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Travel groups look east for 2012 bright spots

Travel groups look east for 2012 bright spots

With a weak western European economy, fear of political unrest in North Africa and a cruise business hit by the Costa Concordia disaster, travel groups are looking to eastern Europe, China and corporate travel to brighten up 2012.

March 10, 2012 5:20
 
Chinese Premier stresses urgency in addressing chaos in Syria

Chinese Premier stresses urgency in addressing chaos in Syria

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Tuesday it was urgent to prevent war and chaos in Syria and vowed to work through the United Nations to seek an end to civil strife in the country.

February 14, 2012 2:48
 
Saudi King slams veto of Syria UN resolution

Saudi King slams veto of Syria UN resolution

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Friday slammed the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN resolution on Syria as an "unfavorable" move.

February 11, 2012 6:00
 
Turkey plans new Syria initiative after UN “Fiasco”

Turkey plans new Syria initiative after UN “Fiasco”

Turkey is preparing a new initiative with those countries who oppose the Syrian government, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, describing a veto by China and Russia of a UN resolution on Syria a "fiasco".

February 7, 2012 3:44
 
France, partners planning Syria crisis group

France, partners planning Syria crisis group

President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday France was consulting with Arab and European countries to create a contact group on Syria to find a solution to its crisis after Russia and China vetoed a resolution at the UN Security Council.

February 5, 2012 12:54
 
IAEA says had “good” trip to Iran, more work needed

IAEA says had “good” trip to Iran, more work needed

The UN nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it had held "good" talks in Iran about suspicions Tehran was seeking atomic weapons but more discussions were needed.

February 1, 2012 1:25
 
UN’s Ban says hopes security council united on Syria

UN’s Ban says hopes security council united on Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he hoped the Security Council would reflect international will when it deliberates a draft resolution calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to quit power.

January 31, 2012 3:16
 
Record migration to Yemen despite instability

Record migration to Yemen despite instability

A record 103,000 Ethiopians and Somalis survived perilous trips across the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen in 2011, double the number the previous year, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, despite violent upheaval in the impoverished Arab state.

January 22, 2012 11:53
 
UN makes new bid to break Cyprus impasse

UN makes new bid to break Cyprus impasse

The United Nations will make a new attempt next week to break a deadlock over ethnically split Cyprus as peace talks crucial to Turkey's bid to join the European Union close in on a deadline.

January 22, 2012 11:29
 

Singapore defends trading firm targeted by US over Iran

US sanctions against Singapore oil trader Kuo Oil Pte Ltd are "unilateral" and "above and beyond" the curbs agreed on by the United Nations Security Council,Singapore's foreign ministry said late on Friday.

January 14, 2012 5:35
 
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