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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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More incentives to renewable energy sector: Farooq Abdullah


September 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Generation-based incentives and depreciation allowance to incentivise generation of power from new and renewable sources will be at the top of the 12th Plan agenda ... Read more...

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India pledges $10 mn for Palestine


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pitching for durable peace in the West Asia and Gulf region, India Tuesday said it will continue to work for full membership of the ... Read more...

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Palestinians ask Israel to amend economic agreement


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 9 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has officially asked Israel Sunday to amend a 1994 agreement regulating economic relations between the two sides.The request to review the ... Read more...

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Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure: Abbas


September 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 8 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly this month ... 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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No grudges at talks with Colombian government: FARC


September 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will enter into peace talks with President Juan Manuel Santos's administration in Havana "without grudges or arrogance", the ... Read more...

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Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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Government forces, rebels clash in Myanmar’s jade mining area


August 31st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 31 (IANS) Myanmar government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels have exchanged fire in Pha-Kant jade mining area in the country's northernmost Kachin state over the past ... Read more...

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Douglas to play former US president?


August 31st, 2012 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Veteran actor Michael Douglas is likely to play former US Republican president Ronald Reagan in a new movie.The Oscar-winning actor is in talks to play ... Read more...

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Three pro-talk ULFA members held for robbery, murders


August 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Four people, including three members of ULFA's pro-talk faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa, were Monday arrested for their involvement in cases of robbery, abduction and subsequent ... Read more...

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Centre, Meghalaya not keen on talks with GNLA


August 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The central government is not keen to hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on its demand for creation of a separate Garoland ... Read more...

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Arrested Garo rebel leader planning peace talks?


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 5 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is exploring the possibility of peace talks with the government, his lawyer said Sunday."He ... Read more...

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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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ULFA militant held, a cache of arms seized in Assam


July 5th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) In a jolt to the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) faction opposed to peace talks, a cadre of the outfit and a surrendered militant were ... Read more...

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Syria’s neighbours should help end conflict: Putin


June 27th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Amman (Jordan), June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's neighbours, including Iran, should be involved in the settlement of the conflict that has disturbed the country for over a year, Russian President ... Read more...

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Don’t expect big solutions with Pakistan, says Krishna


June 25th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of the two countries, India Monday said it did not expect "big solutions" to decades-old problems with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Israel may resolve Middle East crisis unilaterally: Minister


May 31st, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel may take up "unilateral actions" if the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks do not move ahead, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said.This comment prompted speculation ... 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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Myanmar forms peace group to deal with ethnic insurgents


May 18th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) A high-level peace group headed by President U Thein Sein has been formed in Myanmar to carry out peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups in the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram is biggest murderer of democracy: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)


May 7th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Saying the government has "done nothing" to address the rights of poor tribals, noted social activist and former peace negotiator Swami Agnivesh blames Home ... Read more...

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Barua group gives ULFA 3 months to ‘return to active duty’


April 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) A breakaway ULFA group led by Paresh Barua and opposed to any talks with the government, has set a three-month deadline for the ... 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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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A group of influential American human rights organisations has said the US may be moving too quickly in relaxing sanctions against Myanmar.The group, which includes ... 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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Binayak Sen urges Maoists to free collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Human rights activist Binayak Sen Monday appealed to the Maoists to release Chhattisgarh's abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon and urged them to resume peace ... Read more...

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PM to visit Assam amid shutdown


April 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertakes a daylong visit to Assam Friday amid a shutdown called by the anti-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front ... Read more...

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Talks successful, we are hopeful: Rajkhowa


April 9th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) Leader of the pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) Arabinda Rajkhowa Monday termed as successful the talks with the central ... Read more...

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Days before 26/11, Zardari pledged reconciliation with India


April 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, coming here on a day-long trip Sunday, was the first Pakistani leader who promised a "no-first nuclear strike" against India, ... Read more...

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Peaceniks counter ULFA with volleyball


April 6th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) To counter the anti-talk faction of the ULFA which marks its raising day Saturday, former rebels are organising a two-day volleyball tournament.The raising day will be ... Read more...

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Centre alerts Assam ahead of ULFA Raising Day


April 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Centre Wednesday alerted Assam and its neighbouring states ahead of the ULFA Raising Day April 7.An advisory issued by the home ministry here said ... Read more...

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US to release five Taliban from Guantanamo?


April 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US was ready to release five Taliban leaders from the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay under certain conditions, an Afghan official has said.Mohammad ... Read more...

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UN delivers Myanmar relief supplies


March 31st, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN has delivered emergency relief supplies to displaced people in Myanmar's restive Kachin state.Two convoys carrying relief supplies to Kachin have returned to base, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks early security handover: Karzai


March 16th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) The US and the Afghan governments should work together for an early handover of security responsibility, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said.According to a Karzai ... Read more...

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