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Tuareg Rebels Attack Town in Northern Mali

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say Tuareg rebels have attacked a town in northern Mali, sparking a fight with government troops. Tuesday’s clashes occurred in the town of Menaka, where Tuareg nomads launched assaults in an effort to take control. Witnesses say fighting continued until about midday when military reinforcements were brought in. Hundreds of ethnic Tuaregs recently returned […]

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Burma Signs Cease-Fire with Karen Rebel Group

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Burmese government has signed a cease-fire with the ethnic Karen rebel group, in an apparent move toward ending one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies and meeting a key condition for improved ties with the West. In a separate development, Burmese state media reported the governement will release 651 prisoners under a presidential pardon, beginning […]

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Burma Signs Cease-Fire with Karen Rebel Group

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Burmese government has signed a cease-fire with the ethnic Karen rebel group, in an apparent move toward ending one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies and meeting a key condition for improved ties with the West. The two sides signed the deal Thursday after a series of meetings in Pa-an, the capital of Karen state […]

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Burma Signs Ceasefire with Karen Rebel Group

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Burmese government has signed a ceasefire agreement with a prominent ethnic rebel group, in what appeared to be a major breakthrough in efforts to end a 63-year insurgency. Government officials signed the deal Thursday with the Karen National Union during a meeting in Pa-an, the capital of Karen state. Karen rebels, which operate in […]

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Libyans Protest Against Former Rebels

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Libyans gathered in the capital, Tripoli, Wednesday to protest against former rebel fighters who took part in the ouster of former leader Moammar Gadhafi months ago but are still camping out in the capital. The protesters waved Libyan flags and chanted “We want safety, not weapons.” They said they want the militias, who […]

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Philippines, Rebel Group Pledge to Continue Peace Talks

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have agreed to extend the mandate of an international peace monitoring mission, while pledging to continue talks aimed at ending the decades-long insurgency. A joint statement issued Wednesday by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the two sides agreed to meet […]

Burmese Rebel Group Reported to Agree to Ceasefire

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the main ethnic rebel groups in Burma has reportedly agreed to a preliminary ceasefire with the government. Burmese exile websites said Friday that the Shan State Army is negotiating with the government on an agreement to stop the violence, begin political negotiations, and cooperate on fighting illegal drugs. The United States and other […]

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New Life Begins for Nepal’s Ex-Rebels

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Government monitors in Nepal began interviewing former Maoist rebels Saturday to determine who will join the national army and who will receive financial aid to start new lives. The historic transition follows a breakthrough peace deal signed earlier this month by the Maoists and three other political parties. The move is expected to bolster the […]

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UN Official Calls Sudanese Rebel Alliance ‘Counterproductive’

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations peacekeeping chief has condemned a military alliance between rebel movements in Sudan that has the stated goal of overthrowing the government of President Omar al-Bashir. The head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, said Tuesday during a briefing to the Security Council that the rebel alliance is counterproductive and could […]

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UN Chief Condemns New Sudan Rebel Alliance

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the United Nations is speaking out against a rebel alliance in Sudan that says it aims to topple the government of President Omar al-Bashir. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement Monday he condemns the reported establishment of the Sudan Revolutionary Front or SRF. He called on all sides to […]

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