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February 21, 2016 3:39 PM Jat agitation: Haryana govt gives in, sets up committee to examine quota demands

Yielding to pressure from agitating Jats, Government tonight announced setting up of a committee under a senior Central minister to examine the quota demand for the community in government jobs even as fresh incidents of arson and violence left two more dead taking the toll in the eight-day long stir to 12. An announcement by Union Home Minister Rajnath 38

February 21, 2016 2:18 PM Fresh riots, arson in deadly north India caste crisis

Rohtak - Fresh rioting and arson erupted in a north Indian state on Sunday in caste protests that have left 10 people dead, and New Delhi faced a water crisis after mobs shut down a key supply. Thousands of troops with shoot-on-sight orders were deployed on Saturday in Haryana state after week-long protests turned violent, with rioters setting fire to homes 26

February 4, 2016 6:23 PM Analysis: Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusive

BEIRUT — It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination. But the speed in which it happened — only two days after the U.N. had declared them officially open — was a stark indication of just how unattainable peace in Syria remains. On Wednesday, few hours after the government said it had broken a siege 13

January 30, 2016 7:53 PM Syria's main opposition heads to Geneva, but outcome of peace talks remains tenuous

GENEVA - The main Syrian opposition delegation left Saudi Arabia for Switzerland on Saturday, however it remained unclear whether the delegation would actually participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending Syria's civil war. The indirect peace talks began here Friday with a meeting between the United Nations envoy and the Syrian government 1

January 30, 2016 1:50 PM Syria’s Kurds leave Geneva after not being invited to talks

GENEVA — An official with Syria’s largest Kurdish group says senior members of their party have left Geneva after not being invited to take part in indirect negotiations aiming to end Syria’s civil war. The talks began here Friday with a meeting between the U.N. envoy and the Syrian government delegation. Kurdish official Nawaf Khalil says Saleh Muslim 28

January 25, 2016 7:09 AM Kerry hopes for clarity on Syria talks within 24 to 48 hrs

VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hoped for "clarity" within 24 to 48 hours on Syrian peace talks that were supposed to have started in Geneva on Monday, and that it was better to delay a few days than to have them crumble at the start. Kerry told reporters on a visit to Laos he agreed with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria 6

January 22, 2016 10:40 AM Syrian opposition rules out indirect talks before goodwill steps

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian opposition official on Friday ruled out even indirect peace talks with the government before a halt to Russian air strikes and the lifting of government blockades on populated areas. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday insisted peace talks would go ahead in Geneva next week but they would not be face-to-face 32

January 21, 2016 2:50 AM Syrian rebels hit hard by Russian bombs

While Islamic State continues to receive the brunt of Russia's bombing campaign in Syria, rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad are reporting intensified air strikes on their positions.  BEIRUT: Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel forces, strengthening the hand of a defiant President Bashar al-Assad 10

January 20, 2016 4:11 PM Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

BEIRUT Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel forces, strengthening the hand of a defiant President Bashar al-Assad as the United Nations struggles to get peace talks off the ground. Insurgents in the west are being hit harder, while in eastern and central parts of the country, Islamic State is also under military 8

January 20, 2016 2:32 PM INSIGHT-Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

BEIRUT, Jan 20 Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel forces, strengthening the hand of a defiant President Bashar al-Assad as the United Nations struggles to get peace talks off the ground. Insurgents in the west are being hit harder, while in eastern and central parts of the country, Islamic State is also under military 9