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The last edition: Monday 24 March 2014
Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Police in India say four suspected terrorists arrested in the state of Rajasthan were planning attacks to disrupt legislative elections, slated for next month.


Monday 10 February 2014
Devastation in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo

Second round of syrian talks opens in Geneva

The second round of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition begins on Monday in Geneva.

Friday 07 February 2014
Maulana Sami ul-Haq (R), one of the Taliban negotiator, reads a joint statement with Irfan Siddiqui, a government negotiator in Islamabad, 6 February  2014.

Pakistan government talks to Taliban

Negotiators for Pakistan's government and the Pakistani Taliban met for more than three hours on Thursday in a first round of peace talks.

Thursday 06 February 2014
Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones

Military worldwide turns to drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) are expected to become increasingly common around the world, according to a new report.