24 Jun 2009

Medvedev to seal gas, nuclear pacts in Nigeria

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Nigeria Wednesday to sign gas and nuclear energy pacts, becoming the first Kremlin leader to visit Africa’s most populous and energy-rich nation. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

U.S. warns of threats against Sudan government, West

Islamic militants have threatened violence against Sudan’s government and could target Western interests following the death of a suspected militant, the U.S. embassy in Khartoum said on Wednesday. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Foreign officers help fight smuggling at US ports

U.S. agents trying to stop contraband, arms and drug smuggling at the port of Los Angeles will soon get a new partner in their decades-old battle – an officer from Mexico. The move is part of a larger effort at some of the nation’s largest and busiest seaports to enlist

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24 Jun 2009

Kenya rejects call for military help in Somalia

Somalia’s transitional government has the right to request military help from its neighbors against armed militants, the African Union said Monday, but Kenya was quick to reject the idea of sending troops and suggested the AU should spearhead such a move. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Rioting Congo prisoners rape 20 women

Rioting inmates raped around 20 female prisoners during a failed prison break in Democratic Republic of Congo’s violence-ravaged east, the country’s U.N. peacekeeping mission said. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

India has largest number of domestic terror groups

The CPI (Maoist) swells the list of indigenous terror groups operating on our soil to 27, making India home to the largest number of domestic terrorist organisations in the world. On Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) named the CPI (Maoist) as 34th terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities

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24 Jun 2009

Separatists Dismiss Report Pondok School Breeding Ground For Insurgency

A separatist group fighting for the independence of three Muslim-majority provinces in southern Thailand has dismissed a report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) that the Islamic “pondok” school system is being used in any way to propagate violence. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Venezuela to deport top Italian Mafia suspect

CARACAS, Venezuela – A convicted European drug trafficker dubbed the “Mafia’s foreign minister” will be deported to Italy after his capture in Caracas in a joint operation by Venezuelan and Italian police, authorities said Tuesday. Salvatore Miceli was caught at a Caracas hotel on Saturday, Venezuelan police said. He will

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24 Jun 2009

5 hurt in MILF attack in Sultan Kudarat

Five people were wounded when suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels attacked a village in the southern Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat Tuesday, a regional military spokesman said. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Piracy 'cannot be solved at sea'

The new commander of the European Union’s anti-piracy naval operation has told the BBC that piracy can only be solved diplomatically – not at sea. Full Story

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