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    UN Hails Contributions Of Chinese Peacekeepers In Mali

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    The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has commended China’s peacekeeping efforts in Mali. Michael Lollesgaard, MINUSMA force Commander said on Thursday in Bamako that Chinese peacekeepers were performing well. He described their work as `impeccable.’ He said that China’s support to African Union (AU) was timely and significant; adding that some…

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    Libyan Unity Govt To Be Proposed Thursday – UN envoy

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    Head of UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon, has said that the mission would later on Thursday, propose a list of candidates for a unity government in Libya. The decision was made after the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli failed to propose names for the unity government as expected on Wednesday. “We…

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    Turkey Calls On Russia To End Military Operations In Syria

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    Turkey has called on Russia to immediately end military operations in Syria which have targeted “Syrian opposition and civilians’’. This is contained in a joint statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry with the U.S., Germany, Britain, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, on Friday. “We express our deep concern with regard to the Russian military…

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    Myanmar Claims Rice Sufficiency In Spite Of Flood

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    Myanmar has claimed on Sunday sufficiency of rice supply until the end of 2015, in spite of recent flood which slowed down rice production. The Ministry of Commerce said that over 500,000 tons of rice was still in stock for October, November and December, even though flood had affected more than 1.4 million acres (567,000…

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  • Iran, Brazil Urge Political Solutions To Syria’s Conflict

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    Iran’s foreign minister and his visiting Brazilian counterpart, Mauro Vieira, on Sunday called for political solutions to ongoing crisis in Syria. Iran has proposed to its neighbors and regional states to open a dialogue to confront the threats of terrorism and extremism in the region, Zarif said in a joint press conference with Vieira. “It…

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    World Food Prices Fall Dramatically In August

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    The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reported on Friday in Rome that the World food prices had their most dramatic one-month fall in nearly seven years in August. It said in its publication that this was the 16th time in 17 months that the index would decline. It said the food Price Index fell to…

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  • Denmark Says No To Refugee Distribution Proposal

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    Inger Stoejberg, Danish Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing said on Friday in Copenhagen that Denmark would not take part in the distribution of the 160,000 asylum seekers proposed by the EU. European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker earlier this week proposed that EU member states accept 160,000 refugees via a mandatory refugee quota. Stoejberg…

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