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  • 23 September 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Sep 1999
  • EAST TIMOR INCIDENTS Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Australian troops in East Timor came under fire Thursday, for the first time since international peacekeepers were deployed there to restore order.
  • EAST TIMOR / THURSDAY Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- The commander of the international peacekeeping force in East Timor says the deployment of troops to the territory has been accelerated. The commander made his comments just three days after the Australian-led peacekeeping force landed in the capital to restore order after weeks of violence by pro-Indonesia militia groups.
  • EAST TIMOR / HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- The United Nation's top human rights official, Mary Robinson, has called for the establishment of an international Commission of Inquiry to prosecute those accused of human rights violations in East Timor. Ms. Robinson denounced what she said were massacres, forced deportations and destruction of property after residents of East Timor voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Indonesia.
  • INDONESIA / AUSTRALIA Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia has strongly defended his nation's policy toward East Timor.The Australian diplomat's comments come at a time of mounting criticism in Indonesia over Canberra's leading role in the United Nations peacekeeping forces in East Timor
  • U-N PEACEKEEPERS ON EAST TIMOR Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- The arrival of United Nations peacekeepers on the troubled island territory of East Timor is a major focus of foreign newspaper editorials this week.
  • INDONESIA PROTESTS Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Thousands of students clashed with police in Indonesia Thursday during demonstrations against a new security law that grants greater powers to the military. The military says the law will encourage more democracy and reform.
  • Fact Sheet: USAID on East Timor Relief, Sept. 23USIA 23 September 1999 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development released the following fact sheet September 23 detailing the international aid efforts focused on East Timor in the aftermath of violence and civil unrest.
  • Text: UNICEF Aid to East TimorUSIA 23 September 1999 -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working to re-establish its presence in East Timor after being driven from the region by violence earlier this month.
  • INDONESIA / PROTEST Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Thousands of students clashed with police in Indonesia Thursday during demonstrations against a new security law. Critics say the law will increase the military's power.
  • EAST TIMOR / THURSDAY Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- The commander of the international peacekeeping force in East Timor says the deployment of troops to the territory has been accelerated. The commander made his comments just three days after the Australian-led peacekeeping force landed in the capital to restore order after weeks of violence by pro-Indonesia militia groups.
  • EAST TIMOR INCIDENTS Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Australian troops in East Timor came under fire Thursday, for the first time since international peacekeepers were deployed there to restore order.
  • INDONESIA / AUSTRALIA Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia has strongly defended his nation's policy toward East Timor. The Australian diplomat's comments come at a time of mounting criticism in Indonesia over Canberra's leading role in the United Nations peacekeeping forces in East Timor.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Russian forces have bombed the airport at Chechnya's capital, Grozny, killing at least one person. This is the first Russian attack on the Chechen capital since the region's civil war ended in 1996.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- Russian forces have bombed the airport at Chechnya's capital, Grozny, killing at least one person. This is the first Russian attack on the Chechen capital since the region's civil war ended in 1996.
  • CLINTON - SHEVARDNADZE Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- The U.S. and Georgian Presidents reviewed the situation in the Caucasus as Russia intensified its campaign against separatist rebels by bombing the airport in the Chechen capital, Grosny.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- In Afghanistan, the Taleban and opposition Northern Alliance are making conflicting claims about military gains in the northwest of the country.

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