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Colombia hails ‘important step’ in FARC peace process

HAVANA: Colombia and leftist FARC guerrillas concluded a key stage in talks on Friday aimed at ending five decades of war, as the rebels announced a truce for the upcoming presidential election.



India poll: Women candidates won 61 out of 543 seats

NEW DELHI: Only one in ten lawmakers elected at India’s national poll are female, despite pledges by politicians from all sides during the campaign to empower women, research published on Sat



Obama bids fond farewell to outgoing India PM

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama called India’s outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey “gratitude” for “his critical role” in deepening ties between the




Reach out to Muslims, India's major papers urge Modi

NEW DELHI: Indian newspapers on Saturday urged prime minister-elect Narendra Modi to reach out to Muslims and avoid the temptation of triumphalism after the Hindu nationalist leader’s crushin





Filipinos, Vietnamese hold protest against China's incursions

MANILA: Filipinos and Vietnamese residents in the Philippine capital staged a joint protest Friday against China’s incursions into South China Sea territories claimed by their countries.



OIC to send humanitarian team to CAR

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will on Wednesday lead an international humanitarian delegation to the Central African Republic (CAR), Cameroon and the Chad, which will be headed by Amba

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