The Indian Ocean tsunami cut across ethnic lines and raised hopes that the shared suffering inflicted by nature might bring an end to some of the region's conflicts.
HOPES UP: In July, Indonesia signed a historic peace agreement ending 30 years of war with separatist rebels in hard-hit Aceh province.
HOPES DOWN: The window that seemed to open for ending Sri Lanka's 20-year civil war with Tamil separatists seems to have closed as killings resume and the peace effort runs up against hard-liners on both sides, AP reported.
If one assumes that the two people who gave the interview indeed work for Russian special services, then they acted very unprofessionally and risky
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986