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Saudi Arabia Donates $100 Million to UN Counter Terrorism Centre

Aug 17, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Since it was founded in 2011, the United Nations has urged governments worldwide to help fund their Counter Terrorism Centre. Saudi Arabia answered that call on Wednesday, donating $100 million dollars to help support the Centre’s efforts. The country has also issued a challenge to other nations, calling on them to match their support.   According to Saudi ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir, the money will be used to help provide technology, tools, and other methods that will allow the Centre to confront and eliminate terrorist threats around the world. When the UN Counter [Read More]

UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease-Fire

Aug 16, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo By Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire US Ambassador Samantha Power took part in a UN Security Council meeting this week regarding the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The group was discussing the situation in the middle east, including the Palestinian question. On Sunday, the group agreed on a statement that called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian case-fire” in the fighting.   A humanitarian cease-fire would allow urgently needed medical and other assistance to be delivered to the region, and comes as Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan fast. The statement released [Read More]

$100 million to UN Counter Terrorism Centre

Aug 16, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for donating $100 million for the Counter Terrorism Centre. The Secretary-General said the Centre, which was launched in 2011 with an initial $10 million contribution by Saudi Arabia, has supported 31 projects around the world. The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany have responded to that call, Secretary-General Ban told reporters. “I urge other Member States to follow the example of Saudi Arabia by investing in the Centre’s efforts. I am confident that this timely contribution will make a real difference at national, regional and [Read More]

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