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  • 20 December 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 Dec 1999
  • YEARENDER - U-N-EAST TIMOR Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- East Timor finally headed toward independence in 1999, but at a heavy cost.
  • U-N-H-C-R / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- The U-N Refugee Agency is speeding up its efforts to provide badly-needed shelter material for tens-of-thousands of people in East Timor.
  • Honduras, Nicaragua to Discuss Dispute About Caribbean Sea Territories By Eric Green USIA 20 December 1999 -- The foreign ministers of Honduras and Nicaragua will hold talks December 29 in Miami on ways to peacefully settle a maritime dispute that has brought the nations to the brink of war, the Organization of American States (OAS) has announced.
  • ISRAEL/LEBANON Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- South Lebanon Army -- the S-L-A -- Lebanese militiamen who have backed Israeli troops have formally applied for refuge in the Jewish State.
  • U-N-H-C-R / CONGO Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- A U-N team is trying to track down the whereabouts of thousands of refugees from Congo- Kinshasa who crossed into neighboring Congo-Brazzaville to escape fighting between government and rebel forces.
  • NAMIBIA / ANGOLA, INTERVIEW Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- In November, Angolan government forces launched an offensive towards the southern strongholds of the rebel UNITA movement. Namibia, an ally of the Angolan government, is allowing Angolan forces to operate from the so-called Caprivi Strip.
  • U-N / HOLBROOKE ON AFRICA Voice of America 20 December 1999 -- Richard Holbrooke, the U-S ambassador to the United Nations, says Africa is now the most volatile region in the world, largely due to its devastating AIDS problem.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing By JAMES B. FOLEY 20 December 1999 -- Did you hear anything new on the Algerian who was arrested in Washington State, specifically with reference to the Islamic armed group of which he is alleged to be a member? And do you know anything about that group?
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHARTDecember 20, 1999 -- 200 people, or over 200 people were arrested in Pakistan in connection with this terrorism activities. My understanding of the situation is it has to do with a domestic criminal investigation which, while very serious in its nature, is not necessarily connected to the kind of international terrorism that we've spent a good bit of time engaging both with Pakistan and a number of other countries on.

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