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Larry Freund
New York
22 November 2010
VOA News

The United Nations Security Council on Monday called for the protection of civilians threatened by conflict.

The 15-member Security Council adopted a statement expressing deep regret that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts.  The statement demands that all relevant parties put an end to such practices and recognizes that nations bear the primary responsibility to ensure the human rights of all individuals within their borders.

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Reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled; Mohamed Ahmed in Baidoa; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Charles Dick
Reuters

Mogadishu – The hardline Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab has taken control of a central Somali trading town after fighting that killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens of others, residents said on Saturday. (more…)

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by Lisa Schlein
Voice of America

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate and is among the worst in the world. The Red Cross says it is stepping up its emergency relief operation for hundreds of thousands of displaced people. Lisa Schlein reports from ICRC headquarters in Geneva.

The people of Somalia are being crushed by war and drought. The International Committee of the Red Cross is one of the few aid agencies still working in this increasingly dangerous environment. (more…)

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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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Sri Lanka bombings move toward capital

The Army has blamed Tamil Tiger separatist rebels for recent attacks, which have targeted civilians near Colombo.

By Arthur Brigh
Christian Science Monitor

At least 21 people were killed and 47 more were wounded in an explosion on Friday targeting a crowded bus near Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Army blamed the attack on Tamil Tiger separatists. The attack was the third in the last two weeks that has targeted civilians around the Sri Lankan capital – far from the front lines of fighting in northern Sri Lanka. (more…)

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UN advises ending of refugee status for Sierra Leoneans who fled country

UN News Centre

6 June 2008 – The United Nations refugee agency says it is recommending that refugee status for Sierra Leoneans who fled their country should be ended because the root causes of the West African nation’s refugee problem have ceased to exist. (more…)

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Marines in, Taliban out, and Afghans have new hope

By CARLOTTA GALL
The International Herald Tribune

For two years British troops staked out a presence in this small district center in southern Afghanistan and fended off attacks from the Taliban. The constant firefights left Garmser a ghost town, its bazaar broken and empty but for one baker, its houses and orchards reduced to rubble and weeds. (more…)

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