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UN lauds UAE’s contributions during disasters


September 21st, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN has appreciated substantial contributions UAE's humanitarian and charitable organisations were offering to alleviate suffering of underprivileged population at times of regional and international ... 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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UN to provide $144 mn aid to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has offered to provide $144 million aid to Myanmar to implement a three-year project starting 2013, official media reported Friday.Projects ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific must respond to climate change to survive: UNDP


May 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region must continue to grow economically to lift millions of people out of poverty, but it must also respond to climate change to survive, ... Read more...

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UNSC deplores North Korea’s satellite launch (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday deplored the satellite launch by North Korea, which it said violated the council's resolutions banning Pyongyang from using ballistic ... Read more...

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Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and ... Read more...

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UN rules out probe into Maldives’ power transfer


February 14th, 2012 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 13 (IANS) The UN Monday ruled out launching any investigation into power transfer in the Maldives, suggesting the country should find internal solution to its imbroglio.Completing a three-day ... Read more...

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Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that ... Read more...

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US official reaches Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in the Maldives Saturday to meet both ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and incumbent ... Read more...

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UN envoy calls for dialogue in Maldives


February 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after a court ordered the arrest of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, UN special envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco Friday called for dialogue to resolve ... Read more...

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Pact signed to sponsor 5,000 Indonesian orphans


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has signed an agreement with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to jointly sponsor 5,000 Indonesian children orphaned by ... Read more...

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US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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Major meets in US to woo investors to India


September 4th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is undertaking two major initiatives in the US this month to bring home business opportunities ... Read more...

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Indian investors eye Ethiopian agriculture


August 29th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 29 (IANS) A group of Indian investors are visiting Ethiopia with interest in the east Afrian nation's rapidly growing farm sector.The delegation of over 30 Indian ... Read more...

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35 percent Indian women suffer domestic violence: UN


July 7th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Around 35 percent Indian women suffer from physical violence at the hands of their partners while nearly 40 percent men and women think that it ... Read more...

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Not enough women in Indian justice system: UN Women official


July 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) There aren't enough women in the Indian judicial system and police and that is "disappointing", says UN Women assistant secretary general Lakshmi Puri calling for ... Read more...

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Indian to lead UN change management team


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Atul Khare of India to spearhead efforts to implement a reform agenda aimed at streamlining and improving the efficiency ... Read more...

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Court dissolves Egypt’s former ruling party


April 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the dissolving of Egypt's former ruling party and the confiscation of its assets, Ahram Online reported.The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) ruled that ... Read more...

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No reports of sexual violence by Indian troops in Kashmir: UN


April 6th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The United Nations has no reports of alleged sexual violence by Indian troops In Kashmir, a senior UN official said here Wednesday."So far, we ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010: UN


March 9th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 9 (IANS) The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan rose by 15 percent to 2,777 in 2010 from a year earlier, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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UN ready to remove 19 Indian vendors from blacklist


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The UN is ready to reinstate the 19 Indian firms suspended from bidding for its multi-billion dollar contracts since 2008, including Satyam Computer and ... Read more...

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Jailed Islamists engage British lawyers


February 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 6 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami has engaged three British legal experts to defend its top leaders accused of committing "war crimes" during Bangladesh's liberation struggle of 1971.Steven Kay, Toby Cadman ... Read more...

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Dhaka gets tough with Islamists on 40th Victory Day


December 16th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) A top opposition leader was held on murder charge and a court rejected a petition of the chief of the largest Islamist party as Bangladesh Thursday celebrated ... Read more...

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India, Africa should deepen relationship: Kenya PM


November 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and Africa can deepen their partnership on the basis of their deep historical ties, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga said here Tuesday.Speaking at a session ... Read more...

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Remark of UN official from China embarrassing: Ban


September 14th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (DPA) A senior UN official embarrassed his colleagues when he said he disliked Americans and the current UN chief, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. The official in ... Read more...

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240 victims of mass rape in Congo: UN


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN Wednesday said the number of civilians who had been brutally gang raped recently in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo now exceeds ... Read more...

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American prosecutor to sue UN chief for sexual, racial discrimination


August 6th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.6 (ANI): An American lawyer has decided to sue UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, for sexual and racial discrimination after Ban repeatedly blocked his appointment to a key post. American Robert ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi soil study to help criminal investigation


August 1st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) A new soil survey report presented by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) will help police to investigate criminal cases, besides assisting farmers and developers evaluate ... Read more...

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Gaza-bound Irish aid ship Rachel Corrie arrives at Israeli port


June 6th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, June 6(ANI): The Gaza-bound Irish aid ship, MV Rachel Corrie, which was forcibly diverted by the Israeli Navy, has arrived safely at the port of Ashdod in Israel.The ship was diverted ... Read more...

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Now, second aid ship heading towards Gaza


June 4th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June.4 (ANI): A group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel Peace laureate from Northern Ireland, are aboard an aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip, and they expect to arrive there ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General appoints new Special Representative in Cyprus


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed on Wednesday a new Special Representative and top UN official on Cyprus, UN News informed.Lisa Buttenheim of the United States was ... Read more...

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UN asks Israel to end blockade on Gaza (Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 1 (DPA) The top foreign policy official of the UN Monday asked Israel to end its "counterproductive" and "unacceptable" blockade on Gaza. The UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, ... Read more...

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Strategy and timing of North Waziristan offensive Pak’s discretion: NATO


May 21st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): A top North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) official has said that it is for Pakistan to decide as to when it wants to launch an offensive against ... Read more...

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UN urges crisis-hit Nepal to show ‘great’ leadership


May 1st, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) Ahead of an unprecedented crisis in Nepal and the shadow of an emergency and President's Rule, the UN Saturday urged the warring sides to show "great" leadership and ... Read more...

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Maoist red sea paralyses Kathmandu, PM to address nation


May 1st, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people in red T-shirts and red caps and waving the red flag of Nepal's opposition Maoist party swamped Kathmandu on May ... Read more...

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