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      JAPAN PROBES INTERNET LEAK OF SENSITIVE NAVY DATA
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Tokyo, February 23: Japan‘s Defence Ministry is probing a suspected leak onto the Internet of navy data, including some confidential information, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

The incident came to light a week ago when a navy inspection team spotted a message on an Internet bulletin board that s >>>


      LENOVO LIKELY TO LAUNCH LOW–END BRAND PCS IN US
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Boston, February 23: Lenovo Group Ltd., the world‘s No. 3 PC maker, will soon start selling low–priced computers targeted at small US businesses, taking the Lenovo brand outside China for the first time, said an analyst familiar with the matter.

Lenovo, which last year bought IBM‘s ailing PC >>>


      LISTEN TO MP3 ON YOUR SWISS ARMY KNIFE
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 1301 hours IST New York, February 25: The famous Swiss Army Knife has added yet another tool to its roster of multi–use capabilities –– MP3 player.

The SwissMemory s.beat from Swissbit and Victorinox is an all–in–one, flash memory–base >>>


      MANY EX–BJP MEMBERS TO JOIN UMA‘S NEW PARTY
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Mandsaur, MP, February 25: Disclosing that her new political outfit would be given concrete shape on April 30, expelled BJP leader Uma Bharati today claimed that several senior leaders from the saffron party would join it.

The proposed ‘manch‘ (Front) would be given concrete shape on April 30 at Ch >>>


      MICROSOFT SEES DOUBLE–DIGIT ASIAN REVENUE GROWTH
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Hong Kong, February 24: Microsoft Corp, the world‘s biggest software firm, is aiming to boost its revenue in Asia by a double–digit percentage rate over each of the next three years, a top regional executive said.

Information technology spending in Asia was forecast to grow an average ' per cen >>>


      NASA’S ORBITER GETS CLOSE TO RED PLANET
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Washington, February 25: NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is headed into a perilous phase after a seven–month journey from Earth, aiming to start looping around the Red Planet on March 10, space agency officials said on Friday.

If it manages to reach its planned orbit, a process that will take an >>>


      NO BIAS TOWARDS BIHAR, ALL STATES REPRESENTED: LALOO
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      New Delhi, February 24: Agitated over frequent disruptions in his speech, Railway Minister Laloo Prasad on Friday said BJP led Opposition was ‘jealous’ of the schemes announced for the common people in the Railway Budget which envisaged the largest ever plan outlay of Rs 23,475 crore for 2006–07.

Prasad >>>


      NO RAILWAY MINISTER LIKE LALOO IN HISTORY: RABRI
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Patna, February 24: Railway Minister Laloo Prasad on Friday received a pat on his back from none other than his better half former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi for presenting a ‘pro–poor’ budget.

«The budget has taken care of everybody. The rich and the poor alike will benefit from it,» sh >>>


      PETROL PRICES UNCHANGED
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      New Delhi, February 24: Petrol and diesel prices are unlikely to be lowered following an 8 per cent cut in rail freight charges announced by Railway Minister Laloo Prasad in the Railway Budget for 2006–07.

About 35–40 per cent of the 54 million tonnes petrol and diesel consumed annually is moved on >>>


      PM HOLDS TALKS FOR ‘NEW KASHMIR‘
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 2020 hours IST New Delhi, February 25: Expressing confidence that differences can be reconciled, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday sought the partnership of Kashmiri leaders to construct a "naya" (new) Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in a spirit of "mutual tolera >>>


      PM TO LOOK AT RELEASING KASHMIR DETAINEES
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 2123 hours IST New Delhi, February 25: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday his government would look into releasing detainees in Kashmir who are not facing serious charges to try to push peace.

Singh‘s comments came at the end of a day–long peace c >>>


      POST WINTER FOG COST 1,640 FLIGHTS TO AIRLINES
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 113' hours IST New Delhi, February 26: Domestic airlines lost crores of rupees in disruptions caused by the intermittent fog, even as the winter season passed by without causing continued flight disruption as witnessed in the previous years.

As many as 1,640 flights we >>>


      SHERYL CROW HAS CANCER SURGERY, POSTPONES TOUR
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Washington, February 25: Grammy winner Sheryl Crow had surgery for breast cancer and postponed a North American tour scheduled to start next month, the singer announced on her Web site on Friday.

Crow‘s Web site said she underwent successful surgery on Wednesday and described the procedure as "minim >>>


      SUN ZARRA
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Mumbai, February 24: Even though a big segment of Bollywood has started thinking out of the box and venturing into lanes that were considered unrealistic till sometime ago, another faction continues to have faith in the tried and tested formula.

