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Syria peace plan in jeopardy as clashes rage

A peace plan for Syria was in jeopardy on Monday as fresh clashes raged after president Bashar al-Assad’s government laid down conditions for it to pull troops and armour out of protest hubs. Full story

Iran urges ‘honesty’ in nuclear talks

Ali Akbar Salehi
Iran on Monday urged ‘honesty’ at crucial talks with world powers due to be held this week in order to defuse a tense international showdown over its nuclear activities. ‘We hope the P5+1 will come to the... Full story

China asked Japan not to host Uighur assembly

China said Monday it had asked Japan not to host an annual meeting organised by an exile group championing the rights of ethnic Uighurs. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) represents the mostly Muslim... Full story

Mali waits for junta to stand down

Mali waited anxiously on Monday to see if the military junta that seized power on March 22 would restore democracy after the toppled president formally resigned, meeting the putchists’ key demand. Full story

Weather delays Pakistan avalanche recovery equipment

Bad weather on Monday hampered efforts to boost the search for 135 people buried in an avalanche at a Pakistani army camp, as a US team of high altitude specialists arrived in the country to help. Full story

Mubarak aide presidency bid an ‘insult’: Islamist rival

A bid for power by Hosni Mubarak’s former intelligence chief is an insult to Egypt’s revolution that, if successful, would trigger a second nationwide revolt, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for Egypt’s... Full story

Church collapses, kills 22 in Nigeria

Twenty-two people were killed and 31 others were injured in central Nigeria’s Benue state when their church building caved in on them during Easter vigil, a government spokesman said Sunday. Full story

Aussie-Lankan activist abducted

Canberra said it was seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Monday on the fate of an Australian man reported by his family and political party to have been abducted in Sri Lanka over his activism. Full story

24 dead in fresh Qaeda assault in Yemen

At least 24 people were killed on Monday as al-Qaeda militants raided an army barracks, the latest in a spate of attacks by them which has boosted its presence across Yemen’s lawless south and east. Full story

Ex-KGB man wins South Ossetia presidential election

A pro-Russian former KGB officer won the presidency in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia, where Moscow is trying to re-assert control, election officials said on Monday. Full story

Taiwanese kills wife’s Facebook friend

A jealous Taiwanese husband led an assault on a Facebook user who had flirted with his wife online, beating him to death with baseball clubs, police said Monday. Full story

Movement of Army units routine drill: Defence secretary

Terming the movement of two Army units towards Delhi in mid-January as a routine drill, India’s defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma on Monday said no permission was required for the same from the... Full story


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