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  • 17 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Aug 1999
  • PRESS BRIEFING ON ARRANGEMENTS FOR ELECTION IN EAST TIMOR United Nations 17 Aug 1999
  • U-N - TIMOR Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- At the United Nations today (Tuesday), the U-N official in charge of setting up the referendum, known as a "popular consultation," on East Timor's political future, Carina Perelli, said she is optimistic that the process will succeed.
  • INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- Shots were fired Tuesday at the office of a pro-independence group in the disputed territory of East Timor. the violence comes as East Timor celebrates Indonesia's national day for what could be the last time
  • WAR IN DAGESTAN Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- Russia is again at war in the Caucasus and predicting victory over the rebels challenging Moscow's authority. Whether they will hold out as stubbornly in Dagestan as they did in Chechnya remains to be seen.
  • RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- Senior Russian officials say the fight against Islamic rebels in the southern republic of Dagestan could be over within days. the insurgents appear to be resisting all efforts to dislodge them.
  • CONGO FIGHTING Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- Officials from Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to a cease-fire between their forces in the rebel-held city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo. the cease-fire comes after several days of heavy fighting between the two sides.
  • CONGO - UN Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations, Andre Kapanga, says the Security Council's response to the outbreak of fighting between Rwandan and Ugandan troops has been timid and even encourages aggression.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO United Nations 17 Aug 1999
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- The Taleban and the opposition Northern Alliance are making conflicting claims about advances in eastern Afghanistan. reports fighting broke out in the Afghan region Monday when opposition fighters attacked Taleban positions.
  • AFGHAN DISPLACEDVoice of America 17 August 1999 -- The United Nations reports huge numbers of displaced people are arriving in the Afghan capital, Kabul, from combat areas in the northern and eastern parts of the country. thousands of people have been forced out of their homes as a result of fighting between the Taleban forces and opposition troops.
  • U-S - ERITREAVoice of America 17 August 1999 -- The United States says it is encouraged by prospects for agreement to end the bloody 15-month old conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. That assessment emerged Tuesday following talks between Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
  • Secretary Albright Meets With Eritrea's President Isaias USIA 17 August 1999 --
  • UGANDA / RWANDA FIGHTING Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- Ugandan and Rwandan troops are fighting deep inside rebel-held Congo. the long-time allies are at odds over what to do with a rebellion they have spent more than a year supporting.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- As southern African leaders meet in Mozambique, a key participant has voiced cautious support for renewed dialogue between government authorities and UNITA rebels in Angola. the conflict in Angola is one of the main topics at the summit agenda.

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