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Iran's Nuclear Program Not Peaceful - IAEA
by Jerome Socolovsky

The U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran has obtained enough sensitive material and expertise that it could build a nuclear weapon relatively quickly if it wanted to. The new evidence reinforces Western suspicions that Tehran's nuclear ambitions are not peaceful as it has long claimed. (Full Story)


Global landmines meeting: Africa's engagement praised
Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Africa’s leadership in the fight against anti-personnel mines will be front and centre and next week’s Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties (11MSP) of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Several African states have committed to participate at a high level at what amounts to the world’s largest gathering of anti-landmines diplomats and experts. (Full Story)

Egyptian activists call for massive protests
Egyptian activists called for massive protests Tuesday to demand the country's military rulers cede power to a civilian authority as uncertainty grew over parliamentary elections due to begin next week. (Full Story)

Myanmar: Major Reform Underway
Jakarta/Brussels - Six months after the transition to a new, semi-civilian government, major changes are taking place in Myanmar, but many steps still need to be taken to overcome decades of conflict. (Full Story)

Cambodia hosts Asian countries to discuss landmines in the region
Phnom Penh,  – Representatives from 11 Asian States including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to address the human costs of anti-personnel mines. (Full Story)

Public Narrowly Backs UN Recognition of Palestine: Global Poll
As debate continues over whether the Palestinians should ask for a UN resolution recognising Palestine as an independent state, a new global poll for BBC World Service reveals that, in all 19 countries surveyed, more citizens would prefer to see their government vote to support the resolution than vote against it – although only by a modest margin in many countries. (Full Story)

Libya: Ensuring a Smooth and Peaceful Transition into the Post-Qaddafi Era
Brussels - As Libyans prepare for the Qaddafi regime's imminent demise, the country faces a pivotal moment of historic proportions. Steps taken in the next few days and weeks will decisively shape the post-Qaddafi order. (Full Story)

Libyan Rebels Enter Central Tripoli, Crowds Celebrate
Libyan rebel fighters pushing for an end to leader Moammar Gadhafi's rule say they control most of the capital, Tripoli, after moving past the city's outer defenses and into the central Green Square where thousands of residents celebrated (Full Story)

LIBYAN REBELS AND NATO PLAY JOINTLY THE PIRATES GAME
A Libyan tanker arrived in Benghazi after rebels claimed they had seized the vessel from Libyan government forces. NATO officials say they cleared the ship on Wednesday and allowed it to proceed to the rebel-held port.
  (Full Story)


Head of the International Monetary Fund, Strauss-Kahn, to face sexual assault charges
The head of the International Monetary Fund is set to appear in a New York City court Monday to face sexual assault charges following a complaint by a hotel maid. (Full Story)

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