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Iraq warns of Syrian crisis’ consequences


June 24th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 24 (IANS) Iraq has warned of Syrian crisis' consequences, pointing to a potential spillover effect for other countries in the Middle East."It is a main concern for us ... Read more...

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Riots in Liberia ahead of presidential poll run-off


November 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, Nov 7 (IANS) A fresh riot broke out on Monday in Liberia's capital Monrovia, with casualties feared and properties being destroyed ahead of Tuesday's presidential run-off election.A Xinhua reporter ... Read more...

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US dismisses Libya’s proposal to hold elections


June 17th, 2011 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The United States has rejected a suggestion to hold elections in Libya, stating Thursday that it was "a little late" for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to ... Read more...

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India asks Africa to fight piracy, backs its democratic upsurge


May 26th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 26 (IANS) Giving a contemporary and strategic cast to India's growing relationship with Africa, Manmohan Singh, in the first address by an Indian prime minister to ... Read more...

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Post bin Laden death, keeping a straight face about Pak will be difficult for US, others


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): An editorial in the New York Times has said that it would be very difficult for the United States or any other country to keep a ... Read more...

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If Syria collapses, a doomsday scenario awaits Middle East: Experts


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, May 2 (ANI): The potential collapse of the Syrian regime could wreak havoc of a very different kind in the Middle East.There is a view that the fall of the Bashar ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe becoming a police state: Tsvangirai


March 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.19 (ANI): Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said that the country is sliding into a 'police state' and regional leaders should intervene to save the shaky coalition he formed with ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition activists forced out of homes and beaten


March 13th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.13 (ANI): Opposition activists in Zimbabwe have said that they were forced out of their homes and beaten for refusing to support President Robert Mugabe, claiming that the attacks are 'state ... Read more...

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46 Zimbabwe political activists charged with treason for watching Egypt protests video


February 25th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Zimbabwe has charged dozens of political activists with treason for allegedly plotting "Egypt-style" protests against Robert Mugabe's rule.The arrest of the activists is being seen as another ... Read more...

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Several injured in Algerian protests


February 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, Feb 20 (IANS) Several people were injured when police used batons to break up a pro-democracy rally in this Algerian capital, a media report said Sunday.Algerian police brandishing clubs, but no ... Read more...

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Facebook playing down role as ‘key tool for democratic change’ in Middle East


February 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite playing a crucial role in providing a platform for democratic change in the revolts that toppled the governments in Tunisia and Egypt, Facebook executives are avoiding ... Read more...

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Mugabe supporters “beyond the reach of the law”: Amnesty


February 12th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 12 (ANI): A Human rights organisation has warned that supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe have gone "beyond the reach of the law" raising fears among citizens ahead of elections ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe rejects China’s $10bn economy’s aid can prop up Mugabe regime


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 2 (ANI): Zimbabwe has rejected concerns that China's move to help the country's ailing economy with a10 billion dollar package can prop up the Robert Mugabe regime.The Zimbabwean government has ... Read more...

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Ottawa fears ‘extremists’ will rise from Egypt’s protest movement


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.2 (ANI): The Stephen Harper government in Canada has expressed concern about ongoing developments in Egypt, and about what might come next, and whether it will lead to democratic reform ... Read more...

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Mugabe strengthening power base from Chiadzwa diamond auctions


January 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Jan 30 (ANI): Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe is strengthening his power base from Chiadzwa diamond auctions, campaigners have said.Earlier this month, the Kimberley Process (KP) industry watchdog moved to legalise ... Read more...

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Over a quarter of voters on Zimbabwe’s electoral rolls ‘are dead’


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Jan 22 (ANI): Over a quarter of the names on Zimbabwe electoral roll are dead, according to a report by an independent electoral organisation.The Telegraph quoted the report as also ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe may impose treason charges against PM Tsvangirai over Wikileaks revelation


December 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Dec 28 (ANI): Zimbabwe is considering bringing treason charges against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and other individuals over confidential talks to US diplomats leaked by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks'.A cable ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe President Mugabe threatens to “crush” opposition ahead of early polls


December 20th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Amid allegations that his forces are spreading out across the country in order to frighten voters ahead of elections, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that he and ... Read more...

