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2005-08-30 05:19:32

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia failed to issue an amnesty for some 2,000 jailed members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) on Tuesday, despite a pledge to do so.

2005-08-15 08:11:03

By Rex Merrifield and Peter Starck HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Indonesian government and rebels from Aceh signed a truce on Monday aimed at ending nearly three decades of fighting in the province devastated by last December's tsunami.

2005-08-03 07:09:13

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 20 people were reported killed overnight in the Sudanese capital as clashes between northerners and southerners extended to a third day on Wednesday after the death of former southern rebel leader John Garang.

2005-08-01 02:15:44

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will grant amnesty to rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) by the end of this month after the signing of a peace agreement, the country's information minister said on Monday. Indonesia is scheduled to sign the agreement with GAM on Aug.

2005-07-25 06:41:15

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hailed as a major African success story, the deal to end Sudan's 21-year civil war is under threat from a reluctant ruling party, an unreformed rebel movement and wrangling over oil, a think-tank said on Monday.

2005-07-21 03:38:27

By Tomi Soetjipto and Muklis Ali JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's President has told the military to exercise restraint following clashes with rebels in Aceh which broke out after a draft peace agreement was concluded, a palace spokesman said on Thursday.

2005-07-20 08:54:39

By Jerry Norton and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia announced on Wednesday a September start for the withdrawal of some of its troops from tsunami-devastated Aceh province, following the unveiling of a draft peace deal to end three decades of conflict with rebels.

2005-07-17 03:24:46

By Mantik Kusjanto HELSINKI (Reuters) - Indonesia and Aceh rebels have agreed the formula for a peace deal to end a 30-year-old conflict that has cost 12,000 lives in the province that was laid waste by last December's tsunami, Indonesia said on Sunday.

2005-07-17 02:16:44

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Indonesian government gave the go-ahead on Sunday for a deal with Aceh rebels that will let them run for political office in the province, meaning a draft peace deal can now be signed, an Indonesian minister said.

Word of the Day
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.