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Swiss ready to talk to Ugandan rebels

Switzerland is prepared to talk to groups others may shun, like Islamists and Ugandan rebels, as it plays on its neutrality to develop a more active role in international peace mediation, a senior official said. Switzerland has been quietly building up its involvement as a conflict mediator in recent years including in Sudan, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Nepal, but those efforts came under the spotlight recently when the foreign minister was quoted as condoning dialogue with al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (Full Story)

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