Sat, May 25 2013
Syrians hold national flags during a protest against Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Kafranbel near Idlib, February 21 2012.
High-level envoys from dozens of nations supporting Syria's opposition meet in Turkey Sunday for the second session of the so-called 'Friends of Syria' to plan for political change in the strife-torn country.
Unanimous vote in favour of resolution calling for immediate cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access, support for Annan mission and Arab League plan, Assad to step down and a peaceful transition to democracy.
Instead, Moscow is urging the United Nations to send a special envoy to Syria to help co-ordinate security issues and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
The impressive majority by which the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Syria is clear evidence of the commitment of the international community to end the suffering of the Syrian people and to support their efforts to achieve a dignified life in a reformed, democratic society where the rights of all citizens are equally guaranteed by law, Mladenov says.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.