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31 Oct 1996 description
report NandoMedia

CYANGUGU, Rwanda (Oct 31, 1996 02:30 a.m. EST) - Ethnic conflict in the heart of Africa has edged towards war between Zaire and Rwanda, with no sign of relief for more than a million displaced people.

24 Oct 1996 description
report NandoMedia

WASHINGTON (Oct 24, 1996 10:31 p.m. EDT) - The United States pressed ahead with an initiative to reconcile two feuding Kurdish groups in Northern Iraq on Thursday, announcing it would chair direct talks between them in Turkey next week.

State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said a U.S-brokered ceasefire between the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) appeared to be generally holding since it came into effect at midnight Iraqi time on Wednesday.

He told a regular State Department news conference that Robert Pelletreau, Assistant Secretary of …

20 Aug 1996 description
report NandoMedia

GROZNY, Russia (Aug 20, 1996 02:29 a.m. EDT) -- Chechen rebels said Russian forces launched an armored assault on the breakaway region's capital Monday night after five days of an off-and-on informal truce.

Top Russian officials denied an offensive was under way but said one was planned within 48 hours, according to the Interfax news agency.

A separatist official accused the Russians of "grossly violating" the cease-fire, according to the Interfax news agency.

It was not immediately possible to determine the extent of any new fighting.

The Russian military, which …