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International Poverty Eradication Day 2019: A Recap

PUCHONG: The United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It aims to promote awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. This year marks

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Mahathir defends palm oil at the UN

NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is opposed to attempts to ban the import of palm oil at the United Nations (UN), saying it is a classic case of the denial of free trade. Speaking at the General

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan warns of nuclear war over Indian Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the United Nations yesterday that his country’s dispute with India over Kashmir could escalate into an all-out nuclear war that would have dire consequences for the world. In a fiery speech lasting

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Prepare for climate change, not war – Mahathir

NEW YORK: Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international community should be paying attention to climate change and accompanying natural disasters, instead of preparing for war.  “We should be preparing to combat climate change, to bring back

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Dr M: End or modify veto powers to prevent abuse

NEW YORK: Calling for the United Nations to return to its original purpose of ensuring world peace, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the time has come for veto power to be modified,  if it cannot be done

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Dr M: Malaysia is committed on conservation, environmental protection

NEW YORK: Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia takes its commitment to conservation seriously and is proud to be a signatory to an extensive list of global treaties on conservation, wildlife, forestry and the environment. He also said

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Amazon fires: Bolsonaro accuses media of ‘lying’

UNITED NATIONS: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked the media yesterday for “lying” about the fires in the Amazon and criticised international concern for the rainforest as fuelled by interest in the region’s biodiversity and mineral wealth. A day after shunning

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Dr M: Let’s end Rohingya’s suffering now

NEW YORK: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it now. Speaking at his first engagement since

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A livid Thunberg takes on world leaders at UN climate summit

UNITED NATIONS: Teenage activist Greta Thunberg angrily denounced world leaders yesterday for failing to tackle climate change, unleashing the outrage felt by millions of her peers in the heart of the United Nations by demanding: “How dare you?” The Swedish

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UN: About 350,000 people displaced in Yemen

SANAA: Some 350,000 people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Yemen so far in 2019, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Thursday. “In 2019 alone, nearly 350,000 people have been displaced,” the

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