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Kerry Visits Oman Seeking Syria Peace Consensus | Voice of America

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks in Oman on his latest stop in a campaign to help arrange an internationally-sponsored Syrian peace conference. A senior State Department official said that while Oman has not played a key role in Syria, it is an “important player” in the region, and Kerry wants to hear Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven | IRIN Middle East

In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a new report by the World Bank. The report projects the horrific scenario of temperatures regularly rising over 50 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, which experts fear could lead to countless more disasters.

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MIDDLE EAST: Violence hits education | IRIN Middle East

NAIROBI, 3 March 2011 (IRIN) – Several Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq and Yemen are unlikely to achieve the education-for-all Millennium Development Goals by 2015 because of insecurity and conflict, according to a new report by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The education-for-all goals were endorsed by more than 160 countries in 2000. But according to ...

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