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As the current Israel-Gaza conflict enters its seventh day of missile exchanges and civilian casualties, the possibility of an Israeli ground invasion looms over the region. Then, heavy fighting between Congolese rebels and government forces threatens to splinter the country. And, one group working
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Israeli military history primer
At a press conferenceon Monday, the exiled leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, said it was up to Israelto end the conflict, saying ’“whoever started the war must endit.” Late on Monday leaders in Cairo had not yet been able to brokerany kind of deal.
Cairo’s Balancing Act: Egypt Faces Fraught Diplomatic Test - SPIEGEL ONLINEThe outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence poses a delicate diplomatic challenge for the Egyptian government. While the powerful Muslim…
A quiet night in Gaza amid talk of a ceasefireeuronews
In a new poll by theIsraeli newspaper Haaretz, only 30 percent of Israelis say they’dsupport a ground invasion of Gaza. But leaders meeting in Cairo have beenunable, thus far, to broker any kind of agreement. It remains unclearwhether there will be a ground invasion.
Why Israel might hesitate to invadeBy Mike Mount Thousands of Israeli troops with tanks and armored vehicles are poised on Gaza’s borders ready to move in if Israel believe…
Patrick Tyler is theauthor Fortress Israel, The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country-And Why They Make Peace. He tells us whether he believes aground invasion will happen.
Congo rebels capture Goma
Another of theworld’s decades-old conflicts has flared up again. Rebels have taken theEastern Congolese city of Goma and on Sunday demanded that the government inKinshasa begin negotiations within 24 hours.
Rebels in Congo advance on Gomanewsaljazeera
Goma falls to Congo rebelsCongo rebels have taken control of the eastern city of Goma after days of clashes with UN-backed Congolese soldiers, a spokesman for the …
The rebels’ ultimatumcomes after some of the worst fighting Congo’s seen in nearly four years.
The M23 crisis and the history of violence in eastern Congo | openDemocracyThe current debate over Rwanda’s support for M23—the latest rebellion in North Kivu—has refocused international attention on this crisi…
We’ll speak with Toussaint Kafarhire, a doctoral student atLoyola University and founding member of Congonova, a group of young Congoleseintellectuals and activists devoted to the edification of the DRC.
Marking the International Day to End Impunity
The InternationalFreedom of Expression Exchange network (IFEX) initiated a campaign to declareNovember 23rd International Day to End Impunity. It’s a day dedicated tojustice for those targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
2012 International Day to End Impunity trailerIFEXorg
International Day to End Impunity
November 23rd,2009 marks the anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre, the single deadliestincident for journalists in recent history. 58 people — including 32journalists and media workers — were murdered in the Philippines.
The Ampatuan Massacre: a map and timelineGMANews.TV offers the following interactive map and timeline of the Ampatuan Massacre perpetrated on November 23, 2009 against more than …
We’ll talk with AnnieGame, executive director of the International Freedom of Expression Exchangenetwork about their campaign.