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Russia dismisses EU sanctions on Syria


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not participate in the European Union (EU) sanctions against Syria and will not allow the inspection of ships sailing under its flag, an ... Read more...

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Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has warned the Syrian authorities of being held accountable if they decided to use their arsenal of chemical weapons.Syrian ... Read more...

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EU tightens sanctions on Syria


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 27-member European Union (EU) Monday approved a new set of sanctions against Syria, including a tougher arms embargo, in response to the escalating violence ... Read more...

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Syrian army committing crimes against humanity: Italian minister


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 23 (IANS/AKI) The Syrian army is committing crimes against humanity as well as ethnic cleansing of the population in its bid to quell the revolt against President Bashar ... Read more...

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EU to slap new sanctions on Syria


July 20th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is all set to impose more sanctions against Syria, said an EU foreign affairs official Friday.It has so far approved 16 rounds ... Read more...

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Russia giving Syria with combat helicopters: Clinton


June 13th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US suspects Russia of supplying Syria with combat helicopters that will be used against peaceful protestors, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said."We ... Read more...

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Russia to continue arms supplies to Syria


June 13th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport intends to fulfill its contract for the supply of armaments to Syria."No one can ever accuse Russia of violating the ... Read more...

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Exclude Russia from arms show: Human Rights Watch to France


June 10th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked France to reconsider allowing Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport to take part in an upcoming arms ... Read more...

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Australia to double Myanmar aid


June 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said.Australia will also remove all its economic ... Read more...

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Russian arms supply to Syria not for protesters: Lavrov


June 10th, 2012 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is completing air defence weapons' deliveries to Syria under previous contracts. It is not supplying any arms that can be used against protesters, said ... Read more...

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European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria."The Syrian people ... Read more...

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A group of influential American human rights organisations has said the US may be moving too quickly in relaxing sanctions against Myanmar.The group, which includes ... Read more...

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EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic ... Read more...

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NATO ends its mission in Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 1 (IANS) NATO Monday officially declared the end of military campaign in Libya, sealing of its seven-month mission in Libya."Today, at midnight Libyan time, a NATO Airborne Early ... Read more...

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EU bans Syrian oil imports


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday imposed a ban on importing Syrian oil by itself, in a step towards tightening its noose around Syrian President Bashar Al ... Read more...

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US Congress votes against military campaign in Libya


June 25th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The House of Representatives of the US Congress voted down Friday a resolution authorising a military campaign in Libya.Lawmakers rejected the resolution by a ... Read more...

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U.S. State Department designates al-Qaeda operative Othman Al-Ghamdi


June 17th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday designated Othman al-Ghamdi, an operative with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as a terrorist.The designation was made under ... Read more...

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NATO extends mission in Libya


June 1st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will continue its military campaign in Libya until at least September, NATO Secretary General Andres Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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NATO air strikes in Tripoli kill 19 civilians: Libyan TV


May 25th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO air strikes on Libyan capital Tripoli killed at least 19 civilians over the past 24 hours, the Libyan state television reported late Tuesday.NATO warplanes ... Read more...

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NATO campaign aimed at ousting Gaddafi - Russian NATO envoy


May 25th, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO operations in Libya are only aimed at bringing down the Gaddafi regime, Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday.NATO forces are leading a ... Read more...

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US brands Haqqani network commander as terrorist


May 11th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) In a crackdown on terrorists operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US has designated the commander of a Pakistan-based insurgent group as a terrorist and ... Read more...

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NATO for financing rebel fighters in Libya


May 4th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Wednesday supported providing financial support to rebel fighters in Libya to help force Muammar Gaddafi to leave."I am definitely in ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son, three grandchildren killed in NATO air strike (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, May 1 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his wife survived a NATO air strike at their residence in Tripoli, but the embattled leader's youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Italy assigns eight combat aircraft for Libya air strikes


April 28th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight Italian combat aircraft will be directly involved in air strikes against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Italian Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Clinton urges western powers to increase pressure on Gaddafi


March 30th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged western powers to increase pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.The UN Security Council's Resolution 1973, adopted ... Read more...

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French warplanes destroy Gaddafi’s command centre


March 29th, 2011 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French military planes have destroyed the command centre of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, spokesman for the French Armed forces Thierry Burkhard said Monday.NATO took over ... Read more...

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Robert Gates unaware about no-fly zone’s duration in Libya


March 28th, 2011 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said he does not know how long the no-fly zone might be in place in Libya, CBS News ... Read more...

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UN resolution on Libya too hasty, says Russia


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council resolution on Libya was adopted too hastily, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Wednesday.The council imposed a no-fly zone over ... Read more...

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Ongoing joint military operation in Libya can last long: Obama


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that the ongoing joint military operation in Libya could continue for a long period of time, insisting that America would continue ... Read more...

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Italy wishes NATO-led military operation in Libya


March 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS) Italy wants NATO to take over the command of the multinational operation against Libya, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Monday."We believe it is time to ... Read more...

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India gravely concerned over air strikes on Libya: Krishna


March 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Monday said the Indian Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Libya, and has expressed regret about the air strikes ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels council seeks Arab League recognition


March 12th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's National Transitional Council, set up by anti-Gaddafi rebels as a ruling body in the east of the country, has urged the Arab League to ... Read more...

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Gaddafi warns of ending cooperation with EU


March 11th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Friday threatened to break off cooperation with the European Union on combating terrorism and illegal migration.Gaddfi, in an address to ... Read more...

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France, Britain ready to hit Libya, says Sarkozy


March 11th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels/Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said France and Britain are ready to launch "targeted air strikes" on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces if they ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s regime illegitimate: GCC


March 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising six countries, has termed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime illegitimate and called for establishing contacts with the rebels."The Cooperation ... Read more...

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