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Tanzanian Official Plans to Track and Arrest LGBT People

The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) "could turn into a witch-hunt."

SOP newswireEgypt To Cooperate with U.S. on Preventing Nuclear Smuggling - Washington -- Egypt is joining international efforts to prevent smuggling of nuclear and other radioactive materials by sea, U.S. official announced.
Alan GrayNewsblaze News with Alan Gray - Vol 4 - Do you want to see your name in the newspaper? We are looking for one or more enthusiastic and educated book reviewers. You can review any books you want, but we will also provide you with books to review.
SOP newswireU.S.-Africa Partnership Aims To Help Poorest of The Poor - Washington -- The nongovernmental organization (NGO) Africare, working in close cooperation with Africans in 26 countries, has made significant progress in combating some of the continent’s most urgent problems, such as poverty, famine and disease, said Julius E. Coles, Africare president, at a talk June 20 at the Woman's National Democratic Club in Washington.
SOP newswireU.S., Japan Reach Agreement on Resumption of Beef Trade By Susan Krause - Washington -- Following months of negotiations, the United States and Japan have reached an agreement that ultimately will lead to the resumption of sales of U.S. beef to Japan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 21.
SOP newswireProgress Reported in Fighting Coca in Andean Region By Eric Green - Washington -– More international aid is needed to help three nations in the Andean region -- Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru -- continue their recent successes in eradicating coca, the main ingredient used to make cocaine, says a drug agency of the United Nations.
SOP newswireAmerican-Arab Conference Honors Community Contributions By Afzal Khan - Washington – Prince Turki Al Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, urged Arab Americans to build “new and enduring bridges” between the Arab world and the United States. He made his comments in an address June 17 to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) 26th annual convention in Washington.
SOP newswireU.S. Energy Department Expects More Consumption Of Coal, Gas, Renewables - Washington -- A continued rise in prices is projected to dampen global demand for oil and spur use of more coal, natural gas and renewable energy over the next quarter century, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
SOP newswireQuartet Endorses Mechanism To Give Palestinians Needs-Based Aid By Peggy B. Hu - Washington -- The United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations -- jointly known as the Quartet when dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- have endorsed a European Union proposal for a temporary mechanism to provide needs-based assistance to the Palestinian people, according to a statement released by the U.S. Department of State June 17.
SOP newswireUnited States Support to European Union Conference on Darfur - The European Union has pledged that it will work for the full and rapid implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement as a precondition for lasting peace and security in Darfur and an end to the suffering of millions of the people of Darfur. The European Union has stated that it will continue to be at the front stage by organizing in Brussels a donors meeting on the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS). The United States intends to have senior represen
SOP newswirePeru's Economic Growth Praised by International Monetary Fund By Eric Green - Washington -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised the
SOP newswireU.S. Pledges $2 Million for South Ossetia Economic Rehabilitation - Washington – The United States has pledged $2 million for confidence-building measures and economic rehabilitation in Georgia’s South Ossetia region, the State Department announced June 14.
SOP newswireU.S. Promotes Integration of South and Central Asia By Louise Fenner - Washington -- New energy, transportation and trade links between the countries of Central and South Asia can help bring prosperity and long-term stability to the region and restore it as a cultural and commercial crossroads, says Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher.
SOP newswireSecretary-General Kofi Annan Today Appealed For Sustained International Engagement In Timor-Leste - “We have learned – at a painful price for Timor-Leste – that the building of institutions on the basis of fundamental principles of democracy and rule of law is not a simple process that can be completed within a few short years,” Mr. Annan told the 15-member body.
SOP newswireChertoff To Discuss Passenger Name Records at G8 Conference By Anita N. Wadhwani - Washington -- Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff plans to discuss security cooperation with his counterparts from the Group of Eight (G8) nations during the week of June 12, including the exchange of aircraft passenger name records (PNR) with European Union countries.
SOP newswireNigeria-Cameroon accord expected after Annan brokers talks on border dispute - Secretary-General Kofi Annan is conducting intensive diplomacy with the leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon in a bid to achieve a breakthrough over their border dispute, a United Nations spokesman said today, predicting that an accord could be finalized on Monday.
