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Draft UN resolution on Syria peacekeepers

The United Nations Security Council may vote as early as Friday on the following draft resolution, which would create an unarmed military observer force to implement the negotiated ceasefire in Syria.

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Help End the Hunger Strike of Khaled Adnan

I am publishing here my press release of today expressing urgent concern about the fate of Khader Adnan, a Palestinian activist, who is near death resulting from his continuing hunger strike that expresses his refusal to accept the humiliating conditions of imprisonment without charges and accompanied by an Israeli court approved denial of visitation rights to his wife. Please do whatever you can to exert pressure to obtain the immediate release of Mr. Adnan, and to make the world aware that Israel is responsible for respecting his rights and protecting his wellbeing. The text below is released under the auspices of the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, and prepared in my role as Special Rapporteur for Occcupied Palestine of the Human Rights Council.

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Transcript: President Obama's State of the Union speech

Obama: Thank you so much. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Please, be seated.

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans, last month I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought, and several thousand gave their lives.

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Chinese New Year--Celebrate or not

January 23, 2012 is Chinese New Year.

January 23, 2012 is the 11th Anniversary of the Self Immolation/False Fire in China.

January 23, 2012 is the Tenth Anniversary of singing"Falun Dafa Hao" in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

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Israeli State Attorney finds it difficult to defend 'Boycott Law'

State asks Supreme Court for another postponement in answering Supreme Court appeals against "Boycott Law"; Gush Shalom: State Attroeny's Office finds it hard to a defense for a law to which it strongly objected.

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Why Kashmir is Important to Me?

by Dr. Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai

(The statement was issued at the Alexandria Court House, Virginia)

The Kashmir issue is simply this: the people of a large territory which is not part of any existing sovereign state were assured by the entire international community represented by the United States that they would be enabled to decide their future by a free vote. Until now, this assurance has not been honored. 

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