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UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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L’Affaire Assange: Lessons from Latin America (Comment)


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
On August 19, news networks all over the world showed Julian Assange step on to a small balcony of the apartment occupied by the Embassy of Ecuador in London to ... Read more...

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Raiding embassy for Assange will be ’suicidal’, Ecuador tells UK


August 21st, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) It would be "suicide" for Britain to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador President Rafael Correa has warned.Correa warned such ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to protest British travel advisory


August 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will protest a travel advisory issued by Britain that warns its citizens of an upsurge in nationalism and anti-Western rhetoric in the island nation, ... Read more...

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Britain refuses Assange safe passage to Ecuador


August 17th, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain will not allow Julian Assange safe passage out of the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague said after Ecuador granted the Wikileaks founder political asylum.British authorities ... Read more...

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Britain equipping Syrian rebels with satellite phones


August 5th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British officials are secretly equipping Syrian rebel groups with satellite phones in a bid to topple President Bashar al-Assad, the Daily Mail reported.The supply of the ... Read more...

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British report on Russian human rights termed partial


May 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that ... Read more...

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Britain slams Ahmedinejad’s visit to Abu Musa


April 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS/WAM) Britain has described the recent visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to the disputed island of Abu Musa as "highly unfortunate"."The United Kingdom supports a peaceful ... Read more...

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Britain temporarily closes embassy in Mali


April 7th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Britain temporarily closed its embassy in Mali Friday following an unstable situation in the country."Given the unstable and unpredictable situation in Mali and the continuing lack ... Read more...

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Britain withdraws civilian staff from Kabul


February 26th, 2012 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Britain has announced to temporarily withdraw its civilian staff from Kabul after the shooting dead of two NATO officers at the Afghan interior ministry.The civilian members ... Read more...

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Britain condemns killing of Iran n-scientist


January 12th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Britain has condemned the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran and called for a negotiated solution to concerns about its nuclear program."We condemn the ... Read more...

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Three ’suspicious’ Britons held in Kenya


September 26th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Three British nationals, currently on a trip to Kenya, have been detained by anti-terror police after they were found to be "acting suspiciously", a media report ... Read more...

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Man held in Kenya for Briton’s murder


September 13th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) A man has been arrested in Kenya on suspicion of being involved in the murder of a British tourist and the kidnapping of his wife at ... Read more...

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Deploy army in Karachi, demands MQM chief


August 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has demanded that the army should be deployed in violence-hit Karachi.Hussain Wednesday said the army as well as ... 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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India, Britain to step up anti-terror ties


July 5th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and Britain Tuesday discussed measures to step up anti-terrorism ties as British foreign office minister, Jeremy Browne, arrived here on a two-day India ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda cell in London: WikiLeaks


May 16th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) A terror cell of the Al Qaeda - dubbed the "London Boys" - is active in Britain, and four members of the unit were trained at ... Read more...

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Russia views Amnesty International report as ‘biased’


May 14th, 2011 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry Friday condemned the annual human rights report of Amnesty International (AI) as politically biased, Xinhua reported."The part of the report concerning ... Read more...

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Libya regime targets British embassy after Gaddafi ‘assassination’ attempt


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Libyan forces set alight the British embassy in Tripoli, and also targeted other Western buildings after NATO airstrikes were carried out to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.The Libyan ... Read more...

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Syrian ambassador’s invite for royal wedding withdrawn


April 29th, 2011 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Syrian ambassador to London Sami Khiyami has had his invitation to the royal wedding withdrawn in the light of controversy over his presence on the ... Read more...

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Failed Talban suicide bomber shot in Afghanistan was ‘British sleeper’


April 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 24 (ANI): A Talban suicide bomber who was shot dead before being able to blow himself up in Afghanistan's defence headquarters was allegedly a sleeper agent from Britain.The Daily ... Read more...

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General Kayani major “obstacle” in almost done Indo-Pak deal on Kashmir


April 4th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has been a major "obstacle" to an India-Pakistan deal on Kashmir, as both the neighbours were close to signing a ... Read more...

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Britain’s ambassador to US denies involvement in helping Saif Gaddafi get ‘dodgy’ LSE degree


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Britain's ambassador to the United States Sir Nigel Sheinwald has denied reports that he had helped Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Gaddafi, to get his 'dodgy' ... Read more...

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Defection of Gaddafi’s ‘envoy of death’ to UK a further blow to Libyan regime


March 31st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): The regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has suffered yet another blow after its Foreign Minister Musa Kusa, who is also known as the 'envoy of death', defected ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Britons still stuck in Libya


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government estimate that hundreds of its citizens are still stuck in Libya. For almost half of the Brits still in Libya, it is a matter ... Read more...

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GCC troops arrive in Bahrain to maintain order (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, March 14 (IANS) Forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrived in Bahrain Monday to help authorities restore order after violent clashes erupted between protesters and security forces over ... Read more...

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Blair urged Gaddafi to stop killing protesters during two telephone conversations this week


February 27th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 27 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has been condemned worldwide over his connections with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, had reportedly phoned the Libyan leader twice early this ... Read more...

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British MPs for putting Kashmir at top of Foreign Office agenda


February 24th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, Feb 24(ANI): The British parliament's Kashmir Committee Secretary General Richard Irwin Harrington has vowed to put the Kashmir issue at the top of the agenda list of the British Foreign Office.Addressing ... Read more...

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UK cancels arms licences to Bahrain and Libya over protestors’ suppression fears


February 19th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Britain has cancelled over 50 arms export licences for Bahrain and Libya fearing that the security forces of these Gulf countries would use weapons supplied by London to ... Read more...

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Bahrain using UK acquired weapons for crackdown on protestors


February 18th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The British government has reportedly launched a review of arms exports to Bahrain after it emerged that the country's security forces are using weapons supplied by London for ... Read more...

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US spied on UK Foreign Office to gather crucial information about ministers: Wikileaks


February 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): The United States had ordered its diplomats to spy and gather information about the weaknesses of British Foreign Office ministers, and the strains in their professional relationships, ... Read more...

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British tourists in Egypt enjoy despite ongoing protests


February 1st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Despite the political turmoil in Egypt, British holidaymakers seem to have a gala time in that country. Tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh were ... Read more...

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Wife-beating: India hopes diplomat’s recall will end immunity row


January 17th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India hopes that an unsavoury controversy surrounding Anil Verma, an Indian diplomat in London accused of assaulting his wife, will be set at rest after the external ... Read more...

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Russia rejects criticism of Khodorkovsky verdict


December 28th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Tuesday rejected international criticism of the guilty verdict in the trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, terming it an "unacceptable attempt to exert pressure on ... Read more...

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Pakistan nukes may fall into terrorist hands, fear US diplomats (Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme could lead to fissile material falling into the hands of terrorists or a devastating nuclear exchange with India, reveals the latest ... Read more...

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