Sun Zarra relies heavily on the formula that worked so well in th >>>


      SURGEONS DEVELOP NOVEL CURE FOR PAINFUL JOINTS
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 1742 hours IST Mumbai, February 26: Two Mumbai–based orthopaedic surgeons have claimed to have developed a non–invasive treatment for severe painful joints affected by Avascular Necrosis (AVN).

Sanjay Agarwala, head of Orthopaedic Department, Hinduja Hospital a >>>


      TAXI NUMBER '211, HUMKO TUMSE...
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Friday, February 24, 2006 at 1605 hours IST Mumbai, February 24: With a title like Taxi No. '211, you expect a wacky film. Wacky it is, but there‘s more to this film than an unconventional, off the wall theme. The film borrows heavily from life, life in Mumbai in particular.

Taxi No. '21 >>>


      TRIBALS STUDYING HIGHER TO GET RS 8,000 PM
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 1203 hours IST New Delhi, February 26: With a view to provide financial assistance to tribal students interested in pursuing higher studies, the Centre would soon launch a special scheme under which it would grant upto Rs 8,000 every month for eligible candidates for a period of th >>>


      WATER
      Индия экспресс, 26-02-2006
      Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 1'08 hours IST Bangkok, February 25: Indian–born director Deepa Mehta was celebrating today after her problem–plagued film Water finally found its way to success, winning Best Film at the Bangkok International Film Festival.

Water, which focuses on the pl >>>


      "013 Барак" Дарите женщинам...
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Дрор Бахат, вице-директор по маркетингу «013 Барак», сообщает: «013 Барак» всегда учитывает традиции русскоязычных израильтян. Поэтому “013 Барак” вновь проводит очень выгодное мероприятие для тех, кто звонит за границу. Наши проверки показали, что до и во время этого праздника количество разговоров увеличивается на 30%. Нам понятно жела >>>


      "Штраус" к празднику Пурим
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Производитель молочных продуктов «Штраус» предлагает вам в дни праздника Пурим провести некоторое время со своим малышом и вместе с ним соорудить милую игрушку-погремушку. Теперь к баночкам «Гамадим» прилагаются яркие цветные наклейки. Изготовить погремушку очень просто: нужно всего лишь с удовольствием опустошить две баночки любимого детьм >>>


      Ариэлю Шарону исполнилось 78 лет
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Премьер-министру Ариэлю Шарону исполнилось сегодня, 26 февраля, 78 лет. Семья и близкие главы правительства сообщили, что празднование дня рождения не состоится из-за тяжелого состояния больного, который не выходит из комы с 4 января. После госпитализации Шарон перенес несколько операций, которые привели к стабилизации его состояния, н >>>


      Армия расследует обстоятельства ранения демонстранта у деревни Бейт-Сира
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Матан Коэн, 17 летний демонстрант, получил ранение в левый глаз, которое может привести к полной потере зрения. Во время столкновения демонстрантов с войсками ЦАХАЛа около деревни Бейт-Сира Коэн был ранен и в бессознательном состоянии эвакуирован в больницу "Тель Ха-Шомер". В ЦАХАЛе начато расследование, сообщила сегодня, 26 февраля, радиос >>>


      Григорий Лернер вновь признан виновным в мошенничестве
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Сегодня тель-авивский окружной суд признал бизнесмена Григория Лернера (Цви Бен-Ари)виновным в отмывании капиталов, подделке документов и мошенничестве. В рамках судебной сделки из обвинительного заключения изъят ряд пункт об умышленном введение в заблуждение следствия и суда. Приговор Григорию Лернеру будет вынесен позже, но извест >>>


      Израиль намерен ужесточить реакции на ракетные обстрелы
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Министр обороны Шауль Мофаз рекомендует ужесточить реакции ЦАХАЛа на ракетные обстрелы Израиля. Ввод войск на территорию сектора Газы пока не планируется, но рассматривается возможность точечных ликвидаций лидеров террористических группировок, массированные артобстрелы открытых территорий, откуда запускаются ракеты, и разрушение инфраструкт >>>


      Как евреи планируют управлять миром?
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Давид Шехтер, специально для "Курсор-Инфо", 26 февраля 2006 г. Убийство еврея Илана Халими в Париже бандой мусульман стало новым пиком волны антисемитизма, захлестнувшей Европу. Волна эта вызвана и искусственно поддерживается массированной антисемитской пропагандой, источник которой – арабские страны. В них по прежнему широко издается антис >>>


