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WikiLeaks: A Look Back at Developments in the Case

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Developments in the WikiLeaks case: ** December 2006 WikiLeaks is set up by a group of people including Australian Julian Assange, a former computer hacker. The group’s intent is to help whistleblowers around the world post sensitive documents on the Internet without being exposed. ** August 2007 WikiLeaks posts a report showing former Kenyan president […]

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US, North Korea in Geneva For Latest Round of Nuclear Talks

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean and U.S. negotiators meet in Geneva Monday to discuss long-stalled six-party nuclear disarmament negotiations. Analysts expect no breakthroughs during the two-day meeting, but say engagement is better than hostilities. Here are some key dates in the six-party talks, which involve the U.S., the two Koreas, Japan, Russia and China. August 27-29, 2003: First […]

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Timeline of Moammar Gadhafi Rise and Fall

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The following are important moments in the rise and fall of Moammar Gadhafi: September 1, 1969: 27-year-old Gadhafi leads a military coup against Libya’s king. April 5, 1986: Terrorist bombing of a German nightclub kills 2 U.S. servicemen. U.S. retaliates with air strikes in Libya because of the Gadhafi government’s alleged involvement in the bombing. […]

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Iran’s Secretive Quds Force Has Terror Links

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline of major attacks allegedly supported through funds, arms or planning by Iran’s Quds Force, the elite special operations unit of the Revolutionary Guards. April 18, 1983: Suicide bombing of U.S. embassy bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 63, including 17 Americans. U.S. blames militant group Hezbollah, funded by Iran and Syria, for […]

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Afghanistan, 10 Years Since Start of US-Led War Against Taliban

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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October 7, 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush orders start of airstrikes on Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in response to its sheltering of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. November 13, 2001 – Afghanistan’s anti-Taliban Northern Alliance seizes the capital, Kabul, from Taliban […]

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Timeline: Awlaki’s Role in Terror Attacks

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni and U.S. authorities believe Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical al-Qaida-linked cleric, played a role in a number of terrorist attacks. Here is a look at the major incidents. September 2001: U.S. authorities conduct a series of interviews with Awlaki in the aftermath of the September 11th U.S. terror attacks for his alleged dealings with suspects […]

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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 10:44 am (UTC-5)
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A timeline of how Yemen has plunged from protests to near full-fledged civil war: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s President. […]

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A Look at the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Since the Oslo Accords

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:46 pm (UTC-5)
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A look at some major events in Israeli-Palestinian peace moves since 1993. September 1993: Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization sign a declaration of principles known as the Oslo Accords. The agreements include mutual recognition and a plan to establish Palestinian self-government in parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. December 1994: PLO leader […]

Ahmadinejad Has Controversial History of UN Speeches

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 11:11 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Thursday. VOA’s Persian News Network provides a look at some of his past U.N. appearances. September 13, 2005 — Two months after he was elected president, Mr. Ahmadinejad talked about fundamental reforms in the United Nations. Alluding to the […]

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A Timeline of the US Hikers Detained by Iran

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 8:06 am (UTC-5)
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July 31, 2009 – Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd are hiking in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. They are arrested by Iranian authorities, who accuse them of crossing the border into Iran, and are sent to the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. Iranian television describes the three as “spies.” November 5, 2009 […]

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