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...landmark accord to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by 1993.Ten years ago: In a wrenching videotaped statement, aid worker Margaret Hassan, kidnapped in Baghdad, begged the British government to help save her by withdrawing its troops from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/today-history
Local
My Turn: President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels is flawed

...our allies. We have seen evidence of this with the recent brutal beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, as well as countless other atrocities in the region.However, the President is wrong when it comes to arming unknown...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-02/my-turn-president-obamas-plan-arm-syr
Opinion
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

...have gotten so much attention for treating four American aid workers who caught Ebola while volunteering in West Africa...survivor were given to one of the recently infected U.S. aid workers.Q: Could there be more travelers with Ebola?A...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/questions-and-answers-about-us-ebola-ca
State
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

...have been tested for Ebola since July 27, according to the CDC. All of those tests were negative.Four American aid workers who became infected while volunteering in West Africa have been treated in special isolation facilities in hospitals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-30/officials-confirm-first-ebola-case-diag
State
Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

...gates of the school. The Red Crescent, a charity, said the attack occurred while people were in line to get food from aid workers. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said in addition to the dead, 35 people were wounded.Robert Turner, director...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/israel-withdraws-most-its-troops-gaza
Not For Web
Gunmen, bombers kill 11 in Pakistan capital

...stunned the capital, a normally quiet city of wide, tree-lined boulevards that is home to diplomats, generals, aid workers and government officials. It was the deadliest attack in Islamabad since a 2008 truck bombing at the Marriott Hotel...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-04/gunmen-bombers-kill-11-pakistan-capital
Art
'Impossible' has the right touch with real horror

...realities are woven in. Pick-up trucks carrying bodies, the makeshift message boards with names of the missing, aid workers trying to keep up with the unending string of injuries, the parentless children, the childless parents, random family...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-03-28/impossible-has-right-touch-real-horror
Art
What might have been in Afghanistan

...refers to the self-contained American compound U.S. aid workers built in the 1950s and 1960s when they were working in...rush to produce a "civilian surge" of diplomats and aid workers led to a flood of underqualified applicants, many out...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-05/what-might-have-been-afghanistan
Opinion
An aid worker's courageous success

...around eastern Afghanistan with an extraordinary British aid worker, Linda Norgrove. I have a photo of her dressed in a...some will conclude that her death proves all foreign aid workers in Afghanistan should retreat behind security barriers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101810/opi_722244465.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...Afghan opposition fighters rolled into Kabul after Taliban troops slipped away under cover of darkness. Eight foreign aid workers - two Americans, two Australians and four Germans - held captive in Afghanistan for three months were freed by anti-Taliban...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111306/sta_20061113014.shtml
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