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Myanmar army says 22 dead in clashes with rebels

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:44

Fighting between the military and ethnic minority rebels in northern Myanmar has left at least 22 people dead this month, the army said today, dimming hopes of a nationwide peace deal.

Al Qaeda chief calls for unity as jihadist schism deepens

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:44

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for unity in a new interview amid widening divisions with a rival jihadist organisation rooted in the Syrian civil war.

Nepal`s Maoist party wants cases against its cadre dropped

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:25

Nepal`s main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal demanded that there should be an agreement among parties to bring all the war-era cases under the jurisdiction and Reconciliation Commission or transitional justice mechanism.

Rival group accuses al Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:14

A powerful rival organisation has accused al-Qaeda leaders of betraying the jihadist cause, in the latest widening of divisions rooted in Syria`s civil war.

Liberia`s first post-war president dies

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:30

Former Liberian president Gyude Bryant, who led a peacetime government after two ruinous back-to-back civil wars, died aged 65, the government said in a stateme

Russia warns of civil war in Ukraine

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:58

Russia is concerned that the use of armed force against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine may lead to civil war, Moscow`s ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Monday.

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 01:55

The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

Yingluck supporters warn of civil war if democracy stolen

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:43

The supporters Thailand`s embattled government on Sunday warned of a civil war if democracy was stolen by ousting Premier Yingluck Shinawatra, raising fears of more violence in the deeply polarised country witnessing political instability for months.

Lanka must achieve reconciliation expeditiously: India

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 22:48

India on Friday asked Sri Lanka to take "expeditious steps" towards genuine national reconciliation, including investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed during the last phase of the nearly three-decades long civil war with the LTTE.

West, Middle East powers warn against Syria election

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 00:49

Eleven Western and Middle Eastern powers on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against holding elections, saying that the vote would have no credibility amid the country`s brutal civil war.

UN urges end to Syria`s `convoluted` aid restrictions

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:45

The United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday urged Syria`s government to end needless restrictions on access to areas where besieged Syrians are in desperate need of aid after three years of civil war.

Sri Lanka `complicit` in torture of Tamils: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 08:43

The "highest levels" of Sri Lanka`s government were complicit in raping, torturing and abducting ethnic Tamils following the nation`s ethnic civil war, a report by rights groups warned on Saturday.