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Key U.N. Diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi Retiring

Top U.N. diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is retiring after more than a decade in hotspots from Afghanistan and Iraq to Haiti and Nepal, the U.N. spokesman announced Tuesday. The former Algerian foreign minister will leave his post as special adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the end of the year, said the spokesman, Stephane Dujarric. Brahimi, 71, began work at the United Nations in 1994 after serving as Algeria’s foreign minister from 1991-93. Full Story

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