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Olympic flame travels to Dublin


June 6th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 6 (IANS) Some 41 runners will carry the Olympic Flame here Wednesday for the torch's only excursion outside Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.The ceremony will ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain explore cooperation


May 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Britain have explored avenues of joint cooperation, it was announced Saturday.UAE Labour Minister and chairman of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) Ghobash ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer ... Read more...

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London Olympics to be greenest in history: Envoy


March 17th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), March 17 (IANS) The upcoming Olympic Games in London will be the greenest in history due to the environmental actions taken for the construction of facilities, the British ... Read more...

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No plan to arm Syrian rebels: British envoy


March 7th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) British ambassador to Syria Simon Collis, who was withdrawn from Damascus recently, said here that there was no plan for Britain to arm the Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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British envoy blames Iran for embassy storming


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The expelled British ambassador to Iran, Dominick Chilcott, has accused the Iranian government of supporting Tuesday's storming of British embassy compounds by Iranian students."That sort of ... Read more...

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Iranian cleric warns against UN, EU support to Britain


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 3 (IANS) A senior Iranian cleric has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the European Union (EU) not to offer support to Britain over the British embassy ... Read more...

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Iran releases students held in British embassy attack


December 1st, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's law enforcement agencies Thursday released 11 students detained for attacking the British embassy in Tehran, Iranian media reported.Dozens of Iranian protestors stormed the British ... Read more...

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Britain expels all Iranian diplomats


December 1st, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain has expelled all Iranian diplomats from its territory after the British embassy in Tehran was stormed by a crowd, said the British Foreign Secretary ... Read more...

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Iran regrets protests at British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran's foreign ministry Tuesday expressed regret over the protests by angry Iranian students outside the British embassy in Tehran.In a statement issued on its website Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Six British embassy staff taken hostage in Iran


November 29th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Six British embassy personnel in Iran were taken hostage Tuesday when student protesters broke into the British Council and the British embassy here. A large number of ... Read more...

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British embassy wall collapse victims’ kin seek compensation


September 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Angry protesters sought compensation from the British Embassy in Kathmandu Monday after the perimeter wall of the embassy collapsed during the previous night's earthquake, killing three ... Read more...

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For four years, Putin refused to talk to Britain


September 9th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin refused to talk to British officials for over four years, after Britain accused him in late 2006 of causing the ... Read more...

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Briton killed in Yemen bomb blast


July 21st, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 21 (IANS/AKI) A British national was killed in Yemen Wednesday in a bomb blast, officials said.The incident took place in the southern port city of Aden. The unnamed ... Read more...

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Brit taxpayers’ money was used to fund al-Qaeda’ in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): British taxpayers' money meant for destroying Afghanistan's poppy crop was instead used to fund al-Qaeda.The Daily Mail quoted documents leaks by Wikileaks as saying that over ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain seek cooperation in judicial matters


April 12th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri has lauded the country's cooperation with Britain in the judicial and legal matters.Al Dhahiri made the remarks during ... Read more...

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Brit Special Forces seize Iranian made rockets from Taliban


March 10th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul. Mar.10 (ANI): British Special Forces in Afghanistan have seized a cache of 48 powerful Iranian rockets in an ambush from Taliban fighters in AfghanistanMilitary officials state that this is the ... Read more...

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Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport slaves to British colonies, reveals book


February 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Late President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who is revered as the great champion of America's slaves, had wanted to deport slaves to toil in British colonies ... Read more...

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Connery gets bronze statue in Estonia


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Sean Connery has been honoured with his own bronze statue in Tallinn, Estonia.The statue of the screen legend was unveiled outside the whiskey sampling society ... Read more...

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‘Bend it like Beckham’ becomes 1st western film to be broadcast in N. Korea


December 31st, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Dec 31 (ANI): Indian-origin Hollywood director Gurinder Chadha's film "Bend it like Beckham" will become the first western-made film to be broadcast on TV in North Korea.According to The Guardian, ... Read more...

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‘Bend it Like Beckham’ - first Western-made film to air in North Korea


December 31st, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): North Koreans got a break from the regular TV programmes this week, when British football film 'Bend it Like Beckham' was aired in the country.The 2002 ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Britain feared Gaddafi’s wrath


December 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Britain feared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would take harsh action against its interests if the Lockerbie bomber was not released, according to the US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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UK feared Col Gaddafi ‘could cut off its knees’ if Lockerbie bomber was not released


December 8th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Britain feared the fact that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could "cut us off at the ... Read more...

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Children safer in Kabul than London: NATO envoy


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A British diplomat has sparked fury after claiming that Kabul is a safer place for children than Britain's major cities.Afghanistan has one of the world's highest child mortality ... Read more...

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Kashmir dispute between India-Pak continues to hold international relevance: Qureshi


November 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Nov 17 (ANI): Despite the US-India ties, the Kashmir issue continues to hold international relevance, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Speaking to media representatives after the Eidul Azha prayer ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kashmir remains on UNSC agenda list for this year: UN spokesman


November 17th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Nov 17 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains on the United Nation Security Council's agenda, a UN spokesman stated on Monday, and rejected the reports that suggested it had ... Read more...

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British envoy’s wife to retrace Dandi march to help poor


November 15th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Eighty years after Mahatma Gandhi shook the British empire with his Dandi march as part of the salt satyagraha, a Briton will retrace the 360-km route to ... Read more...

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Prince William attends Remembrance Service in Afghanistan


November 14th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.14 (ANI): Prince William flew to Afghanistan on Sunday to pay tribute to Britain's war dead killed in the trouble-stricken country and in other conflicts. According to The Sunday Telegraph, ... Read more...

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Argentina protests British war games in Falkland Islands (Lead)


October 12th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Argentina has protested London's plan to hold military exercises in the British-controlled Falkland Islands, a senior official has said.Argentina will present to the UN a copy of ... Read more...

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Argentina protests British war games in Falklands


October 12th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Argentina will present to the UN a copy of the formal protest it conveyed to the British government over London's plans to hold military exercises in the ... Read more...

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Bystanders injured after explosion near British Embassy in Yemeni capital


October 6th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- At least three people were injured on Wednesday after an explosion near the British Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanna, officials said.A British official in London ... Read more...

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“No regrets” over ‘adequate’ security provided to Benazir: Musharraf


September 30th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): While preparing to officially launch his new party and rejoin Pakistan's turbulent politics, former president Pervez Musharraf has insisted he has "no regrets" about the security provided ... Read more...

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British envoy attack suspects to be put on trial


September 15th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Sep 15 (IANS) Four Al Qaeda suspects, including a German and an Iraqi, will be put on trial over their alleged involvement in a failed suicide attack on the convoy of ... Read more...

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Cameron should not apologise for speaking ‘the truth’: Ex-Brit envoy to Pak


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2(ANI): Former British Ambassador to Pakistan, Sir Hilary Synnott, reckons that British Prime Minister David Cameron should not apologise for his remarks that Pakistan was promoting the "export of ... Read more...

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Nepal PM impasse makes West restive


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) Growing restive at the protracted impasse over electing a new prime minister in Nepal, western governments have begun to show concern that it may affect the ... Read more...

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