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In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks as Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center, and Abdullah Abdullah listen during a joint press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on February 1, 2014 shows residents of Syria’s besieged Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, receiving food parcels from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). (AFP Photo/HO/SANA)

Opinion: The UN can and must do more

Opinion: The UN can and must do more

The image of the ration card issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) remains fresh in my memory. The card was blue in color and its borders were surrounded by puncture marks caused but its being perforated each time rations...

The Elusive Promise of Geneva II

So we are finally here. The long and torturous road to the Geneva II peace conference appears to have found its way to the picturesque Swiss town of Montreux on the northeast shore of Lake Geneva. Representatives from more than thirty countries plan to attend what is...
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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shake hands before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations offices in Geneva on January 21, 2014, ahead of the Geneva II conference in Montreux. (Reuters/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool)

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, middle right, and Somalian President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, right, after the meeting of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)