October 28, 2001 |
A long-stalled peace deal for Macedonia could be adopted by the parliament as early as this week, a top European Union official said after meeting with leaders of the country's rival ethnic groups. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana announced Friday that ethnic Macedonian and ethnic Albanian leaders had resolved their differences over constitutional changes envisaged by the Aug. 13 peace accord.
July 5, 1998 |
With barbed wire and a 3-mile trench as deep as a grave, police and soldiers walled in the Catholic enclave of this Northern Irish town Saturday to protect it from its Protestant neighbors as the biggest test yet of a fragile peace deal here looms today. Protestant members of the Orange Order brotherhood have traditionally donned dark suits, bowler hats and orange sashes to march through town--and through the Catholic Garvaghy Road area--on July 5.
June 28, 2002 |
Rival militias fought a fierce battle over the deaths of fellow clansmen in central Somalia, leaving 23 people dead and 40 wounded just one day after peace was brokered, officials and witnesses said. Using heavy weapons mounted on 10 pickup trucks, more than 300 militiamen from the Saad and Dir clans fought Wednesday in the Golol Valley, 435 miles northeast of Mogadishu, the capital, residents who fled said.
September 6, 1999 |
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator who led the successful push for a peace accord between Northern Ireland's Protestants and Roman Catholics, arrived in Belfast, the provincial capital, to try to prevent the 17-month-old deal from collapsing. He said, however, that he had no intention of repeating his two-year stewardship of the negotiations that produced the Good Friday accord of 1998, adding that he was not prepared "to listen to the same arguments over and over again."
January 21, 2004 |
Liberia's government and rebel militias continued raping and abusing civilians and looting property after a peace deal was signed in August, according to a Human Rights Watch report to be released today that documents sexual attacks on girls as young as 5 and women in their 70s. The slow deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in Liberia and delays in disarmament mean that civilians in areas outside the control of peacekeepers -- particularly rural zones -- are still at risk.
March 10, 1999 |
Yugoslav forces backed by tanks battled Kosovo rebels and reportedly set fire to ethnic Albanian homes Tuesday, underscoring the difficulties facing U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke, who is trying to pressure Yugoslavia's president into signing a peace deal.
December 6, 2006 |
Pakistan is willing to give up its claim to Kashmir if India reciprocates and agrees to self-governance in the disputed Himalayan region, President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview aired Tuesday. The comments, made to India's NDTV network, were among the Pakistani leader's strongest yet to encourage a settlement in the bitter, decades-long dispute since the South Asian rivals began peace talks nearly three years ago.
August 19, 2003 |
Negotiators for the Liberian government and two rebel factions signed a power-sharing agreement Monday that aims to end 14 ruinous years of war and will put power in the hands of non-combatants as the country prepares for elections by 2005. The agreement was signed in nearby Ghana, as Liberians struggled to put their lives, and their country, back together under the eyes of West African peacekeepers and about 200 U.S. Marines. Shops and some banks reopened in the capital, Monrovia.
June 4, 1999 |
Moments after the announcement Thursday that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic had accepted an international peace plan for Kosovo, 80 fatigue-clad members of the Kosovo Liberation Army buried one of their fallen combatants with a nine-gun salute and a vow to keep on fighting. "He died fighting for freedom," a KLA rebel commander said over the coffin of Avdurraman Gerdallaj as NATO bombs resonated on the nearby Kosovo border. "We, his friends, will liberate our country."
July 17, 1999 |
President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak have set a goal of 15 months for achieving peace deals in the Middle East, a senior Israeli official said Friday. Barak hopes to finalize the accords before Clinton completes his term because the president "has been a true friend of Israel," said the official, who was traveling with the Israeli delegation and spoke on the condition of anonymity.