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Obama, Netanyahu discuss Mideast situation


January 13th, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Mideast situation.The two leaders reviewed the recent face-to-face meetings between the ... Read more...

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Fire on Egyptian ferry with 1,230 aboard


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Amman, Nov 3 (IANS) An Egyptian ferry with 1,230 people aboard was ablaze Thursday near the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, the Nile TV reported.About 800 passengers have ... Read more...

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Omar orders parole for Kashmir cleric


June 29th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday ordered the release on parole of Qazi Yasir, the south Kashmir Mirwaiz, so that he could attend the ... Read more...

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LTTE operating camps in Tamil Nadu: Lankan PM


March 10th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.10 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is trying to re-organize itself and is secretly operating camps in ... Read more...

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Obama assures Jordan king of US support


February 16th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Amman, Feb 16 (IANS) In the face of protests rocking the Middle East, the Barack Obama administration has assured Jordan's King Abdullah II of its continued support but made it clear ... Read more...

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Jordan Tribes Lashes Out At Queen Rania For Her ‘Political Role’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Amman, Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the anti-government protests who have rocked Egypt for the last few weeks, it seems now it is time for people another Arab nation of ... Read more...

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UN team starts hearings in Jordan on Gaza flotilla


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 30 (DPA) A UN inquiry team started hearings Monday with Jordanian activists about the fatal May 31 Israeli attack on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla trying ... Read more...

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Jack Guisso to showcase last fashion collection at CFW


August 24th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Lebanese designer Jack Guisso will soon be presenting his newest set of romantic feminine creations at the very popular Couture Fashion Week on a Sunday at ... Read more...

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10 Mideast nations declare Wednesday first day of Ramadan


August 11th, 2010 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 11 (DPA) At least 10 countries in the Middle East decided Tuesday night that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start Wednesday. The decision was first adopted by Saudi Arabia's ... Read more...

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Three Pakistanis on Gaza flotilla return home


June 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Three Pakistanis, including prominent TV anchor Talat Hussain, who were detained after an Israeli raid on a Gaza aid convoy, have returned home to a warm welcome. Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Egypt’s first low-cost carrier takes to the air


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 2 (DPA) Egypt's first budget airline, Air Arabia Egypt, took to the air Tuesday, with its first international flight leaving the northern city of Alexandria for the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The ... Read more...

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Santhanoo’s next ‘Kanden’ starts rolling


May 25th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Making his debut with "Sakkarakatti', actor Santhanoo Bhagyaraj is curiously awaiting the release of his upcoming film "Siddhu +2, First Attempt', which is scheduled for next ... Read more...

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Jordanian man facing death for raping, killing daughter during forced abortion


May 24th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): A Jordanian man is facing death penalty for raping and murdering his daughter after getting her pregnant and carrying out an abortion during which she died, said the ... Read more...

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31 Al Qaeda men jailed by Lebanese court


May 13th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, May 13 (DPA) A Lebanese military court Wednesday sentenced 31 men, found guilty of belonging to an Al Qaeda-inspired militant group, to prison terms of 5 to 15 years. Judge Nizar Khalil ... Read more...

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Four Arab states, Turkey sign deal to exploit oil shale


April 20th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, April 20 (DPA) Four Arab states and Turkey have signed an agreement with leading firms for setting up a regional centre to help exploit vast oil shale deposits in the five ... Read more...

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9 killed in accident near Jordan-Iraq border


March 4th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Amman, March 4 (DPA) Nine people were killed and 13 injured Wednesday when a bus carrying soldiers collided with a fuel tanker near the Iraqi border, a Public Security Directorate statement said. The ... Read more...

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Bomb targets Israeli diplomatic convoy in Jordan


January 15th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem/Amman, Jan 14 (DPA) A roadside bomb exploded Thursday afternoon next to an Israeli diplomatic convoy in Jordan, but caused no injuries, Israeli media reported. According to initial accounts, the Israeli ambassador to ... Read more...

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Hindu temple faces demolition in Malaysia


December 11th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 11 (ANI): A Hindu temple in Malaysia's Perak state will decide in a week whether or not it will vacate the temple premises, as per the district council's order.Meanwhile, ... Read more...

