#AceBreakingNews – DOHA – July 20 – Doha has announced it will host a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, which will look to try and push for an end to fighting in the Gaza strip, according to a senior source from the country reported RT.
The session is due to take place in Doha and will be chaired by the Gulf state’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who has been acting as a “channel of communication” between the Islamist Hamas group and the international community, said the source.
“Qatar has presented Hamas’ demands to the international community. The list has been presented to France and to the UN. The talks tomorrow will be to further negotiate these conditions.”
Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has rejected Egyptian efforts to end the fighting, saying any deal must include an end to a blockade of the coastal area and a recommittment to a ceasefire reached in an eight-day war there in 2012.
The conditions include the release of prisoners re-arrested since a 2011 exchange deal with Israel, the opening of Gaza-Israel border crossings and an end to an Israeli blockade on the Gaza seaport, a Hamas source in Doha said.
“In general, Israel must end all forms of aggression and attacks, end the blockade of Gaza and remove the actions that resulted from its military offensive in the West Bank after June 12,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters in the Palestinian Territories.
Egypt said on Saturday it had no plans to revise its ceasefire proposal, which Hamas has already rejected. And the Hamas source in Doha said the group has no plans to change its conditions for a ceasefire.
“We want the rights of our people. Palestinians on the ground are supporting us and we will get them back their rights,” said the source.
#AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – May 19 – The United Nations Secretariat has not confirmed receiving a request from the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic to recognize its sovereignty.
Stephane Dujarric, an official spokesperson for the United Nations secretary-general, told ITAR-TASS that he could not confirm the receipt of such an appeal.
Earlier, The Republican Council of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s republic has asked the UN to recognize its independence, the press service of the Luhansk People’s Republic.
“Republican Assembly of People’s Republic of Luhansk appeal to you to recognize the sovereignty and independence of our country,” statement to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
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#AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – May 06 – Lakhdar Brahimi, special envoy of the UN and the Arab League for Syria, is expected to resign in late May, RIA Novosti reported.
He was initially planning to resign at a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, but the latter persuaded him to stay on until a replacement is found.
Several Algerian newspapers reportedly said Wednesday that Brahimi could accept a high position in President Bou Tafliqa’s new administration.
#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 20. – At his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, March 20, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern about the latest events in Ukraine and Russia.
Ban Ki-moon noted Russia was one of the world leaders and major international actors.
He thanked Putin for the opportunity to meet with him personally even though they had talked with each other by phone several times lately.
Ban Ki-moon will try to launch a direct dialogue between Russia and Ukraine during his visits to Moscow and Kiev on March 20-21, his spokesperson Farhan Haq said ahead of the trip.
He said the main task was to start a direct dialogue between Moscow and Kiev in order to agree concrete measures that will pave the way to diplomatic settlement, he said.
Ban Ki-moon believes that the world is at a crossroads and although the situation was complex over the past several days, the road to a peaceful solution is still open.
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#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 19. – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Moscow on Thursday, March 20, presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Itar-Tass.
Earlier, the UN press service reported that the UN Secretary-General would visit Moscow and Kiev on March 20-21.
While in Moscow, Ban Ki-moon will have meetings with Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other high-ranking officials.
While in Kiev, the UN Secretary-General will meet Ukrainian acting President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who were appointed by the Verkhovna Rada.
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“We confirm that the meeting will be held as scheduled,” Peskov said. The UN secretary-general will leave for a visit to Russia on March 19 within the diplomatic efforts to encourage all parties to settling the crisis in Ukraine by peaceful means, the press service said. The UN secretary-general is planning to confer with representatives of the civil society and UN staffers, the UN press service said.
#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 19 – Russian President Vladimir Putin may have a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a Russian diplomat told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
Earlier, the UN Headquarters reported that the secretary-general was planning to pay working visit to Moscow.