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UN accuses Rwanda of leading DR Congo rebels

Rwanda’s defence minister is commanding a rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is being armed by Rwanda and Uganda, both of which sent troops to aid the insurgency in a deadly attack on UN peacekeepers, according to a UN report. The UN Security Council’s Group of Experts said in a confidential report that Rwanda and Uganda – despite ...

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As Syrians continue to flee, UN urges European Union to uphold asylum principles

Print 16 October 2012 &#150 The United Nations today urged European Union (EU) member States to adhere to their asylum principles as the number of Syrians seeking refuge in these countries has started to grow. “These include ensuring access to territory, access to asylum procedures, harmonized approaches to the adjudication of asylum claims and mutual support between member States,” the ...

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SOMALIA: Food insecurity still a problem

MOGADISHU, 16 October 2012 (IRIN) – Rising food costs, poor ‘Gu’ seasonal rains earlier in the year and continuing insecurity in parts of southern Somalia are affecting the nutritional status of vulnerable people there – a situation that could worsen in the coming months amid the risk of flooding, warn experts. In Mogadishu, the cost of a 50kg bag of ...

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  CIA Arranged Bride Plot To Kill Alleged Terrorist Anwar al Awlaki, New Report Claims

Posted: October 16, 2012 The CIA arranged a bride in a plot to kill a suspected terrorist, in what sounds more like a slapstick comedy than operations within the most sophisticated intelligence agency in the world, a report alleges. The CIA’s arranged bride plot came to light in the report in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, but the Central Intelligence Agency ...

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Korean firm eyes entertainment complex project

Tourists get on a boat to explore the caves at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Photo: Mong Binh HCMC – Zeta Plan and Investment Co., an alliance of leading financial and technology firms in South Korea, intends to build an international-standard entertainment complex at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park inclusive of a casino in…

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Veto power threatens major conference on arms trade

A major diplomatic negotiation aiming to regulate the trade in weapons and ammunition is at risk of failing due to member states’ insistence to give every state the right to veto a future treaty, according to the Control Arms coalition. The Arms Trade Treaty talks, which have been on-going since 2006, came to an abrupt end on the final day ...

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EU Affirms Confidence In Ghana’s Electoral System

Mr Claude Maerten, Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana, on Tuesday said the Union would not monitor the December 2012 general elections. The Union has observed that Ghana has developed internal structures and has the capacity to organize free, fair, transparent and credible elections without the monitoring of the international community. He also noted that due to ...

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