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  • 14 February 2014 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 14 Feb 2014
  • Syria Peace Talks Reach an Impasse VOA 14 Feb 2014 -- Five days of peace talks aimed at ending Syria's civil war ended in a bitter impasse on Friday with Syrian government and opposition negotiators trading accusations over who was to blame for the stalemate at the UN-mediated talks in Geneva.
  • France Sending Additional Troops to CAR VOA 14 Feb 2014 -- France says it will send an additional 400 troops to help fight escalating violence in the Central African Republic.
  • Violence against kids in CAR must end: UNICEF Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2014 -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to violence against children in the Central African Republic (CAR).
  • France to deploy 400 more troops to Central African Republic Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2014 -- France has said it is planning to reinforce its troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) by sending 400 more soldiers to the former French colony.
  • Central African Republic 'urgent test' for UN, regional partners, Security Council told UN News Centre 14 Feb 2014 -- Warning that "dark clouds of mass atrocities" are looming over the Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for solidarity and concerted action by the United Nations and regional organizations to help the people of the strife-torn nation.
  • UN Chief Urges International Support for CAR VOA 14 Feb 2014 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to intensify efforts to help the people of the Central African Republic, where he warned the situation is worsening. His remarks come as France announced it would temporarily increase its small troop presence in the CAR.
  • Due to ongoing insecurity, UN advises against forced returns to South Sudan UN News Centre 14 Feb 2014 -- The United Nations today is warning against the return of 130,000 South Sudanese who have fled to neighbouring countries due to the continued violence despite last month's ceasefire accord between Government and opposition forces.
  • Released S. Sudan Political Detainees Hope to Jump-Start Peace Talks VOA 14 Feb 2014 -- Seven former political detainees from South Sudan will take part in peace talks for the country as a 'third party,' alongside negotiators for President Salva Kiir's government and opposition forces, including loyalists to former vice president Riek Machar.
  • S. Sudan Says Renegade General Continues to Fight SPLA VOA 14 Feb 2014 -- The South Sudanese government on said Friday that it is fighting thousands of troops loyal to a renegade military commander who rejected the cessation of hostilities agreement signed three weeks ago.
  • Iraqi forces retake control of Sulaiman Bek Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi security officials say the army has regained control of the town of Sulaiman Bek in Salahuddin Province after overnight clashes with al-Qaeda-linked militants stationed in the town.
  • DR Congo: UN envoy heads to Kinshasa to promote regional peace accord UN News Centre 14 Feb 2014 -- Great Lakes envoy Mary Robinson is in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, calling on authorities to fulfil their commitments to achieve lasting peace, as the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC is due to visit alleged massacre sites in the restive eastern part of the vast country.
  • Taiwan, China exchange views on leaders' summit CNA 14 Feb 2014 -- Ranking officials from Taiwan and China have exchanged views for the first time on the possibility of holding a presidential summit although there is no indication as to whether or when such a top-level meeting might happen.
  • MAC head expects more exchanges with China after milestone visit CNA 14 Feb 2014 -- Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi said Friday that he looks forward to more substantial exchanges across the Taiwan Strait after his just-concluded trip to China, which he described as 'satisfactory and smooth.'
  • MAC-TAO communication to be reciprocal, direct: MAC minister CNA 14 Feb 2014 -- A regular communication mechanism between top officials in charge of cross-Taiwan Strait affairs that Taiwan and China agreed to establish during a high-level meeting earlier this week will be conducted in a reciprocal and direct manner, the head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Friday.
  • Libyan army cmdr.l seeks parliament suspension Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2014 -- A Libyan military commander has called for the suspension of the interim parliament and the formation of a presidential committee to govern until new elections are held.
  • Libya PM denies impending coup rumors Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2014 -- Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has denied rumors of an impending coup following a military commander recommended that the country's interim parliament and the government be suspended.
  • Libya's government, armed forces deny rumours of impending coup VoR 14 Feb 2014 -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and military officials spoke out Friday to dispel rumors of a possible coup after retired general Khalifa Haftar posted a video statement calling for a "road map" to a new government.
  • Libyan PM Moves to Quash Coup Rumors VOA 14 Feb 2014 -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and military officials spoke out Friday to dispel rumors of a possible coup after retired general Khalifa Haftar posted a video statement calling for a "road map" to a new government.
  • Two Koreas should use momentum of family reunions to build further mutual trust, says Ban UN News Centre 14 Feb 2014 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the two Koreas to build on the momentum generated by their agreement to hold family reunions later this month to take further steps to foster confidence and trust.
  • North and South Korea hold second round of talks VoR 14 Feb 2014 -- North and South Korea held another session of their highest-ranking talks for years on Friday, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said. No further details were immediately available of the talks at the border village of Panmunjom other than that the morning session had ended.
  • Five challenges for Somalia's economic reconstruction IRIN 14 Feb 2014 -- Somalia's economy has managed to survive state collapse, maintaining reasonable levels of output throughout the country's two-decade-long civil war. Now, with political recovery and transition slowly underway, the country's economy faces new hurdles.

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