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In one Syrian town, full-throated cries of defianceupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 11:39:00

Hundreds of men and boys kneeled on the floor of a packed mosque for Friday prayers, but the solemn religious rite quickly turned into a furious rain-soaked rally denouncing Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad.

U.N. adopts resolution condemning alleged Iranian terror plotupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 17:12:00

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Friday condemning an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

U.N. reinstates Libya on Human Rights Councilupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 14:58:00

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Friday reinstating Libya to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

For world leaders, G-20 an enormous waste of timeupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:53:00

Late last week, the leaders and finance ministers of the 20 biggest economies, the G-20, met in Cannes for their annual media extravaganza.

U.N. officials visiting Libyaupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 09:27:00

The United Nations secretary-general and the president of the U.N. General Assembly arrived in Tripoli Wednesday, for a meeting with the country's new leaders, a U.N. statement said.

U.N. again calls for end of U.S. embargo on Cubaupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 23:11:00

The U.N. General Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

Post-revolution delegates from Egypt and Libya address U.N. updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 04:12:00

A pair of north African delegates addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the first time Saturday, each representing a new government formed after revolution and civil war ousted their respective long-time leaders.

Post-revolution delegates from Egypt and Libya address U.N.updated: Sat Sep 24 2011 22:16:00

A pair of north African delegates addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the first time Saturday, each representing a new government formed after revolution and civil war ousted their respective long-time leaders.

Clashes reported on eve of Bahrain electionsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 19:18:00

Clashes were reported Friday in Bahrain's capital on the eve of parliamentary elections in the country.

Palestinians push ahead with U.N. bidupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:54:00

Palestinians may ask the United Nations General Assembly to vote on its status.

Abbas asks for Palestinian statehoodupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:43:00

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas requests official recognition of a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly.

Ahmadinejad: Iran is a model for the worldupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 05:50:00

On the eve of his address at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared his country to be "a new model for life to the world."

Mexican investigators search for suspects after 35 bodies found in roadwayupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 21:17:00

On the eve of a meeting of Mexico´s top prosecutors and judicial officials in Veracruz state, authorities Wednesday were still trying to determine who left 35 bodies in a busy thoroughfare there -- and why.

U.N. General Assembly welcomes new Libyan leadership; Palestinian issue loomsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 22:07:00

Libya's interim prime minister said on Tuesday that he expects the county to have a new government within 10 days.

How to achieve U.N. membershipupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 22:07:00

The Palestinians want U.N. statehood. How do they get it? CNN's Richard Roth reports.

State Department up and running in Manhattanupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 14:56:00

She may be out of Washington and on the road for the week, but the heavy machinery of office has followed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to New York as she attends the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings.

Pakistan PM cancels U.S. trip because of floodsupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:29:00

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is calling off a visit to the United States due to floods that have killed hundreds in his country, his office said Friday.

Obama to attend U.N. General Assemblyupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 14:16:00

President Barack Obama will travel to New York this month to take part in the U.N. General Assembly, the White House announced Thursday.

Bolivia accuses United States of promoting protestsupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 00:50:00

Bolivia's government is accusing U.S. officials of meddling in the South American nation's internal affairs and fueling indigenous protests of a proposed highway project.

Bolivia's president says he fears possible U.S. plotupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 22:23:00

Bolivian leader Evo Morales says he's worried that U.S. authorities will plant something on his presidential plane to link him with drug trafficking when he attends Wednesday's United Nations General Assembly meeting.

U.N. chief confirmed to new termupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 22:50:00

The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday formally approved the nomination of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a second term as the head of the world body.

Security Council backs U.N. head for second termupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 17:15:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was officially chosen Friday for a second term by the U.N. Security Council in a unanimous and widely expected nomination.

Ban Ki-moon says he'll seek second term as U.N. secretary-generalupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 16:08:00

After an eventful first term marked by humanitarian crises, a global recession and the Arab Spring, Ban Ki-moon announced Monday his intention to seek a second five-year stint as the United Nations' secretary-general.

U.N. again calls for end to embargo on Cubaupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 14:31:00

The United Nations General Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. There were 187 member states in favor of the resolution, two against, and three abstentions.

