Posts Tagged ‘fighting’

While fighting continues for a third day along the disputed border between Thailand and Cambodia (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on both countries to declare a ceasefire, arguing that military means could not resolve the dispute. (more…)

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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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