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UAE Ranked among World's Largest Donor Countries

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(New York) - The United Arab Emirates is among the world's largest donors of aid to developing countries around the world, according to a report ‘Investments to End Poverty', launched in New York around the UN General Assembly. The UAE…

Pak-India PM's Meet in New York

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(New York) - The Prime ministers of India and Pakistan held a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, seeking improved relations on the subcontinent. Sharif has called it a chance for a “new beginning” in relations…

Iran will 'never' seek Nuclear Weapon: Rowhani

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(Washington) - Iran will never seek nuclear weapons, newly elected President Hassan Rowhani vowed, as he tried to reach out to the United States. In a US television interview days before he travels to New York for the UN General Assembly,…

UN General Assembly Adopts Historic Arms Trade Treaty

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(New York) - The UN General Assembly has approved the first global treaty to regulate international trade in conventional weapons, the UN News Center said. The resolution containing the text of the treaty was approved by 154 "yes" votes…
UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

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(United Nations) - UN General Assembly has approved an increase of about 5 percent in budget to cover the United Nations’ regular operations in 2012-2013, raising the two-year budget to about $5.4 billion. More than half the increase is due…
Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Palestine wins Historic UN Vote

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(United Nations) - The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of fierce US and Israeli opposition. Abbas has at multiple sessions…
Palestinians to Renew UN Statehood bid

Palestinians to Renew UN Statehood bid

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Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations. Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. It would…
UAE wins Human Rights Council Seat for 3 year Term

UAE wins Human Rights Council Seat for 3 year Term

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(New York) - UAE has won the membership of the UN Human Rights Council for next three-year term starting from early 2013. UAE was elected in a secret ballot conducted by the UN General Assembly in which 21 candidate countries from 18 geographical…