High-level U.S. diplomat meets with Cuban foreign ministerupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 18:26:00

A top U.S. diplomat spoke with the Cuban foreign minister at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a U.S. official said Monday, marking one of the highest-level diplomatic exchanges between the two countries in years.

Iran steps up assault on female activistsupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 14:05:00

As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the U.N. General Assembly in New York last month, the spotlight was once again on Iran. And true to form, the Iranian president made his fair share of provocative statements for the Western media.

Arab League punts on Mideastupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 22:39:00

Arab nations meeting in Libya are preparing a statement that warns that the Israeli settlements issue could scuttle the latest round of Mideast peace talks and, in effect, gives the United States a month to find a solution before the nations recommend further action, a senior Arab diplomat said Friday.

Jordan's Queen Rania undergoes treatment for irregular heart rhythmupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 02:24:00

Jordan's Queen Rania was recuperating in a New York hospital Monday after she underwent a medical procedure to correct an irregular heart rhythm.

Abbas stresses importance of ending settlement constructionupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 13:00:00

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, now embarked on a peace process with israel, urged the importance of halting Israeli settlement construction.

Serbia 'ready to talk' with Kosovoupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 11:56:00

Serbia is "ready to talk" with Kosovo and "we will do so in good faith," Serbia's president told the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday.

Women the key to beating child povertyupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 15:08:00

It has been United Nations General Assembly week in New York. Dignitaries, leaders and advocates weave through barriers, security lines and check points from one grand forum to another to hear carefully crafted speeches on the world's progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Israeli delegation a no-show at U.N. due to religious holidayupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 13:53:00

Israel says its U.N. delegation was not able to attend the U.N. General Assembly session on Thursday because of the observance of Sukkot, a Jewish holiday.

World leaders address poverty at U.N. sessionupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 12:15:00

President Barack Obama will address the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday as world leaders continue to lay down their achievements and goals in the effort to decrease world poverty.

Chinese premier wants immediate, unconditional release of boat captainupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 22:23:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in New York Tuesday for the United Nations General Assembly, urged Japan to release a detained Chinese boat captain "immediately and unconditionally," China's state news agency Xinhua reported.

U.S. aims to show U.N. it can still drive diplomacyupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 14:56:00

Oh, the motorcades. Those endless traffic jams. The security barriers one must navigate just to cross the street for a cup of coffee. New Yorkers know the madness can only mean one thing: the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.

Aliens of the deepupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 02:28:00

Conservationist Claire Nouvian talks to CNN about her encounters with aliens in the deep waters.

U.N. must stand up for rights of Iraniansupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:21:00

Iranian citizens who support peaceful change that will allow them to enjoy their human rights expect the international community, and in particular the United Nations, to hold the Islamic Republic to account.

U.N. supports Olympic Truceupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 04:02:00

The United Nations declared its support Monday for the traditional Olympic Truce ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which begin Friday.

British queen to address United Nationsupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 13:50:00

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will address the U.N. General Assembly in July, the British Mission to the United Nations announced Friday.

The Fareed Challengeupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 19:29:00

1) For the 19th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly voted this week almost unanimously to express its opposition to what?

U.N. again condemns U.S. embargo against Cubaupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 17:50:00

For the 18th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the 47-year embargo against Cuba by the United States.

U.N. set to elect 5 Security Council membersupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 02:23:00

The United Nations General Assembly is expected to elect five nations to the Security Council on Thursday, marking the first time since 2004 that the seats are uncontested.

Iran's president rejects Obama accusations about nuclear effortsupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 00:13:00

President Obama's accusations that Iran's nuclear program runs afoul of international agreements are "baseless," the Islamic republic's president told CNN's Larry King on Friday.

Suu Kyi accepts U.S. shift on Myanmarupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 22:30:00

Myanmar's imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday she accepted a new shift in U.S. policy toward her country, her spokesman said.

Transcript: Obama addresses U.N. General Assemblyupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 10:22:00

President Obama made a forceful call Wednesday for a new era in global relations, urging the United Nations to move past old divisions and disputes to reassert itself as a leading force in confronting the most pressing issues.

Calls for cooperation mix with raw rhetoric in U.N. speechesupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 00:19:00

World leaders, many reeling from a year marked by global economic freefall and a growing threat from global warming and nuclear proliferation, exhorted one another Wednesday to work together to meet those challenges.

