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Turkey calls on rebel Kurds to lay down arms
Ankara, March 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) to lay down arms in order to facilitate a settlement of the four-decadea" old Kurdish insurgency in the country.

Monday, March 23, 2015 11:14:08 PM

Islamist factions in Syria merge against Assad regime
Beirut, March 23 (IANS/EFE) Two major Islamist factions have joined forces in the struggle against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, the primary Islamist armed alliance in the country posted on Twitter, according to media reports.

Monday, March 23, 2015 11:14:05 PM

Hulkenburg ready for Sepang challenge
Sepang, March 23 (IANS) Force India's German driver Nico Hulkenberg on Monday said he was looking forward to getting back on the Sepang track after a positive start to the season in which he came seventh in Melbourne.

Monday, March 23, 2015 9:52:12 PM

Iraqi forces clash with IS militants, car bomb hits Baghdad
Baghdad, March 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Monday continued clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants in the country's western provinces of Anbar, while a car bomb struck the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources said.

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:54:03 PM

Asia-Pacific leaders condole Singapore ex-PM's death
Hong Kong, March 23 (IANS) Leaders in the Asia-Pacific region have extended their condolences to Singapore over the death of its founding father and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away early Monday morning at the age of 91.

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:34:09 PM

Chinese premier reaffirms cooperation by AIIB
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday reaffirmed cooperation between the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and existing financial institutions.

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:24:03 PM

China completes second test on new carrier rocket
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) The second ground test of the power system of China's next-generation carrier rocket was completed on Monday, ahead of its first flight in 2016.

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:12:09 PM

Protests against war probe in Jaffna
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) A section of Tamils staged protests in Sri Lanka's north on Monday against a proposed domestic investigation on human rights abuses during the country's civil war.

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:06:05 PM

Five killed as bomb targets football fans in Afghanistan
Kabul, March 23 (IANS) At least five children were killed and 10 others wounded after a bomb went off in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Monday, the provincial deputy governor said.

Monday, March 23, 2015 7:56:20 PM

Nigeria to resettle people displaced by Boko Haram
Abuja, March 23 (IANS) Nigeria is set to resettle, rehabilitate and reintegrate people displaced by Boko Haram attacks back in their homes and communities, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Monday, March 23, 2015 7:42:18 PM

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