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Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has once again shown that it is not interested in a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Sri Lanka. If anything, the LTTE suicide attack on the Sri Lankan Army commander is further evidence that it ...
The undiplomatic service
History recognises a number of diplomats, who defied official orders, as heroes. During World War II, the Japanese consul in Lithuania, Chiune Sugihara, helped thousands of Jews to flee to safety and freedom. In another Schindler-like act, ...
Leader Page Articles
Whither Sri Lanka's peace process?
By V.S. Sambandan
Will the situation spiral out of control or will it ultimately veer back to the path of negotiations? The international community could help determine what happens.
Nepal Army chief helped convince Gyanendra
By Siddharth Varadarajan
THE ROYAL Nepal Army's perception that the crisis in the country was fast escalating out of control played a decisive role in convincing King Gyanendra to step back from the brink on Monday night. Beginning on Saturday afternoon the day ...
Cleaning up after Chernobyl
By John Vidal © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006
ON APRIL 26, 1986, Konstantin Tatuyan, a Ukrainian radio engineer, was horrified when Reactor No 4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power complex exploded, caught fire, and for the next 10 days spewed the equivalent of 400 Hiroshima bombs' worth of ...
Corrections and clarifications
**A reader says the sentence "Eighty years later, on Friday, that `princess' had been on the throne longer than any monarch in modern European history" is incorrect. The reference is to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and her eightieth birthday ...
Historical links, civilisational affinities
By N. Ram
Uzbekistan and India share a tradition of secularism and accommodating the interests and aspirations of diverse ethnic groups.
Gazing into a cloudy crystal ball
By N. Gopal Raj
The India Meteorological Department's current prediction of below-average rain during the south-west monsoon could change.
Barbed wire and bridges
By Gyula Hegyi © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006
The Balkans will continue to fragment unless the EU makes cooperation a condition of membership.
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