Security issues take centre-stage at G20 summit

Leaders of the world’s 20 major economies (G20) have begun arriving in Antalya, a heavily guarded Turkish resort on the Aegean Sea coast, for a two-day summit, where the fight against violence is likely to eclipse economics. The meeting is taking place in the shadow of the Paris assaults claimed[…]

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Countries pledge 40,000 peacekeepers at U.N. summit

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday more than 50 countries have pledged some 40,000 peacekeepers for possible deployment on United Nations missions, as well as helicopters, medical units and training and equipment to deal with roadside bombs. Obama chaired a summit of world leaders at the United Nations to[…]

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Iran’s aggression focus of Obama-GCC summit

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said the upcoming Camp David summit between Gulf leaders and US President Barack Obama will focus on Iran’s “aggressive” moves in the Middle East, SPA reported on Tuesday. “We see Iranian support for terrorist organizations and facilitating the work of terrorist organizations, so the[…]

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Cape children caught in crossfire, summit told

Stray bullets have taken a terrible toll on Cape Town’s children, the National Firearms Summit heard during its first day of sitting at Parliament on Tuesday. “We looked at the children coming in with gunshot [wounds], and over the last 20 years we’ve seen a total of 476 children, under[…]

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Palestinians urge OIC summit on Al-Quds

Concerned with the escalating Jewish attacks on the holy Al-Aqsa mosque, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the situation in Al-Quds. “The situation in Jerusalem is unprecedentedly dangerous,” al-Maliki said at an OIC meeting in Moroccan[…]

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Nobel Summit move disappointing: De Klerk

Former president FW de Klerk on Thursday expressed disappointment that the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, due to be held in Cape Town later this month, would be relocated. “I can understand the reaction of the Nobel Peace Laureates, but nevertheless am convinced that it was not the[…]

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World peace summit opens

Governmental and religious leaders, youth organizations, and women groups gathered on Wednesday to attend the world’s largest peace summit held in the Republic of South Korea, where a sustainable solution to peace will be presented, as well as methods and programs for the cessation of war. The 2014 World Alliance[…]

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