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Monthly Archives: September 2009

With market trends suggesting a continued supply shortage of the important mineral tantalum, used globally in electronic devices, some observers fear increasing prices may lead to a spike in violence in the eastern provinces of the Democratic...

By Record on Sep 29th, 2009

On 17 September 2009, four Islamic insurgents carried out a suicide bombing of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city, according to the Associated Press. Posing as UN personnel, four insurgents had driven...

By Record on Sep 28th, 2009

The announcement of a US peace proposal for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been postponed following the return of Middle East envoy George Mitchell, who failed to reach agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority...

By Record on Sep 23rd, 2009

On 16 September 2009, Pakistan’s Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) announced the arrest of Taliban commander Sher Mohammad Qasab. The arrest was made in Swat, where Pakistani security forces have been engaging in battle since May 2009...

By Record on Sep 21st, 2009

The next United Nations climate change summit will take place in New York later this month, on 22 September. This gathering of world leaders is intended “to provide political momentum at the highest level towards a deal” at the UN Climate...

By Record on Sep 20th, 2009

The upcoming election for the new Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), generally a politically innocuous UN agency, is the focus of debate this month concerning the prominent candidature...

By Record on Sep 15th, 2009

The United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, recently announced a preliminary investigation into whether the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and U.S. government-employed contractors violated...

By Record on Sep 8th, 2009