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  • EAST TIMOR Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- Indonesian officials are coming under mounting pressure to allow an international peacekeeping force into violence-ravaged East Timor Province. But so far, officials have shown little willingness to accept international demands.
  • E.TIMOR PEACEKEEPERS Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- Indonesian President B-J Habibi announced that he would accept a U-N peacekeeping force in East Timor. The government has some hesitation about which countries should join the peacekeeping force.
  • E. TIMOR / PEACEKEEPERS Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- Indonesia has reversed its policy and agreed to allow an international peacekeeping force in to help restore order in the violence-torn province of East Timor.
  • PRO-INTEGRATION FIGHTERS ORDERED TO STOP RAMPAGING Embassy of Indonesia September 12, 1999 - The commander of the East Timor Pro-integration Forces (PPI), Joao da Silva Tavares, said Friday evening he had ordered his 53,000 men to end their rampaging actions in all parts of the territory.
  • U-S INDONESIA Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- The United States has welcomed Indonesian President B-J Habibi's announcement asking for the assistance of a U-N Peacekeeping Force to help halt violence in East Timor and to help implement the August 30th independence referendum.
  • E. TIMOR Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- five member U-N Security Council delegation is scheduled to meet with Indonesian officials later today (Sunday) in a last ditch effort to convince the government allow an international peacekeeping mission into East Timor.
  • LANKA WAR Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- More than 70-Tamil Tiger rebels and soldiers have been killed in fresh fighting in northern Sri Lanka's.
  • RUSSIA/CAUCASUS Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- Russian military officials say they expect to establish control over two villages, Chabanmakhi and Karamakhi, held by Islamic militants in Dagestan. Militants have withdrawn from positions in the western Novolakskoye area, but Russia claims fighting still continues in the region.
  • APEC DAYWRAP Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- Pacific Rim leaders officially started the world's biggest annual summit, Sunday. they sat down to talk trade and finance, amid concerns over East Timor and other regional conflicts.
  • RUSSIA-DAGESTAN Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- A Russian helicopter gunship was downed in Dagestan during continued fighting between Russian forces and Islamic insurgents in the southern Russian region. The president of neighboring Chechnya has declared a state of emergency following what he says is the Russian bombardment of Chechen villages.

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