Kathmandu: The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (CPN-M) that leads the 33-party alliance asked the government and four major pro-poll parties to suspend the polls slated for November 19,and host an all side round-table conference to chart out a common position on future politics and ingredients of the Constitution.
A round table conference among all political sides will be the best course to adopt in order to find a way out to the current political stalemate and we are willing to be flexible on our stand, CPN-M chairman Mohan Baidhya Kiran said. He asserted the November 19 polls should be suspended to facilitate such a move. YUBARAJ Ghimire
Abbott in Afghanistan,declares end of Australias longest war
melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the end of his countrys longest war on a surprise visit to Afghanistan.
According to an ABC report,Abbott while speaking at a special ceremony at the Australia-run base in Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province on Tuesday,said Australias longest war is ending. Not with victory,not with defeat,but with,we hope,an Afghanistan that is better for our presence here.
Describing the war in Afghanistan as complicated and terming troop withdrawal as bittersweet,Abbott said,Bitter because Afghanistan remains a dangerous place despite all that has been done. PTI
Syria fires Deputy PM who met US officials for overstepping duties
Beirut: Syrias Deputy Prime Minister,Qadri Jamil,was dismissed on Tuesday for leaving the country and acting without government permission after meeting met US officials in Switzerland,state media said. Jamil is a member of what President Bashar al-Assad calls the patriotic opposition
Jamil was dismissed because he left his centre of work without prior permission and did not follow up on his duties … Additionally,he undertook activities outside the nation without coordinating with the government, said a statement posted on Syria TV. US and Middle East officials said he met the former American ambassador to Syria,Robert Ford,on Saturday in Geneva. reuters
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