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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Maliki rejects nomination of Al-Abadi for prime minister

 

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Maliki rejects nomination of Al-Abadi for prime minister
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has resisted calls from the U.S. to relinquish power as three candidates, including President Fouad Massoum's nominee, vie for the position. Maliki on Sunday threatened legal challenges against Massoum for not nominating him. Separately, countries are offering weapons to Iraqi Kurds, who retook two towns after U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State militants. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/11), Bloomberg (8/11), The Associated Press (8/11)
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Ambassador Hill sits down with Mark to discuss managing US relations with key allies as the Iron Curtain fell, facing down Slobodan Milosevic, negotiating with North Korea and the current problems facing Iraq. UN Dispatch (8/11)
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Newest cease-fire in Gaza appears to be holding
A 72-hour cease-fire agreement in the Gaza Strip started Sunday evening, and Israel is to send peace negotiators to Cairo later today. Egyptian officials say they hope the truce will lead to an end to hostilities between Israel and Hamas. The United Nations says civilians comprise about 73% of the 1,939 people killed during the conflict. Al Jazeera (8/11)
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UN official: Wealthy nations must invest in sustainable land management
Wealthy countries can help the world's least-developed countries promote sustainable agricultural practices to keep land fertile and support local economies, writes Monique Barbut, executive secretary of the United Nations convention to combat desertification. Wealthy nations have a responsibility to support sustainable land management efforts in poor countries, Barbut writes. The Guardian (London)/Poverty Matters Blog (8/7)
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Opinion: Human rights is a role for all UN agencies
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is the United Nations' primary human rights enforcement agency, but the entire organization has a responsibility for advocacy, writes Liam Mahony. "Although OHCHR must necessarily speak out boldly, it should not simply accept the 'bad cop' role," Mahony writes. OpenDemocracy.net (U.K.) (8/11)
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Malala Fund's Shahid: Why educating girls is crucial to development
Shiza Shahid left her consulting job with McKinsey Co. to help found the Malala Fund after her friend Malala Yousafzai, then 15, was shot in the head by the Taliban. Shahid focuses on working with the United Nations and other organizations to urge governments to provide universal education. Fast Company online (8/7)
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Peacekeeping and Security
Libya grinds to a halt as militias battle for supremacy
The promise of the 2011 revolution in Libya has unraveled into armed conflict between militia groups, lost productivity and widespread fear. The parliament cannot agree on where to meet, and militias are fighting, making it difficult for the government to deliver basic services. Compounding the problem is the fact that billions of dollars in state-held assets have gone missing. Al Jazeera (8/11), Bloomberg Businessweek (8/7)
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