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‘Peace accord with Palestinians more urgent for Israel than Iran attack’


September 11th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) A former head of Israeli military intelligence said Monday it would be dangerous to attack Iranian nuclear facilities without US backing in the near future.Amos Yadlin ... 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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US downplays Manmohan Singh’s visit to Iran


August 15th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Downplaying the significance of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit to western sanctions hit Iran, the US has hoped he would convey to Tehran ... Read more...

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There’s still time and space for diplomacy on Iran: US


August 14th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The White House Monday reiterated that there was still "time and space" for diplomacy in dealing with Iran's nuclear standoff.Washington, however, vowed to continue the two-track ... Read more...

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‘US sending wrong signals over South China Sea’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) A recent statement by the US State Department on the South China Sea sent wrong signals, and did not help with the peace and stability in ... Read more...

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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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Sweden child custody case: Diaspora ministry asked to take action


June 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Overseas Indian Affairs ministry has been asked to take action for release of an NRI mother's son from custody of Swedish authorities in Gotland, close ... Read more...

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Government looking into NRI child’s Swedish custody


June 7th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) After over a month's efforts by a local NGO for the release of an NRI mother's son from the custody of Swedish authorities in Gotland, the ... Read more...

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Assad orders formation of new government


June 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 6 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered former agriculture minister Riyad Farid Hijab to form a new government for the conflict-stricken country, state-run SANA news agency reported Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Italian envoy in India rushes home over marines row


May 18th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With its diplomatic efforts failing to free the two marines held in India for killing two fishermen at sea, Italy has asked its ambassador Giacomo ... Read more...

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Tearful mother greets kids back from Norway


April 26th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) After nearly a year's wait, a tearful Sagarika Bhattacharya Wednesday got her two children back in her lap. The children had returned to India from Norway ... Read more...

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NRI children return home from Norway (Third Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned to ... Read more...

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NRI children return home from Norway (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned ... Read more...

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Norway custody case: Grandparents thank government


April 24th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The grandparents of Abhigyan and Aishwarya, the two Indian NRI children who were taken into foster care by the Norwegian Childcare Services, Tuesday expressed happiness ... Read more...

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NRI children back home from Norway (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The two Non-Resident Indian (NRI) children in Norway who were taken into the custody by that country's Child Welfare Services on grounds of alleged ... Read more...

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Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care ... Read more...

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Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care ... Read more...

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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad Arab summit


March 26th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) The Palestinian leadership is looking forward to gain declarations of full Arab political and financial support for their cause in the Arab League annual summit due ... Read more...

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US to give $12 mn in aid for Syrians


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The US has announced to provide over $12 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrians, suffering from continued violence, through the UN and other humanitarian relief ... Read more...

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EU closely following Italian marines’ case in India


March 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is "very closely" following the issue of two Italian marines jailed in Kerala state of India since the beginning, EuAsia News reported ... Read more...

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US to ask Israel to let sanctions affect Iran


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has plans to ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu next week not to attack Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming months ... Read more...

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NATO chief rules out intervention in Syria, Iran


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has ruled out the military alliance having any intention to intervene in Syria or Iran."It's important for me to stress that ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces India’s Syria vote


February 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday denounced India's vote for a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria and called for diplomatic efforts to ... Read more...

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Syria vote not for regime change: India


February 6th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) With the Left criticizing India's vote on the UN resolution on Syria, the government has clarified that it was opposed to any regime change in ... Read more...

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US, Russia to conduct joint inspection in Antarctica


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US and Russia will jointly inspect foreign stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica Jan 23-28, the US state department has said.The US-Russian team will review ... Read more...

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US experts suggest Pakistan policy relook


December 17th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Amidst a tense standoff with Pakistan, US experts have suggested a strategic relook at Washington's policies to ensure that international terrorists are rooted out from both ... Read more...

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Goa liberation: Relatively bloodless but indelibly etched in mind (December 19 is the 50th anniversary of Goa’s liberation)


December 15th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the first in a series of stories on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Goa. This story deals with the effect on the psyche on ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy chief goes to Saudi Arabia


September 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha left for Saudi Arabia Monday as Islamabad-Washington ties became strained over an accusation that ISI supported the Al-Qaeda-linked ... Read more...

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US concerned over new Wikileaks dump


August 31st, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US State Department said Tuesday it is concerned over a new release of US diplomatic cables by whistleblowing website Wikileaks.Last week, Wikileaks published more ... Read more...

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Will get Sri Lankan Tamils their rights: Jayalalithaa


August 11th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday declared that her government will not rest till Sri Lankan Tamils are rehabilitated, allowed to live in their own ... Read more...

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CIA team searches Osama’s Pakistan mansion


May 28th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) A team of officials from US spy agency CIA flew to Abbottabad near the Pakistani capital and searched the mansion where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin ... Read more...

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EU concerned over announced permanent customs controls in Denmark


May 14th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Friday voiced its concern over the announced permanent customs controls in Denmark to strengthen intra-EU border control."I am concerned by the announcement of the ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodia clashes continue into fifth day


April 26th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Tuesday ordered a review of bilateral relations with Cambodia as border clashes continue to spread in the neighboring countries for the ... Read more...

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