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Misseriya forms alternative government for Abyei - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Misseriya forms alternative government for Abyei - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan: "December 04, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – Chieftains of Al-Misseriya tribe has established an alternative government to supplant the current administration of the oil-producing area of Abyei, Al-Sahafah daily newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Egypt lobbied for south Sudan referendum to be delayed – leaked US report - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Egypt lobbied for south Sudan referendum to be delayed – leaked US report - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan: "December 4, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – Last year Sudan’s northern neighbor, Egypt, lobbied to the United States to postpone southern Sudan’s self determination referendum by four to six years as it feared that the new nation could put its share of the Nile’s water in jeopardy according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.

In the cable, Cairo said southern secession in 2011 could have 'fatal implications'. Egypt believes that the south’s independence could destabilize the region causing an increase in migrants into Egypt.

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allAfrica.com: Somalia: 35 Killed As Insurgents Fight Govt And Each Other

allAfrica.com: Somalia: 35 Killed As Insurgents Fight Govt And Each Other: "At least 35 people were killed Thursday as intense violence continued in the Somali capital Mogadishu, with reports saying two insurgent factions fought each other in Bay region northwest of Mogadishu, Radio Garowe reports.

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WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks: "WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.

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Debunked: "Julian Assange is a Traitor (U.S.)" | WL Central

Debunked: "Julian Assange is a Traitor (U.S.)" | WL Central: "The Falsehood:

Wikileaks' release of 250K diplomatic cables constitutes an act of treason against the United States, and renders Julian Assange and other Wikileaks staffers liable to charges punishable by capital punishment.
The Explanation:

This falsehood is quite straightforward, and has become a talking point in the mainstream media since Cablegate broke. It finds form in the belief that Julian Assange is a 'traitor,' or is involved in 'treason,' or that, more generally, Wikileaks is involved in treason. The falsehood can only be held along with a profound ignorance of the law of treason, or of the relevant facts.

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Ron Paul stands up for Julian Assange - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

Ron Paul stands up for Julian Assange - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com: "Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is taking a stand as one of Julian Assange’s few defenders in Washington, arguing that the WikiLeaks founder should get the same protections as the media.

Attorney General Eric Holder said this week that the Justice Department is examining whether Assange can be charged with a crime for posting hundreds of thousands of leaked government intelligence documents and diplomatic cables.

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Lebanon 'gave Israel army tips' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Lebanon 'gave Israel army tips' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Lebanon's defence minister offered advice to Israel in 2008 on how they might defeat Hezbollah, the Shia group based in southern Lebanon, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

The memo, published in Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, showed Elias Murr telling US officials that areas under Hezbollah control would not receive Lebanese forces' protection from attacks.

'If Israel has to bomb all of these places in the Shia areas as a matter of operational concern, that is Hezbollah's problem,'' Murr reportedly said.

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