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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists welcome US’ removal of terror tag


September 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has welcomed the US State Department removing it from its list of terrorist organisations - six years after the end ... Read more...

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No cease fire during talks with FARC: Colombian president


September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected calls by the FARC guerrilla group for an immediate truce once peace talks begin next month."There won't be any ... Read more...

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Good atmospherics exist, say experts on Krishna trip


September 7th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Good atmospherics exist for strengthening the peace process between Pakistan and India, said experts as Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives here on three-day visit ... Read more...

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UN peacekeeper killed in armed attack at IDP camp in South Darfur


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
NYALA, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- A peacekeeper was killed Sunday when gunmen opened fire in a United Nations (UN) community policing center in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the African Union-United Nations Mission ... Read more...

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Improving trade with India to boost peace: Pakistani daily


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Stronger trade ties with India are "clearly a new track that expands the potential for positive contact", said a Pakistani daily, noting that trade creates a ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan peace process must continue: Sayeed


July 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must visit Pakistan on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari to take the peace process forward, former Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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100 Taliban militants give up fighting


July 18th, 2012 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) One hundred Taliban fighters have laid down arms in Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an official said Tuesday.The militants laid down their arms ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief


July 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.She arrived ... Read more...

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Chavez attacks Hillary for ‘threatening’ Russia, China


July 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticised US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who he claimed threatened Russia and China while speaking at a Friends of ... Read more...

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Pakistan has stalled on punishing Mumbai suspects: Daily


July 7th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has "continued to stall on trying to punish" the Mumbai terror attack suspects, increasing Indian frustration, said a leading Pakistani daily following foreign secretaries' ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan desire forward movement in ties: Jilani


July 6th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Ahead of his return home following official talks here, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Friday said the two countries now "desire to move ... Read more...

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India pushes hard for 26/11 CBM, Pakistan rejects state role (Roundup)


July 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) With 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal's disclosures creating public outrage here, India Thursday pressed Pakistan to prosecute the 26/11 perpetrators and underlined this could be the ... Read more...

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UN gives $8 mn for Nepal’s peace process


June 30th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) The UN Peacebuilding Fund Friday released $8 million for Nepal to help it tackle challenges surrounding its peace process.According to the Office of the Resident and ... Read more...

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Russia urges Israel to stop settlement expansion


June 9th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russia has called on Israel to abandon plans to build new apartments in the West Bank, warning that it could hurt the peace process ... Read more...

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Olympic flame travels to Dublin


June 6th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 6 (IANS) Some 41 runners will carry the Olympic Flame here Wednesday for the torch's only excursion outside Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.The ceremony will ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh peace process with Maoists hangs in balance


June 6th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 6 (IANS) With only a few minor level Maoists released from jail by the Chhattisgarh government so far, the fate of the peace process initiated during negotiations for ... Read more...

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Maharastra minister calls for easing India-Pakistan visa regime


May 25th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Appreciating the ongoing efforts by Indian and Pakistani media to improve people-to-people contacts, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday called for easing the visa regime between ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalists to visit Mumbai, Pune


May 19th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) A 17-member Pakistani journalists delegation will be visiting Mumbai and Pune for a week starting May 21, a Mumbai press club official said Saturday."Journalists from Karachi ... Read more...

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Ban ki-Moon urges Myanmar rebels to join peace process


May 19th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Myanmarese rebels to end violence and join a government-led peace process.About 50,000 have been displaced in the violence in ... Read more...

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Obama nominates ambassador to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday nominated Derek Mitchell as the country's first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years."Today , I am nominating our first US ... Read more...

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Abolish visa regime even if India hesitates: Nawaz Sharif


May 7th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's main opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has called for unilaterally abolishing the visa regime with India even if New Delhi "hesitates to reciprocate" the ... Read more...

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16 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2012 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) A total of 16 Taliban militants have surrendered before the Afghanistan government and joined its peace process, a government official said.According to a provincial government ... Read more...

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Gogoi more needed in Assam than in New Delhi: Assam Congress


April 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Congress party's Assam state unit Monday sought to end the over-week long speculation about Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's probable nomination as vice president, saying ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace


April 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process ... Read more...

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Over 40 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) Two groups of Taliban - comprising 33 and 10 rebels - Thursday gave up arms and joined the peace process in Afghanistan, officials said.The first ... Read more...

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Interlocutor Halder meets Ranjan Daimary in Guwahati


April 25th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) The central government's peace interlocutor for the the northeast and former Intelligence Bureau chief P.C. Halder met the chief of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Afghan, US envoys to meet for peace talks


April 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.Marc ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants lay down arms


April 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 18 (IANS) Twenty Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, handed over their weapons Wednesday to the authorities in northeastern Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an ... Read more...

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Terror in Kabul: Antony asks armed forces to be vigilant


April 16th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Describing the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region as a "continuing cause of concern", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday called upon the top brass ... Read more...

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India must let Chisty, Pakistani fishermen return: Activists


April 13th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A group of activists working to improve India-Pakistan relations Friday appealed to the Indian government to let Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty return home and release ... 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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One-on-one: Manmohan, Zardari to raise bar for ties


April 6th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to hold one-on-one talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari sans aides for around an hour Sunday, fuelling ... Read more...

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Fast-track LOC trade, travel: Mufti Sayeed


April 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to New Delhi, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and main opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader ... Read more...

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Zardari trip good but should fetch results: Analysts


April 6th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India to pray at the Sufi shrine at Ajmer Sharif is quite significant, said analysts in Pakistan ... Read more...

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