Ahmadinejad at U.N.: Iran ready to work with other nationsupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 21:11:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that his country is committed to helping build a durable peace and security worldwide based on justice, spirituality and dignity.

New York town wants Gadhafi's tent taken downupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 19:27:00

The town of Bedford, New York, is not happy with a tent set up as part of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's visit to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, a town attorney said Tuesday.

Looking for Gadhafiupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 19:27:00

A CNN crew heads to Bedford, New York, trying to find the tent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Gadhafi talks of U.N. 'inequality,' conspiracies at U.N. debutupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 19:15:00

Moammar Gadhafi's debut appearance at the United Nations was bound to be memorable, but his long and rambling diatribe Wednesday is one that few will forget.

Gadhafi delivers rambling U.N. tiradeupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 17:14:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Wednesday delivered a lengthy, rambling address in his first appearance before the United Nations -- slamming both the U.N. Security Council and the United States.

Report: Tent set up in New York suburbs for Gadhafiupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 19:47:00

A tent was erected on a property in Westchester County, New York, in anticipation of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's visit to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, police told CNN affiliate WABC Tuesday.

King: Busy week for the presidentupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 11:28:00

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President Obama to host Israeli-Palestinian talksupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 01:06:00

President Obama will host meetings Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced Saturday. Haitian City Encased in Mud Needs Global Helpupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 16:00:00

The U.N. World Food Program's director flew to a Haitian city still encased in mud Friday to draw global attention to the ongoing disaster that has enormously complicated the country's struggle to feed itself Zimbabwe's Mugabe to Address UNupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 06:00:00

Zimbabwe's president is only four Cabinet posts away from carrying out a power-sharing agreement with the opposition, he said in an interview ahead of his Thursday address to the U.N. General Assembly

Ahmadinejad speaks outupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 05:58:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks with CNN's Larry King about nuclear arms, the Iraq war and much more.

Ahmadinejad: 'American empire' nearing its endupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 05:58:00

In a blistering speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed "a few bullying powers" for creating the world's problems and said the "American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road." Ahmadinejad: America 'Near Collapse'updated: Tue Sep 23 2008 20:00:00

Iran's president accused "a few bullying powers" of trying to thwart his country's peaceful nuclear program

Alitalia crisis keeps Italian PM at homeupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 10:46:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi canceled his trip to attend this week's United Nations General Assembly so he can personally follow the crisis involving national air carrier Alitalia, senior government officials said Tuesday.

A look at the pope's visitupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 23:51:00

Hear the words of Pope Benedict XVI amid his followers and well-wishers during a look back at his visit to the U.S.

Pope departs U.S. with a call for peaceupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 23:51:00

Pope Benedict XVI concluded his six-day visit to the United States with a final address Sunday, thanking Americans for their hospitality and calling on people worldwide to pursue "justice and peaceful coexistence."

U.S. Catholics look to popeupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 11:41:00

CNN's Delia Gallagher analyzes what Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. means for American Catholics.

Internet activismupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 00:18:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva speaks with a student who launched a successful campaign on the Internet to support Myanmar.

Busy day at the U.N.updated: Thu Sep 27 2007 16:48:00

It was a busy day at the U.N. General Assembly, as several world leaders took the podium. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Myanmar crackdown: Global reactionupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 18:09:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "urgently dispatching" a special envoy to Myanmar, a statement from his office said Wednesday, following reports of violent clashes in that country between security forces and protesters.

China could influence Myanmarupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 18:09:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens discusses the political turmoil across Myanmar with Aung Din, an expert on the region.

The monks of Myanmarupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 18:09:00

The Buddhist monks leading the protests in Myanmar are held in high esteem by the population. CNN's Tim Lister reports. My Dinner with Ahmadinejadupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 02:00:00

TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel finds Iran's President courteous and collected at a private event in New York

Notable moments at the U.N.updated: Tue Sep 25 2007 12:42:00

CNN's Zain Verjee takes a look at some of the most shocking moments in years past at the U.N. General Assembly.

Bush: U.S. to tighten sanctions on Myanmarupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 12:42:00

President Bush told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the U.S. will tighten existing economic sanctions on Myanmar, citing a series of "the most egregious violations of human rights."