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UN offered lucrative retirement package to Mugabe: Wikileaks


December 19th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe turned down a lucrative retirement package offered by the former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, according to secret US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks cables reveal secret plan to remove Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe


December 9th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9(ANI): A coup was planned to remove Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe with the help of pressure from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by ... Read more...

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Envoy recalled to Zimbabwe for stripping, diamond smuggling


November 25th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Nov.25 (ANI): Zimbabwe's Ambassador to Australia, Jacqueline Zwambila, has been recalled to Harare following allegations of stripping and diamond smuggling orchestrated by Robert Mugabe.Jacqueline Zwambila has been accused by Mugabe ... Read more...

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It’s desirable that China frees Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu: Japanese PM


October 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct 15 (ANI): Japan's prime minister Naoto Kan has said that it would be "desirable" for China to free Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, but stopped short of an explicit ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe PM says Mugabe focused on legacy as career draws to a close


September 17th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.17 (ANI): Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai believes Robert Mugabe's 30-year reign over the country is drawing to a close, and that he is now more focused on securing his legacy ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s central bank to lay off 85 percent of staff


August 29th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 29 (DPA) Zimbabwe's bankrupt central bank is to retrench 85 percent of its bloated staff complement to help it move back into the black and function as a reliable national ... Read more...

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Olonga, Zimbabwe’s first black cricketer, for renewing sports ties


August 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Aug. 16 (ANI): Henry Olonga, Zimbabwe's first black cricketer, has called for renewing sporting and cultural ties with his homeland ahead of a proposed match there with the Scottish team.Olonga, ... Read more...

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Obama urges Burmese military regime to free Suu Kyi


June 19th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19(ANI): As Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi marks her birthday under house arrest in Yangon, US President Barack Obama has called on the country's military regime to ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Zimbabwe warm-up match called off after protests


June 1st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, June 1 (DPA) The North Korea football team's controversial planned pre-World Cup warm-up session in Zimbabwe here has been called off following threats of protests in the African country, government sources ... Read more...

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Australia, Zimbabwe may resume cricketing ties by early 2011


May 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): Australia may resume regular cricket contact with Zimbabwe as early as next year, after the Kevin Rudd Government left it on Cricket Australia to decide on the ... Read more...

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Tito’s grandson seeks return of Communism


April 9th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, April 9 (IANS/AKI) Thirty years after the death of former Yugoslav communist stalwart Josip Broz Tito, his grandson and namesake Josip Broz has begun the uphill task of resurrecting his grandfather's ... Read more...

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IMF restores Zimbabwe’s voting rights after seven years


February 20th, 2010 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday elected to make Zimbabwe a full voting member, seven years after suspending its voting rights over a failure to pay back loans. But ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe vice-president Msika dies at 85


August 5th, 2009 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 4 (DPA) One of Zimbabwe's vice-presidents, Joseph Msika, has died at the age of 85 after a battle with illness, the South African public radio reported Tuesday. Msika died Tuesday in ... Read more...

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The travails of Zimbabwe’s child `terrorist’


July 13th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Columbus Mavhunga Harare, July 13 (DPA) A three-year-old Zimbabwean, nicknamed the "world's youngest terrorist" after his abduction last year by state security agents and imprisonment for three months, is struggling to adjust ... Read more...

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Persistent and serious human right violations continue in Zimbabwe: Amnesty


June 19th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, June 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe continues to face human rights violations on a "persistent and serious" scale, as elements in the nation's newly formed coalition are still using violence as a tool ... Read more...

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US-Pak trust deficit hampering financial aid to achieve desired results: Senators


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): While the United States is on the heels of announcing a tripled non-military aid of about 1.5 billion dollars for Pakistan, officials in the Obama Administration believes that ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe to withdraw its worthless currency for a year


April 12th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, April 12 (DPA) Zimbabwe's new coalition government has decided to withdraw the country's worthless currency from circulation for at least a year and rely exclusively on other hard currencies, according to ... Read more...

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