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Belarusian border guards get flak over teddy bears


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has blamed the national border guard service over the "bombing" of hundreds of teddy bears from a plane intruding into the ... Read more...

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Russia dismisses EU sanctions on Syria


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not participate in the European Union (EU) sanctions against Syria and will not allow the inspection of ships sailing under its flag, an ... Read more...

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Iraq moves against transiting arms to Syria: US


July 24th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has said that Iraq has moved to prevent its territory from being used for transiting weapons to Syria.State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the ... Read more...

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EU tightens sanctions on Syria


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 27-member European Union (EU) Monday approved a new set of sanctions against Syria, including a tougher arms embargo, in response to the escalating violence ... Read more...

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Syria fires at another Turkish jet


June 26th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Having downed a Turkish military jet last week, Syrian forces have fired at another jet looking for the first plane's wreckage, according to Al-Arabiya ... Read more...

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No hostility for Turkey: Syria (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) A day after shooting down a Turkish military plane which penetrated Syrian territorial waters, Syrian government has said it holds no hostility towards Turkey despite its ... Read more...

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Syrian MiG fighter pilot defects to Jordan


June 21st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Syrian Air Force MiG-21 fighter pilot Thursday flew his aircraft to Jordan and asked the government for political asylum, a Jordanian minister said."The jet ... Read more...

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Shoot down US drones, say Pakistani groups


June 18th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) An alliance of religious and political parties in Pakistan has asked the government to shoot down US drones that routinely target militants, Xinhua news agency reported.They ... Read more...

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Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax


April 19th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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No arms to Afghanistan via Pakistan: Parliamentary panel (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel reviewing the future terms of engagement with the US said Thursday the country's territory should not be used to transport arms ... Read more...

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‘EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks’ (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change ... Read more...

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EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India


April 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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India, others slam EU aviation cap


February 14th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BASIC countries -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China - Tuesday criticised the European Union's (EU) "stubbornness" to go ahead with its aviation cap, ... Read more...

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Russia to deploy S-400 air defence systems near borders


February 14th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will place several new S-400 Triumf air defence systems near its borders in 2012, Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin has said.The S-400 can engage ... Read more...

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Indian carriers have provided carbon emission data: EU


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Despite the government's appeal to airlines to refrain from submitting carbon emission data to the European Union (EU) for a new tax, EU climate action ... Read more...

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Iran to send US a toy model of downed drone


January 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said it will send to the US a toy model of a RQ-170 Sentinel drone in response to Washington's request to return the ... Read more...

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Iran to decide downed US drone’s fate


December 18th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 18 (IANS) Iran's foreign minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said that the fate of the downed US spy drone would be decided by the country and rejected the ... Read more...

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Iran urges neighbours to prevent their airspace’s misuse


December 16th, 2011 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 16 (IANS) Iran has called upon its neighbouring countries to disallow their airspace to be misused against it.Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi Thursday gave a call to its ... Read more...

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Let’s go beyond the anger: US envoy to Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The NATO airstrikes that left two dozen Pakistani soldiers dead was a terrible tragedy, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said while stressing that both ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over US drone incident


December 9th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 9 (IANS) The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, who represents US interests in Iran, to protest the "violation" of its airspace by a ... Read more...

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Drones to patrol skies above Olympic Stadium


November 25th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The London police and military will not be leaving anything to chance during the next Olympic Games which will take place in the country, reports say. The ... Read more...

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Poachers in Africa use new techniques


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 24 (IANS) Poachers in the southeast African nation of Mozambique are now investing in new techniques for slaughtering wild animals, with officials reporting the sighting of an ... Read more...

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Rebirth of children’s film society


November 19th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) It was in the 20th century that Children's Film Society, India (CFSI) last released a film in the theatres. The millennium has changed, and so ... Read more...

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A film funded by Icelandic volcano


November 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) In April 2010, volcanic ash from the eruption of the hard to pronounce Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, threw global airline traffic and business into disarray, causing billions ... Read more...

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ICC probes gender crimes in Libya, calls for efforts to prevent escape of Gaddafi’s son


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called on countries for maximum efforts in order to prevent Muammar Gaddafi's son from leaving Libya as reports indicate a ... Read more...

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ICC in possible surrender talks with Gaddafi’s son


October 29th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it is in indirect contact with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan leader, and is discussing ... Read more...

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Afghan lawmakers reject military deal with ISAF


October 25th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghanistan's lower house of parliament has rejected an agreement on technical and military cooperation between the government and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the ... Read more...

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Woman gives birth on flight to Moscow


October 14th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A healthy baby boy was born on a Tajik Air flight from Dushanbe to Moscow, company spokeswoman Lola Kendzhaeva said Friday."Shabnam Rakhimova gave birth two ... Read more...

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India will raise EU aviation tax issue: Natarajan


October 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Expressing reservations about European Union's (EU) decision to put a charge on carbon emissions from airlines, India Tuesday said it will raise the matter in ... Read more...

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No backing away on emission cap for aviation sector: EU


October 4th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will not back away from its decision to put a charge on carbon emissions from airlines from January 2012 but it ... Read more...

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Jet reschedules flights


August 10th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Jet Airways Wednesday rescheduled its flights to and from Delhi for Thursday and Friday due to closure of airspace at the Indira Gandhi International Airport between ... Read more...

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China to beef up maritime forces


June 17th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China will strengthen its offshore surveillance forces to ensure that its maritime interests are fully protected, an official said.By 2020, a total of 15,000 personnel - ... Read more...

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Pakistani plane diverted as man suffers stroke


June 12th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi to Chicago was diverted to Istanbul after a passenger suffered a heart attack, a media report said Sunday.PIA ... Read more...

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IAF to induct medium-power radars (Lead, superseding previous story)


May 31st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its air defence over Gujarat's airspace, India will Friday induct Israeli medium-power radars with a range of 300 km at ... Read more...

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Polish airspace safe despite Iceland volcano eruption


May 24th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 24 (IANS) The eruption of Iceland's most active volcano has not threatened air traffic safety in the Polish airspace, an official said.Air traffic over Poland was normal and ... Read more...

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