Peace prospects: Dr Malik seeks greater cooperation - Business Recorder, July 25, 2013
Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has vowed to drag Balochistan out of severe challenges with the co-operation of all political parties in the province. Malik told Voice of America in an exclusive interview that although his ruling National Party did not represent all the Baloch groups, he was calling on Baloch insurgents to join him in a mission to bring peace to the province.
Chad Griffin Talks LGBT Rights with Voice of America - Human Rights Campaign, July 24, 2013
HRC President Chad Griffin was at the Voice of America (VOA) today to discuss the state of LGBT rights and marriage equality here in the United States and around the world with VOA's Julian Zyla.
China news round-up: China prepares for Bo Xilai trial, Venezuela hopes for US$5b loan - South China Morning Post, July 25, 2013
Radio Free Asia: Beijing singer Wu Hongfei has been detained over a weibo post.
South Sudan president fires government, including vice president - UPI, July 24, 2013
South Sudan's president has issued a decree dismissing his entire government, including the country's vice president, a government spokesman said. Minister of Information Barnaba Marial Benjamin said the move by President Salva Kiir Mayardit was constitutional, Voice of America reported Wednesday.
Belarus F.M.: Minsk wants to cooperate on EU Eastern Partnership - UPI, July 25, 2013
"We expressed our interest in cooperating in all the spheres of the Eastern Partnership," [Vladimir] Makei told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty after participating in a meeting including EU commissioners and Eastern European foreign ministers.
Pakistan has no formula of power sharing in Afghanistan: Sartaj - The Nation, July 25, 2013
Prime Minsiter's Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan is trying its best to help in negotiations for a peaceful settlement of Afghan issue. In an interview Voice of America (Pushto Service), Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan has no formula of power sharing in Afghanistan.
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Peres: Not afraid of a referendum - Y Net News, July 24, 2013
President Shimon Peres said that he does not rule out the possibility of a referendum being held regarding a future peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Peres added that he was not worried about a referendum, because he believed that most people were in favor of peace - not only on the Israeli side, but on the Palestinian as well. Peres' comments were aired in an interview on the American Alhurra network, which broadcasts in Arabic. (Roi Kais)
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