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Myanmar president urges more efforts for stability, development


September 8th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 8 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein has called for all-out efforts to bring stability to the state and promote its socio-economic development, Xinhua reported Saturday, citing official ... Read more...

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BSF stops Bangladeshi tribals’ bid to enter India


August 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled an attempt by over 250 Chakma tribals, including women and children, from Bangladesh to enter India after their homes ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh pushes ahead with Maoist peace plan


August 1st, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has finally pushed ahead with its stalled peace agreement with Maoists reached after the abduction of collector Alex Paul Menon, clearing the way ... Read more...

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Northeast seperatist leader arrested in New Delhi (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a separatist outfit operating in the northeast was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police ... Read more...

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Mizoram militant leader arrested in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a Mizo militant outfit was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police from Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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Assam has changed, respond to peace overtures: Sonia to militants (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to hardline militant outfits in Assam to respond to the government's peace overtures ... Read more...

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Sonia tells Assam militants to join peace initiative


May 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Highlighting the Congress government's peace and development agenda in Assam, United Progressive Alliance chairperson and party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to militant outfits to ... Read more...

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Myanmar government, armed ethnic group reach accord


May 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) The Myanmar government and an ethnic armed group Saturday reached an agreement during the second round of central level peace talks.The peace-making group of Myanmar's central ... Read more...

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Security heightened in Mizoram amid violence fear


May 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 14 (IANS) Security forces in Mizoram have stepped up vigil after an intelligence report indicated possible violence by the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) in the northeastern ... Read more...

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Egypt terminates Israel gas deal


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt has terminated a long-term gas deal with Israel because of violations of contractual obligations, Egypt's daily al-Ahram reported.The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company's decision ... 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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Eight civilians killed in Sudan’s weekend bombings of South Sudan


April 18th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
DARFUR, SOUTH SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight civilians were killed and nearly two dozen others were injured when Sudanese forces carried out airstrikes in the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, ... Read more...

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Myanmar signs peace deal with armed group


March 8th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) The Myanmar government has signed a 20-point peace agreement with the Kayinni National Progressive Party (KNPP), which represents 10 ethnic armed groups.The agreement was signed in ... Read more...

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UN urges Sudan, South Sudan to resolve issues


January 30th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Jan 30 (IANS) The United Nations has urged Sudan and its new neighbour South Sudan to resolve all outstanding issues threatening peace and security between them, Xinhua ... Read more...

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More Israelis, Palestinians willing to compromise: Poll


December 29th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 29 (IANS) A growing number of Israelis and Palestinians are inclined to accept compromises that would enable their governments to reach a peace agreement, a survey has said.The ... 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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Palestine becomes a member of UNESCO


October 31st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member on Monday. Member countries voted to admit the Palestinians into the organization. The decision is seen as a major one ... Read more...

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UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine


October 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO on Monday voted to grant full membership to Palestine despite strong objections from Israel and the United States.Palestine is currently an observer ... Read more...

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India backs Palestine’s UN bid, says shouldn’t be conditional


October 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) India Tuesday voiced hope that the process to grant the Palestinian request for UN membership would be concluded expeditiously and stressed this should not ... Read more...

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Palestinian UN bid not to be withdrawn even if talks resume: Abbas


October 11th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 11 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said the Palestinian bid for a full United Nations membership won't be withdrawn even if peace talks with Israel are resumed, ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Prime Minister postpones resignation


August 14th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Saturday put on hold his resignation despite his pledge that he would resign if any notable progress was not made in ... 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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South Sudan becomes 193rd UN member


July 14th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 14 (IANS) The UN General Assembly Thursday unanimously approved a resolution admitting the newly independent Republic of South Sudan as its 193rd member, Xinhua reported.The African country ... Read more...

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UN to withdraw peacekeeping force from Sudan


July 12th, 2011 - 5:27 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 11 (IANS) The UN Security Council has decided to withdraw UN peacekeeping force from Sudan (UNMIS) by August, 2011.In a resolution adopted Monday, the 15-member UNSC decided ... Read more...

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PM greets South Sudan, world’s newest nation


July 9th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted the people and the government of South Sudan on the occasion of the declaration of the country's independence."On ... Read more...

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South Sudan becomes world’s newest nation (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


July 9th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS) South Sudan has become the world's newest nation -- 193rd country recognised by the UN and the 54th UN member state in Africa -- after a ... Read more...

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South Sudan becomes world’s newest country (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS) South Sudan turned the world's newest country and Africa's 53rd state here early Saturday.Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon were among the ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit Sudan


July 7th, 2011 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, July 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Khartoum Friday, to hold talks with Sudanese officials on issues between north and south Sudan, the official SUNA news ... Read more...

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UN chief deeply concerned over situation in Sudan


June 16th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the prevailing situation in Sudan's South Kordofan region, Ban's spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement released ... Read more...

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Sudan calls on US to stop ‘carrot and stick policy’


June 16th, 2011 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 16 (IANS) The Sudanese government has called on the US administration to stop its "carrot and stick policy" that it has been using in dealing with the ... Read more...

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CPI-M attacks GJM over Darjeeling agreement


June 7th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) launched its Gorkhaland movement to dislodge the Left Front government and asked ... Read more...

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Nepal government caught between federalists, royalists


April 26th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's weak government, under fire from all sides for growing insecurity, corruption and inflation, Tuesday found itself in a fresh dilemma with federalists demanding restructuring of ... Read more...

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UN says armed groups in Central African Republic continue recruiting children


April 26th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Monday released a report voicing serious concern as armed groups in Central African Republic (CAR) continue recruiting children.The report to the Security Council ... Read more...

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Maoists deny anti-India activities, raise counter-charges (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists have rejected Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's view that they are involved in anti-India attacks, and have instead raised concerns at "obstructions" ... Read more...

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24 Pakistanis kidnapped during tribal festival


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) At least 24 Pakistani tribesmen were kidnapped by militants during a local festival in the northwestern region bordering Afghanistan, a media report said Wednesday.A weekly tribal ... Read more...

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