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Several reforms have been undertaken by Burma’s nominally civilian government which got to power earlier this year.

The latest reform was signed by president Thein Sein (photo with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, from bbcimg.co.uk) and allows peaceful demonstrations for the first time, state media report. (more…)

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A US-backed proposition for new regulations on cluster bombs has been rejected on Friday by UN member states.

The plan aimed at destroying all cluster munitions (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) made before 1980. (more…)

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The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) voted to admit Palestine as a full member on Monday during a meeting in Paris (photo, from 20minutes.fr). After the vote the US government announced it cancelled its part in annual funding. (more…)

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Israeli interior ministry announced on Tuesday that it had approved plans to build 1,100 new homes in Gilo (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), a settler enclave in southeast Jerusalem, a move condemned by the European Union and the United States. (more…)

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On Friday Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has submitted a written request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (photo, frombbcimg.co.uk) for recognition of the Palestinian territories as a full member. (more…)

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A day before the release of the anticipated official release of a UN report into last year’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador and suspended military agreements between the countries, announced Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister on Friday during a news conference. (more…)

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A few months ago Cambodia asked the International Court of Justice, the UN’s highest judicial organ, to rule over the disputed border with Thailand. (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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