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Southern Thailand separatists suspend peace talks

BANGKOK (AP) — A Muslim separatist group has suspended peace talks with the Thai government aimed at ending nearly a decade of violence in southern Thailand because authorities have not responded to its demands, officials said Thursday. The National Revolution Front told Thai coordinators that it was awaiting a response …

2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col. Patta Madawah said. …

Venezuela – Anger Over Colombian President’s Meeting With Opposition Leader – NYTimes.com

The Venezuelan government reacted angrily to a meeting on Wednesday between an opposition leader and President Juan Manuel Santos of neighboring Colombia. The foreign minister of Venezuela, Elías Jaua, threatened to terminate his nation’s role as a facilitator of peace talks between Colombia and that country’s largest rebel group. Mr. …

Double Take ‘Toons: Syrian Peace Talks? : NPR

According to Russian diplomats, Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s regime has agreed to attend an international peace conference. Paresh Nath thinks Russia’s role as broker is hypocritical in light of reported to Assad’s forces, while Osama Hajjaj sees no honest brokers in the Syrian conflict. Paresh Nath/The Khaleej Times, UAE Osama …