The goal of ASEAN is to
economic growth of their members and to promote regional peace and stability.
civil was has caused millions to flee to neighboring
countries. In a
reporters in Geneva, officials from the UN World Food
the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
World Health Organization (WHO)
and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
all said they would continue to carry out their operations
and deliver basic supplies and services to those affected
by the conflict.
Syria has now been accused of using banned chemical weapons
on innocent civilians on 21.8.2013. More than 1,000 people
have been reportedly killed including several hundred
been strong supporters of Syria during this conflict, former
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
was quoted as saying Syria's government had attacked its
own people with chemical weapons.
denied that the Syrian government was responsible for the
chemical attack. The
UN has sent
a team to investigate whether chemical weapons were used.
As a result of this development, the
appear to be preparing to use military force against
Sunday 1.9.2013 GSE
State Department, Secretary John Forbes Kerry (right), has announced a global travel alert in
addition to the closing today of 22 embassies and
consulates in the Middle East and North Africa. This was
apparently done as a result
of security concerns in the following places: Abu Dhabi,
ARE; Algiers, DZA;
Basrah, IRQ; Erbil,
IRQ; Cairo, EGY;
Djibouti, DJI; Dhaka,
SDN; Kuwait City,
Manama, BHR; Muscat,
On an even higher alert was the U.S. Embassy in
where 12 tanks were stationed close to the embassy.
have also stated that they will close their embassies in
Sana'a today and tomorrow.
Sunday 4.8.2013 GSE
13,573 banknotes from 392
"countries" are now listed; last update:
15 October 2013
Current Countries, 140 Former,
Terr., Unrecog.,Currency Unions,
30 Local currencyIssues,
15 Fantasy Issues
One of the most comprehensive
and outstanding numismatic books is the massive 864 page
World War II Remembered - History is in Your Hands, A Numismatic Study by C. Frederick Schwan and Joseph E. Boling. As we have built the Numismondo site from contributed images, this book has been a tremendous help with this important period in modern world history. Joseph Boling has also been very kind in providing additional attribution assistance, particularly with
A highly rated book that unfortunately I have not read is
100 Greatest American Currency Notes: The Stories Behind The Most Colonial, Confederate, Federal, Obsolete, and Private American Notes by David M. Sundman & Q.Davis Bowers (a paper money pioneer) . The title appears to say it all as the comments on Amazon rate it 5 of 5 stars.
The Early Paper Money of America
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Another interesting title is
Collecting Paper Moneyby Colin Narbeth and Simon Narbethwhich was released in October 2010. While I have not read this book I expect it is an excellent work as was all of the similar titles by Colin Narbeth over many years. Colin is a pioneer in World Paper numismatics and he was instrumental in the founding of the
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