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World leaders adopt declaration on refugees at UN

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 12:33 IST      
World leaders adopt declaration on refugees at UN

New York [USA], Sept. 20 (ANI): The leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 'New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants' at the United Nations to save the lives of over 65 million refugees and migrants and share responsibility.

The declaration adopted yesterday is not legally binding but calls on the member countries to protect refugees' human rights, boost humanitarian aid and work on their resettlement.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the member states, saying: "Today's Summit represents a breakthrough in our collective efforts to address the challenges of human mobility."

UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson said that he would take forward the commitment of the membership to begin a process leading to a global compact on migration as well as to support a global compact on refugees.

In his address at the Summit, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said terrorism is the principle cause of large-scale refugee movement and hypocrisy towards the menace is unacceptable.

He also voiced India's commitment to working with all partners beginning next year in developing a global compact to ensuring a safe and orderly migration that is in the interest of all. (ANI)

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One killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 00:36 IST     

Amman [Jordan], July 24 (ANI): At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman, according to media reports.

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Turkish, Egyptian FMs discuss Al-Aqsa crisis on phone

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 22:08 IST     

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Iran warships on way to Russia for military games

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 19:50 IST     

Tehran [Iran], July 23 (ANI): Iran has dispatched two warships to Azerbaijan's Port of Baku to participate in the 2017 Sea Cup competition of the International military Games hosted by Russia.

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Rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel explodes mid-air

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 17:44 IST     

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Russia delivers Mi-171E helicopter to Balochistan province

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 16:20 IST     

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RJP-N to hold its first meeting on August 5

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 16:19 IST     

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Kabul [Afghanistan], July 23 (ANI): The Taliban fighters have executed seven civilians after abducting at least seventy people in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan over the alleged cooperation with the government and the security forces.

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Trump declares he has 'complete power to pardon'

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 13:16 IST     

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Iraq Foreign Minister to arrive in India on Monday

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 13:16 IST     

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Pakistan: IED blast kills Khasadar personnel near Peshawar

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 12:58 IST     

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Iran announces missile production line 'Sayyad 3 missile'

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 12:07 IST     

Tehran (Iran), July 23 (ANI): Iran announced the launch of its new missile production line Sayyad 3 missile, in the backdrop of tension between the United States (U.S.) and Tehran.

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