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Jolie mulls buying a house for sponsored children


December 10th, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has been paying for education and food of seven children in Jordan and is now considering buying them a home. According to staff at ... Read more...

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Jordan protests Israeli work near Jerusalem church


December 4th, 2009 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Dec 4 (DPA) The Jordanian government has protested what it called "unilateral Israeli works" at the outside wall of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in East Jerusalem, which the Jewish ... Read more...

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DMK, AIADMK candidates file nominations for by-polls


November 30th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Candidates of DMK and AIADMK contesting the Vandavasi and Tiruchendur assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu filed their nominations Monday. In Vandavasi, AIADMK's Munusamy, DMK's Kamalakannan and DMDK's S. Ranganathan ... Read more...

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Brangelina not adopting baby from Jordan


November 24th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have no plans to adopt a child from Jordan.Bosses at an orphanage in Jordan have dismissed rumours the two made ... Read more...

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No Jordanian baby for Jolie, Pitt


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Officials at an orphanage in Jordan have dismissed rumours that Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt planned to adopt another child during their recent visit to ... Read more...

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AIADMK announces candidates for Tamil Nadu by-polls


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Monday announced P. Munusamy and Amman T. Narayanan as the party's candidates for Tamil Nadu's Vandavasi and Tiruchendur constituencies for which by-polls will ... Read more...

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Flydubai to start flights to Lucknow, Coimbatore, Chandigarh


June 24th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
Nicosia (Cyprus), June 24 (ANI): Flydubai, the recently established low-cost airline, on Wednesday announced its plans to start flights to Lucknow, Coimbatore and Chandigarh cities of India in July, offering low fares ... Read more...

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Emirates Post Office to act as Flydubai’s selling agent


May 27th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Nicosia, May 27 (ANI): Flydubai, the state-owned low cost airline of Dubai, has announced that the Emirates Post Office, which has more than 100 offices all over the United Arab Emirates, will ... Read more...

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LTTE’s Prabhakaran shot dead along with leading cadre


May 18th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Velupillai Prabhakaran, the 54-year-old leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil Tigers as they are more commonly termed, has been shot dead by Sri Lankan government forces.A ... Read more...

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Bodies of Prabhakaran’s son, six LTTE leaders found (Third Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) In a macabre end to one of the world's longest running insurgencies, the bodies of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's son and six key rebel leaders have been ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka troops find rebels’ underwater hideout


May 8th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 8 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan troops have discovered a metal structure believed to be an underwater home for the Tamil Tiger rebels in the northeastern part of the country. ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran has spurned last chance of pardon: Rajapaksa


April 22nd, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday warned that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran will now have to "face consequences for his acts" against the state during the past ... Read more...

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Flydubai, a new low cost airline launched in Dubai


April 7th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr 7 (ANI): The prevailing financial crisis has not deterred the emirate of Dubai to launch a new low cost airline, called Flydubai.The new airline aims at offering an easy ... Read more...

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Mideast issue is Obama’s top priority: Mitchell


January 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Jan 31 (DPA) US Middle East envoy George Mitchell conferred Saturday with the Jordanian Foreign Minister Salah Bashir and said that the administration of US President Barack Obama would give "priority" ... Read more...

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Jordan’s king orders authorities to facilitate entry of Iraqis


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Jan 22 (DPA) King Abdullah II of Jordan Wednesday issued instructions for authorities to take "urgent and immediate steps" to facilitate entry of Iraqis to the country and grant them residence ... Read more...

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We’re ready to face Jordan court: Danish cartoonist, editor


August 14th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Amman, Aug 14 (DPA) The Danish cartoonist who drew caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed three years ago which sparked worldwide protests by Muslims and a boycott of Danish products said he was ... Read more...

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Jordan seeks nuclear deals with US, Russia, China


July 30th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Amman, July 30 (RIA Novosti) Jordan has said it plans to sign nuclear cooperation deals with the US, Russia and China as part of its energy development programme. Amman, which is ... Read more...

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