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Iran rejects EU powers’ letter to UN as ‘desperate falsehood’

Iran has said it is determined to proceed with its ballistic missile programme, as it rejected as a “desperate falsehood” the letter from three European countries accusing Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads. The ambassadors for the United Kingdom, Germany

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Malaysian peacekeepers in Congo safe

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s peacekeepers in the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) are safe and unaffected by the latest deadly clashes in the eastern part of the country. There are currently six Malaysian

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UN: Global temperature rise could bring ‘destructive’ effects

Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with “wide-ranging and destructive” consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned. The head of the World Meteorological Organisation said yesterday that global temperatures could rise by

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Pakistan, Bangladesh vow to stand behind Palestine

Pakistan and Bangladesh have rejected Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and reaffirmed their full support for Palestine, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting two separate statements by the two countries. Responding to a question regarding the announcement by the US

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US gets brickbats from allies, rivals at UN for supporting Israeli occupation

UNITED NATIONS: The United States yesterday defended itself at the United Nations against strong opposition from the European Union and other world powers to Trump administration’s declaration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international

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Dr M: US reversal on illegal Israeli settlements absurd

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the reversal of the United States’ position on Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is absurd, amounting to legalising land grabs by neighbours of the country. Commenting on reports quoting US

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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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