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Main Darfur Rebel Group Names New Leader

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The main rebel group in Sudan’s Darfur region has named the brother of its recently slain leader to head the movement. The Justice and Equality Movement on Thursday said it elected Gibril Ibrahim, a former university professor, to be its chairman. He is the brother of Khalil Ibrahim, who was killed in a Sudanese government […]

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Thai ‘Red Shirt’ Protest Leader Freed on Bail

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court has granted bail to a top leader of Thailand’s “Red Shirt” protest movement who was being held on terrorism charges related to last year’s deadly opposition protests. Arisman Pongruangrong, who surrendered to authorities earlier this month to fight the charges, was freed Wednesday on $190,000 bail. Arisman narrowly escaped arrest in April […]

South Sudan Rebel Chief Killed

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A renegade general who vowed to fight against the newly formed government in South Sudan is dead. South Sudan Vice President Rick Machar confirmed the death of George Athor Deng Tuesday. Machar said he was killed Monday during a clash with government troops, saying Athor had been the most dangerous rebel leader in the country. […]

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Fugitive ‘Red Shirt’ Leader Surrenders in Bangkok

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A fugitive leader of Thailand’s Red Shirt protest movement has surrendered to authorities in Bangkok to fight terrorism charges related to last year’s deadly opposition protests. Arisman Pongruangrong is accused of leading anti-government protesters to storm the Thai parliament and a satellite broadcasting building during weeks of mass protests against then Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. […]

Congo Militia Leader Put on UN Sanctions List

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Congolese militia leader running for parliament has been added to a United Nations sanctions list because of alleged human rights abuses. The U.N. missions of France, Britain, and the United States said Tuesday that Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka has been added to a list of people subject to a worldwide travel ban and asset freeze. […]

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Burma’s Former Military Ruler Reportedly Retires

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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( Title: BURMA LEADER HEAD: Burmese Former Military Ruler Reportedly Retires DATE: 11/24/11 NUMBER:1667221 TYPE: CN )) The former military leader of Burma, General Than Shwe, is being referred to as “retired” by newspapers in Yangoon. The reports of his retirement comes on the same day that a member of the country’s parliament announced passage […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida’s Second in Command Killed in Pakistan

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says al-Qaida’s number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Saturday Rahman was killed on August 22 in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Waziristan — a known refuge for Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants. The official would not say how […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida’s Second in Command Killed in Pakistan

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says al-Qaida’s number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan. The official, who spoke to Western media on the condition of anonymity, says Al-Rahman was killed on August 22. No other details are available at this time.

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Lagarde; Carstens Campaign for Top IMF Job

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Both of the announced candidates to head the International Monetary Fund are visiting key economic powers, seeking support for their rival bids to become the next managing director of the global lender. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in Beijing for a series of meetings with top Chinese financial and political officials. She arrived Wednesday, […]

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Lagarde & Carstens Campaign for Top IMF Job

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Both of the announced candidates to head the International Monetary Fund are visiting key emerging nations, seeking support for their rival bids to become the next Managing Director of the global lender. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in Beijing for a series of meetings with top Chinese financial and political officials. She arrived Wednesday, […]

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