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Ceasefire in Gaza not enough

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Ceasefire in Gaza not enough for UN’s Secretary General By La Shawn Pagán Although the recent ceasefire in Gaza is the longest to date, the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon says that’s not enough. “I strongly hope that a durable ceasefire will be reached soon,” said Ban to members of the press at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at the daily noon briefing on Tuesday. “We must use this cessation of hostilities to address urgent humanitarian needs – the toll of death and destruction is staggering.” Preliminary information reports that nearly 2000 Palestinians have been killed – a [Read More]

Ebola outbreak a global health emergency

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Ebola outbreak a global health emergency-WHO By La Shawn Pagán The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the recent Ebola outbreak that has claimed an estimated of 1,848 lives to be a global public emergency. As numbers escalate, the organization gave the green light to test the experimental serum on patients who tested positive for the fateful disease. “A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola,” said the Director-General of the WHO Margaret Chan in Geneva. “Countries affected to date, simply don’t have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this scale [Read More]

People of Iraq need security

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People of Iraq need security, UN Secretary General By La Shawn Pagán As members of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) continue to terrorize Yazidis and trapping non-ISIS sympathizers in Mount Sinjar, reports of escalating violence in the area has caused the Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to ask the international community to pay more attention to what’s happening in the Middle Eastern country. “The people of Iraq – all Iraqi people – need security,” the Secretary General told members of the press at the daily noon briefing at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “Yet the poison [Read More]

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