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Thursday, August 27, 1998

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  • Empta

    The United States State Department has, at different times, offered several reasons for bombing the El Shifa pharmaceutical plant near Khartoum, Sudan: that it was linked to Saudi dissident Osama ben Laden, that U.S. intelligence had secretly found traces of a chemical component Empta that can only be used to make VX nerve gas, that the factory was producing chemical weapons for the Iraqi government.

  • Sudan Sues the United States

    Sudan has sued the United States in a Khartoum criminal court for last week’s missile strike, according to an announcement yesterday from the country’s attorney general. The Sudanese government said 10 people were injured when U.S. missiles destroyed the El-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum

  • Blair Proposes Controversial Northern Ireland Crack Down

    Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday announced that he would crack down on Northern Ireland violence by proposing legislation that would require only a police officer’s word that a suspect belonged to a banned group to put the suspect in prison. Sinn Fein denounced the plan, calling it an overreaction to the August 15th bombing in Omagh where 25 people were killed.

  • Irrag

    How and under what conditions do women take a stand? And are those stands —-whether for labor rights, health or education -— always recognized for what they are?