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UN chief: Occupation, conflict stifles Arab world progress

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laid blame for stifled development in the Arab world on "protracted conflict, injustice and occupation," in a message relayed Monday to the Third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Saudi Arabia.
"The stalemate in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis is especially troubling," said Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Rima Khalaf, who delivered Ban's message.
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