27 November 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- EAST TIMOR FUNERALS Voice of America 27 November 1999 -- More than two-thousand people gathered today (Sat.) in the East Timorese capital Dili for the funerals of three Roman Catholic priests killed when anti-independence militias took over the territory for two weeks in September.
- NIGERIA / VIOLENCE Voice of America 27 November 1999 -- A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in parts of Lagos, Nigeria, following two days of ethnic riots that left up to 50 people dead.
- LANKA SPEECH Voice of America 27 November 1999 -- The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels says he wants to open negotiations with the government that could bring an end to the nation's 16-years of ethnic warfare.
- NORTHERN IRELAND Voice of America 27 November 1999 -- Northern Ireland's largest Protestant party has voted to support a U-S mediated peace deal.
- CHECNYA FIGHTING Voice of America 27 November 1999 -- The capital city of Russia's breakaway Chechen republic, Grozny, is coming under renewed heavy bombardment as Russian troops press forward with their offensive in the region.
- UN-HUMAN RIGHTS MEXICO Voice of America 27 November 1999 -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said one of her chief concerns in Mexico is what she called "the deep impact of militarization." She said soldiers in various parts of the country are taking on duties normally assigned to civilian police.
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