Articles tagged with: UN

David Patrikarakos
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on : Friday, 27 Sep, 2013

One Step at a Time

It was the culmination of a months-long charm offensive that began before Hassan Rouhani was even elected president of Iran. From the moment he announced his candidacy back in April the Iranian president has been at pains to stress his moderate credentials and willingness to negotiate. These sentiments were given official voice at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday when Rouhani publicly reiterated the promises that had carried him to the Iranian presidency before the world’s premier inter...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2013

Rouhani seeks to introduce Iranians’ peace-loving face to world

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran’s president says he seeks to “introduce the real peace-loving face of [the] Iranian nation” to the world, using the opportunity which will be created during the UN General Assembly in New York. “We will try to make the voice and message of the Iranian nation heard by the world and say that the Iranian nation is opposed to any violence and extremism, particularly in today’s world, namely in our region,” Rouhani said on Monday before leaving Tehran to ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 27 Aug, 2013

Syrian FM warns West against attack on Syria

London and Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem accused the US of preparing to attack Syria, in breach of international law, during a news conferenc...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 11 Jul, 2013

Syria: UN’s Ramadan truce proposal ignored

BEIRUT, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite calls from UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon for calm in Syria during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Wednesday, and the fact his c...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 6 Jun, 2013

Geneva talks delayed as fighting continues in Syria

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—Peace talks on the Syrian crisis are to be pushed back a month, according to the UN and Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi. Sp...

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Younes Hassar
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on : Thursday, 6 Jun, 2013

Reviving the Maghreb Union

In the wake of the Tunisian revolution Maghreb integration and cooperation is once again on the table. “We will work to restore unity with our brothers in Algeria, Morocco, L...

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Amy Assad
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on : Friday, 29 Mar, 2013

People by Numbers

During the ten years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, we have been bombarded by statistics that purport to indicate levels of progress in the country. Statistics and numbers take...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 22 Mar, 2013

Syria’s Top Sunni Cleric Killed as Regime and Rebels Trade Accusations

BEIRUT, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syria’s top Sunni cleric, Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan Al-Buti, was killed last night in a suicide bomb attack at the Iman Mosque in Damascus, along w...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Tuesday, 12 Mar, 2013

Aid Traffickers

Faddy Sahloul, the founder of Hand in Hand for Syria, rubs his tired eyes and pulls heavily on his cigarette. From his small flat in Rayhaniya, on the Turkish–Syrian border, Sahl...

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James Denselow
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on : Tuesday, 19 Feb, 2013

Accountability in Syria

The world appears to have run out solutions to the Syrian crisis. An extensive five-month report commissioned by the UN revealed in January that the generally accepted death toll o...

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