Monthly Archives: "October 2012"

This Monday, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, in order to discuss with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika about the crisis in Mali. Algeria is known as the strongest...

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On the 22nd of October, Congo suddenly decides to close the border posts of Goma and Gisenyi, from the Rwandan side. According to the governor of the North Kivu province, 500 travelers were caught on...

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The plans for an American endgame in Afghanistan have always been connected to the creation of a stable Afghan state with a strong and cohesive military and police force, capable of fighting the Taliban after...

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Clashes in Syria, courtesy of BBC

Syria: Fragile truce is over

October 29, 2012

The hopes that the truce between the Syrian regime and the rebels will last even after Eid al-Adha seems to have been unrealistic as both parties violated the agreement since day one. Syrian jets have...

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A suicide bomber detonated himself this Friday in front of Eid Gah mosque in the Maymana, Faryab province, Northern Afghanistan. The attack happened in the day of the most important Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha, being...

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The four day ceasefire in Syria is as of Friday a reality, but the parties have imposed certain conditions in order to respect the truce. President Assad declared that the regime is willing to stop...

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Syrian government officials declared that the military command is still studying Lakhdar Brahimi’s proposal of cease-fire for the holiday of Eid al-Adha that starts tommorow. They also stated that they have never formally agreed with...

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Jean Yves Le Drian, the French Defense Minister, initially in favor for a military intervention in Mali, has somehow retracted his statement regarding the offensive military action. It appears that Jean Le Drian finds it...

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Mullah Abdul Rahman, a high level Taliban commander from the northern Kunduz area of the country has been captured in a NATO joint operation.  A key role in the Afghan-NATO action was played by the...

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According to a local hospital, over 5000 women were raped since the beginning of the year in the eastern province alone. Also, Health America detected a rise in the sexual violence acts. Approximately 2/3 of...

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