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No intention to intervene in Syria: NATO chief


September 11th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 10 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday repeated that the military alliance has no intention to intervene in Syria and called for a political solution."Our position ... Read more...

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Marine microbes fend enemies with antibiotics


September 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Some ocean mircobes wield chemical weapons that are deadly to outsiders but leave their own group unharmed, say researchers.The weapons are natural antibiotics produced by a ... Read more...

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Hezbollah denies having chemical weapons


September 5th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lebanon's Shia group Hezbollah has no chemical weapons, but enough missiles to inflict a considerable damage on Israel in case of an assault, the group's ... Read more...

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Not hankering after n-weapons, says Iran (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Holding that Iran was not hankering after nuclear weapons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday condemned the efforts of a few world powers - the very ... Read more...

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Iran not hankering after n-weapons: Ayatollah Khamenei (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Holding that Iran was not hankering after nuclear weapons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday condemned the efforts of a few world powers - the very ... 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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India, US discuss Syria, Iran, UN reforms


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the escalating crisis in Syria, India and the US Wednesday discussed the impasse in the violence-torn West Asian country and ... Read more...

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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... 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’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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No impunity for Al-Assad : France


July 25th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 25 (IANS) France has said despite the Arab League making proposal of safe exit for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, it would not earn him an impunity, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Indians in Syria asked to leave (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday asked its nationals and families of the staff of the Indian mission in Damascus to ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... Read more...

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UN chief concerned over Syrian chemical weapon plans


July 24th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, July 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the possibility of Syria using chemical weapons, calling such an action "reprehensible"."It would be reprehensible if anyone in ... Read more...

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Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has warned the Syrian authorities of being held accountable if they decided to use their arsenal of chemical weapons.Syrian ... Read more...

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Syria to use chemical weapons against foreign attack


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria may use chemical weapons only in the case of external aggression, Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday.The official said in Damascus that ... Read more...

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Israel on alert for Syrian weapons


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian army arsenal, including missiles and chemical weapons, Defence Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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Pakistan can help North Korea chart a new course: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan can help nuclear-armed North Korea chart a new course following the death of its top leader Kim Jong-il, a leading daily said Wednesday, adding: "Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Chemical weapons can save lives


December 11th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Terrorists turning to chemical weapons to kill or maim chosen targets is a chilling possibility. The good news is that there are potential antidotes to these ... Read more...

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Chemical, nuclear weapons found in Libya


October 31st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nuclear and chemical weapons have been found in Libya and the post-Gaddafi regime in the country has no interest in keeping them, acting prime minister ... Read more...

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US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safety


October 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda stockpiling chemical weapons: US official


September 9th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/AKI) The ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has given an opportunity to Al Qaeda and other militant outfits to stockpile large amounts of weapons, including ... Read more...

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Russia destroys half of its chemical weapons


August 10th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS) Russia has destroyed more than half of its stockpile of chemical weapons and the remainder would be gone by 2015, a senior official said Wednesday.Some 21,000 ... Read more...

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Security stepped up for Obama’s UK visit, Queen’s Ireland trip


May 4th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): The security for President Barack Obama's visit to the UK and the Queen's Ireland trip has been beefed up following Osama bin Laden's death.The Queen's armour-plated car ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi will use leftover chemical weapons to defeat rebels’


April 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 29 (ANI): A senior Libyan rebel military commander has warned that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi still possesses a quarter of chemical weapons, which he intends to use to 'the final drop ... Read more...

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UN urges Thai-Cambodia ceasefire


April 24th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thailand and Cambodia to declare a ceasefire as clashes continue for the third day."The Secretary-General is troubled by reports of renewed ... Read more...

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Thailand denies using chemical weapons against Cambodia


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Phnom Penh, Apr 24 (ANI): Thailand has strongly rejected accusations that it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in a clash that killed 10 soldiers and forced thousands of civilians from their ... Read more...

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Poisonous frogs are better athletes


March 30th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The most toxic and brightly hued members of the poison frog family also display the highest athletic prowess.Their spectacular hues serve to warn would-be predators of ... Read more...

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‘No first use’ nuke policy to continue: Krishna (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday rejected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh's suggestion for a revisit of the 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons, ... Read more...

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Will discuss ‘no first use’ n-arms policy, says Menon


March 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A day after former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh suggested that India should revisit its "no first use" policy for nuclear weapons, National Security ... Read more...

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Russia objects to foreign military intervention in Libya


March 12th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Foreign military intervention in Libya is inadmissible in any form, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said France and ... Read more...

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France, Britain ready to hit Libya, says Sarkozy


March 11th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels/Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said France and Britain are ready to launch "targeted air strikes" on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces if they ... Read more...

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West considering military action against Gaddafi over use of chemical weapon fears


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 29 (ANI): The Western leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron are reportedly considering ordering military action against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi amid fears that the Libyan dictator could use ... Read more...

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Supreme court to rule on the mailbox poison case


February 24th, 2011 - 1:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of whether chemical weapons charges could be used against a US national.Carol Anne Bond is accused ... Read more...

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US believes atomic arms race in Middle East, Asia can ‘lead to nuclear war’: WikiLeaks


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): The United States believes that an atomic arms race in the Middle East and Asia has the 'direct potential to lead to nuclear war', according to classified US diplomatic ... Read more...

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