      Лучшие фильмы на yes Доко: Монголия, Грузия, далее везде.
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Семья кочевников перегоняет стадо верблюдов через пустыню Гоби. В пути одна из верблюдиц рожает белого верблюжонка, но поскольку выглядит он страннно и непривычно,отказывается его принять. Малышу грозит смерть от голода, и лишь древний ритуал под названием "танец плачущего верблюда" способен растопить сердце верблюдицы. Двое кочевников отпр >>>


      Мофаз: "Ось зла" тянется в Газу
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Министр обороны Израиля Шауль Мофаз встретился сегодня с Дэвидом Уолшем, помощником госсекретаря США Кондолизы Райс по делам Ближнего Востока. После встречи Мофаз заявил журналистам, что в ходе беседы с Уолшем он предупредил собеседника о том, что ХАМАС и Тегеран намереваются протянуть "ось зла" из Ирана в Газу. По словам Мофаза, це >>>


      Начались судебные слушания по приговору Наоми Блюменталь
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Спустя неделю после того как депутат кнессета Наоми Блюменталь (Ликуд) была признана виновной по делу о предвыборной коррупции (дело "Сити- Тауэр"), 26 февраля в тель-авивском мировом суде началось обсуждение приговора. Обвинение требует тюремного заключения. Максимальный срок, предусматриваемый законом по этой статье, - 8 лет тюрьмы. >>>


      Недавние министры уже получают пенсию
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     15 бывших министров уже получают пенсию в дополнение к зарплате депутатов кнессета, несмотря на то, что большинство из них еще не достигло пенсионного возраста. Пенсия составляет 2% от зарплаты министра за каждый год его службы и варьируется от 1400 до 3800 шекелей в месяц брутто. Кроме того, бывший министр получает ежемесячно 261 шеке >>>


      Новости и актуальные события от ISRAland в сотовом портале третьего поколения oboxlive
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Сегодня сотовый телефон - это еще и источник информации. Хотите посмотреть новостную передачу – пожалуйста, хотите узнать астрологический прогноз – нет проблем! А может, вы не знаете, где лучше провести вечер? И на этот вопрос найдется ответ! Нам важно всегда, в любую минуту, в любом месте быть в курсе событий. И на помощь приходит сот >>>


      Ольмерт начал реорганизацию канцелярии премьер-министра
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Исполняющий обязанности премьер-министра Эхуд Ольмерт начал подготовку к периоду после выборов. Генеральный директор министерства промышленности, труда и торговли Раанан Динор и советник Ольмерта Таль Зильберштейн проводят в последние дни переговоры о будущей организации канцелярии премьер-министра, методах работы и назначениях на ответстве >>>


      Опрос: большинство палестинцев поддерживают ХАМАС
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Согласно результатам опроса, проведенным Институтом исследования общественного мнения "Аль-Мустакбаль" в Газе, 70% палестинцев поддерживают позицию ХАМАСа по поводу того, что не следует выдвигать признание Израиля в качестве обязательного условия для получения финансовой помощи от международного сообщества. В то же время 46,5% респонде >>>


      Палестинцы угрожают взорвать здание Библейского общества в Газе
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     По информации американской газеты International Herald Tribune, 1500 христиан, проживающих в Газе, постоянно получают угрозы с требованием покинуть территорию ПА. Руководители Библейского общества в Газе получили анонимное письмо с ультиматумом: "Если вы не покинете Газу до 28 февраля, ваш офис будет взорван". Библейское общество в Газ >>>


      Под Хевроном убит израильский араб
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     42-летний житель лагеря беженцев Яата Халил эль-Аадра был похищен из своего дома несколько дней назад. Сегодня, 26 февраля, его тело без признаков жизни было найдено на пустыре в районе Хевроне - недалеко от Кирьят-Арбы. Поверхностный осмотр тела показал, что Эль-Аадру просто изрешетили пулями из автоматического оружия – судя по всему, >>>


      Правительство Ливана позволяет вооружать "Хизбаллу"
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Правительство Ливана впервые официально признало, что разрешило доставку партии оружия для "Хизбаллы" из Ирана. Согласно ливанским источникам, 31 января пограничники задержали автоколонну с грузом оружия, посланного для "Хизбаллы". Министерство обороны Ливана отдало приказ пропустить грузовики. Сообщение об этом инциденте немедленно >>>


      Правительство одобрило реформу армейской службы
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     26 февраля на заседании кабинета министров утверждены рекомендации комиссии Бен-Басата о поэтапном сокращении срока действительной службы в израильской армии. Напомним, что юноши, мобилизованные до августа 2004 года, обязаны были прослужить 36 месяцев, а после - лишь 32. Те, кого призовут в июле 2006 года, прослужат в еще на 4 месяца м >>>


