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Jun 4, 2014

U.N. aid chief to re-elected Assad: Put Syria’s people first

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations’ aid chief appealed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday to put his country’s people first after the warring parties in the three-year conflict ignored U.N. Security Council demands for greater humanitarian access.

About 9.3 million people in Syria need help, and 2.5 million have fled, according to the United Nations. Aid chief Valerie Amos told a news conference that some 241,000 people were still trapped in areas besieged mostly by government forces.

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Jun 4, 2014

N.Korea says U.S., S.Korea smear it to hide own rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States are waging a smear campaign against North Korea to distract from their own records of human rights abuses, Pyongyang has complained to the United Nations, warning that “curses, like chickens, come home to roost.”

In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – dated May 7 and released on Tuesday – North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam included analyses by the reclusive Asian state of the human rights records of the United States and South Korea.

Jun 3, 2014
Jun 3, 2014

North Korea says U.S., South Korea smear it to hide own rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States are waging a smear campaign against North Korea to distract from their own records of human rights abuses, Pyongyang has complained to the United Nations, warning that “curses, like chickens, come home to roost.”

In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – dated May 7 and released on Tuesday – North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam included analyses by the reclusive Asian state of the human rights records of the United States and South Korea.

Jun 3, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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