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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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Gulzar to present ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Eminent lyricist and director Gulzar, who was working on "Kya Dilli Kya Lahore" as a mentor, has now officially lent his name to the project. ... Read more...

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UN chief slams `hateful film’, calls for calm


September 14th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 14 (IANS) Calling for calm and restraint at the time of rising tensions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned as "hateful" the anti-Islam that triggered anti-American ... Read more...

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West’s Syria policy could backfire: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their "dangerous" stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them."Today, some want to ... Read more...

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France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

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Bloodshed at picnic: 17 Afghan civilians killed by Taliban


August 27th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 27 (IANS) Seventeen civilians, including three women, who were at a picnic were killed by Taliban militants in Musa Qala district in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand ... Read more...

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Salehi warns against abrupt political change in Syria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi has warned that an abrupt political change in conflict-ridden Syria without a roadmap for managed political transition will lead to ... Read more...

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Russia to attend meeting on Syria in Iran


August 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS) Russia will attend an international consultative meeting on Syria to be held in Iran Thursday, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.Moscow will be represented by the Ambassador ... Read more...

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Peaceful solution to Syria crisis unlikely: Hague


August 5th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the situation in Syria as "bleak" and said that a peaceful solution to the 17-month-long crisis was now unlikely, ... Read more...

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Czech Republic buys armoured car for ambassador in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic has bought a special armoured BMW X5 car for its ambassador in Syria, the Czech News Agency quoted a Czech foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Russia to oppose UNGA’s Syria resolution


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not support a UN General Assembly draft resolution on Syria proposed by Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as it "intrudes into the UN ... Read more...

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Syria should resolve crisis on its own: Chavez


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said the people of Syria should resolve their internal conflict on their own and without any foreign interference."We share ... Read more...

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US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... Read more...

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Srinagar protests against Assam, Myanmar killings


July 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Dozens of people Thursday gathered here to denounce the ethnic riots in Assam and the killings of Muslims in Myanmar.The protesters demanded the dismissal of ... Read more...

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Eto’o asks UEFA to reconsider Anzhi ban


July 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has urged UEFA to reconsider the ban it placed on the club to hold Europa League matches in Dagestan.Eto'o argued ... Read more...

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Top Syrian military defector contacts opposition


July 13th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top general who recently defected from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has established contacts with the opposition, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.Brig. ... Read more...

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Iraq shares concern over Syrian issue: Annan (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq shares the concern over the Syrian crisis, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has said, adding that Baghdad supports his six-point plan and its comprehensive ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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Geneva talks call for transitional government in Syria


July 1st, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The participants in the Geneva talks support creation of a transitional government in Syria in which all forces participate, UN and Arab League special envoy ... Read more...

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Iran must participate in Syria Talks: Russia


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dismissing the US and British objections to Iran's participation in an international conference on Syria, Russia has said it should take part in it."We are ... Read more...

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‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ - a romp into raw, rugged heartland (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ****)


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gangs Of Wasseypur"; Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadha, Huma Quershi, Reema Sen, Piyush Mishra and others: Director: Anurag Kashyap; Rating:****Bleeding brilliance in almost every frame, breathing fire through ... Read more...

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Syria crisis should be resolved constitutionally: Putin


June 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The crisis in Syria should only be resolved by constitutional means, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said."No one is entitled to decide for ... Read more...

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Fresh Syria massacre was planned terror: Syrian envoy


June 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Militant groups are responsible for a fresh massacre that left some 100 people dead in a Syrian village, said the Syrian envoy here who added ... Read more...

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24 killed in attack on Pakistan check-post (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) At least 20 militants and four soldiers were killed after an army check-post was attacked in Pakistan's northwest tribal region early Tuesday, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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‘Rowdy Rathore’ - action with no gore, but doesn’t bore (IANS Movie Review)


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rowdy Rathore"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Yashpal Sharma; Director: Prabhu Deva; Rating: ***1/2"Rowdy Rathore" races on the premise that heroes are made by circumstances, not design. That's how ... Read more...

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Pakistani clerics condemn use of religion for terrorism


May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Around 40 religious leaders in Pakistan launched a front -- National Solidarity Council -- Monday to promote sectarian harmony and resolve disputes and oppose the use ... Read more...

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Gulzar mentors producer of an anti-war movie


May 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Veteran lyricist Gulzar is mentoring "Bhindi Baazaar" producer Karan Arora for his new film "Kya Dilli Kya Lahore", which talks about a unique bond between ... Read more...

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10,000 kg of explosives seized in Kabul


April 21st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) Afghan security forces have seized 10,000 kg of explosives from five militants, including three Pakistanis, who were planning to carry out multiple strikes in Kabul, an ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria to call off troops


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities should "make the first step" towards restoring peace in the country by pulling troops and tanks out of rebellious cities and towns, Russian ... Read more...

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Assad regime accepts Kofi Annan’s peace plan


March 27th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian government has agreed to a peace plan put forward by UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan, his spokesman said Tuesday.The plan calls for an end to ... Read more...

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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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Syrian President al-Assad signs draft constitution


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 percent of voters, the state-run SANA news ... Read more...

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Musharraf told to appear before court for 2007 bloodshed


February 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf has been directed to appear before the Sindh High Court April 7 for violence in Karachi May 12, 2007, a media ... Read more...

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US to discuss Tibet situation with China


February 11th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 11 (IANS) The issue of increased tensions and violations of human rights in Tibet will come up for discussion during Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to ... Read more...

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