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Time to frame rules to protect our fisherfolk (Comment)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
The near-simultaneous emergence of maritime terrorism and the revival of piracy have added a new dimension to the existing hazards that have traditionally confronted those who choose a seafaring life, and ... Read more...

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Iran warns Google over changing Persian Gulf’s name


May 17th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iran Thursday warned the US-based Google company of legal action over using "alternative words" for the Persian Gulf on its online map service, a media report ... Read more...

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India, Qatar deepen energy ties, seek to promote investments (News Analysis)


April 13th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With growing demands for oil and gas and uncertainty looming over supplies from sanctions-hit Iran, India has sought to deepen energy ties with Qatar. ... Read more...

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Qatari emir to visit India, with gas sale, investment on agenda


March 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, one of the world's richest monarchs and whose tiny country of barely two million people has ... Read more...

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Iran launches 10-day naval exercise


December 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a massive 10-day naval exercise in international waters, the official media reported.The manoeuvres, dubbed Velayat 90, will be held in a 2,000 km ... Read more...

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Insect attacks doom frankincense production


December 21st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Trees that produce frankincense, the source of fragrance in incense and perfumes, are doomed due to insect attacks and grazing, a study reveals. Consequently, the output ... Read more...

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Indian innovation in education gets noticed in Qatar


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Nov 2 (IANS) Two unusual and innovative educational projects from India are among a list of "16 pioneers around the world" selected by a new book on the subject ... Read more...

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Radar for Mars study can map Earth’s freshwater reserves: NASA


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A radar primarily designed to explore the subsurface of Mars, is being used to map freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath our deserts, according to NASA.Deserts ... Read more...

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UAE breeds world’s first Arabian cobra in captivity


August 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE emirate of Sharjah has bred the world's first Arabian cobra in captivity, it was announced Sunday.Nineteen eggs of a cobra were placed by ... Read more...

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Scientists say that Arabian Wild Unicorn is back from extinction


June 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists and animal conservationists are very excited following reports that the Arabian Wild Unicorn has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Any hope for ... Read more...

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Egyptian Saif al-Adel chosen as Al Qaeda acting chief


May 18th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Egyptian Saif al-Adel has been chosen "caretaker" head of the Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was gunned down by US commandos deep inside Pakistan, a ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden timeline


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Here are some of the key moments in the life of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. He was killed in Pakistan Sunday, reported CNN.1957 ... Read more...

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Yemen witnesses anti-Saleh protests, people seek his immediate departure


April 25th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Yemen Sunday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, with the biggest demonstrations staged in the capital Sana'a.Protesters ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US was told of Yemen leader’s vulnerability two years ago: WikiLeaks cable


April 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 8 (ANI): A classified U.S. diplomatic cable leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks has revealed a secret plan to overthrow Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh two years ago.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptian cobra escapes from Bronx zoo


March 29th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bronx, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials at the Bronx Zoo have closed an exhibition after an Egyptian cobra escaped from its enclosure. The animal is highly poisonous and officials took the first ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Middle East unrest can subside US focus on Pak, Afghanistan: Expert


March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): Pakistan cannot replicate the ongoing wave of unrest in the Middle East, however it will have to suffer the implications of the Arab turmoil, such as diversion of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Modern humans reached Arabia earlier than previously believed


January 28th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers suggests that humans could have arrived on the Arabian Peninsula as early as 125,000 years ago - directly from Africa rather than via ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US will not relent or waver, but ‘defeat’ al Qaeda and affiliates: Obama


January 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26(ANI): The United States will relentlessly fight the ongoing war against terrorism until it defeats al Qaeda and their affiliates, President Barack Obama has said."We have sent a message ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Partial solar eclipse Jan 4


December 29th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) A partial solar eclipse will occur Jan 4, 2011. This will be the first of the six eclipses - four solar and two lunar - that people ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

2,000-year-old temple ruins found in Syria


December 12th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 12 (IANS) Syria has unearthed ruins of a 2,000-year-old temple, Xinhua reported Sunday.The temple dates back to the Nabataean era (169 B.C.-106 A.D.) in Swaida, 106 km to the south ... Read more...

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Biblical deluge actually happened and created Persian Gulf: Study


December 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 10 (IANS) The mythical deluge in the biblical story of Noah's Ark could have be an actual event caused by unprecedented worldwide floods triggered in Canada in 6000 ... Read more...

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Discovery in Saudi Arabia suggests Egyptian empire extended further than thought


November 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Nov 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a hieroglyphic engraving in Saudi Arabia, which suggests that ancient Egyptian empire extended further than previously thought.Archaeologists from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Terror bombs were primed to bring down cargo planes in mid-air


October 31st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 31 (ANI): British security and intelligence officials have claimed that the explosive packages found on US-bound aircraft in the UK and Dubai were meant to bring them down mid-air.Intelligence ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CIA warns al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen “urgent threat to U.S. security”


August 25th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): CIA analysts have warned, for the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, that one of the offshoots of al-Qaeda in Yemen has become the most ... Read more...

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NASA’s TRMM satellite helped estimate rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet


June 9th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Data sent by NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite enabled visualizers to create a map of rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet.Phet marched through the Arabian Sea from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans Have Genes Of Neanderthals


May 7th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Confronting the earlier substantiations that indicated that the Neanderthals did not have a say in the progression of contemporary human beings, a fresh report ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda trained US major, Nigerian bomber


April 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, April 27 (IANS/AKI) A top Al Qaeda leader in the Arabian peninsula region Tuesday said he trained the US major who killed 13 people at a military base as well as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oldest sanctuary in Arabia discovered


April 12th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr 12 (ANI): The oldest sanctuary in Arabia, as well as the oldest known ceremonial site dedicated to the dugong, a very particular marine mammal, have been discovered by the French ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s folk music a highlight at French festival


April 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranvir Nayar, Paris, July 13 (IANS) Traditional folk and classical music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan will be a highlight at the month-long festival being held in France's Beaujolais region.Festival ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Suspect in bombing of CIA agents killed in Pakistan


March 18th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) A key Al Qaeda operative believed to have been involved in a December attack on a US base in Afghanistan that left seven CIA employees dead has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Iraqi forces arrest suspected al-Qaeda cell leader


March 14th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Iraqi forces on Friday arrested a suspected leader of an al-Qaeda cell in Al Fadil, the U.S. military said on Sunday.The identity of the suspected terrorist was not ... Read more...

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US worried over Lashkar triggering Indo-Pak war


March 11th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.11 (ANI): A top US Army official has raised concerns over the possibility of a war between India and Pakistan triggered by extremist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).Addressing the Senate ... Read more...

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Marja battle just ‘initial salvo’ of offensive that could last 12 to 18 months: Petraeus


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb. 22 (ANI): US Central Command Chief General David Petraeus has said that the Marja offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan is just the "initial salvo" in a military campaign ... Read more...

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Twenty20 in danger of being affected by fixers: FICA chief


February 17th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.17 (ANI): The chief executive of FICA, the global union for international cricketers, has warned that Twenty20 cricket is in danger of being affected by the "cancer" of fixers."Lord Condon, who ... Read more...

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