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US Removes Nepal’s Maoists from Terrorist List

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has removed the Communist Party of Nepal from its list of terrorist organizations. The State Department announced the move Thursday, saying the party is “no longer engaged in terrorist activity that threatens the security of U.S. nationals or U.S. foreign policy.” Nepal’s Maoist rebels carried out a decade-long insurgency that claimed more […]

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US Removes Nepal’s Maoists from Terrorist List

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has removed the Communist Party of Nepal from its list of terrorist organizations. The move was announced by the State Department, which said the communists had taken steps to dismantle their terrorist apparatus. The decade-long Maoist insurgency claimed more than 13,000 lives. The communists agreed to enter Nepal’s political arena in 2006 […]

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Indian Forces Kill 20 Maoist Rebels

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police say at least 20 Maoist rebels have been killed in clashes with security forces in central India. The gunbattle took place overnight in Chhattisgarh state after paramilitary and police forces launched an operation there late Thursday. Police say six paramilitary soldiers were wounded in the encounter, including two with critical injuries. They were airlifted […]

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Maoist Rebels Release Indian Lawmaker

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Maoist rebels in eastern India have freed a state lawmaker after holding him captive for more than a month. Jhina Hikaka, a member of the Orissa state assembly, was released from a remote jungle hideout on Thursday. He told reporters he was held in adverse conditions but treated well. The rebels said Hikaka had agreed […]

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Maoist Rebels Release Indian Lawmaker

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Maoist rebels in eastern India have freed a state lawmaker after holding him captive for more than a month. Jhina Hikaka, a member of the Orissa state assembly, was released from a remote jungle hideout on Thursday. The rebels said Hikaka had agreed to resign from his post in exchange for his release. The deal […]

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Singh: Maoists Still Serious Threat to National Security

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that Maoist rebels continue to pose one of the biggest threats to the country’s internal security. Hosting an annual conference in New Delhi of chief ministers from most of India’s states, Mr. Singh said the Maoist insurgency now affects nine states. “Threats from terrorism, left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism […]

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Maoists Release 1 of 2 Italian Hostages

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Maoist rebels in eastern Indian state of Orissa have released one of the two Italian men they kidnapped almost two weeks ago. Claudio Colangelo, who was freed Sunday, described his experience as frightening. He expressed hope that the second man, Paolo Bosusco, will be released soon. Colangelo, a tourist, and tour guide Bosusco were taken […]

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Maoists Release 1 of 2 Italian Hostages

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Maoist rebels in India have released one of the two Italian men kidnapped almost two weeks ago in the eastern state of Orissa. Claudio Colangelo, who was freed Sunday, says he hopes the second man will be released soon. Colangelo and tour guide Paolo Bosusco were taken hostage by the rebels on March 14. The […]

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Maoists Kidnap Indian Lawmaker Amid Italian Hostage Talks

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say Maoists rebels have kidnapped a lawmaker in the eastern state of Orrisa, where two Italians were abducted by rebels last week. Authorities say a group of armed men snatched state legislature member Jhina Hikaka from his car early Saturday. Police say the men left leaflets in Hikaka’s car, listing the same 13 […]

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12 Killed in Maoist Attack in India

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police in eastern India say suspected Maoist rebels have triggered a landmine blast, killing at least 12 police officers and wounding at least two. Authorities say the Maoists targeted a police vehicle in a densely forested region in Jharkhand state Saturday. National leaders say the 40-year-long Maoist insurgency in India is the country’s biggest internal […]

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