Syrian Minister of Defense Among Victims in Damascus Attack

1 Damascus, Jul 18.- General Daoud Rajha, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, died today in a terrorist attack against National Security headquarters, which also critically injured other participants in a meeting at that facility. The attack was staged around mid-day when a meeting of ministers and representatives of chiefs of Syrian security entities was taking place. In

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CARICOM Fighting Regional Crime

1 Port of Spain, Feb 13. – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) has launched an initiative aimed at reducing the use of guns in violent crimes across the 15-member regional grouping. The information service Caribbean News Now reports that IMPACS has partnered in launching the initiative with the Canadian-based non-governmental organisation Project Ploughshares, the

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Pres. Funes to Visit Mexico After Tamaulipas Slaughter

2 San Salvador, Sep 1. -Mauricio Funes, president of El Salvador, is to visit Mexico in September and security in light of the massacre in Tamaulipas will cap his agenda. Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez did not announce the specific date of the trip but said the trip to Mexico is a top priority in his busy agenda for the month.

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Venezuela Boosts Econ Dvlpmt, Security on Colombian Border

1 Caracas, Aug. 24. -The Venezuelan government is moving to step up economic development and security along the border it shares with Colombia, a high-crime area. The initiatives include boosting the production and transport sectors in the state of Tachira, as deploying soldiers and the Bolivarian National Police to guarantee citizen security. The western Venezuelan state is frequently affected by

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