49 articles tagged "International affairs"
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Israel outraged by UN Human Rights Council endorsement of controversial Goldstone report<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2009, 11:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
The UN Human Right Council's endorsement Friday, Oct. 16, sent the anti-Israel Goldstone war crimes report to the UN Security Council. The Goldstone report condemned Israel and Hamas for war crimes in the January Gaza offensive, reserving special criticism for Israel. Israel has rejected the charges in the report as ...
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23-month old child from Texas is first swine flu death in US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2009, 8:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
The US reported its first swine flu death Wednesday, April 29, a 23-year old baby in Texas.
The Mexican government said the number of swine flu deaths rose to 159 by Wednesday with another 2,428 suspected cases. Taiwan has placed all returnees from Mexico in quarantine. Germany has confirmed the first ...
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Twenty-three delegations storm out of UN Racism conference as Ahmadinejad condemns Israel as "racist"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2009, 9:06 AM (GMT+02:00)
Protesters constantly disrupted the speech as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned Israel for "racism" at the Anti-Racism conference which opened in Geneva Monday, April 20. Some were bundled out. He went on to denounce the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan as an arrogant drive to "expand its sphere of influence."
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World agencies gearing up to thwart upgraded Islamist terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2009, 2:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Using novel, upgraded tactics, Al Qaeda and fellow Islamist terror groups are outperforming anti-terror agencies in their attacks on targeted countries. International counter-terror agencies are worried enough to start retooling their counter-measures after viewing terrorist performances in Mumbai on Nov. 2008, killing 172 people, Lahore on March 3, causing 8 ...
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Somali pirates set up "agencies" on three continents <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 14, 2008, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
From Tuesday, Dec. 9, at least four British, French and Greek warships, two reconnaissance planes and 150 marines will escort merchant ships sailing through the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa waters.
But meanwhile, debkafile's military and counter-terrors sources report, the pirates have set up a land-based intelligence-financial-logistic ...
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More fist-shaking from Ahmadinejad<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2008, 4:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
"Before the enemies touch the trigger, Iran's armed forces will cut off their hands," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, according to the state-run IRNA news agency, Sunday, July 13. He spoke in the wake of the test-fire of a long-range ballistic missile that Tehran says can reach Israel and a war ...
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Middle East Quartet urges Israel to halt West Bank settlement activity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2008, 10:47 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Arab states were called on to honor their pledges to the Palestinians. US officials say only one-fifth of the sums promised in December were actually paid.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reading out the statement after the group's Friday meeting expressed deep concern at Israel's continued settlement building on the ...
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Somali troops storm a Dubai-flagged ship, arrest 7 pirates <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2008, 10:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
They released the crew and carried the pirates off in chains Tuesday, April 22, to face trial on pain of death. The semi-autonomous Somali Puntland province government, determined to put a stop to surging piracy for ransom in its waters, has pledged to rescue a Spanish fishing ship held by ...
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India's leading imam heads a delegation of prominent Muslim leaders on first visit to Israel. Their peace mission stirs protest at home<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2007, 9:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
Maulana Jameel Ahmed Ilyasi is the President of the All India Organization of Imams of Mosques, who supervises over 250,00 imams serving an estimated 200 million Indian Muslims. The visitors arrived Wednesday for a six-day visit to meet the two chief rabbis, President Shimon Peres and foreign minister Tzipi Livni.
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Turkish troop movements into N. Iraq raise oil prices past $71 in London Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2007, 5:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
Analysts are concerned that Iraqi Kurdish resistance could spark a larger Turkish cross-border operation and further destabilize oil production in northern Iraq.
The US Navy reported Iran is increasing its fleet of small attack boats capable of striking at warships and disrupting oil traffic in the Gulf oil export chokepoint in ...
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Six-party talks achieve breakthrough on North Korean nuclear program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2007, 11:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
Pyongyang agrees to shut down its main reactor at Yongbyon within 60 days for 60 metric tonnes of fuel aid. US has removed North Korea from its list of states sponsoring terrorism in response to this first step towards nuclear disarmament.
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The Arab Summit Is Distinguished by the Prominence of Its Absentees
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2006, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The two-day 18th Arab League Summit opening in Khartoum Tuesday, March 28, looks like being a semi-washout. The rulers who announced their non-attendance were Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Tunisia's Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and Oman's Sultan Qaboos.
The Arab foreign ministers ...
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A Death Designed for Shock Effect
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 11, 2006, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, 64, was found dead in his cell at The Hague early Saturday, March 11. His lawyer Zdenko Tomanovic announced a few hours later that Milosevic had told him Friday that he feared he was being poisoned in the UN detention facility. He at once passed ...
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Bush Did the Job, Elbaradei Walked off with the Nobel Peace Prize
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 7, 2005, 3:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
In 2002, the United States, Britain and Israel strongly suspected the new Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradai, of employing secret delaying tactics to help three Muslim nations get their nuclear weapons programs off the ground. The nations were Libya, Iran and Egypt.
Intelligence data showed those programs as being ...
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An Amazed World Watches a Superpower's Sluggish Response to Disaster at Home
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2005, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Five days after Hurricane Katrina devastated three Gulf states of the United States leaving thousands dead and one million homeless and in deep distress, President George W. Bush flew in. The horrifying spectacles of suffering and the immensity of the calamity were far worse than he imagined. The US president ...
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The Dollar Is Flexing Its Muscles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2005, 11:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The US dollar finished last week's trading at its highest level in six months against the euro (1.2620 euro per dollar). It also made a strong showing against all other major world currencies. Another round of good economic figures - especially the surprise narrowing of the American trade deficit in ...
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Putin's Mid East Visits Signpost Unfolding Russian Penetration
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2005, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli officials are not sure what to make of Vladimir Putin's current Middle East tour, the first Russian president ever to initiate a visit to Jerusalem and the first world leader to call on Palestinian Authority leaders in Ramallah. Putin himself made much of the one million Israelis who understood ...
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Creeping Specter of World Economic Slowdown
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2005, 8:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
Sharp falls in equity markets around the globe, the $10 oil price drop from an all time high and the falling-off of US bond yields from 4.60 to 4.25% - all add up to a tremor rippling across world markets that is generated by fear of a slowdown in the ...
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Pope John Paul II and the Jews: "You are our elder brothers."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2005, 11:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
The most peripatetic of all pontiffs, the waving white-cassocked figure of Pope John Paul II and his popemobile - bulletproofed since the 1981 attempt on his life - became a legendary figure as he crisscrossed the world's map for more than 20 years.
One of the longest and most moving ...
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Markets at Crossroads
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2005, 7:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Rallying fast during the last two weeks of March, the US currency gained about 4% against all major currencies - the euro for example, which traded at $1.3480 on March 14 and dipped to $1.292 by March 29. This trend was the result of the change in the market's estimation ...
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