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US deploys drones, destroyers to hunt for envoy’s killers


September 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) The US is deploying warships and surveillance drones in its hunt for those who killed four US diplomatic staffers in Libya, CNN reported Thursday.US ambassador ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Clinton for Syria discussions


September 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a brief meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic ... Read more...

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Arab invasion in Syria ‘not an option’: UN envoy


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's new envoy to Syria has said a military intervention in the country by Arab forces is not on the cards."A military interference in ... Read more...

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17 killed in Pakistan drone strikes


August 24th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 suspected militants were killed Friday in drone strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.Five drones fired six missiles at ... Read more...

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UN observers leave Syria


August 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 23 international observers under the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) Monday headed to Lebanese capital Beirut as their mission officially expired Sunday, ... Read more...

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UN observers start leaving Syria


August 19th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Members of the UN Supervision Mission to Syria (UNSMIS) Sunday started leaving the unrest-hit country, Xinhua reported.As their mission officially was set to expire Sunday midnight, ... Read more...

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Iranian nuclear talks at difficult moment: US


August 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) The US has denied that the nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers have failed, saying that they are rather at a difficult moment, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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India envoy raises questions about gun use in US


August 10th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Echoing President Barack Obama's call for "soul searching" over Sunday's rampage in a Wisconsin gurdwara, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has raised questions about the free ... Read more...

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Kenya charges Venezuelan diplomat in colleague’s murder


August 7th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) The first secretary at the Venezuelan Embassy entered a plea of not guilty here Monday at his arraignment on charges he murdered the mission's charge d'affaires, ... Read more...

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Vatican rejects Bulgarian envoy for writing ‘homosexual act’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Aug 6 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican rejected the candidacy of a Bulgarian diplomat to become the next ambassador of his country because he is the author of a best-selling ... Read more...

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‘Rural jobs, housing schemes not functioning optimally’


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lack of monitoring and flaws in implementastion in the government's rural jobs and housing schemes have stymied their potential, a member of the National Human ... Read more...

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Norway killer’s dad wants to publish book about son


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS) Jens Breivik, father of mass murderer Anders Breivik who killed 77 people in Norway last year, plans to publish a book about his son, RIA Novosti ... Read more...

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Israeli embassy car blast: Delhi Police team to go to Iran


July 31st, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A Delhi Police team will soon go to Iran to question some suspects as part of the probe into the Feb 13 Israeli embassy ... Read more...

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Kenya launches probe into Venezuelan envoy’s death


July 28th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) Kenyan police have launched an investigation into the death of Venezuela's acting ambassador, who was found strangled in her house in Nairobi Friday, Xinhua reported.Nairobi Police ... Read more...

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Top Venezuela diplomat murdered in Kenya


July 28th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 27 (IANS) Top Venezuelan diplomat in Kenya was found murdered in her house Friday, Xinhua reported.Nairobi Police Commander Anthony Kibuchi confirmed that Charge de Affaires Olga Fonseca was ... Read more...

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Midnight drama, deals in battle for AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) It was midnight drama, intrigue and last-minute deal-making at the Chinese-built new building of the African Union as rival camps upped the stakes for the ... Read more...

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Mind power can create billionaires: Vayalar Ravi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Giving a thumbs up to the concept of mind power creating billionaires, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi suggested Sunday that industrial enterprises should also ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to Iraq defects


July 13th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 13 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to Iraq has defected to the opposition and called on politicians and the military to do the same."I announce that from this moment I ... Read more...

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Clinton visits Afghanistan


July 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, an Afghan official said.Clinton made the surprise visit a day before ... Read more...

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Russia opposes introduction of no-fly zone in Syria


July 7th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS) Russia has termed the introduction of no-fly zone in Syria as "counter-productive" and "unilateral" step.On Friday, the West-led Friends of Syria group called in Paris the ... Read more...

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Belarus to help build space facility in Venezuela


July 5th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Belarus will participate in the construction of a space base in Venezuela to be used for launching satellites, Venezuelan Ambassador to Belarus Americo Diaz Nunez said."Belarus ... Read more...

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I look at India through a woman’s eyes: Diplomat-author Vikas Swarup (Interview)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Diplomat Vikas Swarup, the celebrity author of the novel "Q & A" adapted into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has stepped into a ... Read more...

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No restrictions for tourists in Egypt


June 30th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be no ban on wearing bikinis or drinking alcohol by tourists coming to Egypt following the election of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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‘Non-tariff barriers hampering India-Bangladesh trade’


June 19th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Observing that non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and para-tariff barriers (PTBs) were hindering India-Bangladesh trade, a Bangladeshi diplomat Tuesday called for increased dialogue between the countries to solve ... Read more...

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Poland sees no threat to ties with Russia because of Euro 2012 mayhem


June 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS) Street clashes between Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw would not threaten political relations between the two countries, the Polish Ambassador to Moscow said Wednesday."There ... Read more...

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Estonian president calls economist a ’smug’


June 8th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tallinn, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The president of Estonia has launched an attack on US Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. The economist had written an article on Estonia in his blog ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes


June 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign ministry Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland to lodge a formal protest over the series of drone strikes in the country, the ministry ... Read more...

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US troops parachuted into North Korea : official


May 30th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A senior US official has revealed that the US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to collect intelligence on underground military ... Read more...

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Jailed Russian complains of discrimination in US


May 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) A former Russian pilot, who is serving 20 years in prison in the US for attempted drug trafficking, has complained of racial and religious discrimination against ... Read more...

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It’s hard to keep up good work in Bollywood: Kalki Koechlin (Interview)


May 16th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Kalki Koechlin comes from a non-film background, but the actress has managed to carve a niche for herself with her unconventional choice of scripts. ... Read more...

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US diplomat misquoted on India’s efforts on Iran oil


May 16th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) A top US energy diplomat was misquoted by Reuters news agency in suggesting that he was "not too impressed" with India's efforts to cut its imports ... Read more...

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Abducted Argentine girl found in Brazil


May 7th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 7 (IANS/EFE) A 10-year-old Argentine girl was found by Brazilian police seven years after she was kidnapped by her father, authorities said.The discovery of the child occurred ... Read more...

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Tagore’s works among Mamata’s gifts for Hillary


May 6th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda will be presented to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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