      Предъявлено обвинительное заключение по делу о терактах в Бейт-Шеане и Хадере
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     В военном трибунале в Салеме предъявлено обвинительное заключение жителю ПА Ияду Абу-Робу. Он обвинен в подготовке двух реализованных и двух нереализованных терактов-самоубийств на территории Израиля В результате первого теракта, который был проведен палестинским "шахидом" в Бейт-Шеане в июне 2003 года погиб один израильтянин. В результате >>>


      Противоракетные устройства не позволят самолетам "Эль-Аль" летать в Европу
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Самолеты авиакомпании "Эль-Аль" не смогут приземляться в некоторых европейских странах из-за установленной на них системы противоракетной защиты, сообщает сегодня, 26 февраля, немецкая газета "Der Spiegel". Представители европейских авиалиний опасаются сигналов тревоги, которые последуют за ложными вспышками, произведенными системой. Н >>>


      Разработана национальная программа по предотвращению самоубийств
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Вследствии роста числа самоубийств в стране ведущие психологи Израиля впервые разработали национальную программу по борьбе с этим явлением. На прошлой неделе программа была представлена генеральному директору минздрава проф. Ави Исраэли. Как сообщает сайт NRG-Маарив со ссылкой на данные министерства здравоохранения, самоубийства состав >>>


      Хания опроверг сообщения о готовности ХАМАСа признать Израиль
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Один из лидеров группировки ХАМАС Исмаил Хания, выдвинутый на пост премьер- министра Палестинской автономии, опроверг сообщения о том, что ХАМАС может признать Израиль, передает Lenta.ru со ссылкой на агентство Reuters. Газета Washington Post опубликовала интервью с Ханией, в котором приводятся следующие слова кандидата в палестинские пре >>>


      Цахи Анегби пока остается министром
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Высший суд справедливости (БАГАЦ) отказался вынести промежуточное постановление об отстранении министра Цахи Анегби от должности. Иск с этим требованием было подан в БАГАЦ Движением за чистоту власти. Судья БАГАЦа Аела Фрокачи, обращаясь к представителю Движения за чистоту власти адвокату Эльяду Шраге, сказал: "К чему такая спешка? Почем >>>


      Чего хочет Путин от ХАМАСа?
      Курсор-Инфо, 26-02-2006
     Михаил Хейфец, специально для "Курсор-Инфо", 26 февраля 2006 г. Согласие Владимира Путина принять в Кремле представителей ХАМАСа вызвало в Израиле общественную бурю. В чем только президента РФ не обвинили! В непоследовательности (мол, своих террористов он "мочит в сортире", а вот "наших" хамасников согласен принять в Кремле), в "неверности" >>>


      BLAIR DEFENDS RECORD ON RIGHTS
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair, accused both nationally and from within his own Labour Party of undermining civil liberties, on Sunday said his critics were mistaken and out of touch with reality.

Blair has won three consecutive elections since leading his p >>>


      BUS BOMB KILLS FOUR SOUTH OF BAGHDAD
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures Related Articles Iraqi leaders discuss forming government Bodies of 14 policemen killed near mosque found FACTBOX – Developments in Iraq on Feb 25 Curfew unable to stem Iraq violence HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) – A minibus exploded in a large bus station south of Baghdad on Sunday >>>


      BUS STATION BOMB AFTER IRAQI LEADERS CALL FOR CALM
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Developments in Iraq, February 26 Pope condemns religious violence in Iraq, Nigeria By Lin Noueihed and Waleed Ibrahim BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A bomb killed five people at a bus station south of Baghdad on Sunday, breaking a relative calm after Iraqi and >>>


      IRAN SAYS IT AGREES BASIC NUCLEAR DEAL WITH RUSSIA
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures By Paul Hughes BUSHEHR, Iran (Reuters) – Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on jointly enriching uranium, officials said on Sunday –– but there was no immediate sign that it would suspend home–grown enrichment to allay fears that it is dev >>>


      IRAN SAYS IT HAS BASIC ATOMIC AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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BUSHEHR, Iran (Reuters) – Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on a joint venture to enrich uranium and will contine talks in coming days, Iran‘s nuclear chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh said on Sunday.

