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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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India committed to Palestinian cause: President


September 12th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India has always considered the conflict in West Asia to be political and to be resolved peacefully while consistently supporting the Palestinian cause, President ... 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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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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M.A. Yusuf Ali resigns from Air India board


July 21st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) M.A. Yusuf Ali, an industrialist from the Middle East, has resigned from the Air India board.Speaking to reporters Saturday, Ali said that in the past two ... Read more...

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I want to talk about Indian realities: Tim Sebastian


July 14th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) As India is staking big on its large youth population, award-winning British television journalist Tim Sebastian, founder of the "Doha Debates", says he wants to ... Read more...

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India offers food aid to Yemen


July 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With a crippling food storage hitting the Arab world's poorest state, India Monday extended humanitarian assistance to Yemen."India and Yemen have traditionally enjoyed close relations. ... Read more...

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Boat with Egyptian migrants held in Italy


June 13th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian fishing vessel trafficking 60 migrants has been intercepted by Italian police off the southern coast of Sicily. The fishing boat was taken to the ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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UNSC ‘tired, unfit for purpose’: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council is suffering from a failure of leadership and looks "tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose", human rights organisation ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old stone anchor offers clues to Indo-Arab trade


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) have found an Indo-Arabic stone anchor off the Kutch coast in Gujarat that offers significant clues to ... 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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New turmoil in Arab world: French PM’s name


May 19th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) It is not France's new president but Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault who is creating waves in the Arab world. And it is because of his ... Read more...

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UN chief lauds India’s role in Security Council


April 27th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its ... Read more...

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Iran hails Iraq’s ‘growing influence’


April 24th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Calling for stronger ties with Baghdad, Iran Monday hailed the "growing influence" of Iraq in the Arab world.Supreme Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran is ... Read more...

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Social media powering modern protests, note experts


April 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) From the Pink Chaddi campaign in 2009 to the Kashmir uprisings or the Arab Spring later, internet has given new means of expression 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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Internet fosters pro-democratic attitudes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The net may have spurred democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but a new study suggests the it is most likely to play a role only ... Read more...

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Arab world faces reform or revolution: Tunisia


March 15th, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 15 (IANS) Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has said the Arab world is faced with two alternatives -- "engage in deep, radical reforms or face revolutions and all the ... Read more...

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Krishna meets UNGA chief, discusses Syria situation


February 15th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With violence in Syria worsening, India Wednesday said there cannot be a "one size fits all" solution and stressed on the resolution of the ... Read more...

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‘Arab spring is human awakening’


February 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests against repression in the Arab world was a human awakening triggered by people craving for better life and ... Read more...

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It’s a different Arab spring in art and culture


January 31st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Away from the dust and din of revolutions, the Arab world is celebrating a different spring in the arts and culture space by broadening its ... Read more...

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Algeria wants to learn English from India


January 29th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) With only five percent of its people able to speak "good English", Algeria has invited Indians to teach the language in its universities, according to ... Read more...

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Play depicting Mayawati’s lifestyle banned


January 26th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) A satirical play depicting the extravagant lifestyle of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been banned by her government.Even as play director Mukesh Kumar denied any ... Read more...

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Iran may stop Europe oil exports


January 26th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 26 (IANS) Iran is mulling over a plan to stop oil exports to the European Union (EU) in retaliation against its oil embargo.The EU foreign ministers Monday banned ... Read more...

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No progress on justice in Sri Lanka: Human Rights Watch


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has failed to advance justice and accountability for victims of the country's 25-year-old armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said Monday.While Sri ... Read more...

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Publisher regrets suggesting Obama assassination


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) A Jewish newspaper columnist has apologised for suggesting that Israel assassinate US President Barack Obama.Andrew Adler wrote that ordering Obama's assassination could be one of ... Read more...

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Tunisian swimmer Mellouli voted Arab sportsman of the year


December 31st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Dec 31 (IANS) Beijing Olympic swimmer Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia was voted the best Arab sportsman of the year 2011 by the Egyptian magazine, Al Ahram al Arabi.Mellouli, who ... Read more...

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Arab Spring sweeps away despotic regimes (2011 in retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) Huge pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 booted out some of north Africa's most powerful and long-serving regimes. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have ... Read more...

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‘Spreaders’ behind ‘Twitter’ catalyse mass movements


December 26th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) What is the factor that makes social networks tick and catalyses mass mobilisations in revolutions and protest movements worldwide? An Oxford University study of Twitter finds ... Read more...

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Sack ISI chief, says petition in Pakistan court


December 20th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency chief, General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, should be sacked, a petition filed in the Supreme Court has demanded.Jameel Ahmed, Communist Party of Pakistan chairman, ... Read more...

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Three women activists receive Nobel Peace Prize


December 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three women rights activists from Africa and the Arab world received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo Saturday.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, ... Read more...

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Luxembourg opens embassy in UAE


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 21 (IANS/WAM) Luxembourg has opened its embassy in the UAE, its first in the Arab world.A ceremony was organised at the Emirates Palace Hotel here Sunday to ... Read more...

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Force not the only way of protecting civilians in conflicts: India (Lead)


November 10th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 10 (IANS) With a clear allusion to how the West was dealing with recent conflict situations in the Arab world, India has called for an integrated approach ... Read more...

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People rebel when they feel there’s a way out


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) People stuck with a rule are more likely to tolerate it than people who think the rule isn't definite. And this could explain many things, from ... Read more...

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