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Ethnic Karens Call for Peace in Burma

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s ethnic Karens called Monday for genuine peace in Burma and for national reconciliation leading toward the establishment of a federal union. In a press release, the Karen National Unity Committee said that despite political reforms under a new civilian government, the situation in Karen areas has not improved and the rights and protection of […]

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South Sudan Gets Ceasefire With Major Rebel Group

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has signed a peace deal with one of the largest rebel groups challenging its authority. Government spokesman Barnaba Marial Benjamin announced the agreement Tuesday, saying the group — the South Sudanese Democratic Movement — had agreed to lay down its arms under an amnesty offered by President Salva Kiir. “That agreement is a […]

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UN Condemns Tuareg Violence; New Town Under Rebel Control

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have seized a strategic border town, as the United Nations urges an end to the fighting. Rebel fighters said Wednesday they seized the town of Tinzawaten, and government forces confirmed they made a “strategic” retreat. The government troops withdrew across the border into Algeria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

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UN Condemns Tuareg Violence; New Town Under Rebel Control

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have seized a strategic border town, as the United Nations urges an end to the fighting. Rebel fighters said Wednesday they seized the town of Tinzawaten, and government forces confirmed they made a “strategic” retreat. The government troops withdrew across the border into Algeria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

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UN Condemns Tuareg Violence; New Town Under Rebel Control

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have seized a strategic border town, and the United Nations has urged an end to the fighting. Rebel fighters said Wednesday they seized the town of Tinzawaten, and government forces confirmed they made a “strategic” retreat. The government troops withdrew across the border into Algeria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

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Nepal’s Former Rebels Begin Leaving Camps

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former Maoist rebels have begun leaving camps that were established at the end of the country’s civil war in 2006. The first of some 19,000 former rebels were released Friday from seven camps across Nepal as part of a peace deal struck last year between the country’s major political parties. Under the agreement some […]

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Nepal’s Former Rebels Begin Leaving Camps

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former Maoist rebels have begun leaving camps that were established at the end of the country’s civil war in 2006. The first of some 19,000 former rebels were released Friday from seven camps across Nepal as part of a peace deal struck last year between the country’s major political parties. Under the agreement some […]

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Sudanese Rebels Claim Capture of Chinese Workers

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese rebels say they are holding nearly 30 Chinese workers following a battle with Sudan’s army in the state of South Kordofan, which borders newly independent South Sudan. A rebel spokesman says 29 Chinese are being held for their own safety and are in good health. The rebels say they captured the Chinese workers on […]

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Hundreds of Rebels Lay Down Arms in Northeast India

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of rebels in northeast India have laid down their arms as part of a cease-fire agreement with the government. Nearly 700 insurgents wearing fatigues handed over automatic rifles and other weapons during a ceremony Tuesday in Guwahati, the capital of Assam state. The insurgents are members of nine of the more than 20 ethnic […]

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Tuareg Rebels Attack More Towns in Northern Mali

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malian troops clashed with nomadic Tuareg rebels during their attempt to seize control of towns in the north of the country. The fighting erupted Wednesday around the northern towns of Aguelhok and Tessalit. Witnesses say the rebels arrived in Aguelhok around 5 a.m. local time and targeted the nearby military barracks. No casualties have been […]

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