It was unclear what this basic agreement involved. The original >>>


      POLICE CARRY OUT RAIDS IN CASH HEIST PROBE
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Britain‘s biggest robberies By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Police hunting the gang who stole up to 50 million pounds from a security depot in Kent last week said on Sunday armed officers had carried out raids across the county as the net >>>


      POLICE SAY NET CLOSING ON CASH HEIST GANG
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Britain‘s biggest robberies LONDON (Reuters) – Police hunting the gang who stole up to 50 million pounds from a security depot in Kent last week said on Sunday the net was closing as they found arms, clothing and transport equipment they believ >>>


      SERBIA HOPES FOR MONTH‘S GRACE ON MLADIC HANDOVER
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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By Douglas Hamilton BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia expects censure from the European Union this week for not delivering Ratko Mladic to the Hague tribunal, but believes it has one more month to rescue its EU membership bid by arresting the war crimes fugitive.

Responding to a week of rampant >>>


      SIX KILLED AND 38 WOUNDED IN BAGHDAD MORTAR ATTACK
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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      THIRTY KILLED BUT PLEAS AND CURFEW CURB IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures Related Articles Baghdad mortar attack kills six and wounds 38 Pope condemns religious violence in Iraq, Nigeria Gunmen fire on teenage soccer game in Iraq Hilla bus bomb kills at least five Bomb explodes after al–Sadr address By Lin Noueihed and Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) &n >>>


      TWO MEN HELD OVER MASSIVE HEIST
      Reuters UK, 26-02-2006
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Related Pictures Related Articles Heist gang‘s 50 million pound question FACTBOX–Britain‘s biggest robberies By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Police investigating the robbery of up to 50 million pounds from a security depot in Kent said they had arrested two men on Saturday a >>>


      BEYOND STRONG WORDS ON DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Editorial, The New York Times Feb 22, 2006 Its good that President Bush is now talking tougher about the need for more robust military action, including increased support from the NATO alliance, to stop the killing in the Darfur region of Sudan. What would be even better would be a United States commitment to provide s >>>


      ETHIOPIAN ELECTION: A MOCKERY OF DEMOCRACY
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Afura Burtukana× "Democracy is the rule of the stupids by the stupid" The Great Greek Philosopher Plato "Democracy is not a good system of governance, from what we have it is the best" Winston Churchill Feb 24, 2006 Democracy 101 teaches that democracy is the rule of the majority, where by >>>


      SUDAN TODAY AND TOMORROW
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Watts Roba Gibia Nyirigwa× Feb 23, 2006 With the signing of peace deal south–north, offers Sudan a fertile ground for nationwide and inclusive peace, if it could be utilized for the best interest of the country. As the peace deal in south could be used as a model for resolving other crisis in Sudan. But >>>


      US INTEREST SHOULD NOT BE ABOVE THE PEOPLES OF ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Ibrahim A. Ibrahim× Feb 23, 2006 It has been more than three years since the outcome of the "Algiers Peace Agreement" the Eritrean Ethiopian Border Commission (EEBC) of the final and binding ruling in the Eritrea – Ethiopia border case.

At that time Ethiopia was quick to respond to the >>>


      WHAT DOES PRESIDENT BUSH MEAN BY "NATO STEWARDSHIP" OF DARFUR CRISIS?
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      What Does President Bush Mean by "NATO stewardship" of Darfur Crisis? Given reluctance in Brussels, a good deal less than meets the eye By Eric Reeves Feb 22, 2006 President Bush declared this past Friday that a security force for Darfur will require "NATO stewardship, planning, facilitating, organizing, >>>


      WHY S. SUDAN CHILDREN HAVE NO EDUCATION?
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Manyang Mayom Feb 25, 2006 Women often go bare–breasted in the heat of southern Sudan, where children run around wearing nothing but waistbands of beads and men carry spears SPRAWLED on the ground with his face pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he might already be dead. Naked but for a pair of bangle >>>


      WHY SPLA NOT PAY FOR THEIR SALARIES
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Manyang Mayom× Feb 21, 2006 It is not that easy to organize a rebel movement into an organized army. But there are methods and procedures, if applied, could help. Taking a living example of Any–nya one forces. When their leadership came up with that pocket agreement, immediate orders were issued for the >>>


      AU PEACE COUNCIL TO DISCUSSES UN TAKEOVER IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) Ministers from Africas peak peacekeeping body will meet next week to discuss proposals for United Nations troops to take over operations in Sudans troubled Darfur region, officials said Friday.

Saïd Djinnit The African Unions Peace and Security Council last month agreed in princ >>>


      BASHIR SAYS FOREIGN CIRCLES TARGETING SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 25, 2006 (KHARTOUM) President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al–Bashir affirmed that the government will not accept transfer of the mission of the African Union (AU) forces in Darfur to international troops.

