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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Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn its staff and diplomats, al-Arabiya reported citing a statement by Saudi Arabia's foreign ...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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Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels


March 9th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's envoy to the UN has accused Libya of running a training centre for Syrian rebels combating the "legal government" of President Bashar al-Assad."We are ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues travel advisory for Syria


February 21st, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Pakistani mission in Syria has issued a travel advisory for the middle-eastern country, Geo News reported.Pakistani ambassador Waheed Ahmed said that due to the security ... Read more...

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US drones fly over Syria to monitor situation


February 20th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US military and intelligence drones are flying over Syria to monitor developments in the country torn by civil strife, NBC reported."A good number of American ... 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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Poachers kill 200 elephants in Cameroon


February 18th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 200 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks by poachers in Cameroon since mid-January, an NGO said.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said ... Read more...

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Netherlands recalls ambassador from Syria


February 8th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) The foreign ministry of the Netherlands Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Syria, following similar steps by several nations to ramp up pressure against Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US closes embassy in Syria


February 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Monday closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out its staff, including ambassador Robert Ford, over security concerns, the State Department said."The US ... Read more...

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EU to introduce new sanctions on Syria


February 6th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union may introduce a new package of sanctions against Syria, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has said."Belgium will actively contribute to this process ... Read more...

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Russia defends arms supplies to Syria


February 5th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's arms supplies to Syria will not affect the balance of power in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."We've explained the facts -- ... Read more...

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US ‘disgusted’ by Russia, China veto on Syria resolution


February 5th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said she was "disgusted" by the Russian and Chinese veto on a UN Security Council resolution on ... Read more...

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UNSC draft on Syria sends unbalanced signal: Russia


February 5th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said he vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria because "it sends an unbalanced signal", and ... Read more...

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Syria releases 1,180 people held during protests


November 16th, 2011 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 16 (IANS) Syria Tuesday released a total of 1,180 people, who were arrested during the eight-month long unrest in the country and didn't commit homicide crimes, the state-run ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Syria despite Assad’s reform assurance


April 17th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 17 (ANI): Syrian protestors are continuing with their protests against the 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad despite his assurances of bringing an end to the country's 48-year-old emergency law ... Read more...

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Piracy set to cost world nine billion pounds by 2015


April 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 17 (ANI): Piracy on the world's seas will result ina global loss of nine million pounds by the year 2015, experts have warned.They reveal that Somali pirates are earning up ... Read more...

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Syrian soldiers shot for refusing to fire at protestors in Banias


April 13th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 13 (ANI): Syrian soldiers have reportedly been shot by security forces for disobeying orders to fire at protestors in Banias.The Guardian quoted witnesses as saying that some soldiers had ... Read more...

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Libya’s Brega town cleared of rebels


March 13th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 13 (IANS) Pro-Gaddafi forces Sunday managed to clear Libya's eastern town of Brega from the grip of the rebels, Libya's official TV channel citied a military source ... Read more...

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Pirates Abduct 43 Sailors; Holding Them for Ransom


October 18th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from FOX News, Pirates from Somali have hijacked a fishing boat which was operating out of South Korea, and kidnapped forty three of ... Read more...

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Volunteers launch Delhi clean drive ahead of Commonwealth Games


March 20th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): As Delhi gears up to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games later this year, hundreds of volunteers have joined hands with the officials of civic bodies to take ... Read more...

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Man U keeper Van der Sar takes safety of team-mates into his hands


March 20th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 20 (ANI): In a bid to keep his team-mates safe from armed gangs, Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.Under the scheme, ... Read more...

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Maoist leader rejects talks offer in an open letter to Mamata Banerjee


January 25th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 25 (ANI): Maoist leader Mallajula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji on Monday rejected Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's invitation to come to negotiation table.In an open letter to Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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“After Armageddon” Shown On History Channel


January 6th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) History Channel aired a docudrama named 'After Armageddon' yesterday. It was produced by Randy Murray Productions. The compelling docu-drama narrates the tale of what changes happen ... Read more...

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Four Indians arrested for Nepal official’s abduction


August 15th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) In a joint operation by the police of India and Nepal, four Indians have been arrested for the abduction of a Nepali telecom official who went missing last ... Read more...

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Mexico drug gang kills 12 police officers


July 15th, 2009 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 15 (DPA) Investigators have identified the 12 dead bodies found earlier Tuesday alongside a road in Mexico's western Michoacan state as federal police officers. Monte Alejandro Rubido, spokesman for the ... Read more...

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Riot-torn city calmer as Chinese leaders call for unity (Lead)


July 8th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (DPA) China's riot-hit city of Urumqi appeared calmer early Wednesday, witnesses and state media said, a day after authorities imposed an overnight curfew following more ethnic-related protests and the ... Read more...

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Taliban advance deeper into Pakistan


April 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar (Pakistan), Apr.17 (ANI): The Taliban have advanced deeper into Pakistan by engineering a class revolt that exploits profound fissures between a small group of wealthy landlords and their landless tenants, ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni may sing at FIFA World Cup in South Africa


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni has been asked by Nelson Mandela to sing at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa.Mandela wants the former supermodel turned ... Read more...

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Kidnapped UN workers released in Somalia


March 17th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu/New York, March 17 (DPA) Gunmen late Monday released four UN relief workers - three foreigners and one local staffer - after a brief abduction in Somalia, the UN said. Marie Okabe, a ... Read more...

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Two men arrested in Bangladesh for war crimes (Lead)


February 14th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Two opposition activists were Saturday arrested from Rajshahi in western Bangladesh for allegedly killing 15 people during the country's freedom movement 38 years ago.Charged with committing war ... Read more...

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Nepal arrests journalist with top India links


February 4th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) Nepal police Wednesday said they have arrested a well known Nepali journalist whose contacts include the high and mighty in Nepal as well as India.Rishi Dhamala, whose media ... Read more...

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Terai armed group chiefs at large after massive jailbreak


August 14th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) At least four top leaders of underground armed groups were at large Thursday along with nearly 50 other prisoners after a massive jailbreak in southern Nepal the day ... Read more...

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Massive jailbreak in Nepal terai, 54 inmates flee coop


August 13th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) In the biggest jailbreak of its kind since the Maoist guerrillas signed a peace pact two years ago, nearly five dozen prisoners, armed with daggers and other weapons, ... Read more...

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Football legend Pele robbed on Brazilian street


June 23rd, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Football legend Pele has been held at gun point and robbed in full daylight by a group of drugged-out youths on a Brazilian street, EFE news ... Read more...

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Iraqi forces enter Basra’s ports to maintain security


April 1st, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Baghdad, April 1 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered the Iraqi forces to enter ports of the Iraqi city of Basra to maintain security against criminal gangs, media reports said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM stops arrests without warrants


April 1st, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, April 1 (DPA) Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered security forces in Baghdad not to carry out security sweeps and arrests unless they had court warrants, a security official said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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