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Cartooning for Peace Creates 7 New Vines on Freedom of Speech

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Search for Common Ground Announces Leadership Transition
Search for Common Ground (or "Search"), the peacebuilding organization with operations in 33 countries across four continents, today announced that its founder and President John Marks and its Senior Vice President Susan Collin Marks have decided to transition to new roles within Search, and that Shamil Idriss will become President, effective September 1, 2014.

Valmet approved as a member of the UN Global Compact initiative
Valmet Corporation's press release on January 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Peace One Day, Promethean and British Council Introduce "The Peace Conversation" to Educate Pupils About Peace
An announcement by three leading UK education leaders -- British Council, Peace One Day and Promethean (LSE: PRW) -- will set the stage for Peace Day, which is scheduled for 21 September 2013. This joint effort seeks to advance the mission of Peace One Day to create a more peaceful and sustainable world. The collaboration joins Promethean Planet's 1

EF Education First and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to Host Summer School in New York
EF Education First Japan Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Sang-Chul Lee) is proud to announce that EF will host a unique summer school at its New York campus in Tarrytown NY, USA jointly with The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Children's HeartLink Names J. Brian Atwood as New International Advisory Board Chair
Children's HeartLink, a nonprofit organization promoting sustainable cardiac care for children in developing countries, announced today J. Brian Atwood, former head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as the new chair of its International Advisory Board. Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G

HAVAS 2012 RESULTS - Revenue: EUR1,778 million for full-year 2012 - Group revenue up 8%; Organic growth +2.1% - 17% of revenue from fast-growing markets in Latin America, Asia-PacificandAfrica - Digital and social media increased to 26% of revenue - Net New Business EUR1.7 billion compared to EUR1

HAVAS 2012 Revenue
2012 RevenueFull year:Revenue: EUR 1,778 million-- Revenue growth: +8%-- Organic revenue growth: +2.1%-- Digital weight: 26% of revenueFourth quarter:Revenue: EUR 521 million-- Revenue growth: +5.5%-- Organic revenue growth: +1

HAVAS : Q3 2012 revenue
Puteaux, November 7, 2012PRESS RELEASE Q3 2012 Revenue3(rd) Quarter 2012Revenue: EUR428 millionRevenue growth: +10.6%Organic revenue growth: +2

Lakhdar Brahimi appointed UN special representative to Syria
Brahimi will replace Kofi Annan as joint special representative of the UN and the League of Arab States to Syria

Russia and China vetoes on Syrian resolution
Veto puts 300-member United Nations mission in Syria in doubt

Jordan King warns Syrian chemical weapons could be seized by al-Qaeda
Says it will take years for Syria to come to normalcy if situation deteriorates

United Nations to vote on Syria Resolution on Thursday
Cites last-minute delay failed to get key Western nations and Russia to agree on measures

Syria Defence Minister General Rajha and Deputy Defence official Shawkat dead in suicide bomb attack
Blast takes place inside national security building in Damascus

United Nations to vote on Syria resolution
Syrian opposition seeks UN interference, says it will find newer ways to confront President Bashar if UN fails

Former Syrian official says Assad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if cornered
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Russia blames west of blackmailing so as to use force in Syria
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says it will continue to oppose any new UN resolution on Syria that would include the use of force.

Fighting breaks out in Syrian capital; several injured in bus blast incident
Battle in Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood; Syria denies attack on Tremseh village

Syria in civil war, confirms Red Cross
Says rules of war will apply in the region; Its President Jakob Kellenberger says his people cannot still enter into homes to offer help

Syria Government denies using of heavy weapons in Tremseh violence
Syrian Government denies using of heavy weapons in Tremseh violence. Says Kofi Annan got it wrong.

UN Observers on way to Tremseh in Syria
UN Observers are on way to Tremseh village two days after the deadly massacre that killed 220

Kofi Annan expresses shock at Syria massacre
UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan expresses shock at Syria massacre. Accuses Syrian government of violating his six-point peace plan

Iran strongly opposes foreign interference in Syria: FM
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said the Islamic republic strongly opposes any plans leading to foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, the Press TV reported on Monday.

Syrian official paper says Geneva meeting brings nothing new
A Syrian government-owned daily said Sunday that the Action Group meeting on the Syrian crisis held one day earlier in Geneva brought nothing new.

International talks on Syria end without decision on Assad's future role
An international conference has reportedly accepted a UN-brokered peace plan for Syria, but left open the key question of whether and how the country's President Bashar al-Assad would have to step aside.

Iranian FM, Annan discuss Syrian issue
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi and UN-Arab League joint envoy Kofi Annan discussed Syrian issue on the phone ahead of the Geneva talks, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

NATO has no intention to intervene militarily in Syria: Rasmussen
NATO has no intention to intervene militarily in Syria and it wants to see a "peaceful and political" settlement in the turmoil-battered mideast nation, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Xinhua in an exclusive interview recently.

Assad says he 'has duty to annihilate terrorists' to protect Syrians
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has that his government had a duty to 'annihilate terrorists' to protect its people and ruled out any solution to the crisis imposed from outside the country.

War on drugs can't be won without tougher laws: Experts
International experts have warned that the war on drugs cannot be won and, have called for legalisation to end the criminalisation of substance abusers and "undermine the power of organised crime" through the illicit trade.

Brit MPs committee demand reversal of BBC cuts
An influential cross-party committee of MPs in Britain has said that the cuts to the BBC's World Service should be reversed to protect its global reputation.

Lahore HC admits petition to make media reports part of Davis immunity case
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted for formal hearing a petition to make media reports regarding double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis part of the case record.

Zimbabwe President Mugabe threatens to "crush" opposition ahead of early polls
Amid allegations that his forces are spreading out across the country in order to frighten voters ahead of elections, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that he and his party are still fit to be in power and those who stand on their way would be "crushed".

UN offered lucrative retirement package to Mugabe: Wikileaks
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe turned down a lucrative retirement package offered by the former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, according to secret US diplomatic cables resealed by Wikileaks.

New WikiLeaks files 'to reveal American criticism of Mandela'
Whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' would soon reveal that Nelson Mandela is among the world leaders believed to have been criticised US diplomatic files that are to be leaked.

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