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19 June 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHAN / POL VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Afghanistan's transitional president named a portion of his new cabinet Wednesday, and had it ratified by a grand elective council through a show of hands. The top positions have been retained by the incumbents.
  • AFGHAN / POL VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Afghanistan's transitional president was sworn into office Wednesday, and named a portion of his new cabinet. The cabinet announcement capped a nine-day traditional elective council, the Loya Jirga. Mr. Karzai faced tough political choices in putting together his team.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Jun 2002
  • U-S / COLOMBIA VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Colombian President-elect Alvaro Uribe met Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday as he continued a Washington visit in advance of his inauguration August 7th. U-S officials say he is promising to commit more of the Colombian government's own resources in its U-S supported battle against insurgents and narco-traffickers.
  • HAMAS / BUSH PLAN VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- A top official of Hamas, the terror group claiming responsibility for Tuesday's suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 19 Israelis, has rejected the idea of an interim Palestinian state, which is said to be a main provision of President Bush's much anticipated peace plan for the Middle East. The Hamas official says the only way suicide attacks will end is if Israel completely withdraws from Palestinian territories.
  • BUSH / MIDDLE EAST VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- President Bush says Israel has a right to defend itself following Tuesday's bus attack in Jerusalem. The White House is downplaying speculation that the bombing and Israel's decision to re-occupy Palestinian areas has delayed the president's much-anticipated speech on the peace process.
  • ISRAEL AIR STRIKES VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Israel has launched air strikes against Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip, in the wake of a suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed at least seven people. The explosion was the second such attack in the city in as many days.
  • ISRAEL / AIR STRIKES VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Israel has launched air strikes against Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip, following a suicide bombing in Jerusalem earlier in the day that killed at least seven people.
  • ISRAEL / BOMB VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- A suicide bomber blew himself up near a bus stop in northern Jerusalem Wednesday killing at least seven people and wounding 37 others.
  • ISRAEL / BOMB VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- An apparent suicide bomber blew himself up near a bus stop in northern Jerusalem Wednesday killing an undetermined number of people at a busy intersection in the city. It is the second bombing in as many days.
  • BRITISH DIPLOMAT/ TERRORISM VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Britain's U-N ambassador says the United Nations is playing a critical role in the war on terrorism. Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock chairs the U-N Security Council committee on counter-terrorism. The diplomat sees growing cooperation among U-N member nations on the issue.
  • PHILIPPINES / INDONESIAN VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Philippine troops have rescued one of four Indonesian sailors who were abducted Monday from a tugboat near an island stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf rebels.
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- The Palestinian Authority says Israel's announcement that it will reoccupy and hold parts of Palestinian-ruled territory is an open invitation to more violence.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Israel says it will take control of parts of the West Bank and hold them as long as Palestinian terrorist attacks persist. Israeli tanks and armored vehicles have already entered several West Bank cities under the cover of assault helicopters.
  • EGYPT / JORDAN / BUSH PLAN VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Egypt and Jordan say they would reject a Middle East peace plan that calls for the creation of a "provisional" Palestinian state. President Bush's expected Middle East peace proposal is widely believed to include such a proposal.
  • SUU KYI / BURMA WOMEN VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- Burma opposition leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has marked her 57th birthday with a call for greater empowerment of women in the military ruled country.

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  • P-N-G / ELECTIONS VOA 19 Jun 2002 -- In Papua New Guinea, four people have reportedly been killed and many more injured, as the troubled Pacific island nation struggles to hold its seventh general election since gaining independence from Australia 27 years ago.
  • SHAPE Morning News Update 19 Jun 2002 -- Britain's defense minister said Tuesday that his government supports Romanian and Bulgarian bids for NATO membership.
  • SHAPE Afternoon News Update 19 Jun 2002 -- Hopes for a breakthrough in the launch of the EU's rapid reaction force were poised on a knife edge Tuesday as governments fought against the clock to defuse a bitter row blocking the project.



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