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UN chief slams `hateful film’, calls for calm


September 14th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 14 (IANS) Calling for calm and restraint at the time of rising tensions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned as "hateful" the anti-Islam that triggered anti-American ... Read more...

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Chinese president, Canadian PM discuss strategic ties


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, Sep 9 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in this Russian city Sunday to discuss the development of strategic partnership between their two countries.The ... Read more...

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Canada’s suspension of ties ‘hostile’ measure: Iran


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iran has termed Canada's suspension of diplomatic ties with the country as a "hostile" measure, Xinhua reported.According to Iran's state-run Press TV, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chief of ... Read more...

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India forges diplomatic ties with ‘Wi-Fi nation’


September 4th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Niue? What's new? Last week, India quietly established formal diplomatic relations with Niue, a South Pacific island of 1,400 inhabitants, which is better known ... Read more...

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India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame


August 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Signalling an upswing in its "Connect Central Asia policy", India is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for longtime Tajik leader Emomalii ... Read more...

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Iranian, Egyptian presidents discuss NAM objectives, region


August 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks here on Thursday about the objectives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and regional developments.Quoting Iranian ... Read more...

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Belarusian embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked


August 29th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relatives of victims of the 2010 uprising in Kyrgyzstan threw stones at the embassy of Belarus here, demanding extradition of the former Kyrgyz president and ... Read more...

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Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg


August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.The ... Read more...

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India, Israel to hold FTA talks Aug 14-16


August 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In an important step that will scale up their economic ties, India and Israel will hold the fifth round of negotiations over a free trade ... Read more...

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Cuban president embarks on China, Vietnam trip


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro has embarked on an official tour to China and Vietnam, the Prensa Latina news agency reported Monday.Castro and his delegation, including Foreign ... Read more...

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‘India intensifying academic collaborations in Africa’


June 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The cultural cooperation between India and Africa is moving beyond traditional exchanges to focus on education and capacity building initiatives which can become "a part ... Read more...

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Chinese, Mexican presidents discuss ties


June 18th, 2012 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon met here Sunday to discuss bilateral relations.Noting that it was the third time he ... Read more...

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Yemen faces isolation over Al Qaeda war: UNSC


June 13th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yemen faces international isolation in case efforts to stabilise the situation in the country and reform its law enforcement agencies fall through, the UN ... Read more...

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India, Russia, China to cement trilateral cooperation


April 12th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Building upon the success of the BRICS summit, the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia will hold a trilateral meeting Friday to cement new ... Read more...

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Political push can see India-Pakistan trade boom


April 8th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A political push and removal of barriers can see trade between India and Pakistan boom, experts maintain even as Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari made ... Read more...

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Japan wants better ties with China


April 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Japan is seeking better relations with China.On the 40th anniversary of normalization of Japan-China diplomatic ties, Tokyo was looking forward to have extensive exchange and cooperation ... Read more...

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Thank you India, says Japan with an exhibition


March 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 16 (IANS) A year after being ravaged by a devastating tsunami, Japan is organising an exhibition here called Japan Next to thank India for its support.The three-day exhibition ... Read more...

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Russia ready to restore diplomatic ties with Georgia


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to scrap visa requirements with Georgia and it is also ready to restore diplomatic relations with Tbilisi, said Russian foreign ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Mauritius PM heads to India


February 4th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) India and Mauritius, home to a large Indian diaspora and source of substantial FDI for New Delhi, will ramp up their economic and diplomatic ... Read more...

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Britain, Afghanistan sign partnership agreement


January 29th, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron have signed a long-term partnership agreement Saturday.They signed the Enduring Strategic Partnership agreement in ... Read more...

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Armenian couple name newborn ‘Sarkozy’


January 26th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) A couple in Armenia have named their baby Sarkozy -- after the French Senate outlawed the denial of the Armenian genocide by Turkey.The couple from Akhurik ... Read more...

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Iran sanction won’t create oil shortage: Sri Lanka


January 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday said it will not face oil shortage due to the US sanctions on Iran's fuel imports.Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha told reporters that the ... Read more...

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China, Saudi Arabia pledge to promote exchanges


January 15th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China and Saudi Arabia have pledged to work together to promote world peace and expand cooperation as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao paid an official visit to ... Read more...

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Israel’s gift for Krishna: A tennis racquet


January 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) Blending diplomacy with sports, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman presented a tennis racquet embossed with signatures of leading national players to his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna, ... Read more...

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India calls for stepping up anti-terror effort with Israel


January 10th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) India has called for scaling up counter-terror and economic cooperation with Israel, which has emerged as it second largest supplier of sophisticated military weapons."My visit primarily ... Read more...

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Israel backs India for UN permanent seat


January 10th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) Hailing India as the "greatest democracy on earth" and "a great culture", Israel has backed India for a permanent seat on the expanded United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Snapping diplomatic ties not in our interest: Rabbani (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Severing diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan's interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the ... Read more...

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‘Severing diplomatic ties can undermine Pakistan’s interests’


December 19th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Snapping diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan's interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the ... Read more...

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Five African countries’ handicrafts coming to Dilli Haat (With Images)


December 18th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Eighteen African craftswomen from five African countries will participate in Dastkari Haat Samiti's annual crafts bazaar, starting at Dilli Haat Jan 1. They are expected ... Read more...

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Iranian cleric warns against UN, EU support to Britain


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 3 (IANS) A senior Iranian cleric has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the European Union (EU) not to offer support to Britain over the British embassy ... Read more...

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Britain to call for stronger Iran sanctions


December 1st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Britain, whose embassy in Tehran was stormed, will call for stronger economic sanctions against Iran at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, ... Read more...

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All British embassy staff leave Iran: Report


November 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 30 (IANS) All staff at the British embassy in Tehran have left the country, a day after hundreds of angry Iranians protested in front of the embassy as ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns attack on British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned the attack on the British embassy in Tehran and called on the Iranian authorities to protect the diplomatic staff ... Read more...

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Iran regrets protests at British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran's foreign ministry Tuesday expressed regret over the protests by angry Iranian students outside the British embassy in Tehran.In a statement issued on its website Tuesday, ... 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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