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Archive | March 3, 2010

Live Aid Investigation: Millions Intended for Victims of 1984 Famine Diverted to Anti-government Rebel Leaders?

Allegations, made by former rebel compatriots of Meles Zenawi, detail how millions raised by Bob Geldof’s Live Aid were diverted to arm the rebels against the army of Mengistu Haile Mariam. Although millions of people were saved by Western aid that was donated for Ethiopia after Live Aid, evidence from the BBC investigation suggests that […]

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Suicide Bombings in Baqubah, Iraq Kill 32

AP VIDEO: At least 32 people were killed by a triple suicide bombing northeast of the Iraqi capital. The blasts in Baqouba, including one at the emergency hospital, come days ahead of key elections. Suicide bombers attacked two police stations and a hospital Wednesday in Baqubah, Iraq, killing at least 32 people. Bombings to disrupt […]

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Afghanistan to Ban Live Coverage of Taliban Attacks

The Afghan government intends to ban live media coverage of Taliban attacks and military action because it has evidence that militants have used live footage to coordinate fighters on the ground. The change in procedure is announced four days after five Taliban suicide bombers attacked two guesthouses in the heart of Kabul, killing 17 people, […]

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US Delays Plans on Sanctions Against Iran

The Obama Administration has reversed its push for sanctions against Iran by the end of March, with or without the UN Security Council. On February 25, 2010 Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak was given ‘the end of March’ in his talks with administration officials regarding sanctions against Iran. On March 2, Secretary of State Hillary […]

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