SOP newswireAdministration Transmits Proposed Legislation to Implement Agreement to Protect RMS Titanic Wreck Site - Today, on behalf of the Administration, the Department of State transmitted to Congress proposed legislation to implement for the United States an international agreement with the United Kingdom, Canada and France that will lead to increased protection of the RMS Titanic and its wreck site. Concerted action by the four nations most closely associated with the Titanic would effectively foreclose financing for, and the technical ability to conduct, unregulated salvage and other potentially harmful activities.
SOP newswireThe NATO-Ukraine Commission met in Brussels at the level of Defence Ministers on 8 June, to discuss Ukraine's defence policy - The NATO-Ukraine Commission met in Brussels at the level of Defence Ministers on 8 June, to discuss Ukraine"s defence policy and the ongoing
SOP newswireThe Defence Planning Committee and Nuclear Planning Group met in Ministerial Session on 8 June 2006. - As we look forward to the Riga Summit, we re‑affirmed our determination to employ the disciplines of defence planning to help ensure that the Alliance and our national forces continue to pursue transformation with the aim of further developing the capabilities needed to deal with the
SOP newswireTerrorist Leader Zarqawi's Death Called - Washington -- President Bush announced June 8 that Jordanian-born terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been killed June 7 in a precision air strike by U.S. special operations forces in Iraq, in what he described as a “severe blow to al-Qaida and … a significant victory in the War on Terror.”
SOP newswireUNESCO Chief Deplores Killing of Pakistan Cameraman - The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the killing of Munir Ahmed Sangi, a Pakistani cameraman who was shot dead on Monday while covering a gunfight in the south-eastern part of his country.
SOP newswireAmbassador's visit follows positive Tripartite meeting in Kigali, Rwanda - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- During a May 27-29 visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto continued his quiet but effective brand of diplomacy by helping Ethiopians resolve domestic political differences following the nation’s orderly but disputed May 2005 elections.
Laurie SalemViolence in Timor- Leste leads to International Intervention - Having been living with its hard won independence for so long, it must have been hard for the powers that be, for Timor Leste to accept the intervention by foreign military and police forces. Outside help came because of Timor Leste's inability to control some of the violent elements of the population and security forces.
SOP newswireLao Teenage Girl Who Is Trafficked Abroad - A compelling television drama produced with United Nations support about a Lao teenage girl who is trafficked abroad, where she suffers both physical and sexual abuse, had its national premiere on Lao Television today as part of a campaign to warn young people of the dangers they face and to stimulate awareness and discussion.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Gardena firm pays $52,000 for distributing unregistered Japanese pesticides - LOS ANGELES - Under the terms of a recent settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Marukai Corporation of Gardena, Calif. will pay $52,000 for allegedly selling and distributing unregistered, imported Japanese pesticides at their Gardena location, a violation of federal law.
SOP newswireGenocide Intervention Network Praises AU's Bold Decision to Welcome UN Peacekeepers - The Genocide Intervention Network today commends the African Union"s decision to transfer control of the peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan, to a United Nations force.
SOP newswireUnited Nations World Health Organization In Suriname - The regional arm of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping the authorities in Suriname reduce the health risks associated with the torrential rainfall and flooding this month that have displaced up to 20,000 people and left large areas of the country under water.
SOP newswireUnited Nations International Day of Families - The United Nations today marked the International Day of Families with calls to adapt to the profound social changes taking place and appeals to discourage child marriage and promote secondary education and gender equality.
SOP newswireChildren In Niger Seeking Help At Rehabilitation Centres - “The situation requires not only the extreme vigilance and the continuous mobilization of all partners in the field but the firm commitment of the donor community so that we can prevent the deterioration of the situation,” said Aboudou Karimou Adjibade, UNICEF’s Representative in Niger, which last year endured a severe famine resulting
Maria GrellaGerman Cannibal Convicted On Second Go 'Round - Armin Meiwes, a 44 year old computer technician, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison in a retrial case. Meiwes had admitted to killing and eating 43 year old Bernd Juergen Brandes, a man he met on the Internet.
SOP newswireNewly Launched United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - The newly launched United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) today announced its first disbursements for the world’s most under-funded emergencies, with 12 States, 11 of them in Africa, benefiting from a total of $32 million.
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