Archive for June 13th, 2010

Security forces in Kyrgyzstan were given shoot-to-kill powers by the interim government in a bid to stop ethnic fighting that has taken about 80 lives.

The country’s interim government also declared a partial mobilisation of the army to combat “destructive forces and criminal elements”.

Thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have been fleeing what they say are ethnic Kyrgyz gangs in the southern city of Osh. (map) (more…)

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An arrest warrant has been issued by authorities in Venezuela for the head of the only remaining independent television station critical of the country’s president, Hugo Chavez.

According to legal officials, Guillermo Zuloaga, the president of Globovision (photo, from aljazeera.net), and his son, also named Guillermo, were wanted on several charges including conspiracy and business malpractice. (more…)

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