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No nuclear security without disarmament, non-proliferation: Soltanieh | PressTV

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA says the world will see no nuclear security as long as nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament are not enforced. Speaking at the “International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts” in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, Ali Asghar Soltanieh stated that a global nuclear disarmament will best guarantee security. “The best guarantee ...

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Nobel laureates call on Myanmar to prioritize reconciliation | mizzima.com

A group of 12 Nobel laureates have called upon Thein Sein and Myanmar’s leadership to open an investigation into the anti-Muslim violence and make reconciliation a “top priority.” The Nobel Peace Prize winners—including Jody Williams, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Muhammed Yunus and Tawakkol Karman—released an open letter via the Nobel Women’s Initiative this Thursday. The letter condemned the ongoing ...

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It’s hot in India right now. Really hot | 350.org, Times of India

So hot that thousands are turning up sick from heat related diseases, and hundreds have lost their lives — and the heat isn’t expected to break for days. This is the news we need to SHARE when our leaders drag their feet on climate action. This is a crisis. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-22620638 Heat wave conditions, which have seen over 500 people losing ...

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PILER to confer peace award on women rights activist | Daily Times

Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) will confer Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 on Sunila Abeysekera, it has been announced. The jury appointed by PILER made the decision in favour of Abeysekera, a leading women rights defender in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and a key player in the global women’s movement. ...

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Congo, Rwanda Must Commit to Peace for World Bank’s $1 Billion | Businessweek

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the lender’s $1 billion pledge to Africa’s Great Lakes region obliges countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda to adhere to a peace accord signed in February. Kim is traveling in the region with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon amid renewed fighting between rebels and the Congolese army in eastern Congo, ...

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Western hypocrisy over Chinese nukes | Asia Times Online, Flashpoints, NYTimes

A defense white paper released by China on April 16 has invited a debate over a shift in its nuclear policy, because this new paper, unlike previous editions, did not reiterate China’s long-standing no-first-use nuclear weapons doctrine. Colonel Yang Yujun, a spokesman of China’s Ministry of Defense, answered the speculation unambiguously during a briefing on April 25. [2] Yang stated ...

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