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Seven Iranian aid workers kidnapped in Libya


August 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of seven Iranian aid workers have been kidnapped in Libya's Benghazi city, said an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) official.The seven men, ... Read more...

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UAE expands food aid programme in Yemen


July 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is expanding its food aid operations to needy people in three Yemeni governorates -- Al Mahwit, Hajjah, and Sana'a.It will ... Read more...

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UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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Pakistan puts curbs on foreigners (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Foreigners, including aid workers, visiting Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan now have to take permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines for foreigners


June 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan has issued guidelines for foreigners travelling to the country's tribal areas, saying they must seek permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by ... Read more...

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Five aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Two Western female doctors and their three Afghan colleagues have been kidnapped in northeast Afghanistan, it was reported here Thursday.They were abducted while travelling on horseback ... Read more...

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German engineer abducted in Somalia


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 22 (IANS) A foreign national -- reportedly a German engineer working for the government -- has been abducted in Somalia, according to Xinhua.The incident took place in the ... Read more...

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Smartphone can save lives in natural disasters


January 9th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) A smartphone software could quickly and accurately locate missing people, identify victims of malnutrition and effectively head people towards safe zones.The smartphone system developed by Gavin ... Read more...

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UN deplores killing of Somali refugee leader at Kenya camp


January 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, on Saturday condemned the recent killing of a Somali community leader in the Dadaab refugee complex in ... Read more...

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Improve people’s condition for peace: Gilani


August 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that terrorism cannot be eradicated unless people's living conditions are improved.Gilani said the world cannot enjoy enduring peace ... Read more...

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US objects to Americans’ harassment in Pakistan


August 14th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over Americans' harassment in Pakistan and sought withdrawal of no-objection certificates required for US envoys' movement. This came as an American ... Read more...

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UAE launches relief programme in Somalia


July 31st, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Saturday launched first phase of an urgent massive humanitarian programme to assist victims of drought in the Horn of Africa, especially SomaliaThe UAE relief ... Read more...

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Focus on global problems not gossips, Wilde instructs media


July 15th, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde lashed out at America's tabloid media houses for ignoring global problems and focusing on gossip about reality television celebrities."The TRON: Legacy" ... Read more...

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‘Fuelled by Viagra’ Gaddafi forces using rape as weapon against rebel children, women


April 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 26 (ANI): Fuelled by Viagra, the forces of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, are reportedly using rape as a weapon of war against rebels, including children as young as eight ... Read more...

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Sendai’s homeless fear new quake


March 14th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sendai (Japan), March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After a sleepless night on cardboard boxes in ravaged Sendai's drafty night shelters, thousands of the newly homeless Monday woke to the threat ... Read more...

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FBI utilising private spy network’s skills to investigate Afghan aid workers’ deaths


March 1st, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly taking the help of a private spy network operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan to investigate the killing of 10 ... Read more...

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Libyan “migration tsunami” as thousands pour into Tunisia to escape Gaddafi’s loyalists


February 28th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis, Feb 28 (ANI): Aid workers in Tunisia are reportedly facing a "migration tsunami", with reports saying that thousands of people have poured across the border from Libya claiming that they had ... Read more...

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Russian secret service behind 1996 murder of six Red Cross nurses in Chechnya: Ex-agent


November 25th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25(ANI): Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) was responsible for murdering six Red Cross nurses in Chechnya in 1996, a former agent of the secret service unit has claimed.The murdered nurses, ... Read more...

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Haitian fear widespread epidemic as cholera outbreak death toll in Haiti surpasses 250


October 25th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 250 people have died in Haiti and around 3,000 others are sick after having been infected with cholera as aid workers are struggling to contain ... Read more...

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British aid worker released after kidnapping in Somalia


October 20th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two aid workers with 'Save the Children' who were kidnapped last week in Somalia's central Adado region were released and reportedly on their way back home.Frans Bernard, ... Read more...

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Two ‘Save the Children’ aid workers kidnapped in Somalia


October 15th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two aid workers with 'Save the Children' in Somalia's central Adado region were kidnapped after Somali gunmen raided the building where they were staying in.Adado district commissioner ... Read more...

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Taliban refresh their stamp on Afghan justice


October 8th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 8 (ANI): The Taliban in Afghanistan appears to have expanded its judicial writ once again after a gap of eleven years.According to the New York Times, the insurgents are ... Read more...

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Mandy Moore joins fight against malaria in Africa


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 3 (IANS) Actress Mandy Moore has joined hands with UN to fight against malaria in Africa.The star has teamed up with UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign and ... Read more...

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Taliban now active in 33 of 34 Afghan provinces: Aid bodies


September 12th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.12 (ANI): Four years ago, the Taliban was active in only four provinces of Afghanistan, but today, they are active in 33 of the country's 34 provinces, aid organizations say.Large ... Read more...

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‘Worst-ever flooding could destabilize Pak government in coming months’


September 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Thata Sial (Pakistan), Sep 6(ANI): Pakistani officials, diplomats and aid workers have warned that while a civil unrest has so far been averted, the aftermath of the worst-ever flooding in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani jets kill 10 civilians, dozens of militants


September 1st, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (DPA) At least 10 civilians were among 40 people killed when jet fighters and gunship helicopters targeted rebel hideouts in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, security ... Read more...

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Russians kidnapped in Darfur as American released: UN


August 31st, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Khartoum, Aug 30 (DPA) Three Russian aircrew members have been kidnapped in Sudan's restive Darfur province as an American woman held for months was released, the United Nations said Monday. Earlier reports said ... Read more...

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‘US should stop scaring foreign aid workers in Pakistan’


August 29th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) America must stop "scaring" foreign volunteers working to aid the flood victims in Pakistan by raising the possibility of terrorist attacks on them, an editorial in a ... Read more...

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Gunman opens fire near US consulate in Peshawar


August 28th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug.28 (ANI): An unidentified gunman opened fire near the US consulate in Peshawar on Saturday morning, alerting securityforces in the area.Firing started at around 5 a.m., leading security forces to ... Read more...

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Pak floods have hit infrastructure, weakened democracy, pressurised Army: Report


August 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.27 (ANI): The destruction caused by the devastating floods in Pakistan have not only left hundreds of people killed and thousands homeless, but it has also broken the back ... Read more...

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UN to review security of foreign aid workers in Pak following Taliban threat


August 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.27 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has said that it reviewing security measures of its aid workers involved in flood relief in Pakistan following a warning from a top US ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence agencies warn of attack on high-value targets in Punjab


August 26th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.26 (ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned of terror attacks against 'high value targets' in Punjab.According to intelligence reports, extremists have assigned the task of targeting influential leaders and important ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban planning to attack foreign aid workers involved in flood relief: US


August 26th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.26 (ANI): The United States has warned that the Taliban is planning to target foreign aid workers involved in flood relief in Pakistan.A top American official said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s acceptance of Indian aid cautiously welcomed


August 20th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Islamabad's acceptance of New Delhi's $5 million aid for the flood victims was cautiously welcomed in Pakistan with an analyst saying that "the government has ... Read more...

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Afghan airline in-flight magazine presents country’s gory side to passengers


August 20th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): An Afghan airline, Safi Airways, has presented "interesting" facts about the problems in the country in its magazine, by featuring articles on Kabul heroin addicts, dog fighting and ... Read more...

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