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Kofi Annan seeks reconciliation among ethnic groups in western Myanmar

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Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, seeking reconciliation among ethnic groups in fractious western Myanmar, urged the army on Tuesday to respect civilians’ rights as concerns rise about treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority. Annan spoke after meeting with top officials and making a three-day trip to Rakhine state, where the army has been conducting aggressive sweeps since October, when unidentified armed men killed nine policemen manning posts along the border with Bangladesh.

Pakistan-Indian tensions at LoC have escalated 

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concerns over escalated Pakistan-India tensions at the Line of Control (LoC) urging the two nuclear-armed neighbours to resolve all their outstanding issues through dialogue. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, in a media briefing said, “United Nations is keeping a vigil eye on the escalation in tensions at LoC.” “Ban Ki-moon has appealed Pakistan and India to resolve their all outstanding issues through dialogues,” the spokesman for the world body added.

Kuwait, Un donors’ conference: 80 countries helped Syrian population

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They donated 3,8 billion dollars. This aid will help several million people displaced from the beginning of civil war.

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More than 80 countries decided to donate 3,8 billion dollars at a donors’ conference in Kuwait on Tuesday. The United Nation event served the purpose to find capitals to aid about 11 million Syrian people displaced from the beginning of civil war. Moreover, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey received financial resources to help their populations. Eu committed around 1 billion euro.

Syria has become “the largest displacement crisis in the world” and “12.2 million people needed of aid”, said Un Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. A rising geopolitic and humanitarian emergency, which incited Un Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to call a donors conference for three consecutive years since 2013.

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