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  • 17 December 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Dec 1999
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY CHAIRMAN OF ICC PREPARATORY COMMISSION United Nations 17 Dec 1999
  • SUDAN POL Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- In Sudan, supporters of the leader of the dissolved national assembly are urging followers to be patient and avoid violence following the declaration of emergency measures by President Omar al-Bashir.
  • U-N / SUDAN AID Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The Sudanese government and rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Army, S-P-L-A, have agreed to protect and respect the rights of humanitarian aid workers and aid beneficiaries.
  • JAPAN / EAST TIMOR AID Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- In Tokyo on Friday, an international donors meeting agreed to give more than 520 million dollars for the reconstruction of East Timor.
  • U-N / TIMOR REFUGEES Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says the flow of East Timorese refugees returning home from camps in West Timor is increasing.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Russia's military says air force bombers have nearly doubled the recent number of sorties over Chechnya, targeting rebel positions on the outskirts of Grozny and in Chechnya's southeastern mountains.
  • RUSSIA VOTES AS CHECHNYA BURNS Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The Chechen war and the pending Russian elections, which are inextricably linked, according to many U-S analysts, continue to draw substantial comment in this country's editorial columns.
  • UNHCR / CHECHNYA Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says the number of Chechens fleeing into the neighboring country of Georgia is increasing.
  • Text: U.S.-EU Statement on Chechnya USIA 17 December 1999 -- The United States and the European Union are deeply concerned about the situation in Chechnya. A military solution to the conflict is not possible. We call for an immediate and lasting cease-fire throughout Chechnya and a political dialogue that can lead to a durable solution to the crisis.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY UNITED STATES MISSION United Nations 17 Dec 1999
  • SIERRA LEONE-BOCKARIE Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- In Sierra Leone, a top rebel military commander has disappeared, possibly fleeing the country. Mr. Bockarie said he believed Foday Sankoh, the leader of the Revolutionary United Front, the R-U-F, had planted assassins among his staff.
  • LANKA / BASE Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have captured a key military camp in northern Sri Lanka and have also shot down an air force helicopter gunship killing four airmen.
  • YEARENDER: ETHIOPIA / ERITREA Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Ethiopia and Eritrea fought sporadically throughout this past year, continuing the war that broke out in May 1998 in a dispute about the exact location of their border.
  • CONGO REBELS Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- Three rival rebel groups fighting in Congo-Kinshasa opened talks in Uganda on Friday to overcome deep divisions between them and unify their ranks.
  • G-8 / BERLIN SUMMIT Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- The world's leading industrialized nations stepped up their pressure on Russia Friday to end the war in Chechnya.
  • YEARENDER: AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- 1999 was another year of dashed hopes that peace will return anytime soon to Afghanistan.

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