Posts Tagged ‘United States’

The New York Times | Isabel Kershner | June 7, 2011

DAMASCUS – Gunmen from a pro-Syrian Palestinian organization shot and killed as many as 14 people during a protest at a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus on Monday, WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency, reported on Tuesday.


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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty By Rikard Jozwiak

April 14, 2011

NATO foreign ministers have endorsed calls for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi to leave power, amid divisions among alliance members on the campaign to protect civilians in the North African country.

At a meeting in Berlin, NATO foreign ministers agreed the alliance would continue its Libya mission as long as was needed. (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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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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April 02, 2011
Iraq’s death toll during the month of March is estimated at 247 killed including 136 civilians while 370 others were wounded including 215 civilians.

56 soldiers were killed and 75 others were wounded while 55 policemen were killed and 80 others were wounded, according to the figures of Iraqi Health, Defense and Interior Ministries.

72 terrorists were killed and 209 others were arrested during the month of March, Iraqi ministries sources told Alsumaria.

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March 18, 2011

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan says it will not attend the next round of talks with the United States and Afghanistan in protest over an especially deadly American missile attack. (more…)

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By Dan De Luce

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has visited southern Afghanistan’s pivotal battleground, a day after flying into the country and publicly apologising over civilian deaths.

The US-led coalition views the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar — traditional Taliban heartlands bordering Pakistan’s tribal areas where insurgent leaders reside — as crucial to turning the tide in the long war. (more…)

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