Archive for June, 2008

Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister, has appeared before Cambodia’s genocide tribunal, in order to appeal against his detention.

Ieng Sary (photo), 82, has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed during the Maoist regime’s four-year rule in the late 1970s. (more…)

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A prisoner swap with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has been approved by Israel’s cabinet (photo).

Two Israeli bodies of two Israeli soldiers, captured by Hezbollah two years ago, would return to their country. (more…)

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In Gaza, Hamas forces have arrested the Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades spokesman, Mohammed Abu Irmana, after the group claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Israel. (more…)

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An African Union (AU) summit is set to open in Sharm el-Shiekh, gathering leaders, amid growing calls for African leaders to shun the Zimbabwean president over his widely discredited re-election.

Robert Mugabe has arrived for the meeting right after the election and being sworn in on Sunday. (more…)

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A Palestinian youth has been shot and killed early Sunday, during a night patrol in a West Bank village, said Palestinians. (more…)

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The National Council of Resistance of Iran has organised a rally in France, gathering tens of thousands of supporters of the Iranian opposition. (more…)

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Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate to the White House, and John McCain, the Republican candidate, have clashed over their commitment to immigration reform.

The US must secure its borders, said Mr McCain, speaking at a conference of Hispanic officials in Washington. (more…)

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