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Liberian governmet reports rebel fights
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Liberian governmet reports rebel fights
The government announced that its forces had repulsed rebel fighters at two locations near the capital, Monrovia. Jeff Mutanda, Assistant Minister for Public Affairs in the Information Ministry, reportedly denied allegations made by local journalists that the conflict had been "stage-managed" by the government in order to justify the imposition of a state o...
 
Train catches fire in Egypt
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Train catches fire in Egypt
A train caught fire outside of Cairo on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2002, killing over 350 people and injuring scores more. In other news, the government signed an agre...
 
Eritrean President rejects criticsms on human rights violations
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Eritrean President rejects criticsms on human rights violations
The government of President Isayas Afewerki criticized the European Parliaments resolution, adopted on February 7, which criticized Asmara for human rights violations and condemned the expulsion of the Italian ambassador last September....
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UN news as of Feb. 21, 2002
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
UN news as of Feb. 21, 2002
Secretary General Kofi Annan presented a bleak report to the Security Council on the stalled peace process in Western Sahara. Annan also asked the Security Cou...
 
Human trafficking in the Balkans
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
Human trafficking in the Balkans
Geneva -- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) recently released a report on human trafficking from and through the Balkans, calling for steppe...
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"Red Card to Child Labour" campaign
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will launch its "Red Card to Child Labour" campaign this week to coincide with the start of the 2002 African Cup ...
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International pledges for Afghanistan
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
International pledges for Afghanistan
International donors pledged $4.5 billion over five years for rebuilding efforts at a Tokyo conference attended by dozens of nations and international organiza...
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Aid arriving to the area of Mount Nyiragongo (Congo)
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
Aid arriving to the area of Mount Nyiragongo (Congo)
Following last weeks eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the damage caused by lava flows to the nearby city of Goma, aid began to trickle into the area, with Cana...
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UN Round-up
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Saturday, 26 January 2002
UN Round-up
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan attended talks with leaders in Japan, Thailand and Pakistan. Mr. Annan also announced he was nominating former German diplomat ...
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.