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Jordan elected to UNSC as non-permanent member7122013


Jordan has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, filling a seat that Saudi Arabia had declined to accept, protesting the world body’s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Jordan, was elected yesterday to serve on the Council for two years beginning January 2014. It received 178 “yes” votes in the election in the 193-member General Assembly. Jordan has held the seat twice before since joining the world body in 1955.
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Categories : Uncategorized 7122013 Nelson Mandela: 3 days funeral cortege planned through Pretoria streets


A funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela’s body will travel through
the streets of Pretoria for three days ahead of his burial next
Sunday. The South African government said the cortege will leave a
morgue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning to go to the Union
Buildings where his body will lie in state. Meanwhile, vigils for …