Tag: Ban Ki-Moon

A picture taken on August 20, 2010 shows the test firing at an undisclosed location in Iran of a surface-to-surface Qiam missile, entirely designed and built domestically and powered by liquid fuel according to Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi, a day before the Islamic republic was due to launch its Russian-built …

Iran Spends Nuclear Deal Money on Troops, Missiles, Arms for Terrorists

Critics of the Iranian nuclear deal charged that the Obama administration was not sufficiently concerned with how Iran would spend the money from its post-sanctions windfall. Evidently, departing President Obama and his team thought domestic political pressures would oblige the Iranian government to invest more heavily in constructive economic pursuits.

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As Rodrigo Duterte Kisses Profanity Goodbye, Here Are Five of His Worst Tirades

Before Friday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte had established a reputation as the most potty-mouthed head of state in the world. Insulting diplomats, presidents, and priests in equal measure, Duterte had shown a complete lack of diplomatic tact during his short tenure, beginning in June.

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Fresh Strikes Pound Aleppo Ahead of UN Syria Talks

Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo on Sunday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the worst surge in violence to hit the devastated city in years.

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Chinese Officials, White House Staff Screaming on Tarmac Mar Obama’s G-20 Arrival

Shortly after President Barack Obama set wheels down Saturday in Hangzhou, China his National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, members of his entourage, and the press corps tangled with Chinese officials both on the flight line and at the West Lake State House minutes before Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingpin.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - MAY 01: Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Duterte, a tough-talking mayor of Davao in Mindanao has been the surprise pre-election poll favourite pulling away from his rivals despite controversial speeches and little national …

Philippines’ Duterte to Obama: Fix Hollywood’s ‘Crazy’ Cocaine Problem

In anticipation of the two leaders meeting next week, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte once again asserted he would not allow President Barack Obama to lecture him on human rights, citing the killing of unarmed black people in the United States and Hollywood’s allegedly pervasive cocaine problem.

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Setbacks Seen for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria converged from three sides on an Islamic State stronghold near the Turkish border Thursday, while Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Fallujah, one of the last bastions of the militant group in western Iraq.

Migrants and refugees wait to disembark from the Blue Star 1 passenger ship upon their arrival at the port of Piraeus on March 1, 2016.

UN Chief Calls for Expansion of Legal Migration Routes into Europe

“Deeply saddened” by the loss of hundreds of lives of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the joint rescue operations of Italian and European forces, while calling for “a comprehensive and collective response” as well as “expanded legal pathways” for migrants to enter Europe.

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U.N. Urges All Countries To ‘Show Solidarity’ With Syrian Migrants

(Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all countries on Wednesday to show solidarity and accept nearly half a million Syrian refugees for resettlement over the next three years. Ban, kicking off a ministerial conference hosted by the U.N.

A Syrian national flag waves as vehicles move slowly on a bridge during rush hour, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

U.N. Says Syrian Cease-Fire Holding ‘By and Large’

Despite complaints of violations from all sides, and some ominous comments from faction leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon insisted on Monday that the Syrian cease-fire is holding “by and large.”