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US to Release $1.5 Billion for Libya

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and South Africa have reportedly reached a deal to allow the release of $1.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets, to be used by the country’s opposition-run council for urgent humanitarian aid. Those assets had been blocked under U.N. sanctions against the government of Moammar Gadhafi. But U.S. officials said Thursday the money […]

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UN to Release $1.5 Billion for Libya

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations diplomats say the United States and South Africa have reached a deal to allow the release of $1.5 billion in Libya’s frozen assets for urgent humanitarian aid, including the purchase of fuel and the provision of social services. The assets, which were blocked under U.N. sanctions, would be released to the Transitional National […]

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Contact Group Urges UN to Unfreeze Libyan Assets

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libya Contact Group is putting more support behind Libya’s opposition governing council and urging the United Nations to unlock frozen Libyan assets. After meeting in Istanbul Thursday, the nearly 30 countries and organizations of the Contact Group called for an expedited process to unfreeze Libyan assets for use by the rebels’ Transitional National Council. […]

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Clinton Calls for “Active Political Process” in Afghanistan

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s announcement that he will not run for re-election means there must be an “active political process” to elect a successor. Clinton made the comment Tuesday at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. She said the U.S. wants the Afghan government to be Afghan-led […]

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India’s FM Heads to Burma, Elevating Diplomatic Ties

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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India’s foreign minister flew Monday to Burma for a visit that is expected to boost warming ties between the Asian neighbors. Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna said before leaving New Delhi that the talks would focus on security cooperation as well as energy, infrastructure and other matters. He is the highest ranking Indian government official to […]

Iranian Defense Minister Meets Afghan President in Kabul

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s defense minister met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Sunday, the last day of a landmark two-day visit to Afghanistan aimed at bolstering bilateral ties between the two countries. Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the presence of foreign forces in the country is the main cause of rising unrest in Afghanistan. On […]

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