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Syria peace talks in Geneva face more delays
Mar06

Syria peace talks in Geneva face more delays

The next round of United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva faces more delays amid concerns some pro-opposition negotiators want to force the UN’s hand and bring about a political standoff with embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. While  Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, indicated talks could start next week, other reports said they could take longer to get off the ground. More than 135 people were...

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Chingiz Aitmatov honoured at House of Lords event
Dec10

Chingiz Aitmatov honoured at House of Lords event

The considerable legacy of Central Asian writer and visionary Chingiz Aitmatov (pictured on horseback) was celebrated at the House of Lords, Westminster (10 December 2015), in an event that marked a coming together of diverse ethnicities in a singular tribute to the late genius. A Kyrgiz by birth and the scion of a proud  family rising from Stalin’s brutal and infamous purges, Aitmatov before his death in 2008 was paradoxically...

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