Monday, October 11, 2010

World Watch: Nine years and counting

* Afghanistan: As U.S.-led coalition troops continue their ninth year in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai confirmed reports that his government was talking with Taliban commanders.

* Hungary: Authorities are worried that a second reservoir could break in the same industrial plant where a “toxic tsunami” killed four villagers last week.

* China: Human rights activists are concerned over the safety of the wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo who was placed under house arrest after she visited her husband.

* Iran: Two journalists who tried to interview an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery were themselves arrested.

Image – CBS News (“Trucks carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan burn following an attack by militants in the remote Mitri area, 112 miles southeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province on October 9, 2010.”)
Online Sources- Voice of America, BBC News, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English

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