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US downplays Syrian offer to discuss Assad’s resignation


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US has downplayed the latest Syrian offer to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's resignation through dialogue, saying it sees nothing "terribly new", Xinhua reported.Referring to remarks ... Read more...

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Julian Assange trying to deflect attention: US


August 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of trying to deflect attention from his sexual assault charges after he called on Washington to stop ... Read more...

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US wants Iraq to plug loopholes on Iran sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has called on Iraq to close the "loopholes" in preventing Iran from skirting its sanctions through financial and logistical ties shared by ... Read more...

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US refuses to recognize diplomatic asylum of Assange


August 18th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US government Friday refused to recognize the diplomatic asylum that Ecuador granted to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the Organization of American States (OAS) considers ... Read more...

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US seeks to mend ties with Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US government looks forward to working with Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to bring the strained relations between the two countries back ... Read more...

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Not delivering helicopters to Syria, says Russia


June 16th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is not delivering new military helicopters to Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said in response to media reports that claimed Syria was getting Mi-25 ... Read more...

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Russia denies holding talks over Assad exit


June 16th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied that Russia was conducting talks with other nations on an exit plan for Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad."If ... Read more...

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US applauds North Korea’s statement about no n-test


June 12th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US has applauded the statement by North Korea that it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test at present."Obviously we'll judge them by their ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to visit India, China, Bangladesh


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India, China and Bangladesh next month to discuss bilateral relations, the State Department said Thursday.Clinton will visit ... Read more...

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Two killed in mass brawl in Russia


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two people were killed and one seriously injured in a mass brawl in a town near Moscow, an official said.At least a dozen people took ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in US receives bomb threat


April 11th, 2012 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Washington received a bomb threat Tuesday but no explosives were found in the premise, the US State Department said."I can confirm that ... Read more...

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North Korea satellite launch provocative: US


April 10th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday."North Korea's launch of a missile would be highly provocative, ... Read more...

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Gunman kills seven at California religious college


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- A gunman opened fire at a Christian college in the California city of Oakland on late Monday morning, killing seven people in the nation's deadliest school shooting ... Read more...

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US suspends aid to Mali


March 27th, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) The US Monday moved to suspend aid to Mali, reiterating a call for restoration of the elected government toppled last week in a coup."We have now ... Read more...

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US to review aid to Mali after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US State Department said Thursday that it will review its annual aid to Mali after soldiers staged a coup in the African country.State Department spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Syrian parliamentary poll plan ridiculous: US


March 14th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US does not take seriously a desicion by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to hold parliamentary elections in the country hit by flagrant violence, State ... Read more...

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US concerned about attacks in Israel


March 11th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over rocket attacks by Gaza militants in southern Israel."We are deeply concerned by the renewal of violence in southern Israel," State ... Read more...

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US, North Korean officials to meet over food aid


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Officials from the US and North Korea are scheduled to meet next week in Beijing to finalize details for proposed American food aid, said the State ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: US (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) As North Korea announced Wednesday to suspend its nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment activity following last week's talks with the US, the latter ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea agreeing to suspend its nuclear activities is "a modest first step", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday."Today's announcement represents a modest first ... Read more...

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North Korea to suspend nuclear activity


March 1st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea has said it will suspend nuclear tests, long-range missile launches, and uranium enrichment activity as agreed with the US in last week's bilateral talks."The ... Read more...

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US congratulates Iranian director on Oscar win


February 28th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The US government Monday congratulated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi after his film "A Separation" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film."On behalf of all of ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to go on four-nation trip


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will Feb 23 start a tour of Britain, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco."On February 23, Clinton will begin a four-nation ... Read more...

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US says it supports Pakistan’s territorial integrity


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to smooth key ally Pakistan's ruffled feathers over a lawmaker's call for self-determination in restive Balochistan, the United States has reiterated ... Read more...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Thursday extended its sanctions against Iran, the State Department said."Today the United States government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran's primary intelligence ... Read more...

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US dismisses Iran’s nuke achievements


February 16th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US has dismissed the nuclear achievements demonstrated by Iran as something not terribly new and impressive.Washington expected to learn more from the International Atomic Energy ... Read more...

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Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that ... Read more...

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US official reaches Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in the Maldives Saturday to meet both ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and incumbent ... Read more...

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New Maldives government legitimate, says US


February 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US said Thursday that it considered the new government in the Maldives as legitimate, calling for a peaceful settlement to the ongoing political unrest in ... Read more...

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US envoy to visit Maldives


February 9th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) A senior US envoy scheduled to tour South Asia will make a stop in the Maldives Saturday, as the island nation is grappling with violence after ... Read more...

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Britain recalls envoy in Syria for consultation


February 7th, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the country's ambassador in Syria has been recalled for consultation, following America's move to withdraw all diplomats from Damascus.The ... Read more...

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US closes embassy in Syria


February 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Monday closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out its staff, including ambassador Robert Ford, over security concerns, the State Department said."The US ... Read more...

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China warns US on exploiting Tibet issue


January 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 12 (IANS) In a clear reference to the US, China has said it is opposed to foreign countries that use Tibet-related issues to interfere in its domestic affairs.The ... Read more...

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Iran starts enriching uranium to 20 percent


January 10th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Washington, Jan 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran has started enriching uranium to the 20-percent level, which can easily be turned into fissile ... Read more...

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International community expresses alarm after raids on NGOs in Egypt


January 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- The international community expressed alarm on Friday and Saturday after seventeen non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were raided by Egyptian authorities on Thursday for allegedly receiving 'illegal foreign funding.'Several ... Read more...

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