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2016-10-19 Washington Proposes Security Council Mission to Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] NEW YORK (United Nations)- The United States proposed Tuesday at the UN Security Council to send a mission to Western Sahara to speed up UN process for the settlement the conflict between Polisario Front and Morocco.

2016-10-18 Western Sahara - EU Should Ensure Militants of Human Rights Access to Occupied Territories
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union (EU) should ensure human rights' militants supporting Sahrawi people access to occupied territories in Western Sahara, Euro-MP Paloma Lopez, who questioned High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini about the measures taken in this regard.

2016-10-17 Uruguayan Senate Expresses Support to Saharawi Republic in Fight for Independence
[Algerie Presse Service] Montevideo (Uruguay) -The chairman of the International Affairs Committee of Uruguay's Senate, Jorge Larranaga, has expressed his country's support to the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in its fight for independence, and UN efforts in the search for a peaceful, just solution allowing Western Sahara people to exert their inalienable right to self-determination.

2016-10-14 13th Fisahara - Expanding International Solidarity Chain With Sahrawi People
[Algerie Presse Service] DAKHLA (Sahrawi camps)- The participants at the 13th International Film Festival in Western Sahara (Fisahara, 12-16 October) called, in a statement Thursday to APS, to the need to expand the chain of the international solidarity with the Sahrawi people to enable them to exercise their right to self-determination.

2016-10-11 Algeria Calls for Resumption of Western Sahara Talks
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -Algeria's permanent representative to the UN Sabri Boukadoum called on Monday in New York for the resumption of talks between the Polisario Front and Morocco to end the stalemate in the UN peace process.

2016-10-12 Sahrawi People to Continue Struggle for Independence Through All Legitimate Means
[Algerie Presse Service] Sahrawi people will continue their legitimate struggle to exercise their right to independence and the establishment of an independent State, said Wednesday Sahrawi President and Polisario Front's Secretary General Ibrahim Ghali.

2016-10-11 Polisario National Secretariat Calls for Immediate Resumption of UN-AU Settlement Process
[Algerie Presse Service] The national secretariat of the Polisario Front on Sunday called on the UN Security Council to take urgent and decisive measures to halt Moroccan side's arrogance and encourage the immediate resumption of the settlement process initiated by the United Nations and the African Union (AU) aiming the organization of a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara.

2016-10-06 Western Sahara - UN Fourth Committee Reaffirms Commitment to Sahrawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -The Fourth Committee of the United Nations in charge of special political and decolonization issues reaffirmed its commitment to the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination by calling to the relaunch of the negotiation process between the Polisario Front and Morocco, stopped since 2012.

2016-10-06 UN - 25 Countries, Including Algeria, to Present Draft Resolution On Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -Twenty-five countries, including Algerie will submit, at the UN General Assembly meeting, a draft resolution on Western Sahara, in which they reiterate UN position over this decolonization issue.

2016-09-28 Death of Sahrawi Citizens Following Explosion of Anti-Tank Mine in Smara
[Algerie Presse Service] AL AYUN (Capital of occupied Western Sahara)-A Sahrawi citizen passed away following the explosion of an anti-tank mine while was aboard his car in Skikima (occupied Smara), the Sahrawi News Agency (SPS) announced Wednesday in Algiers.

2016-09-26 Making Sense of the Recent Tension in Western Sahara
[Al Jazeera] The tension between Morocco and the Polisario has reached a boiling point following Rabat's decision to send armed security personnel to the Guerguerat region at the Morocco-Mauritania border.

2016-09-25 EU to Support Any Political Solution Allowing Sahrawi People's Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union expressed readiness to support and facilitate the implementation of any political solution that allows the self-determination of Sahrawi people, and reiterated its concern over the "long duration" of the conflict in Western Sahara and its consequences in the region.

2016-09-22 Hungarian Deputy Stresses Need to Enable Sahrawi People's Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Hungarian deputy Lagos Kibli affirmed his "determination" to continue action for supporting the Sahrawi cause and raising awareness among the European community on the need to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their legitimate right to self-determination.

2016-09-21 Western Sahara - EU Expresses "Concern," Reiterates Support to UN Process
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union (EU) expressed its "concern" over the conflict in Western Sahara and its effects on the security and the respect of human rights in the region, reiterating its support to the process under the aegis of the United Nations to reach a solution enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

2016-09-19 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Reiterates Calls for Palestinian and Western Saharawi Freedom
[SA Govt] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivered a statement at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Margarita, Venezuela, on 16 September 2016, reiterating South Africa's solidarity with the people of Palestine and Western Sahara as they continue their struggles for independence and freedom.

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