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01 March 2009 Military News

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  • World Marks Ten Years Of Landmine Ban Treaty VOA 01 Mar 2009 -- Campaigners around the globe are taking action this week to once again draw the world’s attention to the horrific consequences of landmines and to call for renewed efforts toward a mine-free world. The campaign is led by the International campaign to ban land mines, a network of more than 1400 non-governmental organizations in 90 countries working for a global ban on landmines.
  • Efforts to rid world of landmines must go on, Ban says on anniversary of landmark treaty UN News Centre 01 Mar 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the tireless efforts undertaken over the past decade to rid the world of anti-personnel landmines, while stressing that much work remains to eliminate this global scourge.
  • Emergency EU Summit Puts Premium On Unity RFE/RL 01 Mar 2009 -- As they gather for a short emergency summit in Brussels, European leaders will be battling centrifugal forces
  • Start of Lebanon tribunal 'decisive milestone' in pursuit of justice – Ban UN News Centre 01 Mar 2009 -- Just over four years after former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others were killed in a terrorist attack in Beirut, the international tribunal set up to try the perpetrators began its work today, marking what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deemed a historic step in the search for justice.
  • Hariri Tribunal Opens in The Hague VOA 01 Mar 2009 -- The international tribunal created to try the suspected assassins of veteran former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al Hariri in 2005 has officially opened in The Hague. High-ranking U.N. and international figures were present at the opening ceremony. UN special prosecutor Daniel says he will ask Lebanon to hand over four pro-Syrian generals held in connection with the assassination.
  • Bangladesh Border Guards Returning to Post After Violent Mutiny VOA 01 Mar 2009 -- Hundreds of paramilitary soldiers have returned to their barracks in Dhaka. Many claim they were not involved in the mutiny at the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles, but fled the violence that is believed to have left more than 100 of their commanders dead. Police intend to file murder charges against 1,000 of the paramilitary troops.



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