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First GCC-African decision-makers' forum held
Marrakesh, Feb. 23 (BNA): The first Arabian Gulf-African decision-makers’ forum is being held in Marrakesh, Morocco.
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UNESCO marks International Mother Language Day 2018
Paris, Feb. 21 (BNA): On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterated its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible as a reminder that linguistic diversity and multilingualism are essential for sustainable development.
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5.9 earthquake strikes Mexico City
Mexico City: Feb. 19 (BNA): A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has reportedly struck southern Mexico on Monday sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage.
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Minor tremour recorded in Wales, England
London, Feb. 18 (BNA): A minor earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude has been recorded in parts of Wales and England.
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EP calls for investigation into Rohingya people situation
Brussels, Feb. 16 (BNA): The mass exodus of the Rohingya people following human rights violations makes it necessary for the EU to reassess its relationship with Myanmar, according to a nine-member European Parliament (EP) delegation that visited Myanmar and Bangladesh from 12-16 February.
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Time to address root causes of Rohingya crisis: UNHCR
New York, Feb. 14 (BNA): "It is time to address the root causes of the Rohingya crisis, including the decades of repression inside Myanmar, so those who fled feel safe enough to return to their homeland," United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said.
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Saudi, UAE humanitarian response in Yemen praised
Geneva, Feb. 14 (BNA): United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock reiterated the UN Secretary General's statement, in which he welcomed the generous pledge by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to provide $1 billion to support humanitarian action in Yemen and their pledge to additionally raise $ 500 million from donors in the region.
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"Best Minister in the World" honoured
Dubai, Feb. 12 (BNA): UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has honoured Indonesia’s Finance Minister Mulyani Indrawati, as the "Best Minister in the World" during the first day of the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
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Indian PM visits UAE
Abu Dhabi, Feb. 11 (BNA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Abu Dhabi on a state visit to the UAE.
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UN chief meets North Korea’s ceremonial president
Seoul, Feb. 10 (BNA): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met briefly with North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, a UN spokesman has said.
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