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16 November 1999 Military News

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  • 16 November 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Nov 1999
  • Text: Russian Operation in Chechnya Clouds OSCE Meetings 16 November 1999 -- Josiah Rosenblatt, deputy chief of the U.S. mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said November 16 that Russia's "disproportionate" military campaign in Chechnya "hangs over our deliberations."
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  • RUSSIA / O-S-C-E Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- Russia has launched a heated defense of its military offensive in Chechnya in advance of an expected barrage of international criticism at this week's European security summit.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- President Yeltsin has vowed to continue the military offensive in Chechnya despite international pressure to scale down the campaign.
  • HEADQUARTERS PRESS BRIEFING ON ANGOLA United Nations 16 Nov 1999
  • ANGOLA / UNITA Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- Angola's top army officer says the government knows where UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is and suggests his capture or death could be imminent.
  • ANGOLA RELIEF WORK Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- A United Nations official who recently returned from Angola says progress is being made in providing relief services there but that the need for help is great and is expected to grow.
  • U-N-TALEBAN SANCTIONS Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council today (Tuesday) condemned recent attacks on U-N offices in Afghanistan, but urged a continuation of humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.
  • AFGHAN SANCTIONS Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- The leader of Afghanistan's Taleban movement has asked for an end to protests against the sanctions the United Nations has now put in place against the Taleban.
  • INDONESIA/SEPARATISM Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- The president's backing for a referendum on Aceh's future places him at odds with the country's military, which fears such a vote will lead to the breakup of Indonesia.
  • INDONESIA / ACEH Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid says it is likely that a referendum on the future of the troubled northern province of Aceh will be held in seven months.
  • SOMALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- After nine years of anarchy, parts of Somalia are taking tentative steps toward restoring law and order.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- In Northern Ireland, Unionist and Republican leaders have issued public statements denouncing violence and promising cooperation to implement the 1998 Good-Friday agreement.

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  • LANKA PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS Voice of America 16 November 1999 -- A record number of candidates have registered to run for president in December's elections in Sri Lanka. But the real contest is expected to be between the incumbent, Chandrika Kumaratunga, and opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.



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