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Secretary Clinton: Afghanistan Must Make Reforms

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. is ready to support Afghanistan, but the South Asian nation must carry through on reforms, take responsibility for its own security, and build a democracy rooted in the rule of law. Clinton spoke Monday in the German city of Bonn at a global conference on Afghanistan’s […]

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Delegates Begin Talks on Afghan Future

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A global conference on Afghanistan’s future has opened in the German city of Bonn. Delegates from more than 80 countries focused Monday on charting a course for the war-torn country after international combat troops leave in 2014. But Pakistan, considered vital to any prospect of stability in Afghanistan, is boycotting the meeting in response to […]

Delegates Set to Begin Talks on Afghan Future

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A global conference on Afghanistan’s future is set to begin in the German city of Bonn Monday. Delegates from more than 80 countries will focus on charting a course for the war-torn country after international combat troops leave in 2014. But Pakistan, considered vital to any prospect of stability in Afghanistan, is boycotting the meeting […]

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Bush: Fight Against AIDS Must Continue

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush has told an international conference on AIDS that despite global financial worries, the fight against the disease must go on. In an opening address Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Mr. Bush said the world has to set priorities but “there’s no greater priority than saving human life.” […]

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Former US President Bush in Ethiopia for AIDS Conference

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush has arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to address the opening of a five-day international conference on AIDS in Africa. Mr. Bush, accompanied by his wife and two daughters, is concluding an African tour that has already taken him to Tanzania and Zambia. The former U.S. leader is […]

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Delegates Arrive for Conference on Future of Afghanistan

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany for a conference on the future of Afghanistan. The conference, which starts Monday, will focus on charting a course for the war-torn country after international combat troops leave in 2014. The talks are expected to address three key areas including the transfer of security responsibilities […]

Somali Leaders Meet to Chart Country’s Political Future

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali leaders have opened a conference to discuss the shape of the troubled country’s next government. The U.N.-sponsored meeting began Sunday under tight security at the Somali parliament building in war-ravaged Mogadishu. President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said participants should focus on how to end the country’s “transitional period.” Items on the agenda include improving […]

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Nations Meet in Turkey to Discuss Libya’s Future

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s foreign minister has urged the United Nations to unfreeze Libyan assets to help the North African country move forward following the uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Ahmet Davutoglu made the call Thursday in Istanbul, where diplomats from around 30 countries are meeting to discuss ways to support Libya’s opposition. The Libya Contact Group, […]

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AIDS Conference Opens in Rome

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A global medical forum on AIDS opened Sunday in Rome, bringing together thousands of scientists, researchers and health experts. The conference, sponsored by the International AIDS Society, is expected to be dominated by last week’s announcement of a possible breakthrough in preventing the spread of the HIV virus, which causes AIDS. Two new studies, released […]

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NATO: Resource Issue Will Become Critical in Sustained Libyan Operation

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A senior NATO official is warning that the issue of resources will become critical if operations against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were to last long. But French General Stephane Abrial, a senior NATO commander, said Tuesday that NATO so far has the means necessary to carry out its mission in the North African country wracked […]

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