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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez met Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader on Thursday for the first time in over a year to outline an agenda for wider negotiations with the region that are due to kick off later this month.
KASHMIR: Mobile phone text messaging services were to be restored across India's Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday (Jan 1), five months after they were suspended during a clampdown on communications in the region.
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (Reuters) - In condemning Catalan separatist leaders to long prison terms, Spanish authorities have set a precedent that risks criminalising any form of dissent against the state, one of the leaders said.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain's central government on Saturday to try to end a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders.
MADRID (Reuters) - A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month said on Thursday he expected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to consider a possible referendum on the region's independence to help secure a second term in office.
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's president on Tuesday warned Anglophone separatists to lay down their arms or face the full force of the law, a day after dozens of schoolchildren were abducted in the rebel region.
ADDIS ABABA/DUBAI (Reuters) - When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The Cameroonian government is investigating a video circulated online that appears to show men in military uniform shooting dead two women and two children for being suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram.
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A court in Cameroon on Friday convicted seven activists from the country's Anglophone minority of rebellion and acts of terrorism and gave them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years, a defence lawyer said.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court on Friday found two pro-independence activists guilty of unlawful assembly inside the legislature while they were still lawmakers, dealing a further blow to waning political dissent in the Chinese-ruled territory.