Annan condemns deadly mosque bombings in Iraq appeals for cooperation and unity

A statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman said the Secretary-General “regrets the continued acts of intolerance and violence, particularly when perpetrated against innocent civilians and places of worship.”It said now that the elections have been successfully held, the Secretary-General “appeals to Iraqis of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions to come together in a spirit of dialogue and national reconciliation to build a peaceful, democratic and prosperous Iraq.”The statement also pledged the United Nations continued support of the Iraqi people “to help them succeed in this critical period of their history.”Also today, Mr. Annan received a briefing at UN Headquarters in New York from United States Ambassador to Iraq John D. Negroponte on the situation following the 30 January elections. Mr. Negroponte commended the work of the UN, including Mr. Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi and in particular the UN electoral assistance team, which provided technical and advisory aid to the Iraqi authorities.Mr. Annan stressed that if requested the UN could assist with the constitutional process and in political outreach, especially towards those segments of Iraqi society that did not participate in the elections for the new constituent assembly. Turnout by Sunni Arabs, about 20 per cent of the population, was very low. read more

SEHA Horvat scores 12 to help RK PPD Zagreb to secure SEHA

1.Vardar161510500 : 38846 2.PPD Zagreb161114459 : 41134 RK PPD Zagrebseha gazprom leagueZlatko Horvat 7.Metalurg15519403 : 43516 PHOTO: SEHA GAZPROM League ← Previous Story DU RIETZ IS BACK: Rhein Neckar Lowen qualify for DHB Cup Final4 Next Story → Gudmundur Gudmundsson about Danish experience: It was strange, but I remember only positive things RK PPD Zagreb captain Zlatko Horvat had to overtook role of right back after injury of Mario Vuglac, who was only option on that position in situation when David Miklavcic was out of the roster.The 34-years old wing player showed that is more than capable to help his team-mates on new position. Once again, he proved that with 12 goals in win over RK Gorenje 26:25 which was enough that Croatian champions secured Final4 place.STANDINGS: 6.Tatran Prešov15537419 : 41818 8.Nexe15168380 : 4279 9.Dinamo Pančevo162212409 : 4998 5.Gorenje Velenje16736463 : 42524 4.Celje Piv. Laško15924443 : 41129 10.Vojvodina152013369 : 4726 3.Meshkov Brest151014443 : 40231 read more