘We have seen concrete implementation plans to make the ‘responsibility to protect’ a living reality,’ Deputy Secretary-General [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Welcome to IRIN’s weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in Syria As the US-led coalition and Russia target so-called Islamic State’s oil refineries to dent the group’s finances, thousands of makeshift facilities [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Appeals Court Skeptical of Pence’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Directive

Gov. Mike Pence‘s directive restricting Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana came under withering scrutiny Wednesday from a federal appeals court weighing its constitutionality. Donald Trump’s running-mate last year directed Indiana agencies to block refugee resettlement agencies from using federal grant money to provide social services to Syrian refugees resettling in the state. Indiana is among [...]

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Asia-Pacific

India supports Afghan fight against terror, says Pranab

New Delhi,NATIONAL India supports Afghanistan’s fight against terror and violence, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. He was speaking during a meeting with Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. Welcoming President Ghani, Mr. Mukherjee said it was heartening to see that there have been regular meetings between India and Afghanistan at the [...]

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North America

Syria, refugees and Obama’s farewell in UN spotlight

With a fragile truce holding in Syria, world leaders will set their sights on ending the five-year war and easing the refugee crisis when they meet next week for their annual gathering at the United Nations. US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be making their farewells at the UN General Assembly meeting, offering parting words [...]

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Europe

Mikola voices govt’s commitment to fighting anti-Semitism

Budapest, September 16 (MTI) – The Hungarian government “isa partner” in the fight against anti-Semitism, Istvan Mikola, state secretary for security policy and international relations, told a European conference on the subject in Budapest on Friday. For full article, click here.

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

India Supports Afghanistan In Fighting Terrorism, Indian President

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Kabul (BNA) Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee said his country supports Afghanistan in fighting terrorism and violence. He was speaking during a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at Rashtrapati Bhavan the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement. Welcoming President Ghani, Mukherjee said it is heartening to see [...]

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Africa

Religious leaders urge to uphold peace

Addis Ababa September 10/2016 Religious leaders have urged the people to uphold peace by resolving disputes through dialogue in their New Year messages for 2009. In their message to their followers, the leaders said upholding peace and development endeavors in the upcoming new Ethiopian year should be the concern of all nationals. Leaders of the [...]

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Africa

Ethiopia: Ethiopian New Year starts with national calls for peace, stability

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome has urged his compatriots to stand for peace and stability, stressing that peace is the basis on which the country can sustain its ongoing development programmes. As this East African nation started its New Year 2009 at midnight (11 September 2016), President Mulatu expressed his best [...]

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Africa

Initiative to Promote Peace, Halt Atrocities

ew York, Sep 12, 2016 (Tanzania Daily News/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Tanzania has called for collective action among states around the globe to ensure effective implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) initiative. The initiative is a global political commitment made at the United Nations 2005 World Summit to promote peace in [...]