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  1. Niger: Climate change is another pandemic with devastating effects

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    Apart from disastrous economic consequences, the COVID-19 pandemic has also amplified the climate and security crisis in the Sahel, said Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs during the country’s turn to speak at the UN General Assembly. 

  2. France focuses on responsibility and solidarity in the face of global challenges

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    In his address to the UN General Assembly on Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian upheld multilateralism as the key to overcoming global challenges including conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. 

  3. Mexican Illustrators Blur Art Lines in Paris Show

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    PARIS, Sep 27 (IPS) - So, what’s the difference between illustration and “art”?  When asked this question, Maru Aguzzi replies with a wry smile: “Perhaps the price?”

  4. Syria committed to ‘combating and eradicating terrorism’, General Assembly hears

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    In his speech to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly on Monday, Fayssal Mekdad, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to combat terrorism and aim to ‘restore security and stability’.

  5. Yemen: Endless suffering of children after years of war, aid crisis

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    The Yemen conflict killed or maimed 2,600 children as hostilities intensified in 2019 and 2020; that’s according to a new report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed conflict in the country. 

  6. Yemen asks international community to exert pressure on Houthi coup leaders and their sponsors to ‘end bloodshed’

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    The war in Yemen has caused a human catastrophe, torn society apart, and triggered waves of mass displacement, repression and enforced disappearancethe country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday, the final day of the UN General Assembly’s annual debate. 

  7. Security Council marks 25th anniversary of Test Ban Treaty with call for nuclear weapons-free world

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    The Security Council on Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, with calls for its entry into force and the elimination of nuclear weapons everywhere.  

  8. Boosting production, crucial for least developed countries, post pandemic

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    The world’s poorest countries will remain on the margins of the global economy if States are unable to boost economic production, and the international community fails to provide more support, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned.

  9. Iran nuclear programme at ‘critical point’, Israeli Prime Minister warns

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    With Iran’s nuclear programme at a “watershed moment”, the country must be stopped from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday in his inaugural speech to the UN General Assembly.

  10. When Love is Called as a Conspiracy: The 'Love Jihad' Bogey Targeting Interfaith Couples in India

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Sep 27 (IPS) - When Ali (name changed) proposed to his best friend, little did he know that her parents would take six years to agree to their alliance because he was born into a Muslim family, and they were Hindus.

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