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Al Qaeda says Tunisia’s constitution violates Quran


June 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 12 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has "violated" the Quran by accepting a constitution that is not based solely on Islamic law, Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ... Read more...

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Italian president warns of wave of violence


May 24th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 24 (IANS) Days after a bomb attack which killed a student in an Italian city, President Giorgio Napolitano has warned of a new wave of violence reminiscent of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... Read more...

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TV channels blanked out during Bangladesh rally


March 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) At least three satellite television channels in Bangladesh were Monday blanked out ahead of a rally held by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a media ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition holds mass rally (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a mass rally in the capital Monday set a 90-day ultimatum for the government to restore the ... Read more...

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Dhaka wears deserted look ahead of opposition rally


March 12th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) The usually bustling streets of the Bangladesh capital were almost empty Monday as public transportation remained off the roads ahead of a rally called by ... Read more...

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Mario Monti is Italy’s new PM (Lead)


November 14th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 14 (IANS) Mario Monti, an eminent economist and former European commissioner, was Sunday appointed as Italy's new prime minister.President Giorgio Napolitano has asked Monti to head the new ... Read more...

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Italian president holds talks on new government


November 13th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian President Giorgio Napolitano started consultations Sunday with parliamentary leaders to agree on an emergency government after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday.Berlusconi, 75, Italy's ... Read more...

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When Italian senate applauded likely caretaker PM


November 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 11 (IANS/AKI) Mario Monti, who is expected to be named Italian prime minister, was greeted with a round of applause Friday as he appeared in the Senate a ... Read more...

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Berlusconi says he won’t stand for re-election


November 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he doesn't aim to recapture his office in the next national election.The candidate for Berlusconi's centre-right People of Freedom party ... Read more...

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French weekly firebombed over Prophet Mohammed issue


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) The office of French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris was destroyed in a petrol-bomb attack early Wednesday, a day after it named Prophet Mohammed as its ... Read more...

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Ferrari chief says Berlusconi must resign


November 1st, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 1 (IANS/AKI) The head of Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari called on embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign and make way for a caretaker government, or ... Read more...

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New Nepal energy rule to shake up Indian investors


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 23 (IANS) A new power regulation by Nepal that came into effect from Monday will now reshuffle over 70 hydropower projects capable of generating nearly 20,000 MW and ... Read more...

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Nepal echoes Anna Hazare’s protest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) Inspired by veteran Indian activist Anna Hazare's protest against corruption in the Indian capital, women activists in Nepal and human rights workers championing women's rights have ... Read more...

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China surges ahead with economic diplomacy in Nepal


August 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive 60-member Chinese delegation headed by President Hu Jintao's special envoy wound up their three-day formal visit to Nepal Thursday with the message that Beijing ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as PM quits (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal was plunged into a crisis Sunday with embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendering his resignation late night after days of vacillating.The communist leader, who ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stays on as allies warn of constitutional crisis (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to carry out his pledge to step down Saturday after his allies urged him not to, warning that ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition to stage countrywide rallies


July 26th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition - the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) - will stage demonstrations across the country July 28 to protest the arrest warrant against the party's ... Read more...

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Bangladesh businesses oppose shutdowns


July 6th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's business community does not want shutdowns in the country as they are a setback to the economy.Daily Star reported that they fear Bangladesh will lose ... Read more...

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Two-day shutdown cripples life in Bangladesh


July 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Life was hit in Bangladesh Wednesday due to a two-day shutdown called by the country's main opposition party and its allies to protest the abolition ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party calls for 48-hour strike


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies Sunday called for a 48-hour countrywide strike from July 6, Xinhua reported.The strike-call was given in ... Read more...

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Don’t make people suffer: Hasina tells opposition


June 30th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday asked opposition political parties to refrain from doing anything that may cause suffering to people."If you have any formula, ... Read more...

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Nepal government faces legal battle after reprieve


June 7th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 7 (IANS) Ten days after it was saved from dissolution, Nepal's Communist-led government faced a legal battle Tuesday with the apex court asking to explain why it amended ... Read more...

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Hasina for Islam as Bangladesh’s state religion


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed herself in favour of retaining Islam as the state religion, moving away from the secular provisions in the ... Read more...

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Dhaka verdict on fatwa hailed with caution


May 13th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's civil society and Islamic scholars have hailed a court verdict on he fatwa, but asked the government to specify who could issue it so as ... Read more...

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Court invalidates provision for caretaker Bangladesh government


May 10th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday declared illegal the constitutional provision for a caretaker government taking office three months before a general election and organising the ... Read more...

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Thai PM dissolves parliament, sets July 3 for election


May 10th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand will hold a general election on July 3, after the king endorsed a royal decree to dissolve the lower house of parliament, government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn announced ... Read more...

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Tunisian ousted President Ben Ali accused of plotting against national security


May 5th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by BNO News
TUNIS, TUNISIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Tunisian Court on Thursday accused ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of further charges of plotting against national security and inciting violence.According to the state-run TAP ... Read more...

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Hasina to meet panel on Islamic references in constitution


April 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will Wednesday appear before a parliamentary committee examining whether to retain or remove Islamic religious references in the country's constitution.Political ... Read more...

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DMK government destroying important files: AIADMK


April 25th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's opposition AIADMK Sunday charged the ruling DMK government with destroying important files in the guise of shifting various departments from Fort St. George to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh may act against ex-chief advisor, army chief


April 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliament has said it would move against a former World Bank economist who ruled Bangladesh for two years, and the army chief who backed ... Read more...

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Arab world on boil, US imposes sanctions on Libya (Roundup)


February 26th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis/Sana'a/Algiers, Feb 26 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi desperately hung on to power as international pressure mounted on him to quit, with the US imposing sanctions following a ruthless crackdown on ... Read more...

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Tunisia advances elections to July as protests continue


February 26th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London/Tunis, Feb 26 (IANS) Tunisia's caretaker government promised to hold elections in mid-July in stead of September as protests revitalised in the country seeking immediate removal of the interim prime minister Mohammed ... Read more...

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35 prisoners flee after beating guards in Tunisia


February 17th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Thirty-five inmates held in a prison in southern Tunisia escaped by assaulting guards and making a hole in the wall, a media report said.Most of the escapees were ... Read more...

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Curfew lifted in Tunisia


February 16th, 2011 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 16 (IANS) The Tunisian authorities have lifted the night-time curfew, but the state of emergency which has been in force since Jan 14 will be maintained until further notice, state-run ... Read more...

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