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  • 21 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Oct 1999
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA AID Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- Russian officials pledge to cooperate with international aid agencies in helping tens of thousands of Chechen refugees who have fled to neighboring republic of Ingushetia to escape attacks from Russian forces.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA, UPDATE Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- A Russian rocket strike on Chechnya's capital, Grozny, has left dozens dead and even more wounded, according to eyewitness reports.
  • Text: Amb. Johnson Statement on Chechnya to OSCE Permanent Council USIA 21 October 1999 -- Ambassador David Johnson, head of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), has commended the Assistance Group for keeping the international community aware of events taking place in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
  • STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON THE SITUATION IN THE CHECHEN REPUBLIC AND MEASURES TO SETTLE IT 21 October 1999 -- The Government of the Russian Federation declares that it will continue to act with the same determination and toughness in seeking full restoration of law and order on the entire territory of the Chechen Republic, the liberation of Chechnya from terrorist and other bandit units.
  • TURKEY / ATTACK Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- A leading pro-secular Turkish writer and academic has been killed in a bomb explosion outside his Ankara home. A shadowy armed Islamic militant group known as the Islamic Eastern Great Raiders Front is believed to have claimed responsibility.
  • TURKEY / OCALAN Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- A Turkish appeals court has begun reviewing the appeal of the death sentence of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
  • TIMOR / SEA RETURNS Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- A first group of East Timorese refugees is returning home from West Timor by ship (Thursday).
  • GERRY ADAMS - NEW YORK Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- The Ulster Unionists' demand that the Irish Republican Army turn in all of its weapons by May of 2000 has become the chief sticking point in the implementation of the accord.
  • ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- There is no word from Angola on the fate of leaders of the UNITA rebel movement, following the government's capture of rebel strongholds in the country's Central Highlands.
  • ALGERIA / PEACE Voice of America 21 October 1999 -- In a referendum last month, Algerians gave President Abdelaziz Bouteflika overwhelming support for a reconciliation program to end the country's 7 year civil war. But now some Algerians are raising fresh doubts about whether Mr. Bouteflika can deliver peace.

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