Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Palestine “more determined than ever” to gain UN statehood recognition: envoy

Saturday, November 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 12,2011

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Riyad Mansour, the permanent observer of Palestine to the United Nations, said here Friday that the Palestinians will continue to work towards getting recognized as a UN member state through the UN Security Council. Read more…

News Analysis: Failure to secure UNSC majority a temporary setback for the Palestinians

Friday, November 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 11,2011
by Adam Gonn

JERUSALEM, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — Palestinian National Authority ( PNA) Foreign Minister Riad al Malki has announced that after recognizing the difficult in gaining a majority in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for their statehood bid, an alternative route would now be pursued instead. Read more…

Palestine fears US veto

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Comments off

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Palestine believes that its UN membership bid will be blocked by the US but insists it will fight to the bitter end, the country’s Ambassador in Moscow Faed Read more…

Palestine:UN Security Council Committee unable to accept Palestine

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Comments off

The United Nations Security Council. Photo: EPA    

The UN Security Council Committee for Admission of New Members was unable to endorse Palestine’s bid to join the ranks of this international Read more…

UN chief warns Palestine against joining “other UN agencies”

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011


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Speaking on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Cannes on Thursday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that Palestinian efforts to enter other UN agencies beyond its cultural arm are “beneficial neither for Palestine nor for anyone else.” Read more…

Palestine:Palestinians mark 94 years for Balfour Declaration, look for independence

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011
by Emad Drimly, Saud Abu Ramadan

RAMALLAH/GAZA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — The Palestinians marked on Wednesday the 94-year-anniversary for Balfour Declaration, which gave the Jewish people a national homeland, as they still looked for establishing their independent Palestinian state on the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. Read more…

US to halt UNESCO fund over Palestine vote

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 1 ,2011
U.S. withdraws UNESCO funding 
 The United States government has announced it will cut off funding for UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, over its vote admitting Palestine as a member. Read more…

Palestine happy with UNESCO membership

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 1 ,2011
UNESCO accepts Palestinian bid for full membership
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Palestine:UNESCO executive council votes for Palestinian membership

Thursday, October 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 6,2011

PARIS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — The executive council of UN cultural organization UNESCO voted Wednesday to allow a Palestinian membership, according to diplomatic sources.

Some 40 out of 58 members of UNESCO executive Read more…

8 of 15 UN Security Council members back Palestine’s membership – VOR

Thursday, September 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 29,2011


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Eight of 15 members of the UN Security Council are ready to vote for Palestine’s admission to the UN, Head of the autonomy’s Foreign Minister Riad al Maliki told the “Voice of Palestine” radio station Thursday. Read more…