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Volgograd Woman Suicide Bomber Identified As Oksana Aslanova

Volgograd (ABC Live): On Sunday, December 29th, a female suicide bomber exploded herself at the entrance to the railway station in Volgograd. According to most recent reports, 17 people were killed and 34 were injured. According to information, the train station in Volgograd, where the blast occurred in the afternoon of December 29th, was the ultimate goal of the suicide ... Read More »

UN Worldwide Operations Get $5.53 Billion for 2014-2015

New York (ABC Live): UN Worldwide Operations : Concluding the main segment of its sixty-eighth session today, the 193-member General Assembly adopted a $5.53 billion budget to finance United Nations activities over the next two years, including its judicial, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations worldwide. The Assembly adopted more than 20 texts, mostly without a vote, on a range of issues, including the ... Read More »

Russia Accuses US for Violating Bank Secrecy, Vienna Convention for Harassing 49 Russian Diplomats

Moscow (ABC Live): Russian Foreign Ministry accused the U.S. of violating bank secrecy and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The accusations came in light of the incident with insurance fraud, of which US officials accused Russian diplomats. “The U.S. authorities have violated several provisions of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, as well as just ordinary rules of diplomatic ... Read More »

China Unveils Its Five Year Anti Corruption Plan

Beijing (ABC Live): The Communist Party of China (CPC) has expressed its commitment to firmly fight against corruption by its “high-handed posture” by 2017. “If the problems of work styles and corruption are not handled properly, they will critically harm the Party, and even lead the Party or nation to perish,” said a five-year (2013-2017) plan on building a system ... Read More »

UNHRC Criticizes United Kingdom for Impartial Inquiry Torture of People Detained Overseas in Counter-terrorism Operations

New York (ABC Live):Two United Nations human rights experts has criticized the British Government’s decision to replace an independent judge-led inquiry into the United Kingdom’s involvement in torture and abuses of people detained overseas in counter-terrorism operations with a parliamentary inquiry. While welcoming publication of parts of the interim UK report by Sir Peter Gibson investigating British involvement in so-called ... Read More »

Ban Ki-moon Condemns Lebanese Solider Shooting on Israeli Solider

Naqoura (ABC Live):16 December 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the shooting on Sunday of an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldier by a Lebanese soldier, and called for calm. The shooting occurred in the vicinity of the so-called Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon at Naqoura, according to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. “The Israel Defence Forces and the Lebanese Armed Forces ... Read More »

UN, Partners Ask $13 Billion to Save Lives of Millions Syrians

New York (ABC Live):16 December 2013 – The United Nations and its partners will need nearly $13 billion in funding to reach millions of people with life-saving aid in 2014, with half of that sought for those affected by the deepening crisis in Syria. The $6.5 billion sought to assist millions of Syrians inside the country and across the region ... Read More »

Israel–Palestine Peace Deal by April 2014: United States

JERUSALEM (ABC Live):  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is within reach by April of 2014. Israel would release more Palestinian prisoners in two weeks as planned, Kerry said. “We’re not talking at this point about any shifts (in the scheduled deadline) and the next tranche of prisoners is ... Read More »

Mexico Confirms Safely Recovery of Stolen Radioactive Source

Mexico City (ABC Live): Mexico has told the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) that it has safely recovered the dangerous radioactive source that had been abandoned in a field after being stolen last week. Mexico’s nuclear regulator, the “Comisión Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS)”, said the delicate and complex recovery operation was successfully completed on the evening ... Read More »

UN Urges Bangladesh to Defer Execution of Abdul Quader Mollah

New York (ABC Live):9 December 2013 – Two independent United Nations human rights experts today urged the Bangladeshi Government to halt the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, whose death sentence could be carried out as early as tomorrow, amid concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. Mr. Mollah was condemned to life imprisonment by the Bangladesh International Crimes ... Read More »