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Despite huge civilian casualties, U.S. still won’t support international ban on landmines

The United States is still not ready to commit to an international treaty banning landmines which has been signed by more than 160 countries, a US official said on Monday. Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention are being urged at a conference in Mozambique to commit to ensuring no…

NATO admits civilian casualties in Libya raid

BRUSSELS (AFP) – NATO late on Sunday acknowledged it was responsible for civilian deaths during a Tripoli bombing raid, after Libyan officials claimed toddlers among nine dead. An alliance statement said “NATO acknowledges civilian casualties in Tripoli strike” during action targeting a Libyan military missile site. “It appears that one…