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By KAMAL RAJ SIGDEL, The Kathmandu Post

February 18, 2010

http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2010/02/18/top-stories/Nepal-has-an-intl-story-to-showcase/5283/

In what appears to be a successful story for the world to replicate, Nepal has completed 50 percent of the total demining operations, an important aspect of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). If the work goes unobstructed, the demining is likely to be completed by 2011, making Nepal the first example in the world to complete the job following International Mine Standard (IMS) within the shortest time. (more…)

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By IRIN

February 2, 2010

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=87953
ABUDA, 2 February 2010 (IRIN) – Mohamed Olhaye Nour, 60, last cultivated his farm in Abuda, 24km southwest of Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, more than two decades ago. (more…)

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Published July 27, 2009 12:44 PM

As U.S. combat troops begin a gradual withdrawal from Iraq, they continue to train and advise Iraqi forces, which are increasingly responsible for maintaining security. But one of the most useful security tools is a hard one for Iraqis to accept — not because of technical difficulty, but because of a cultural taboo. (more…)

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By THOMAS SCHWARTZ

POSTED: July 24, 2009

Days before the bombing campaign began, Kelly Hayes-Raitt was in Iraq. (more…)

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By Agence France-Presse

The Philippine military said Saturday it was tightening its cordon around Muslim extremists holding two Red Cross workers hostage, even during the Easter holidays.

“There will be no let up in further constricting the kidnappers’ positions to reduce their freedom of movement especially this Lenten Season,” a military statement said.

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By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr., MUDHAFER AL-HUSAINI and ALI HAMID
Published: June 18, 2008

BAGHDAD — Explosives stowed in a minibus obliterated part of a bustling marketplace and set ablaze a crowded apartment building in the heavily Shiite Huriya district of northwest Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 75 late Tuesday afternoon, Iraqi security officials said.

There were immediate and angry calls for revenge from Shiites, a display of sectarian tensions that had been ebbing as the overall violence dropped in Iraq. The blast occurred in the heart of a neighborhood where Sunnis had been brutally driven out — and some of the current residents blamed the displaced Sunnis for the attack. (more…)

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