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  • 6 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Oct 1999
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS United Nations 06 Oct 1999
  • ANGOLA / COFFEE AND DIAMONDS Voice of America 6 October 1999 -- UNITA is widely believed to have financed its side of the war from the sale of diamonds mined in its territory and exported in violation of U-N sanctions.
  • EDITORIAL: ANGOLA'S CIVIL WAR Voice of America 6 October 1999 -- UNITA did not comply with its obligations under the accord, the cease- fire was breached, and the fighting resumed. Since then, thousands more have died.
  • UNHCR Protests Indonesian Plan to Register Refugees USIA 06 October 1999 -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has protested the Indonesian government's plan to register East Timorese refugees in West Timor without international involvement ands upervision.
  • U.S. Policy Towards Indonesia and East Timor USIA 06 October 1999 -- The United States has long had important national interests in Indonesia, a key regional actor that is strategically situated in the Asia-Pacific. The United States supports Indonesia's territorial integrity, as well as its economic development and transition to democracy.
  • U.S. Policy Towards Indonesia and East Timor USIA 06 October 1999 -- The United States has long had important national interests inIndonesia, a key regional actor that is strategically situated in theAsia-Pacific. The United States supports Indonesia's territorial integrity, as well as its economic development and transition todemocracy.
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS 6 October 1999 - We want to transform the International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) into a United Nations peacekeeping operation as soon as possible. This is the understanding not only from the side of the Secretariat but it is also the wish of the Australians.
  • UNICEF / WEST TIMOR Voice of America 06 October 1999 -- The United Nations Children's Fund, says it is ready to step up delivery of vital health and education services to more than 200-thousand East Timorese refugees in West Timor. The agency says the refugees are living in more than 40 crowded, squalid camps in West Timor.
  • EAST TIMOR - BISHOP RETURNS Voice of America 06 October 1999 -- East Timorese spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate Bishop Carlos Belo has returned to East Timor, a month after fleeing violence by anti- independence militia groups. The Bishop is the highest-profile East Timorese leader to return since the militias virtually took over East Timor.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 06 October 1999 -- Martial law is in effect in Chechnya as Russian troops take up positions within artillery range of the capital, Grozny. Russia and the United Nations are sending fresh shipments of aid to refugees fleeing the breakaway region.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 06 October 1999 -- Martial law is in effect in Chechnya as Russian troops consolidate their newly won control over the northern third of the breakaway region. Moscow Correspondent Peter Heinlein reports Chechens are fleeing by the thousands as Russian forces advance.
  • RUSSIA'S 'CHECHEN CAULDRON' PROVOKES FEAR OF 'ALL-OUT WAR' IN CAUCASUS USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 06 October 1999 -- Fear that "the Kremlin's new adventure" in Chechnya may lead to a "dead-end," "all-out" war on par with its earlier campaign against the breakaway republic was the dominant theme in recent foreign media coverage of Russia. "The tactics may be a little less crude than the ground and air assaults of 1994-96; they show no signs of being more successful," observed one pundit. Moscow commentary aside, the majority of analysts blamed the current crisis on the Kremlin's failure to formulate a "coherent policy" on Chechnya since the last war.
  • Text: Pickering Says U.S. Backs Pastrana Plan For Colombia USIA 06 October 1999 -- The United States supports a plan by Colombian President AndresPastrana intended to help his country out of its current difficulties,says Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering.

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  • ARGENTINA/NAZI COMMISSION PART TWO Voice of America 6 October 1999 -- An Argentine government commission investigating Nazi activities in Argentina after World War Two says there is still more work to be done.
  • MILITANT KIDNAP Voice of America 6 October 1999 -- In Mexico City, the leader of the student strike that has shut down the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico since April has reappeared after fellow militants claimed he was kidnapped.



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