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Karzai to Convene Assembly to Discuss Afghan Peace Process

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will convene an assembly of tribal elders to determine a way forward in the peace process after the killing of the country’s top peace envoy. Former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of the High Peace Council, was killed in a suicide bombing at his Kabul home on September 20. […]

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Karzai: Talking Peace With Taliban Is Futile

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says trying to talk peace with the Taliban is futile, and that Afghanistan’s best option is to negotiate with Pakistan. Mr. Karzai says he prefers holding talks with Pakistani officials, following the murder of his top peace negotiator with the Taliban, former Afghan President (Burhanuddin) Rabbani. A suicide bomber used a […]

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Report: Afghan Government to Suspend Effort to Bring Taliban to Peace Table

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading Western newspaper reported Friday that the Afghan government plans to suspend an effort to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, just a week after the top Afghan peace negotiator was assassinated. The Wall Street Journal quoted a deputy national-security adviser to President Hamid Karzai as saying the government had decided to cancel […]

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Burmese Lawmakers Back Government Peace Efforts, Warn Against Disunity

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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An open letter from 23 Burmese legislators urges everyone interested in ending the nation’s ethnic conflicts to avoid actions that could undermine the country’s unity. The letter, published in state media Tuesday, comes less than two weeks after an open letter from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which appealed for the government and ethnic […]

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