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2010-11-15 15:51:00

Senior Palestinian official calls use of injured Gaza infant photos "disinformation"; UN official backs Morocco account of peaceful effort to disperse Laayoune protest hijacked by violent militants WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday condemned Spanish news agency EFE's "unacceptable and unfounded" publication last week of 4-year-old photos of Palestinian infants injured in Gaza which were falsely identified as photos of...

2010-11-11 17:11:00

Violent provocations underscore urgency of reaching a realistic political resolution WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third round of informal talks hosted by UN Personal Envoy Chris Ross ended yesterday in Manhasset, NY without agreement on resolving the decades-old Western Sahara conflict. The parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front, did join together with Algeria and Mauritania on moving forward with Confidence Building Measures to ease the...

2010-10-08 15:30:00

Outspoken police chief reportedly to be freed, but may not be free to return to Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria to see his family or speak for peace with other Sahrawis WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joining other Congress members and international human rights advocates expressing concern for the safety of Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, the outspoken Sahrawi leader whose whereabouts are still...

2010-10-06 14:55:00

Key questions remain: Will he be free to rejoin his family in the camps? Will he be allowed to continue efforts with Sahrawis in the camps to promote peace? WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community cautiously welcomed, and also raised questions about, today's announcement by the Polisario Front that it has "decided" to release its imprisoned Chief Police Inspector, Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud. He was arrested Sept. 21 in Algeria on charges of...

2010-09-27 15:15:00

Letter to Sec. of State Clinton joins Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and UN in deploring violation of rights to freedom of speech, movement, and liberty WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional leaders Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (R-FL) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting US action to secure the immediate release of Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, the outspoken Sahrawi police chief arrested by the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'