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US warns of more violence over anti-Islam video


September 14th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) With anti-US protests over an anti-Islam video spreading to 11 nations, Washington braced for a growing furore threatening US interests abroad and at home ahead of ... Read more...

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Clinton terms anti-Islam video ‘disgusting’


September 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday slammed the anti-Islam video that has triggered waves of anti-US protests in a number of Muslim countries, terming it ... Read more...

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UAE condemns attack on US consulate in Benghazi


September 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city, in which US ambassador ... Read more...

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Saudi embassy attacks: Egyptian cop gets five years in jail


August 26th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 26 (IANS) A Cairo criminal court sentenced a police officer to five years in jail and 74 others to one-year suspended sentence over attacks on the Saudi Arabian ... Read more...

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Russian spies most active in Czech Republic


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian "special services" are the most active foreign espionage groups in the Czech Republic, the Czech Security Information Service said Wednesday.The agency's 2011 intelligence report ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee hosts Iftar


August 17th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday hosted an Iftar reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan that was attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L.K. ... Read more...

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Anti-Assad protesters attack Russian embassy in London


August 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pelted the Russian embassy in London with stones overnight, causing significant damage to the building, the embassy said in ... Read more...

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Britain threatening to take Assange by force: Ecuador


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador said Wednesday that the British government has raised the possibility of forcibly removing Julian Assange from the Andean nation's embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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Pranab’s swearing-in went like clockwork (Timeline)


July 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Timeline of Pranab Mukherjee's swearing-in as India's 13th president.11.05 a.m.: Black limousine with Pranab Mukherjee and outgoing president Pratibha Patil leaves for Parliament House in a slow cavalcade, accompanied by ... Read more...

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Arms seized from US officials’ cars in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Two vehicles of US embassy officials were Monday stopped in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, and pistols and automatic rifles were confiscated from them, a media report ... Read more...

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Kazakh embassy celebrates armed forces day


May 11th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Kazakhstan and India share centuries-old historic ties and there was a need to further promote the cooperation, a top Indain intelligence officer has said here.The ... Read more...

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India, US send strong signals to Pakistan, Iran (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday signalled common intent and purpose, asking Pakistan to take stronger action against terror, advising Iran to desist from its ... Read more...

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India, US ask Pakistan to act against terror (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday asked Pakistan to take "strong and more concerted" action against terror groups operating from its soil even as American ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia recalls envoy, closes embassy in Egypt


April 28th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recalled its ambassador in Egypt and shut down its embassy in Cairo and consulates in Alexandria and Suez over security concerns, the official ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause for alarm, concern: UN chief


April 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In the backdrop of recent terror attacks in Afghanistan, United National Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday described the situation there as a source of "a ... Read more...

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Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak


April 24th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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VFS to provide Thai visa services in Bangalore


April 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, will now collect from Bangalore visa applications of Karnataka residents who want to travel to ... Read more...

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Schengen visa processor VFS expands operations


April 18th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, VFS Global, has expanded its operations in India's tech hub to process applications for Schengen visa to ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest against Geneva resolution


March 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Some 2,000 Sri Lankans marched to the British High Commission here Tuesday to condemn Western countries for a resolution that accuses Colombo of committing "war crimes".The ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn its staff and diplomats, al-Arabiya reported citing a statement by Saudi Arabia's foreign ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to punish Briton’s killers


December 30th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has vowed to punish the killers of a British national at a tourist resort on the Christmas Day.Seven people were detained in ... Read more...

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Colombo to fight poverty with military’s help


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) The Sri Lanka government Thursday said it will take the help of the military to fight poverty.The military will be used to fight the "economic war" ... Read more...

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Six British embassy staff taken hostage in Iran


November 29th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Six British embassy personnel in Iran were taken hostage Tuesday when student protesters broke into the British Council and the British embassy here. A large number of ... Read more...

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U.S. warns of terrorist attacks in Nigerian capital


November 7th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by BNO News
ABUJA (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Sunday warned that it has received information that the Boko Haram Islamist militant group is planning to attack several hotels in the Nigerian capital ... Read more...

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A stadium that is truly ‘common wealth’ (Year after CWG)


October 1st, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Only Thyagaraj Stadium can proudly claim that it has organised seven national and two international events in the one year after the Commonwealth Games, besides ... Read more...

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Post offices to provide visa services


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Visa related services will soon be available in post offices -- in remote areas.India Post Friday said it has signed an agreement with VFS Global ... Read more...

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International photography competition on India launched


August 16th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) An international photography competition has been launched to capture perspectives of an emerging India and create an easily available resource that will be available online.The Takshashila ... Read more...

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US pledges to protect Libyan embassy in Washington


August 6th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US government will protect the Libyan embassy and its personnel in Washington, the State Department said after handing over the embassy to the rebel National ... Read more...

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US Supreme Court rejects bid to tax India’s UN mission


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has rejected New York City's bid to collect $42.5 million from India in unpaid property taxes for its mission to the United ... Read more...

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South Sudan to open embassies in 21 countries


June 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Sudan plans to open its embassies in 21 countries after it officially gains independence in July, an official said.The list of countries where it ... Read more...

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Spanish embassies tighten security after Osama’s death


May 4th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain will step up security at its embassies in Africa, Afganistan and Pakistan following the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Deputy Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Libya regime targets British embassy after Gaddafi ‘assassination’ attempt


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Libyan forces set alight the British embassy in Tripoli, and also targeted other Western buildings after NATO airstrikes were carried out to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.The Libyan ... Read more...

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Britain expels Libyan envoy


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Libya's ambassador to Britain has been expelled after the British embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli was attacked by a mob, Foreign Secretary William Hague said.Hague said ... Read more...

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In national interest, official can be sacked without probe: Court


March 31st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that the government need not communicate the charges against an official sacked for delinquency or hold an enquiry if doing ... Read more...

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