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Russia Outlines New National Development Goals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: On May 7, President Putin signed a decree on the national development goals of Russia until 2030 and for the future until 2036. There are seven of them in total, and each goal is designed to “improve the well-being and quality of life of Russian families,” he noted in his inaugural speech.
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Russia Terminates Its Participation in ICAO Council Dispute Regarding MH17

MOSCOW, Russia: In March 2022, Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands filed a case against the Russian Federation in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council concerning the 2014 crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. They allege that Russia violated Article 3 bis of the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, which prohibits the use of weapons against civil aircraft in flight.
 
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ICC Beholden to Collective West, Unable To Be Objective In Arab-Israeli Conflict

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The International Criminal Court has done nothing to date to condemn Israeli war crimes in Gaza. ICC representatives only state that, against the backdrop of Tel Aviv’s ongoing attacks on Palestinian civilians, the investigation into violations of humanitarian law in Palestine “continues.”
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Will Mexico's Next President Step Out On The Global Stage?

WASHINGTON, US: Millions of Mexican voters will head to the polls this Sunday for what is likely to be a historic national election. With over 20,000 congressional and local positions up for grabs, it’s the largest election in the country's recent history.
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Russia And China In A Transforming World Order

MOSCOW, Russia: I am sincerely pleased to once again take part in the annual Russian-Chinese Conference, a significant expert event from the point of view of strengthening bilateral mutual understanding.
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Haiti’s Health System Pushed To Breaking Point: UNICEF

NEW YORK, US: Haiti’s health system is now “on the verge of collapse” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Haiti Bruno Maes warned on Wednesday, amidst an alarming decrease in the number of hospitals still functioning in the violence-wracked Caribbean nation.
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IMO Condemns “Illegal, Unjustifiable” Attacks On Ships In Red Sea

ATHENS, Greece: Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the UN agency that regulates global shipping – have called for an immediate end to ongoing attacks on ships and seafarers transiting through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
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LNG New-buildings Take Center Stage

ATHENS, Greece: Demand for LNG newbuildings rose last week, with more orders being reported. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Banchero Costa said that it was a “very busy week for LNGs with the third phase of the Qatar Energy building program. 
 
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Madagascar: Coordination, Convergence And Change From The Grass Roots Up

NEW YORK, US: How can people be best supported during humanitarian crises with limited aid budgets and what can be done to help those same people break out of the cycle of dependency caused by multiple crises and move towards more sustainable development?
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Crocus City Hall Terrorist Attack: All Roads Lead To Zelensky Regime

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Ukraine should be recognized as a terrorist state at the international level, since the Zelensky regime currently has all the corresponding signs. Ukrainian special services carry out terrorist attacks and sabotage, which lead to casualties not only among military personnel, law enforcement officers and officials, but also among civilians.
 
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ICC Discredits Itself With Political Bias

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Currently, the international criminal justice system, of which the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an integral part, is actually an instrument of political games. The international legal basis for the ICC to exercise its powers remains legally controversial. In this regard, the Rome Statute, on which the ICC relies in its activities, is not recognized by Russia, China, India, Turkey and other authoritative states.
 
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German FM Hyping China Issues During Trip To South Pacific Exposes Germany's Deep Political Divisions

BEIJING, China: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock's ongoing visit to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in the South Pacific is a way of balancing the impact of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's China trip, which exposed deep political divisions within the German government, said Chinese analysts when commenting on Baerbock's recent remarks in which she warned against becoming too reliant on China.
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Taliban’s Mistreatment Of Women Has Global Ramifications

WASHINGTON, US: The Taliban’s well-documented oppression is more than just a problem for the women and girls of Afghanistan. The country’s misrule is a signal to the world that gender-based discrimination can be ignored—even condoned. This perpetuates impunity and poses a grave risk of normalizing extremists. It’s time for those who built the international human rights system to step up and defend it.
 
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Yemen Houthis Offered US Incentives To Stop Red Sea Attacks

ABU DHABI, UAE: Mediators have conveyed messages from the US to the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, offering “incentives” including lifting the blockade of Sanaa and Hodeidah and accelerating peace talks, in return for the group halting its attacks in the Red Sea, sources told The National.
 
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Syria Crisis Intensifies In Shadow Of Gaza war

NEW YORK, US: The war in Gaza continues to cast a dark shadow over the wider Middle East region, in particular Syria where a series of strikes and attacks are exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Thursday.
 
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