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Bloodshed at picnic: 17 Afghan civilians killed by Taliban


August 27th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 27 (IANS) Seventeen civilians, including three women, who were at a picnic were killed by Taliban militants in Musa Qala district in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand ... Read more...

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US to remain engaged with Sri Lanka, says envoy


July 4th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) The US will remain engaged with Sri Lanka despite some differences of opinion on the political front, the US ambassador to Sri Lanka said here Wednesday.In ... Read more...

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UN to review Sri Lanka rights situation


June 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) A UN review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will take place in October-November, officials said Sunday.The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of some countries, ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

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Over 6,000 Maoists ‘retire’ in Nepal


April 20th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) A total of 6,574 ex-Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the (UCPN-M)'s People's Liberation Army (PLA) combatants, have opted for voluntary retirement, a report said.The step ... Read more...

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India welcomes Nepal’s Maoist integration pact


April 12th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India Thursday welcomed the recent pact under which former Maoist rebels handed over control of their fighters and weapons to the Nepal Army and hoped ... Read more...

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Don’t seek exclusive rights to Sri Lanka, India told


March 1st, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India should not feel uncomfortable with Chinese presence in Sri Lanka as there is "plenty of room for both", said a Sri Lankan MP and ... Read more...

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Seven die in Afghanistan blast


February 28th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 28 (IANS) Seven civilians, including three children, were killed in a blast in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, authorities said Tuesday."Seven civilians were killed when a ... Read more...

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Brains of maltreated kids, combatants aware of dangers


December 6th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The brains of children exposed to family violence and soldiers in combat zones show an acute awareness of dangers. Research suggests that they may have adapted ... Read more...

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PLA regrouping process begins in Nepal


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) The regrouping process of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) began in Nepal Friday.The PLA was the military arm of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to free more Tamil rebels


November 17th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) More former Tamil Tiger rebels will be released from prison to mark the second anniversary of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second term in office."The group ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Bhattarai, pushes for tax pact


November 11th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) Nearly three weeks after they met in New Delhi, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Nepali counterpart Baburam Bhattarai Friday held bilateral talks ... Read more...

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India lauds Nepal’s political parties for peace deal


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India Wednesday congratulated Nepal for sealing a crucial seven-point agreement on integrating former Maoist combatants into the security forces and and hoped that it ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as PM quits (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal was plunged into a crisis Sunday with embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendering his resignation late night after days of vacillating.The communist leader, who ... Read more...

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Nepal awaits prime minister’s resignation


August 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Caught between an implacable opposition and a feckless ally, Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal began to make last-ditch attempts to save his floundering government Saturday ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist child soldiers go on warpath again


August 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With political uncertainty deepening in Nepal with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal expected to resign during the weekend, violence flared on the streets of Kathmandu Friday ... Read more...

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Maoist ‘child soldiers’ on warpath again


August 8th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) Anger, frustration and grief simmered among the former "child soldiers" of Nepal's ruling Maoist party Monday as police arrested over 40 of them, including young women, ... Read more...

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Top naval commanders review coastal security, anti-piracy operations


May 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Top naval commanders Tuesday began a four-day conference here to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of terror strikes in the ... Read more...

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Nepal opposition takes to streets, challenges government


May 20th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) With a possible constitutional crisis looming only eight days away, Nepal's main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, Friday staged a massive show of might, redoubling the ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists deny link to Iqbal Kaskar shooting


May 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepal's ruling Maoist party Thursday denied any links with the shooting in India's business capital Mumbai city Tuesday that left an aide of wanted terrorist Dawood ... Read more...

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Spanish city’s residents battle it out with flowers


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Cordoba (Spain), May 2 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish city of Cordoba staged its traditional "Battle of the Flowers" Sunday, with 8,000 "combatants" using 120,000 carnations as ammunition during the 40-minute engagement ... Read more...

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One thousand ex-combatants to lay down arms in West Darfur


April 18th, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by BNO News
DARFUR (BNO NEWS) -- More than 1,000 former fighters in the Darfur conflict have pledged to surrender their weapons and begin the process of reintegration into civilian life, the African Union/United Nations ... Read more...

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Christians give 48-hour ultimatum to Nepal government


April 4th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) On a relay hunger-strike in Kathmandu for 13 days, Nepal's enraged Christian community Monday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the fledgling government of Prime Minister Jhala ... Read more...

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Security forces seize arms from Maoist hideout in Midnapore


March 20th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Midnapore, Mar. 20 (ANI): Security forces have raided a Maoist hideout in West Bengal's Midnapore District and seized arms and ammunition.The movement, which started as a peasant revolt in West Bengal ... Read more...

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‘Iran using child soldiers to fight protesters’


March 13th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Human rights activists have accused Iran of using "child soldiers" as young as 14 to fight anti-government protesters in the country.The teenager combatants, armed with batons, ... Read more...

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Iran using “child soldiers” to suppress anti-government demonstrations: HR activists


March 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar 13 (ANI): Human Rights activists have warned that Iran's Islamic regime is using "child soldiers" to suppress anti-government demonstrations, raising concerns that the international law to avoid using underage combatants ... Read more...

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Afghan peace dialogue talk “propaganda of occupation forces”: Taliban commander


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 22(ANI): In the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan, 'dialogue for peace' with the Taliban is baseless and nothing more than propaganda, Taliban commander Maulavi Abdul Kabir has said."As ... Read more...

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Released former LTTE members facing rehabilitation problems in society


January 4th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 4 (ANI): Sri Lankan authorities have said that there have been problems rehabilitating ex-Tamil Tiger fighters into society.The BBC quoted them as saying that some of the former Liberation ... Read more...

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Pak can’t take any irresponsible step to stop US drone attacks: Gilani


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2 (ANI): Taking a swipe at critics who advocate a tit-for-tat reply to US drone attacks, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan "cannot take any irresponsible ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists want UN to stay on till peace process ends


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 20 (IANS) With only 26 days left for the UN's direct role in Nepal's ailing peace process to end, the opposition Maoist party Monday said they would call ... Read more...

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NATO troops kill seven members of private security firm in eastern Afghanistan


December 11th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed seven armed men who are believed to have been part of a private security firm, the NATO-led International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Afghanistan was Soviets graveyard and will the Americans also: Taliban spokesman


November 27th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.27 (ANI): The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 after nearly ten years of occupation is a favourite public relations theme of the Taliban movement, which itself was ... Read more...

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On skills, Poms marginally ahead of Aussies in Ashes run-up


November 18th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.18 (ANI): In a position-by-position look at Ashes combatants - Australia and England, Fox Sports has arrived at some interesting conclusions.Fox Sports has tried to find the Ashes favourite by rating ... Read more...

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ACHR condemns killing of 18 civilians in Assam by NDFB


November 9th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.9 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has strongly condemned the killing of 18 civilians and injuring of nine others in separate attacks allegedly by the National Democratic ... Read more...

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