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Annan Heading to Middle East This Weekend

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is making an unexpected trip to Qatar this weekend to try to calm the violent reactions to drawings about the Prophet Muhammad at a meeting to promote religious and cultural understanding. Annan will address the issues raised by the caricatures and emphasize his opposition to the violent outbursts and the need for tolerance at a previously planned meeting of the U.N.-sponsored Alliance of Civilizations, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday. Full Story

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