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23 May 2009 Military News

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  • UN chief visits civilians displaced by Sri Lanka conflict UN News Centre 23 May 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today witnessed firsthand the plight of some of the 300,000 people uprooted by the conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and Tamil rebels, during what he described as a “very sobering” visit to one of the major displacement camps.
  • Beach Where Sri Lankan Rebels Made Last Stand is Scene of Devastation VOA 23 May 2009 -- Independent journalists, for the first time, have been given a brief aerial look at the battlefield where Sri Lanka defeated Tamil rebels who once controlled one-third of the island nation. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman was on one of the helicopters taking the United Nations Secretary General and his delegation for a quick flyover of the last combat zone.
  • UN chief arrives in Sri Lanka IRNA 23 May 2009 -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Colombo Saturday for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the North following the military victory over the rebels, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
  • Sri Lankan rebels claim LTTE chief is alive IRNA 23 May 2009 -- Dismissing as 'engineered rumors' Sri Lankan government's assertion that Vellupillai Prabakaran had been killed in the fighting in the north, the Tamil Tigers have claimed that the LTTE supremo is alive.
  • Residents Flee Somali Capital VOA 23 May 2009 -- Residents fled Somalia's capital on Saturday, following a day of fierce fighting between government forces and Islamist insurgents that killed at least 45 people.
  • AU Calls For Sanctions Against Eritrea Over Somalia Fighting VOA 23 May 2009 -- The African Union is calling on the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Eritrea because of its alleged support of Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
  • Israel Plans to Remove 26 Settlement Outposts in West Bank VOA 23 May 2009 -- Israel appears to be responding to American pressure to curb settlement activity. But implementation could be difficult.

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  • Former S. Korean president Roh dies after jumping off cliff RIA Novosti 23 May 2009 -- Former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun died in an apparent suicide after jumping off a cliff while hiking near Bongha Village in the south of the country on early Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported.
  • Former South Korean President Roh Dead in Apparent Suicide VOA 23 May 2009 -- Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has died in an apparent suicide. Mr. Roh fell to his death Saturday from a mountain cliff. The former president was facing an intense corruption investigation.
  • Nepali Parliament Elects New Prime Minister VOA 23 May 2009 -- In Nepal, a veteran communist leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has been elected as the country's new prime minister, ending a political deadlock which followed the resignation of Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda. But the tiny Himalayan country's political problems are far from over.
  • Iranian President Defends Foreign Policy VOA 23 May 2009 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his government's aggressive foreign policy against the West regarding Iran's nuclear program, in a press conference, Saturday. He also claimed that Tehran's nuclear "dossier" is now closed and the country's "dignity" intact.



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