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Morocco looking for more joint ventures with India: Ambassador (Interview-Second Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco, the North African nation that supplies the bulk of India's needs for phosphate, a key ingredient in fertilisers, is looking for expansion in ties ... 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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Australian support for republic slips to lowest in 17 years


April 25th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 25 (ANI): Support for making Australia republic has slipped to it's lowest level in 17 years.The overall support for a republic is now ten points below a pre-referendum peak ... Read more...

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Bahrain to disband two opposition groups for threatening national unity


April 15th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) -- Bahrain's Justice Ministry on Thursday informed that legal cases were filed against two Shia opposition groups for threatening national unity, a move aimed at disbanding and outlawing ... Read more...

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Ex-general secretary of Mubarak’s party detained


April 12th, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 12 (IANS) Egypt has detained Safwat Sherif, former general secretary of the National Democratic Party (NDP), over corruption charges, Xinhua Tuesday quoted state media as saying.A key ally ... Read more...

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Egypt military to seize former ruling party’s headquarters


April 10th, 2011 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Egypt's Supreme Council of Armed Forces has decided to seize the former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)'s headquarters in the country, Xinhua Sunday quoted the state ... Read more...

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Prince William fails to spark ‘media tsunami’ during lacklustre Oz visit


March 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21 (ANI): Prince William's short visit to Australia has surprisingly failed to earn him the kind of rave reviews and cheering he got last year.The second in line to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four killed in Bahrain protest


March 16th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, March 16 (IANS) At least four people, including two policemen, were killed in clashes as riot police in Bahrain tried to disperse pro-democracy protesters gathered at a roundabout in ... Read more...

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Bahrain protesters brave crackdown


March 13th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, March 13 (IANS) Protesters gathered in Bahrain's capital city Sunday threatened to block access to a key financial hub by forming a human chain, forcing riot police to use ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first democratic prime minister Bhattarai dies


March 5th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lalitpur (Nepal), Mar. 5 (ANI): Nepal's first democratically elected prime minister, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, has died at the age of 87.Bhattarai, one of the founders of the Nepali Congress, was pronounced ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE backs Bahrain ruler


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended its support to Bahrain's ruler in handling the political situation there and said maitaining peace in Bahrain is essential ... Read more...

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Rulers and their reigns in Middle East and North Africa


February 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) Here is a list of leaders in Middle East and North Africa who have been in power for years:Libya: Ruled by Muammar Gaddafi who came to power ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s opposition lists demands as protests rise (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 24 (IANS) An umbrella group of seven main opposition parties in Bahrain outlined its key demands Thursday as the anti-regime unrest intensified with protesters calling for a nationwide strike and ... Read more...

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Concerned about Indians in Bahrain, all safe: Foreign secretary


February 18th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after a crackdown on protesters in Bahrain, India Friday said it was keeping tabs on the status of the large Indian community in the Gulf ... Read more...

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Bahrain king hails military crackdown on protesters


February 18th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Manama/Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Bahrain's king has praised the military for its crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Manama even as he stressed that the government has widened the scope for "peaceful and ... Read more...

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UN condemns violence against protesters in Bahrain


February 18th, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) Condemning the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bahrain, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked authorities to respect human rights as the present situation in the country "calls ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three dead in Bahrain as police crack down on sleeping protesters (Second Lead)


February 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were killed early Thursday when police cracked down on sleeping protesters in this Bahrain capital, an action that led to a minister reportedly quitting. By ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

A 19th century square spells Egypt’s new liberation


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) It was a Mubarak who designed a new town square in the millenia-old Cairo which has turned into the fountain head of Egypt's unrest that is now sweeping ... Read more...

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Nepal’s nabbed ex-crown prince denies role in gun brawl


December 16th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 16 (IANS) In a dramatic volte face within two days of being arrested for threatening a fellow hotel guest during a drunken brawl and firing in the air, ... Read more...

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I’m victim of political vendetta: Nepal’s nabbed ex-crown prince


December 15th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) The first member of the Shah dynasty to be arrested by police, deposed crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah, has denied firing at an influential ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ruling party seeks ex-crown prince’s arrest after gun brawl (Second Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) In an unprecedented turn in Nepal's history, police Monday began an investigation into a gun brawl involving ousted crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah and the son-in-law of ... Read more...

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Nepal begins probe into ex-crown prince’s gun brawl (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) Nepal's police Monday began an investigation into a gun brawl in an upmarket wildlife resort involving controversial ousted crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah, more than ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal crown prince in gun brawl with minister’s kin


December 13th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) Still simmering dangerously over the abolition of monarchy and the loss of his legacy, Nepal's ousted crown prince Paras hit the headlines Monday for a gun ... Read more...

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Oz Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s stepdaughter strips for men’s mag


September 13th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 13 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's stepdaughter has stripped for a men's magazine, and she says that it is a very Australian thing to do.Staci Child, 31, posed for ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar to address Bhutanese parliament Friday


May 27th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, May 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on a three-day visit to Bhutan, Thursday said India's democratic experience needed to be shared with the Himalayan kingdom that adopted constitutional ... Read more...

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India-Bhutan relations model for bilateral ties: Bhutanese King


December 23rd, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India and Bhutan's relations are a model for an ideal bilateral partnership, visiting King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck said here Wednesday. "Despite vast differences in ... Read more...

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Bhutan King arrives in India on state visit


December 21st, 2009 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India and Bhutan will sign agreements on hydroelectric power and civil aviation during the Bhutanese King's five-day state visit to India, where an exhibition of photographs he ... Read more...

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Nearly 6 in 10 Australians now don’t want The Queen has head of state


November 8th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.8 (ANI): Ten years to the day since Australians voted to keep the Queen as head of state, a new opinion poll suggests that 59 percent now want a republic.Most ... Read more...

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Prachanda asks Nepal not to buy arms from India


July 22nd, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) Former Nepal prime minister and current opposition leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has asked the new government of Nepal not to resume buying arms from India, ... Read more...

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Bhutan PM to visit India for four days


June 29th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Bhutan's Prime Minister, Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley, will pay a four-day working visit to New Delhi from June 30 to July 3, 2009.He would be ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first woman deputy PM dead


June 12th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) Shailaja Acharya, the only woman politician in Nepal to have been a deputy prime minister, died here early Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer's and pneumonia. The 65-year-old, ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists fear rise of boy king after Gyanendra’s India visit


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Nepal's ruling Maoist party, who last year won their war against the country's revered royal dynasty, has now developed cold feet over ousted king Gyanendra's visit to India, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ex-Brit PM Blair to advise foreign governments on `good governance”


February 28th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.28 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has set up a company that will advise governments on ''good governance''. According to his spokesman, Tony Blair Associates, as the commercial partnership ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Another journalist gunned down in Nepal


February 19th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 19 (IANS) A month after the brutal murder of a woman radio journalist in Nepal's violent Terai plains, another journalist has been attacked in the southern lowlands in broad daylight ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal still a monarchy in Indian embassy website(Lead)


October 12th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 12 (IANS) In an era when people are accessing the Internet to get the latest information, the Indian embassy in Nepal seems left behind. Having not updated their website for ... Read more...

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