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War-Funding Delays Harmful Within Months, Deputy Secretary Says

US Department of Defense, WASHINGTON: War-funding delays will become harmful within months if continued, the Pentagon’s second-ranking official said here today. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said lawmakers have approved less than half the fiscal 2008 request of $189 billion […]

Venezuela deploys troops as diplomats try to defuse regional crisis

Agence France-Presse, CARACAS: Venezuela moved 10 army battalions close to the border with Colombia Wednesday as South American diplomats sought to defuse a regional crisis triggered by Bogota's cross-border attack in Ecuador.   Officials in Colombia, which has received full […]

US sought to oust Hamas, sparking civil war: report

Agence France-Presse, WASHINGTON: US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice covertly sought to oust Hamas after the 2006 polls triggering a bloody Palestinian civil war, a US magazine alleged Tuesday.   Vanity Fair said it had […]

US missile strike targets 'Al-Qaeda leader' in Somalia

Agence France-Presse, MOGADISHU: The US military fired at least one cruise missile into southern Somalia near the Kenyan border, targeting an Al-Qaeda leader believed to be hiding there, a US military official said Monday.   “On March 2, the US […]

South America gripped by Colombia-Ecuador crisis

Agence France-Presse, BOGOTA: Colombia on Monday accused Ecuador and Venezuela of colluding with its FARC rebel foes in an escalating regional crisis sparked by a cross-border raid.   Ecuador angrily rejected Bogota's allegations and severed diplomatic relations with its neighbor, […]

Regional tensions rise after Colombia raid into Ecuador

Agence France-Presse, BOGOTA: Venezuela on Sunday dispatched troops to its border with Colombia and closed its embassy in Bogota, as tensions escalated sharply Sunday over Colombia's cross-border raid into Ecuador that killed a top Colombian rebel.   Venezuelan President Hugo […]

Tanks on streets of Armenian capital after eight killed

Agence France-Presse, YEREVAN: Tanks and troops patrolled the Armenian capital Yerevan on Sunday after eight people were killed and dozens injured during violent protests against the result of a presidential election.   Authorities imposed a state of emergency in Yerevan […]

Dark anniversary for Darfur

Agence France-Presse, KHARTOUM: The deadly conflict in Darfur entered its sixth year on Tuesday with no solution in sight as Khartoum continued to resist the full deployment of a peacekeeping force amid a fresh wave of bombings.   The anniversary […]

Afghanistan experiences won't be forgotten

US Air Force, BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE: The Afghan girls walked across the trash-strewn ground where they lived. Their colorful clothing offered a bright contrast to the debris and the tan terrain surrounding their nomadic tribes' home on a former […]

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