Rice: U.S. to raise Myanmar protests at U.N.updated: Mon Sep 24 2007 03:12:00

The Bush administration will try to rally support for pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar during the U.N. General Assembly session this week, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.

Myanmar protests growupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 03:12:00

Nuns and civilians joined monks Sunday in a protest march in Myanmar. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports Laura Bush's Burmese Crusadeupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 16:00:00

The First Lady talks about her rare bit of international political activism

Death penalty numbers upupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 23:08:00

Even though more countries are renouncing the death penalty, more people were put to death last year -- 5,628 -- than in the past two years, an anti-death penalty group reported Thursday.

South Korean foreign minister named next U.N. leaderupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 20:25:00

The U.N. General Assembly has appointed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to serve as the United Nations' next secretary-general from January 1.

Deposed Thai PM quits party roleupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 01:46:00

Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced his resignation from his ruling Thai Rak Thai party Tuesday, two weeks after military officers seized power from him in a bloodless coup d'etat.

Dozens die in Sri Lanka sea fightupdated: Mon Sep 25 2006 05:57:00

A five-hour sea battle between the Sri Lankan Navy and Tamil Tiger rebels Sunday off the coast eastern Sri Lanka left more than 60 rebels dead and nearly a dozen of their boats destroyed, military officials said.

Thailand's king gives blessing to coupupdated: Wed Sep 20 2006 18:43:00

Thailand's long-reigning king endorsed the bloodless military coup that ousted the country's prime minister, according to a televised statement, and the general who seized power promised to restore civilian rule within a year.

Thailand coup leader vows new PM in weeksupdated: Wed Sep 20 2006 00:17:00

Thailand's military coup leader has pledged to choose a new prime minister within two weeks and return power to the people as soon as possible.

Fortune: Going a Long Way to Collect a Debtupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 05:45:00

His country may be war-torn, bankrupt, and mired in poverty, but that didn't stop Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, newly elected African Union chairman, from racking up an $81,...

Romania isolates bird flu village updated: Fri Oct 07 2005 21:52:00

Romanian officials quarantined a Danube delta village of about 30 people Friday after three dead ducks there tested positive for bird flu -- the first such cases reported in the region.

Official: World not ready for flu updated: Thu Oct 06 2005 02:01:00

America's top health official says the world is "woefully unprepared" to respond to a pandemic, a problem made more urgent by concerns that the current avian flu virus could spread into a global health crisis.

Fortune: 'OIL COULD RISE ABOVE $100'updated: Mon Oct 03 2005 00:01:00

The President of Venezuela rarely grants interviews to foreign media, but FORTUNE's Nelson Schwartz and Jenny Mero sat down with him in mid-September (he was in New York for the U.N. General Assemb...

Bush, China's Hu to defer meetingupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 23:22:00

U.S. President George W. Bush and President Hu Jintao of China have agreed to postpone their meeting next week because of Hurricane Katrina, the White House said Saturday.

Transcript of Bush's U.N. addressupdated: Tue Sep 21 2004 12:19:00

Following is a transcript of President Bush's address Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly:

Palestinians to seek emergency U.N. sessionupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 15:30:00

Palestinians will seek an emergency session of the U.N. General Assembly to consider an advisory resolution calling for Israel to comply with a court ruling that the West Bank barrier is illegal, the Palestinian representative to the United Nations said Monday.

International hearings begin on West Bank barrierupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 02:39:00

The International Court of Justice began hearings Monday to consider whether the barrier Israel is building near its border with the West Bank violates international law.

Israel to boycott barrier hearingupdated: Thu Feb 12 2004 11:41:00

Israel will boycott a hearing before the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands regarding the legality of its West Bank barrier, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office said Thursday.

Fortune: Clogged Arteriesupdated: Mon Oct 27 2003 00:01:00

I've had a lot of time to think about this. Every weekday for the past couple of years I've driven my car, which is capable of going from zero to 60 in 4.8 seconds, into the city, a distance of abo...

Fortune: Competing with Monty Python, how to save humanity, left-handed lawsuits, and other matters. MAD ABOUT HOUSEWORKupdated: Mon Jun 01 1992 00:01:00

An idea need not make a whole lot of sense to get into Nexis, which explains why our favorite computerized database was able to offer up 34 news stories when we asked to look at any in which ''hous...

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