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Reuters

April 18, 2011

ARBIL, Iraq, April 18 (Reuters) – At least 90 people were wounded in a second straight day of clashes between protesters and security forces in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya on Monday, police and medical sources said. (more…)

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Associated Press, By Nahal Toosi and Ishtiaq Mahsud

April 18, 2011

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — When a mortar shell killed three people at his neighbor’s house, Munir Khan knew it was time for him and his family to pack up and leave his village near the Afghan border.

In doing so, they joined around 1 million other people still displaced as a result of fighting between Islamist militants and Pakistan’s army. (more…)

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Written by TOLOnews.com

17 April 2011

Afghanistan would face more problems in the future if Nato leaves the country, Simon Gass Senior Civilian Representative of Nato in Afghanistan said on Sunday. (more…)

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The New York Times, By Alissa J. Rubin

April 16, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan — For the second time in two days, a suicide bomber used an Afghan uniform to elude early detection and approach his target, killing five NATO service members attending an early Saturday meeting at the headquarters of the Afghan 201 Corps in the country’s east. The bombing was one of the worst attacks of its kind, NATO and Afghan military officials said. (more…)

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Reuters, By Louis Charbonneau

April 14, 2011

UNITED NATIONS, April 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations on Thursday confirmed 34 people have been found dead at an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq after Iraqi security forces moved against the camp last week. (more…)

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The Economist

April 14, 2011

SRI LANKA’S government has got its retaliation in first. On April 12th a panel of experts delivered a report to the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, assessing whether war crimes were committed when the nation’s army bloodily won a long-running civil war against Tamil Tiger rebels early in 2009. The report has not yet been made public, but the government is furious that an independent inquiry took place at all. The report, it says, is “fundamentally flawed” and biased. (more…)

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Afghan Online Press

By: M. Ashraf Haidari
April 14, 2011

When I first joined the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington , D.C. , in 2004, as director of government and media relations, the embassy lacked everything from a basic management structure to carry out its routine diplomatic activities to a website that could help facilitate customer service online. The concept of public diplomacy through direct dialogue with the American people — explaining to them our shared interests in securing the future of Afghanistan — was unknown. (more…)

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