President Omar al–bashir. Addressing at the Friendship Hall Saturday the committee >>>


      BROWN UNIVERSITY AGREES TO DIVEST FROM SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 25, 2006 (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) Brown Universitys governing board announced Saturday that it will no longer invest in companies that do business in Sudan because the country has been accused of genocide.

Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Amherst and Yale have already decided to divest from Sudan.

The U.S. >>>


      CHAD&#8217;S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS SET FOR MAY
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (NDJAMENA) The Chad government on Friday set 3 May for presidential elections, bucking a repeated call by opposition leaders to hold a pre–poll national forum on the electoral process and a host of other political and fiscal problems gripping the country.

President Idriss Deby Some oppositio >>>


      ERITREAN PRESIDENT, SUDANESE VICE PRESIDENT DISCUSS BILATERAL RELATIONS
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (ASMARA) President Isayas Afewerki yesterday, 23 February, in Massawa held talks with the Sudanese First Vice–President and president of Southern Sudan government, Lt–Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Eritrean President and Sudanese First Vice–President during a press conference in Asmara >>>


      ETHIOPIA BARS CRITICAL UK REPORTER FROM COUNTRY – CPJ
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (NAIROBI) Ethiopian authorities have barred a British journalist who wrote a critical report on alleged human rights abuses, an international media watchdog reported.

Inigo Gilmore who writes for The Observer newspaper and contributes to the independent British television station Channel Four was >>>


      ETHIOPIA, ERITREA PRESSED TO MARK BORDER – UN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (NAIROBI) Arbiters should move to mark the Ethiopia–Eritrea border proposed four years ago, and both countries should stop blocking a resolution of their tense standoff, the U.N., the U.S. and others urged in a joint statement.

The U.S., U.N., the European Union, the AU and Algeria – t >>>


      EU RELEASES 10 MLN EUROS TO ETHIOPIAN CIVIL SOCIETY
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 25, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) A new European Commission (EC)–Civil Society Fund was launched in Addis last month. The ten–million–euro civil society fund is a five–year programme of the EC set up with the government of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian The Reporter said.

The fund is financed by the >>>


      HEAD OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TO VISIT SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 25, 2006 (LONDON) The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is to visit Sudan today and will mark the start of Lent – a season of fasting and penitence for the Church – by visiting UN World Food Programme locations on the White Nile.

Dr Rowan Williams According to the official site of th >>>


      LEAKED NAMES HIGHLIGHT SUDAN&#8217;S FAILURE TO PROTECT – HRW
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 26, 2006 (NEW YORK) The names of high–level Sudanese officials identified for their involvement in gross human rights abuses on a leaked U.N. sanctions list underscore Sudans manifest failure to protect civilians in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today.

The village of Um Ziefa burns on Dec. 12 last >>>


      LRA REBELS DRIVE SOUTHERN SUDANESE TO REFUGE IN THE BUSH
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (NAIROBI) Deadly raids by Ugandan Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have forced scores of villagers in southern Sudan to flee their homes to spend nights in the bush fearing abductions and killings, a German humanitarian group said on Friday.

An old woman seek refuge from the sun in her basic she >>>


      MAN FORCED TO MARRY GOAT IN SOUTHERN SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (MALAKAL) A certain Mr Tombe was caught having an intimate relation with a goat belonging to a Mr Alifi at Hai Malakal Upper Nile State, southern Sudan on February 13. Tombe was ordered to pay the goats dowry and take the animal as his wife .

Mr Alifi said: "It was around midnight when Tombe >>>


      SALVA KIIR FORMS SPLM&#8217;S LEADERSHIP BODIES
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (KHARTOUM) The First Vice–President, President of the Southern Sudan government, and Chairman of Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued two decrees, to form the SPLM Interim Political Bureau, and the SPLM Interim Executive Bureau.

Salva Kiir The SPLM Interim >>>


      SANCTIONS AGAINST SUDANESE OFFICIALS MEET RESISTANCE
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Colum Lynch Feb 23, 2006 (UNITED NATIONS) A U.N. panel has proposed imposing sanctions against several senior Sudanese officials and rebel leaders for impeding peace efforts in Darfur, and has indicated that it is considering calling for punitive measures in the future against the presidents of Sudan and neighboring >>>


      SUDAN OPPOSES UN TROOPS FOR DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 22, 2006 (CAIRO) Sudan rejects U.S.–backed efforts to have U.N. peacekeeping troops take over from African Union troops in the countrys troubled Darfur region, Foreign Minister Lam Akol said on Wednesday.

