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AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Manila sees peace in six months

B>MANILA: /B>Philippine President Gloria Arroyo should be able to forge peace pacts with communist and Muslim rebels in six months, according to her key ally, who has proposed a #8220;unity#8221; government to speed up reforms.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Israel imposes tight security ahead of polls

B>JERUSALEM:/BIsraeli security forces yesterday barred Palestinians from entering Israel in advance of national elections, while final opinion polls showed Prime Ariel Sharon#8217;s hawkish party far ahead of its rivals heading into today's ballot.

AseanPlus News 08 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

President: Form unity government

After setting off days of political turmoil, Sri Lanka's president lashed out at her main opponent yesterday, saying the prime minister had put the security of the nation 'in grave danger'' in negotiations with Tamil rebels. But she called for parties to form a government of national unity.

AseanPlus News 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Norway envoys to keep Sri Lanka date

B>COLOMBO:/BNorwegian envoys will go ahead with a planned visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow despite political turmoil that has cast a shadow over their peace efforts here, Norwegian embassy spokesman Tomas Stangeland said.

AseanPlus News 12 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka PM to meet president

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's prime minister has agreed to have talks with his political rival the president in a bid to keep alive peace talks with Tamil rebels but rejected her call for a unity government, officials said here yesterday.

AseanPlus News 13 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka leaders meet but no solution

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's president and prime minister met yesterday in an attempt to defuse the political crisis threatening the island's peace process, but failed to make a breakthrough, sources said.

AseanPlus News 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Colombo panel seeks to end political crisis

Sri Lanka's president and prime minister appointed a committee to resolve their feud over sharing power yesterday, but no early end was in sight to the dispute that has frozen a peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels.

AseanPlus News 20 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sharon vows to press on with Gaza plan

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed yesterday to press ahead with his Gaza pullout plan despite a humiliating rebuff from his own party of his bid to forge a coalition with the pro-withdrawal Labour Party.

World 26 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Government forces, rebels clash in Darfur

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese government troops and rebels attacked each other in Darfur in fresh violence but one analyst said on Tuesday the international community is willing to give a new unity government time to solve the problem.

World 20 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Separatists denounce poll in Ethiopia's Ogaden

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A separatist rebel group denounced parliamentary elections to be held on Sunday in Ethiopia's southeastern ethnic Somali region, saying they would do little to end what it called the remote area's misery.