Former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The UN Security Council has announced the death of former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Venezuela’s U.N. Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis Tuesday and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.

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The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.

Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat, was the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations, serving from January 1992 to December 1996.

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