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U.S. Marines storm pirate-held ship off Somalia

U.S. Marines storm pirate-held ship off Somalia

Helicopters from the USS Dubuque provide aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, center-right, boarded and seized control of the Antigua and Barbuda flagged and German-owned vessel Magellan Star, left, at sea off the coast of Somalia, Sept. 9 / AP /U.S. Navy, Cryptologic Technician […]

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AWOL on Sudan? War, is returning and the perception of U.S. indifference isn't helping

AWOL on Sudan? War, is returning and the perception of U.S. indifference isn't helping

John Prendergast / Wall Street Journal For a second-tier foreign policy issue, Sudan has seen its share of first-tier finger-pointing over the last decade. Congress has blamed the White House, administrations have blamed activists and Congress, and everyone has condemned the Chinese whose multibillion dollar oil investment underwrites the Khartoum regime’s war policies in Darfur […]

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UN appoints veteran French Socialist to tackle Somali pirates

UN appoints veteran French Socialist to tackle Somali pirates

By John Metzler In the midst of the ongoing struggle against Somali piracy along the Horn of Africa,  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a veteran French socialist politician to offer legal formulae to tackle the seaborne buccaneers. Jack Lang, longtime Socialist party political luminary,  has been given the title  Special Advisor on Legal […]

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Obama reverses Bush-backed Morocco plan in favor of Polisario state

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has backed a Polisario state, ending U.S. support for a Moroccan plan to establish autonomy for Western Sahara. Morocco has warned the West that such a state could become a haven for Al Qaida and other terror organizations. Diplomatic sources said the Obama administration has disassociated itself from a Moroccan […]

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Outlaw state Sudan wants own reactor by 2020

CAIRO — Sudan, deemed a terrorist sponsor, has announced a nuclear program. The Khartoum regime said it would acquire and install a nuclear reactor by 2020. Official said the reactor would be used for the generation of electricity. “The Electricity and Dams Ministry has already started preparing for the project to produce power from nuclear […]

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UN — checked by China — offers only words of concern as Darfur crisis worsens

UN — checked by China — offers only words of concern as Darfur crisis worsens

By John Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council has unanimously renewed the peacekeeping mandate for Sudan’s embattled Darfur region. In the meantime, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague has slapped charges of genocide on Sudan’s ruler. This comes amid continuing violence in the troubled region against both helpless civilians and the UN […]

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Sudan claims gains in new Darfour fighting

Sudan claims gains in new Darfour fighting

The Sudanese Army reported a military offensive in Darfour and said rebels sustained heavy casualties. An Army spokesman said up to 150 people have been killed or injured in the fighting, particularly with the rebel Justice and Equality Movement. “The fighting has taken place in Azban, and there are large numbers of dead and wounded,” […]

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