Lam Akol The United States has said genocide is continuing in Darfur with rape, looting and kill >>>


      SUDAN&#8217;S SALVA KIIR MAKES NEW VISIT TO ERITREA
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 23, 2006 (ASMARA) Sudans Vice President Salva Kiir arrived in Eritrea Thursday for his second visit to the neighbouring Horn of Africa country in three months, an official said.

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki welcomes Sudanese First Vice–President Salva Kiir, Dec 1, 2005 (Shabait).

Eritre >>>


      SUDANESE MINISTER SAYS BUSH BELONGS ON UN SANCTIONS LIST
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 23, 2006 (KHARTOUM) Sudans interior minister said he was surprised his name was on a list of people who could face sanctions for blocking peace in Darfur and suggested on Thursday U.S. President George W. Bush should instead be on the list.

The U.N. Security Council last year formed a committee to investig >>>


      SUDANESE OFFICIAL NAMED IN UN DARFUR LIST – FT REPORT
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 22, 2006 (UNITED NATIONS) In a press report published today, the Financial Times revealed names of three Sudanese officials who are involved in Darfur war crimes. Sudanese president Omar al–Bashir also mentioned in the UN report as "possible future designation".

Displaced Sudanese women fro >>>


      SUDANESE PRESIDENCY HEARS A REPORT ON PEACE IMPLEMENTATION
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 25, 2006 (KHARTOUM) President Omer al–Bashir and his two deputies Salva Kiir Mayardit and Ali Osman Mohamed Taha heard a report Saturday on the situation of implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) during the past two weeks.

The report was presented by State Ministers at the Presiden >>>


      UGANDAN POLL RESULTS SHOW BIG LEAD FOR MUSEVENI
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (KAMPALA) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took a near insurmountable lead over his main challenger Kizza Besigye in landmark polls, official tallies showed as the opposition threatened to reject the results.

Yoweri Museveni While his ruling party claimed outright victory in Ugandas first multi&n >>>


      US ALONE IN PUSH FOR UN PEACEKEEPING MISSION IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (UNITED NATIONS) The U.S. is pushing to establish a U.N. peacekeeping force in Sudans conflict–wracked Darfur region by the end of February but faces opposition from the rest of the Security Council, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said.

John Bolton "Our view is that the deteriorating secur >>>


      US BOARD CONDEMNS CHARGES AGAINST VOA JOURNALISTS BY ETHIOPIA
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 22, 2006 (WASHINGTON) The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Ethiopian governments charges against five Voice of America (VOA) Horn of Africa broadcasters as "a blatant attempt to criminalize freedom of the press" and calling upon that countrys govern >>>


      US CONNECTICUT MAY ELIMINATE FINANCIAL LINKS TO SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      By Ken Dixion Feb 24, 2006 (HARTFORD) Majority Democrats on Thursday joined state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier to announce that Connecticut may withdraw as much as $1 billion to stop companies from tolerating African genocide.

Nappier said shes not exactly sure how much money may be at stake, but at least sever >>>


      US GROUP BEGINS 22–CITY TOUR CALLING FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Feb 24, 2006 (PHILADELPHIA) As he watched a village of 20,000 people in Darfur being looted and burned to the ground, Brian Steidle said the Sudanese general standing next to him stoutly denied that his men were taking part in the attack.

Ret. U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Steidle talks at a news conference, Thursda >>>


      ACUTE WATERY DIARRHOEA EPIDEMIC IN JUBA
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Sudanese Red Crescent Society International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Press release Feb 22, 2006 (JUBA, South Sudan) On 22 February, 2006, health authorities reported that 2,165 cases had been admitted to four hospitals operating in Juba. Of those cases, 47 have died. The rate of new cases is e >>>


      ETHIOPIA&#8217;S CUDP LEADERSHIP – THEIR DAY IN COURT
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) Press Release Feb 23, 2006 The Kinijit leaderships, including the honorable Engineer Hailu Shawel, which are detained in prison for an allegation of genocide and treason, appeared in court today. All the detainees are in good shape and with very good spirit.

