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BBC News | May 23, 2011

A US drone strike has killed seven militants in North Waziristan on the Afghan-Pakistan border, local officials have said. (more…)

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SPONSOR WIRE

18 May, 2011

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 279th meeting held on 18 May 2011, discussed the issue of the protection of civilian populations in armed conflicts, on the basis of the Progress Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Development of Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians in African Union Peace Support Operations [PSC/PR/2(CCLXXIV)], as well as the statements made by the representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (more…)

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The New York Times, By Sharifullah Sahak and Alissa J. Rubin

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14 May, 2011
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KABUL, Afghanistan — For the second time in three days, a night raid in eastern Afghanistan by NATO forces resulted in the death of a child, setting off protests on Saturday that turned violent and ended in the death of a second boy. (more…)

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Associated Press

10 May, 2011

BEIRUT (AP) — Tanks and troops rolled into southern villages near the heart of Syria’s anti-government uprising Tuesday, while officials in Washington said the U.S. administration is edging closer to calling for an end to the Assad family’s long rule after its violent suppression of the protests. (more…)

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Associated Press

29 April 2011

BRUSSELS — NATO is congratulating Gen. David Petraeus on his nomination as CIA head, saying its forces in Afghanistan will continue implementing his strategy of handing control to local security forces. (more…)

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The New York Times, By Neil MacFarquhar

27 April 2011

Western nations failed to secure the simplest of Security Council measures: a press statement calling on Syria’s leaders to stop the violence against their own people. (more…)

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Reuters, By Alexander Dziadosz

April 20, 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 20 (Reuters) – Libyan rebels would not object to the presence of foreign ground forces to protect a safe haven for civilians, a senior rebel spokesman said on Wednesday. (more…)

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