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Regional fights take stage at UN where Ukraine has dominated

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By MATT SEDENSKY
AP National Writer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two of the world’s most persistent conflicts have punctuated debate at the United Nations. That’s a deviation for the annual gathering of world leaders that has been dominated by the war in Ukraine. Addressing hostilities thousands of miles apart and sharing little more than their decades of longevity, the Palestinian and Pakistani leaders nonetheless delivered similar messages. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his confidence in achieving peace with Israel was waning. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif lamented the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir.

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