Th >>>


      INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT CONTINUES TO HELP REBUILD SOUTH SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      World Bank Media Contact:

In Washington: Timothy Carrington (202) 473 8133 tcarrington@worldbank.org International Support Continues to Help Rebuild Southern Sudan Grant Approved to Southern Sudan to Improve the Health of the Population Feb 21, 2006 (WASHINGTON) The Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) >>>


      SSDF PR ON THE PEOPLE&#8217;S REPUBLIC OF CHINA BEHAVIOR TOWARD THE SOUTH
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Press Release Feb 16, 2006 Given Mainlands China behavior towards the South, not only providing sophisticated weaponry to the Government of Sudan but also its continued support of the GOS to pump oil in Greater Upper Nile, the SSDF has not decided yet on whether to adapt a "one–China policy". Recently, >>>


      SSUDA/SSDF ISSUED AN EXPLORATION LICENSE TO JARCH MANAGEMENT GROUP
      Sudan Tribune, 26-02-2006
      Press Release Feb 14, 2006 The SSDF announces today that it has issued an exploration license to Jarch Management Group, Ltd. to begin exploration activities throughout South Sudan. Since the SSDF controls all the oil territories in South Sudan, only Jarch Management Group will explore and exploit oil and gas throughou >>>


      BENIN, UNITED STATES SIGN MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE COMPACT
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      Compact, worth more than $300 million, will help reduce poverty in Benin By Charles W. Corey Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the government of Benin February 22 signed a $307 million, five–year compact that is expected to benefit up to hal >>>


      BURMA MUST START INCLUSIVE POLITICAL PROCESS, STATE OFFICIAL SAYS
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      [U.S. Department of State Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Eric John Harvard University Asia Center Cambridge, Massachusetts] February 17, 2006 Burma: A Way Forward To fully understand our Burma policy today, it is important to first step back about 60 years and see what >>>


      BUSH CONDEMNS MOSQUE BOMBING, OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IRAQ‘S FUTURE
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      President praises Iraqi leaders, security forces for working to restore calm By David Shelby Washington File Staff Writer Washington âЂ« President Bush February 24 condemned the bombing of a Shi‘a shrine in Samarra, Iraq, as well as subsequent reprisal attacks against mosques and holy sites throughout >>>


      BUSH PRAISES IRAQI CALLS FOR CALM FOLLOWING MOSQUE BOMBING
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      Rice, State‘s Ereli say political process continues moving forward By David Shelby Washington File Staff Writer Washington âЂ« President Bush thanked Iraqi political and religious leaders for urging calm after the February 22 bombing that destroyed the dome of a historic Shi‘a shrine in the city >>>


      BUSH PRAISES PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF AHEAD OF PAKISTAN VISIT
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      Says Musharraf has "vision for democracy," economy reform yielding results Washington –– President Bush, who will visit Pakistan in March, praised Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf‘s leadership in dealing with Islamic radicals and his personal courage in the face of assassination attempts. >>>


      BUSH SAYS SOLUTION TO KASHMIR MUST BE ACCEPTABLE TO ALL SIDES
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      U.S. president speaks to Indian journalists ahead of trip to South Asia President Bush, who plans to visit India and Pakistan in the coming weeks, says he favors a solution to the Kashmir problem that is acceptable to "all sides" –– Indians, Pakistanis and residents of Kashmir.

"I wo >>>


      BUSH SAYS TRIP WILL STRENGTHEN U.S.–INDIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      U.S. president endorses separate civilian nuclear program for India President Bush sees his upcoming trip to India as an opportunity to strengthen a strategic partnership with the United States that is "growing all the time." The President spoke in an interview with the Indian television network Doordarshan o >>>


      BUSH TO HOST ITALY‘S BERLUSCONI FEBRUARY 28 AT WHITE HOUSE
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      Italy "making extraordinary contributions" to peace and security, U.S. says Washington –– President Bush plans to meet with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on February 28 in Washington, the White House has announced.

"Italy is one of America‘s closest allies, and is ma >>>


      CAMEROON, UNITED STATES SIGN OPEN SKIES AVIATION AGREEMENT
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      United States now has such agreements with 17 nations in sub–Saharan Africa Washington –– The United States and Cameroon February 16 signed a full Open Skies agreement that will permit the airlines of both countries to operate air services between the two countries without restriction.

U.S. A >>>


      CIVIL NUCLEAR AGREEMENT WITH INDIA WILL RESTRICT PROLIFERATION
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      National Security Advisor Hadley outlines Bush‘s trip to India, Pakistan An agreement between the United States and India to expand civil nuclear cooperation not only will help India‘s development of nuclear energy, but also will cause India to accept proliferation restrictions that are in accordance with m >>>


      DOLLY PARTON BACKS PROJECT TO IMPROVE LITERACY, BRING BOOKS HOME
      USIA, 26-02-2006
      Preschoolers benefit from country music legend‘s literacy campaign By Carol Walker Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– Nominated for a 2006 Academy Award, Dolly Parton, whose "Travelin‘ Thru" from the movie Transamerica is up for an Oscar for best song, is sure to dazzle onlooke >>>



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