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Assad’s sister flees Syria : Report


September 19th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sister has fled the country along with her children to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya reported Wednesday citing an ... Read more...

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Arab invasion in Syria ‘not an option’: UN envoy


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's new envoy to Syria has said a military intervention in the country by Arab forces is not on the cards."A military interference in ... Read more...

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Probe ‘terrorist acts’ in Syria, says Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia insists that terrorist acts in Syria should be investigated with UN and Arab League representatives, the Russian foreign ministry said.The ministry referred in particular ... Read more...

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Syrian military chopper shot down


August 28th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Free Syrian Army rebel group has claimed it had shot down a government-operated military helicopter near Damascus.The rebels posted a video on YouTube of ... Read more...

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Syrian TV denies intelligence chief’s murder


August 27th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A pro-government Syrian TV channel, al-Dunya, has denied media reports that said Jamil Hassan, head of Syria's air force intelligence, had been assassinated.Citing Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son to stand trial in September


August 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial in September in the Libyan town of Zintan, despite repeated ... Read more...

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Assad offers Eid prayers


August 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Syrian state TV Sunday aired live footage of embattled President Bashar al-Assad performing special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, in a rare public appearance in ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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20 Palestinians killed in Syria attack


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 3 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 Palestinians died near Damascus Friday when government forces fired mortar rounds into a refugee camp near the capital, al-Arabiya news channel reported.Overnight fighting ... Read more...

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43 killed in Syria: Report


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has alleged that at least 43 young civilians were tortured and killed by the Syrian military in a school in ... Read more...

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Put pressure on Assad: Italy urges nations


July 28th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 28 (IANS/AKI) Italy has urged the world community to intensify pressure on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to prevent further carnage, as his regime began what local media ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels


July 25th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels.Abdel ... Read more...

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Arab League offers safe exit if Assad resigns


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Monday called on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly cede power in exchange for a "safe exit" for him and his ... Read more...

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12 die in Egypt building collapse


July 15th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Cairo, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 12 people have been killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Egypt's second-largest city of Alexandria Saturday, Al-Arabiya TV channel reported.According to Egyptian ... Read more...

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Egyptians launch Christian Brotherhood challenging Islamists


July 6th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 5 (IANS/AKI) A group of minority Coptic Christian activists in Egypt have formed a new political group, the Christian Brotherhood, to present a non-violent challenge to the Muslim ... 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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Syria’s Assad unveils new government


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 23 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday unveiled his new government, less than two months after a disputed parliamentary election was boycotted by the opposition, RIA Novosti reported."President ... Read more...

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Not delivering helicopters to Syria, says Russia


June 16th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is not delivering new military helicopters to Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said in response to media reports that claimed Syria was getting Mi-25 ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Ben Ali sentenced to 20 more years in jail


June 14th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military court in Tunisia has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia on charges, including "incitement ... Read more...

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Around 90 killed in fresh massacre in Syria: Report (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, in which at least 86 people were killed. The government, ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 killed in new massacre in Syria: Report


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed with each other in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, leading to the death of at least ... Read more...

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Syria situation remains serious: UN chief


May 26th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The situation in Syria "remains extremely serious" and UN efforts to end the political crisis in the country have seen only "small progress", UN Secretary-General ... Read more...

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96 dead in Yemen military parade bombing (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 21 (IANS) At least 96 soldiers were killed and 300 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a rehearsal Monday for a military parade in ... Read more...

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50 killed at Yemen military parade


May 21st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A suicide bomber killed at least 50 soldiers during a rehearsal Monday for a military parade in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a, Al Arabiya news ... Read more...

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Permit denied for Lady Gaga’s Indonesia show


May 16th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 16 (IANS/AKI) Pop star Lady Gaga may have to cancel a concert in the Indonesian capital after police declined to give a permit for the show amid protests ... Read more...

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Osama’s wives, kids seen in new video


April 10th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) A new video on Osama bin Laden's widows in a Pakistani prison shows a boy stacking teddy bears on a chair while another grabs a cricket ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn its staff and diplomats, al-Arabiya reported citing a statement by Saudi Arabia's foreign ... Read more...

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Iran threatens to cut oil exports to more countries


February 21st, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has threatened to stop exporting oil to more European countries -- Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands -- if they continue to ... Read more...

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Saudi law allows only women clerks in lingerie shops


January 5th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 5 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia has passed a new law that would allow only women salesclerks in lingerie shops.Wednesday was the final day for cosmetic and intimate clothing stores ... Read more...

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Chemical, nuclear weapons found in Libya


October 31st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nuclear and chemical weapons have been found in Libya and the post-Gaddafi regime in the country has no interest in keeping them, acting prime minister ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam held: Report


October 21st, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's second son Seif al-Islam was captured Friday in Libya's Zeltin city, 160 km east of the Libyan capital, Egypt's Middle ... Read more...

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Rebels offer $1.3 mn bounty for Gaddafi


August 25th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Benghazi, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) The chairman of Libya's Transitional National Council said Wednesday that a Benghazi businessman has offered $1.3-million bounty for information leading to the capture of Muammar Gaddafi.Mustafa ... Read more...

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Gaddafi wandered Tripoli streets in disguise


August 24th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he disguised himself and moved around Tripoli following the rebels' seizure of the North African country's capital, a media report said ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son says Tripoli under government control


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, whom the rebels said they had arrested, appeared TV Tuesday accompanied by his supporters.Al Arabiya television ... Read more...

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