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The Simla accord — 40 years later


July 1st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A midnight summit between Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Bhutto pleading with Gandhi to free 93,000 Pakistani prisoners of war, a failed Kashmir ... Read more...

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When Benazir enjoyed ‘Pakeezah’ in Shimla


May 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) When her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto discussed peace with Indira Gandhi in Shimla, his daughter Benazir was busy viewing the Meena Kumari-starrer 'Pakeezah'.So says ... Read more...

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Iraqi factions sign peace pact proposed by radical Shiite cleric


December 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 24 (IANS) Iraqi political blocs and social dignitaries Saturday gathered in Baghdad to sign an initiative proposed by radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calling for peaceful coexistence among ... 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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Maoists claim Nepal PM ready to abandon GMR


June 24th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 24 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists, the largest party in the ruling coalition, Friday claimed that Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal was ready to withdraw army security for beleaguered Indian ... Read more...

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Abandoned suitcases trigger panic in Kathmandu


June 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) Five years after a civil war ended in Nepal, terror still continues to stalk the uneasy republic, as the panic triggered by the discovery of two ... 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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Krishna to go to Nepal on official visit Wednesday


April 19th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be travelling to Nepal Wednesday on a three-day official visit.A press release of the ministry of external affairs ... Read more...

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Indian external affairs minister to visit Nepal


April 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Two months after Jhala Nath Khanal became the new prime minister of Nepal, India is sending its External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to the country to ... Read more...

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Al-Jazeera exposed ‘Palestine Papers’ has made Israel-Palestine peace pact harder: US


January 25th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.25 (ANI): The US State Department acknowledged Monday that the "Palestine Papers," released by Al-Jazeera, has complicated American efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.But it said it wouldn't ... Read more...

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Fear mounts over fate of firearms as UN mission ends in Nepal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) As a top UN official confirmed Monday that the world body would pull out of Nepal's floundering peace process Friday midnight, there is mounting uncertainty - ... Read more...

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Indian army chief arrives in Nepal to receive honour


December 20th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 20 (IANS) The chief of Indian Army, Gen Vijay Kumar Singh, arrived in Kathmandu Monday on an official three-day visit to cement ties with the Nepal ... 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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Nepal’s Maoist chief urges war on India


November 24th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) Amidst the Indian government's growing concern about the crisis in Nepal and a renewed war on its own Maoist guerrillas, Nepal's Maoist supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal ... Read more...

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Maoist extravaganza kicks off in Nepal


November 21st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) Dogged by deepening controversies and distrust, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Sunday kicked off a key party meeting in a village that will dominate all news in the days ... Read more...

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UN Security Council calls for ‘urgent action’ for peaceful, credible referenda in Sudan


November 17th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday urged parties to the 2005 peace pact that ended the Sudan's long-running civil war to take urgent action to ... Read more...

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NATO facilitating Afghan-Taliban talks in Kabul: Official


October 14th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Oct 14(ANI): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces are facilitating efforts by the Afghan government to seek a reconciliation deal with Taliban leaders in Kabul, a senior NATO official ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists backtrack on peace pact


October 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 13 (IANS) With just seven months left for the new constitution deadline to expire, Nepal's opposition Maoist party Wednesday backtracked on its pledge, refusing to let go of ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist army denies training Indian peers


October 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 12 (IANS) The guerrilla army of Nepal's opposition Maoist party Tuesday denied a report in the Indian media that had claimed that "hundreds" of Indian Maoists were ... Read more...

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Miss Nepal faces acid test


September 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) As 18 young women wait for the curtain to go up and the Miss Nepal 2010 pageant to start at the Tribhuvan Army Officers' Club in ... Read more...

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Nepal Army crosses swords with Maoists on UN monitors


August 21st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) Hemmed in with severe restrictions for four years, Nepal's army has begun to get restive, asking the government for the first time not to extend the ... Read more...

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Israel to offer “extensive and tempting” withdrawal plan to Palestine


August 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 15 (ANI): In an attempt to spread peace, Israel is preparing an "extensive and tempting" withdrawal plan to give up 90 percent of the West Bank and evacuate 50,000 ... Read more...

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Nepal army, Maoist fighters begin fresh sabre-rattling


August 4th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Four years after a peace agreement ended the decade-old Maoist insurgency in Nepal, the army is locked in a fresh dispute with the former guerrillas with ... Read more...

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72-hour Maoist ultimatum as Nepal PM refuses to quit


May 31st, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 31 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who bailed out the coalition government after a midnight drama Friday, have now slapped a 72-hour ultimatum on embattled Prime Minister Madhav ... Read more...

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Arab Demand For A Nuke-Free Mideast Gets International Attention


May 6th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The globe’s five acknowledged nuclear-weapons powers, on Wednesday, reiterated the objective of a Middle East bereft of nuclear weapons. This is an idea of the ... Read more...

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Nepal reels as Maoist strike enters second day


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Four years after they signed a peace pact with the ruling parties and pledged not to call any more general strikes, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Monday kept up ... Read more...

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Maoist fighter held with grenade ahead of indefinite shutdown


April 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Ahead of an indefinite nationwide general strike announced by Nepal's former guerrillas to press for the ouster of the current government, a combatant of their People's Liberation Army ... Read more...

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Nepal government asks Maoists to call off May Day protests


April 26th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Ahead of a show of might announced by Nepal's Maoist parties in the capital on May Day, the ruling parties Monday urged the former guerrillas to call off ... Read more...

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Nepal’s children still in line of fire: UN


April 24th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Though Nepal signed a peace pact four years ago to end a decade of armed insurgency, children remain in the firing line, with at least 60 killed and ... Read more...

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Lawyer who challenged Nepal Army brutally assaulted


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) A lawyer and human rights activist who challenged Nepal's controversial army was brutally assaulted by security forces, apparently in a bid to intimidate him into ending his legal ... Read more...

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Security alert as Nepal asks Maoists to stop military training


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepal's embattled government put security forces on alert Thursday and asked the opposition Maoist party to stop giving military training to its cadre nationwide ahead of a looming ... Read more...

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Kathmandu to hire 3,000 Maoists, rebels ridicule move


April 16th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) With just 41 days left for Nepal's peace negotiations to near conclusion, the coalition government and the former Maoist guerrillas were locked in a fresh battle Friday as ... Read more...

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Hekmatyar gives Karzai 15 demands for possible peace pact with Govt.


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 23(ANI): The Al-Qaeda-linked militant organization Hezb-e-Islami has handed over a list of 15 demands to the Afghan Government, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai's moves towards a political dialogue with insurgent ... Read more...

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Koirala’s last journey begins


March 21st, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Mourned by thousands, including world leaders, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala's last journey started Sunday, marking the end of an era and ... Read more...

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