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Thursday, September 03, 2015   1:46 GMT

Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts
Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS - Despite last years Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the proliferation of conventional weapons, both legally and illegally, continues to help fuel military conflicts in several countries in the Middle East and Africa, including Syria, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
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Faith Leaders Call for Debt Relief to Puerto Rico
S. Chandra
WASHINGTON - Puerto Ricos religious leaders have called for debt relief of the Caribbean U.S. territory in the face of the 72 billion dollar liability that represents 20,000 dollars of debt for every man, woman and child.
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Opinion
How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?
Hazel Henderson
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - Millions in the New York City area are excited about Pope Francis visit on Sep. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly as worldwide consensus grows on the need to shift global investments from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, renewable energy in the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scheduled to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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> Opinion  How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?
> Opinion  Kerry Going Back Home
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Politics
>   Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts
>   U.S. Provides Cover for Use of Banned Weapons in Yemen
> Opinion  Kerry Going Back Home
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Civil Society
>   Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts
>   U.S. Provides Cover for Use of Banned Weapons in Yemen
>   Obama Takes Lead on Climate Change Ahead of U.N. Talks in Paris
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Environment
> Opinion  How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?
>   Obama Takes Lead on Climate Change Ahead of U.N. Talks in Paris
>   Big Oil Privately Accepted Global Warming, but Publicly Battled Climate Science
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Development
>   Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts
>   Faith Leaders Call for Debt Relief to Puerto Rico
>   Workplace Diversity Still a Pipe Dream in Most U.S. Newsrooms
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Human Rights
>   Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts
>   U.S. Provides Cover for Use of Banned Weapons in Yemen
>   Half a Million U.S. Women and Girls at Risk of Genital Cutting
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Health
> Child Labour on U.S. Tobacco Farms  A Stubborn Problem in a Billion-Dollar Industry
> U.N.'s Next Stop  Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis
>   In Thrall to the Mall Crawl and Urban Sprawl
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>   UN Staff Celebrates Holi, Hindu Festival of Colours
>   New York Farmers Aid the City's Hungry
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