The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the “deteriorating situation” in Yemen.
In 1993, Raphel was appointed as America’s first Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.
Annan said ‘the spread of the virus from Africa to countries overseas was only a matter of time’.
Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would also participate in the meeting.
The protest has become the most concerted challenge to Beijing’s rule since Hong Kong’s handover in 1997.
Police fired tear gas and pepper spray on unarmed protesters, prompting some to defend themselves with umbrellas and homemade masks.
Outgoing President Hamid Karzai said the United States wanted war in Afghanistan ‘because of its own interests’.
Obama said the entire international community understands that ISIS was something that has to be dealt with.
The US said operations will accelerate in the coming days with more nations also expected to contribute.
The UN chief also urged the sides to address the root causes of the crisis.
He wanted to know if the military was quietly engineering the twin protest movements or if, perhaps, it was preparing to stage a coup.
US assessed that there are ‘far fewer’ members of the Yazidis minority group and are in better condition than previously believed.
Al-Masri insisted fighters are “in good shape” despite the nearly monthlong war.
The fighting on Sunday pushed the Gaza death toll given by Palestinian officials to 1,775, most of them civilians.
He also suggested that if proved corrupt then Qatar should be reconsidered as hosts for the 2022 edition.