Tuesday, November 22, 2011

World Watch: Plateau

US Embassy Pretoria World AIDS Day Light Show
* World: According to a U.N. report AIDS-related deaths worldwide have fallen by 21% since the 2005 “peak” while the number of new cases has leveled off.

* Cambodia: One of the three former Khmer Rouge leaders accused of the genocide of 2.2 million people claimed that he defended Cambodia from invasion by Vietnam.

* Egypt: In response to mounting protests across Egypt the head of the country’s ruling military council promised to hold presidential elections by the end of June 2012.

* Syria: The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee backed a resolution to “strongly condemn” the Syrian government’s crackdown on dissenters.

Image Source – Via Flickr user IIP State (“Huge HIV/AIDS ribbons illuminate the US Embassy South Africa building each night leading up to World Aids Day 2009.”) (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- Voice of America, BusinessWeek, Reuters, BBC News

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