16 January 2000 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- AFGHANISTAN / CHECHNYA Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- Afghanistan's dominant Taleban faction says it has recognized the rebel government in Chechnya and its independence from the Russian Federation.
- RUSSIA / CAUCASUS Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- Russian forces are pressing their offensive against rebel fighters in the breakaway Chechen republic, with both sides reporting gains.
- MANDELA/BURUNDI Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- Nelson Mandela began work Sunday as the new international mediator trying to stop years of ethnic violence in Burundi.
- BURUNDI / PEACE & MONEY Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- The peace process in Burundi is getting under way again, and there is widespread optimism that the parties are close to an agreement.
- ARKAN/REACTION Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- The notorious Serb paramilitary leader known as Arkan was shot to death in a Belgrade hotel Saturday.
- BURMA / DRUGS Voice of America 16 January 2000 -- A former insurgent group in Burma says it plans to relocate 50-thousand people from one of the country's main opium-growing regions (in Shan state), in an effort to shut down production of illegal drugs, including heroin.
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