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In Change of Tactics, U.N. Now Hopes for ‘Flood of Drugs’ in Afghanistan

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31 May 09 | AWC News

U.N. Drug Chief: “There will be so much opium inside Afghanistan.” Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 11:04 pm

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Sri Lanka Disputes Report of 20,000 Dead

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29-30 | AJE, NYT and AI

Calls around the world are growing for an inquiry into the number of civilians who may have been killed in the final stages of the Sri Lankan military’s assault on Tamil Tiger fighters. Both sides have been accused of killing civilians in the conflict. The U.N. says the total number of people killed in the final phase may never be known. Al Jazeera’s Azhar Sukri reports. (2:56):

Sri Lankan government officials have denounced a report by the Times of London on Friday that “more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling.”

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30 May 2009 at 2:51 pm

Petraeus: U.S. Violated Geneva Conventions

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29 May 09 | Raw Story

The head of the U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, said Friday that the U.S. had violated the Geneva Conventions in a stunning admission from President Bush’s onetime top general in Iraq that the U.S. may have violated international law.

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29 May 2009 at 9:14 pm

Gen. Casey: U.S. Ready to Fight War Against North Korea

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28 May 09 | AWC News, FT, AJE, and RT

Troops on high alert as North Korea moves artillery to western coast.
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29 May 2009 at 8:57 pm

No War Crimes Probe for Sri Lanka

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28 May 09 | PTV, BBC and FT

Sri Lanka escapes Western efforts to press war crime charges against the government over the civilian toll in its war with the Tamil Tigers.


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28 May 2009 at 3:43 pm

U.N. Drafting Resolution Against North Korea; Pyongyang Threatens South Korea

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26-28 May 09 | PTV, RT, AJE and LAT

The U.N. Security Council says it needs “some time” to finalize a resolution sanctioning North Korea for its latest nuclear and ballistic missile tests.


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28 May 2009 at 11:23 am

Fallout Over North Korea Nuclear Test

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26 May 09 | AJE and PTV

North Korea has test-fired two short-range missiles, reports say, a day after the country triggered international condemnation by conducting an underground nuclear test.


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26 May 2009 at 7:15 pm