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Jordan's King Abdullah II makes a plea for aid for Palestinian refugees in a speech at the UN General Assembly

Jordan’s King Urges U.N. to Declare War on ‘Islamophobia’

Jordanian King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, called on the international community to combat “Islamophobia,” deeming it a threat that fuels terrorism along with jihadi ideology.

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Nikki Haley Defends U.S. Embargo on Cuba at Hostile U.N. Vote

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed a U.N. resolution that condemned the American embargo of Cuba Wednesday, describing the debate as a “shiny object” used to distract U.N. attention from its grave human rights abuses.

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UN: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Condemns ‘Unilateral Measures’ on Syria

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged listeners at the UN General Assembly Thursday to avoid “the same old recipes” to solve conflicts, and warned against “unilateral action” to solve problems like the civil war in Syria, which may put Tsipras at odds with his Russian allies.

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Raul Castro Demands Return of Guantánamo, Censorship of U.S. Broadcasts at UN

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, Cuban dictator Raúl Castro insisted that, without the transfer of sovereignty of Guantánamo Bay to the communist regime and the censorship of U.S. broadcasts condemning human rights violations, the normalization of relations with the United States cannot occur.

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Obama Contradicts Kerry at UN: Syria’s ‘Tyrant’ Assad Must Go

In remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama insisted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must be removed from power. His statement contradicts a remark from Secretary of State John Kerry that Assad is necessary to bring peace in the region.