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  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
"Violence never again! War never again! Terrorism never again! In the name of God, may every religion bring upon the earth justice and peace, forgiveness and life," said Pope John Paul II.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
Iran and Iraq fought the longest war in modern history between 1980 and 1988, and one million Iranian and Iraqi troops are believed to have been killed in the conflict and thousands more are still listed as missing in action. No peace agreement has ever been signed.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
Saudi rulers are increasingly uncomfortable with the American military presence in their country and may soon ask that it end, according to several Saudi Arabian sources. Such a decision would deprive the United States of regular use of the Prince Sultan Air Base, from which U.S. power has been projected into the Gulf region and beyond for more than a decade.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
Congo's Nyiragongo volcano exploded in a massive eruption on Jan. 18, instantly killing 45 people in the city of Goma. In the aftermath, burning lava caused unearthed storage tanks at a gas station to explode when large numbers of people were attempting to siphon off fuel for their vehicles. An additional 50 people were killed in the explosion. UN estimates of the displaced and homeless run as...
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
U.S. President Bush declared in his State of the Union address that America "will renew the promise of the Peace Corps, double its volunteers over the next five years and ask it to join a new effort to encourage development and education and opportunity in the Islamic world." His promise to aid Islamic countries, although generous, is likely to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many.