• Posts Tagged ‘Evelyn Leopold’

    The UN Helps Journalists in Conflict Areas, but Cannot Protect Them

    by  • November 7, 2013 • Africa, Peace and Security, Secretary-General • 
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    A Malian soldier fires an AK-47 during fighting with Islamists in Gao

    Two radio journalists from France were killed on Nov. 2 outside Kidal in the northern desert reaches of Mali. The journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, both in their 50s, were kidnapped right in front of a Tuareg official’s home by gunmen and found dead just miles from town, their throats slashed and bodies...

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    Palestine Quest for UN Statehood at the Security Council Stymied

    by  • November 11, 2011 • Security Council • 2 Comments
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    Riyad Mansour, permanent observer of Palestine to the UN, speakin to reporters.

    It appears that the Palestinians’ request to become a full-fledged member of the United Nations by applying to the Security Council this fall has hit major stumbling blocks. As reported by Evelyn Leopold in a Huffington Post blog, the Palestinians are not expected to get the nine votes in the 15-member Security Council that...

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