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China-Arab trade to reach $300 bn by 2014: UAE minister


September 12th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) Trade between Arab nations and China will witness a major leap in the future and hit the $300 billion mark by 2014, a visiting UAE minister ... Read more...

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West’s Syria policy could backfire: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their "dangerous" stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them."Today, some want to ... Read more...

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US deploying forces in Indian Ocean to take on China: Yechury


September 1st, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) The US government has decided to deploy over half of its naval fleet in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to take on China, ... Read more...

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Emirates Post issues stamps on Arab Postal Day


August 16th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Post, in association with Arab postal administrations, has issued a set of commemorative stamps in one denomination (225 Fils) to mark Arab Postal Day."We ... Read more...

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Syrians held in Russia for poaching rare birds


August 9th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have detained nine Syrians on charges of poaching rare Saker falcons, the interior ministry said.The nine men were detained Wednesday ... Read more...

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Indo-Arab chamber sets up south India chapter


August 4th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries has set up its south India chapter here to accelerate trade, investments and joint ventures between industries located in ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain to boost cooperation on Syria


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain have almost similar views on some elements of the Syrian crisis and will work together to find possible solutions to the ... Read more...

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Muslims in Kerala observe Ramadan fast (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala began their Ramadan fast after prayers early Saturday morning."This morning, we went to the mosque for the first prayer session, which took place ... Read more...

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Clinton urges Assad to transfer power


June 7th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power and leave his country. On the same day, reports said at ... Read more...

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UAE, Iraq hold bilateral talks


May 31st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iraq have held bilateral talks.UAE's Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan received a ... Read more...

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Arab-India trade meet begins Tuesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The Third Arab-India Partnership Conference begins here Tuesday.The two-day conference whose focus is on development through trade and investment is being organised by the ... Read more...

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Mumbai street vendor to speak at Rio labour meet (With Images)


May 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Vegetable vendor Salma fights for the rights of the city's street vendors and has been jailed many times. Now the 26-year-old is going to an international ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Al Qaeda behind Syrian blasts, says Russia


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes that terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, carried out recent suicide bombings in Syria, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov Monday.At least 55 ... Read more...

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Arab League chief calls for closer Arab-China ties


May 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Arab League chief Nabil Al Arabi Monday called for closer relations between the Arab countries and China. Arabi, who is visiting China May 4-9 at ... Read more...

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Iran seeks regional cooperation for Persian Gulf’s security


April 30th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran has called for regional security cooperation to maintain the security of the Persian Gulf, ISNA news agency reported.Speaking during a ceremony held Sunday to mark ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad’s visit to disputed island irks Lebanon


April 15th, 2012 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 15 (IANS) Lebanon has criticised the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the disputed island of Abu Musa.Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati Saturday discussed with Iranian Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Peaceful revolt needed in Arab world: Tawakkol Karman


April 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman Thursday said only a peaceful revolution could finish authoritarian rule in the Arab world."Every dictator is a terrorist. ... Read more...

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NATO chief against arming Syrian rebels


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called for "a peaceful and political solution" to the Syrian crisis and warned against providing weapons to Syrian rebels."I ... Read more...

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CPI-M will brood over setbacks at 20th congress


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 2 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will hold its 20th party congress here starting Wednesday to discuss its recent electoral setbacks and the way ahead ... Read more...

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad Arab summit


March 26th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) The Palestinian leadership is looking forward to gain declarations of full Arab political and financial support for their cause in the Arab League annual summit due ... Read more...

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Syria, Egypt in tit-for-tat envoy withdrawal


February 20th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria recalled its ambassador to Egypt Sunday over Cairo's withdrawal of its envoy in Damascus, the Al Jazeera TV channel reported.Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr ... Read more...

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China to lead world economy by 2025: Karat


January 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 30 (IANS) China will dominate the world economy and the US will come down to second position by 2025, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash ... Read more...

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UAE minister gets lifetime achievement award in US


January 27th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Minister for Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al-Qassimi was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arab American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arab-Chinese business meet kicks off in Sharjah


January 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 18 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao inaugurated the fourth Arab-Chinese Business Conference here Wednesday.The conference is organised ... Read more...

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EU to decide on Iran oil embargo


January 5th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Jan 5 (IANS) The European Union (EU) could decide on an oil embargo against Iran at a foreign ministers' meet Jan 30, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said here."It's ... Read more...

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Culture, education helping Arab-China relations: UAE daily


December 30th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) Mutual respect between Arab countries and China is being built through cultural and educational programmes, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) daily has said.China was a ... Read more...

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‘Pasha didn’t visit Arab nations for support against Zardari’


December 21st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Army Wednesday rejected as "false assertions" a report in a British newspaper that the country's intelligence chief has visited Arab countries and sought their ... Read more...

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Enforce law, don’t gag social networking sites: Experts


December 12th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal has clarified that the government did not intend to either interfere or restrict social networking sites but the furore over his ... Read more...

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Thousands of Syrians rally in support of Assad


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands of Syrians thronged a main Syrian square Friday to express support to President Bashar al-Assad and to express discontent with the Arab League's decision to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Youth need to focus on Gandhi’s values: Pitroda


November 14th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Terming Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest social innovator of the 20th century, National Innovation Council chairman Sam Pitroda Monday said it was unfortunate that Gandhi ... Read more...

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US accused of involvement in Syria violence: Arab League


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 7 (IANS) The Arab League announced Monday that it had received a message from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, which accused the United States of involvement in the ... Read more...

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Emergency Arab League meet on Syria


November 6th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 6 (IANS) The Arab League will hold a ministerial-level emergency meeting October 12 to discuss the continued violence in Syria, the Egypt's official MENA news agency reported Sunday.Qatari ... Read more...

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UNESCO executive council votes for Palestinian membership


October 6th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (IANS) UNESCO's executive council voted Wednesday for allowing Palestine a membership, Xinhua reported.Some 40 of the 58 members of UNESCO executive council voted for the proposal against ... Read more...

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Obama urges UN to impose sanctions against Syria


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Syria over its crackdown on opposition protesters."Now is ... Read more...

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A social activist’s struggle to save women


September 21st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) She may not be able to bring back 12 women from the clutches of traffickers operating in Gulf countries but her fight against bonded labour and ... Read more...

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