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August 01, 2012

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Victory for Suu Kyi

The opposition leader of National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi had won the election held in Myanmar on 1 April 2012 for 45 parliament seats and NLD won 43 seats.

US Grants $ 12 million Aid to Syria
The US Government announced an additional $12 .2million humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of ‘ Friends of Syria’ held in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul. The US State department said that the new aid, consisting of medical supplies and other humanitarian relief for displaced and vulnerable Syrian communities. The US aid will be used to support the work of international organisation, including World Food Programme.

Mali Tuareg Rebels Declared Independence In Azawad

The Northern part of Mali was captured by a mix of separatist Tuareg rebels and Islamist fighters recently on 6 April 2012 and security of the nation was in danger, The insurgent group is called National Movement for Liberation of Azawad and they declared an independence state of Azawad.

USA & Afghanistan Signed MoU On Night Raids

United States of America & Afghanistan on 8 April 2012 signed (MoU) Memorandum of Understanding on the controversial issue of conduct of night raids on Afghan homes. It empowered the Afghan security forces oversight over the raids led by the US troops. The agreement leads its a more comprehensive long term strategic partnership agreement between the two nations after the departure of all foreign troops from Afghanistan in 2014. The issue of night raids was a big hurdle in the way of the strategic partnership agreement

Mitt Romney Won Republic Party Crown

Mitt Romney on April 2012 effectively won the Republican Party crown to challenge President Barack Obama in November elections as the  chief rival Rick Santorum dropped from the election

Qatar is Obesity Capital Of The World

The world’s wealthiest country ranked by Forbes with highest per capita in the world Qatar is the obesity capital of the world. Over half of its population are overweight according to a report an unhealthy combination of low levels of exercise and growing population of fast food outlets has led to this problem. It was very serious problem facing by Qatar.

US-Afghanistan Signed Strategic Pact

US and Afghanistan signed a long awaited strategic pact on 22 April 2012. The pact aims at setting forth guidelines for US involvement in Afghanistan as forces are withdrawn from the trouble torn nation. The pact provides a strong foundation for the security of Afghanistan, the region and the world. Both the countries took almost one year to reach on the mutual agreements.

EU Suspended its Sanctions Against Myanmar

The European Union suspended its sanctions against Myanmar on 23 April 2012 for a year .The EU move came in the back drop of a string of political reforms in the South Eastern Asian Nations. The group however maintained that it will hold on to restrictions on arms.

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