October 18, 2004 |
President Bush rebuffed a plan last month for a Muslim peacekeeping force that would have helped the United Nations organize elections in Iraq, according to Saudi and Iraqi officials. The U.N. has a skeletal presence in Iraq, with only four employees working full time preparing for January elections. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has refused to establish a new headquarters in Baghdad unless countries commit troops for a special force to protect it.
October 22, 1991
While working in Haiti as a radio engineer during the past three years, I had the chance to observe the political scene there firsthand. Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the ousted president of Haiti, received over 80% of the vote in last December's United Nations-supervised elections. Many people claim that Aristide is Haiti's first honestly elected president. His government legitimately derives its power from the 6 million citizens of Haiti.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1997
Star-crossed Cambodia has been yanked back onto the front page by resurging violence, a fate its beleaguered people do not deserve. Ghosts of the 1970s and '80s stalk reports from Phnom Penh, the sprawling capital on the Mekong River. The genocidal Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot is reported to be a captive of his own cruel men somewhere near the Thai border.
February 16, 2004 |
Despite continuing attacks against Iraqis and American troops, the United States remains committed to handing over power to an interim Iraqi government by the end of June, the top American civilian administrator in Iraq said Sunday. "Iraqis all want sovereignty back as soon as it can be done," L. Paul Bremer III said on CNN's "Late Edition." "We want to be here as invited guests and no longer as an occupying force."
December 7, 1994 |
The Clinton Administration has begun pressuring the United Nations to allow U.S. forces in Haiti to turn over their peacekeeping responsibilities to U.N. troops in January or February, rather than after Haitian elections later next year, U.S. officials said Tuesday. U.S. strategists met privately in Washington with senior U.N. officials earlier this week to begin mapping plans for transferring the peacekeeping mission to a 6,000-soldier multinational force, as provided for in the long-range U.S.
October 12, 2000 |
As Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica struggles to consolidate power in Belgrade, Kosovo is heading toward its first United Nations-supervised elections, with its ethnic Albanian leaders confident that their fight for independence already has been won. Leaders of ethnic Albanian parties say that even if Kostunica tries to use his ties with the West to restore Serbian authority in Kosovo, they see no risk that such an effort would succeed.