Sri Lanka, Incumbent President & Former General globalsecurity, Jan 26, 2010 6:54 AM terrorism; killings; This article also triggered the following alerts: Conflict; Sri Lanka Chooses Tuesday between Incumbent President and His Former Top General Steve Herman | Colombo 24 January 2010 An unusual political irony is reaching a climax on the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. The twoproclaimed heroes of the recently-ended quarter century civil war, who are openly accusing each other of war crimes, are facing off in the country's presidential election Tuesday. The two Sinhalese Buddhists have focused their campaigns on persuading the minority, mostly Hindu, Tamils, who bore the brunt of the war, to vote for them. The election is being closely watched by international agencies anddonor governments. Click link to translate articles : de el es fr it nl pt Iraq Executes 'Chemical Ali' wsj, Jan 26, 2010 6:53 AM killed; death; Al Qaeda; attacks; This article also triggered the following alerts: Conflict; Security; During the trials of figures in Mr. Hussein's regime, prosecutors played audiotapes of what they said were conversations between Messrs. Hussein andMajid. In one of the recordings, Mr. Majid was heard vowing to "leave no Kurd (alive) who speaks the Kurdish language." Poison gas had largely fallen out of use after its horrendous effects in World War I until Mr. Hussein used it as a way to stave off Iran's superior numbers during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. "For Saddam Hussein, chemical weapons were a force multiplier, a way of countering theIranian human-wave infantry tactics that were.... Click link to translate articles : de el es fr it nl pt In the Middle of the Baghdad Hotel Attacks time, Jan 26, 2010 6:51 AM Attacks; attackers; mortar; car bomb; attack; dead; This article also triggered the following alerts: Conflict; I live and work near the Hamra Hotel compound, where many foreign journalists live and work. OnMonday, my main assignments for the day were positively mundane: first, to get a plumber to fix the burst pipe at the office, and then head over to the Oil Ministry, where Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell were signing a 20-year deal to develop a super-giant Iraqi oil field. The agreement had been heralded as a cornerstone for the future of an Iraq safe enough for investors to unload tens ofbillions of dollars, perhaps one that would see Iraq surpass Saudi Arabia in oil production. Click link to translate articles : de el es fr it nl pt Ethiopian jet crash deaths rise as 34 bodies found peopledaily, Jan 26, 2010 6:48 AM terrorism; deaths; dead; This article also triggered the following alerts: Conflict; Ethiopia; Remains of an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed into theMediterranean sea on Monday morning, are seen on the shore at Khaldeh beach, south of Beirut, as divers inspect the area, January 25, 2010. (Photo:chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies) BEIRUT: An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as rain lashed the coast and debris washed ashore. At least34 bodies were recovered. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Lebanon has seen stormy weather since Sunday night, with crackling thunder, lightning and pouring rain. Click link to translate articles : de el es fr it nl pt FBI gives photo of terror suspect Headley to India peopledaily, Jan 26, 2010 6:48 AM
Terrorism; attack; attacks; This article also triggered thefollowing alerts: Conflict; The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has given a photograph of terror suspect David Coleman Headley to India, said official sources on Monday. The photograph showed Headley's facial features with one green eye, said the sources. The half American-half Pakistani, who changed his name from Daood Geelani to David Coleman Headley in 2006, is one of the prime...
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