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2005-12-21 11:02:19

Please read in fifth paragraph ... Eritrea ordered U.N. staff ... instead of ... U.N. soldiers. A corrected repetition follows: By Emma Thomasson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international commission has ruled that Eritrea violated international law with an attack on Ethiopia in 1998 that triggered a border war, in a decision likely to further stoke simmering tension between the two sides. The commission at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, agreed to by both Horn of...

2005-12-21 09:49:53

By Emma Thomasson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international commission has ruled that Eritrea violated international law with an attack on Ethiopia in 1998 that triggered a border war, in a decision likely to further stoke simmering tension between the two sides. The commission at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, agreed to by both Horn of Africa countries as part of a peace deal in 2000, made a series of decisions this week, relating to claims for compensation from both...

2005-12-16 06:53:17

ASMARA (Reuters) - The United Nations completed the withdrawal of 180 of its Western staff from Eritrea on Friday, the deadline the Red Sea state set for expelling the peacekeepers monitoring its tense border with Ethiopia. "The last two people left on the normal passenger flight this morning," said Gail Bindley-Taylor-Sainte, spokeswoman for the U.N. Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE). "We are now shipping out the cargo." The world body has since Thursday been temporarily...

2005-12-15 06:51:52

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Western peacekeepers began leaving Eritrea on Thursday after the United Nations agreed to pull out Americans, Canadians and Europeans from its mission set up to prevent war with Ethiopia. The U.N. Security Council said in a statement on Wednesday the world body would "temporarily relocate" military and civilian staff from Eritrea to Ethiopia in the interests of safety. Last week, Eritrea ordered out peacekeepers from the United States, Canada and...

2005-12-14 18:46:18

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Wednesday to Eritrea's demand that it pull out American, Canadian and European peacekeepers from a peacekeeping mission set up to prevent war with Ethiopia. The U.N. Security Council said in a statement the world body would "temporarily relocate" military and civilian staff from Eritrea to Ethiopia in the interests of safety. The decision involves some 180 military observers and civilian logistics staff. They...

2005-12-14 14:40:37

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has decided pull out North American and European peacekeepers from Eritrea and move them to Ethiopia as the Asmara government demanded, U.N. officials and diplomats said on Wednesday. The U.N. Security Council, in an informal session, agreed with U.N. officials to redeploy about 180 military observers and civilians from the United States, Canada, Western Europe and Russia from the northeast African country. Diplomats...

2005-12-14 13:55:37

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations is getting ready to pull North American and European peacekeepers out of Eritrea and move them to Ethiopia as the Asmara government demanded, diplomats said on Wednesday. The U.N. Security Council, in an informal session, decided to redeploy about 180 military observers and civilians from the United States, Canada, Western Europe and Russia from the northeast African country. The 15-nation body will issue a formal statement on its...

2005-12-13 15:00:55

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - China, Cuba, Eritrea and Ethiopia jail more journalists than any other country, but the United States has risen to sixth place because of detentions in Iraq, a journalism watchdog group said on Tuesday. The top four countries accounted for two-thirds of the 125 imprisoned editors, writers and photojournalists as of December 1, according to the report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Fifth was the central Asian state of...

2005-12-10 06:59:33

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia will pull troops away from its tense border with former foe Eritrea in compliance with a U.N. instruction aimed at averting renewed war, its foreign minister said in remarks published on Saturday. "Ethiopia is prepared to redeploy its forces consistent with the instruction of the Security Council," state-owned newspapers quoted Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin as saying. "Should there be any attempt by Eritrea, to take advantage of...

2005-12-07 06:14:59

ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea has ordered U.N. troops and civilians from Western countries to leave within 10 days, a move that will make the U.N.'s observation of its tense border with Ethiopia impossible, diplomats said on Wednesday. The latest order will affect roughly 90 out of 230 military observers, plus administrative and logistical staff based in the Eritrean capital, Asmara. "The Government of Eritrea has decided to ask UNMEE members from USA, Canada, Europe including the...


Latest Eritrea Reference Libraries

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-02 11:34:00

The Savannah Monitor, varanus exanthematicus, is a lizard which habitat extends from Senegal as far as Eritrea and northern Zaire. The majority of lizard skin used in the leather trade is derived from this species. This is a robust creature, with powerful limbs used for digging. It grows to lengths in excess of 4 to 5 feet and in some instances can cause deep lacerations with its claws and tail, although these are usually unintentional traits. Its diet is wide-ranging, including giant...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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