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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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Clinton, Morsi discuss US-Egypt relations


July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held bilateral talks with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.The two leaders Saturday discussed Egypt's transition to democracy ... Read more...

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China seeks US apology for sheltering dissident


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) China has demanded an apology from the US for taking a blind Chinese man "via abnormal means" into its embassy in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry said ... Read more...

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BRICS summit faces Syria wall


March 26th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) While there is a broad consensus on pushing global governance reforms, the BRICS summit of the five major emerging economies here may hit the Syria ... Read more...

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Russia has tools to pressure Syrian president: Panetta


March 8th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has all the instruments it needs to pressure the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said."There's no question in ... Read more...

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Foreign meddling cannot bring democracy: Putin


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The development of democracy in Russia must proceed along its own sovereign course without any outside interference if the country is to avoid popular uprisings, ... 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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Russian president rejects EU criticism of Duma elections


December 16th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Thursday said a European Parliament resolution calling for new State Duma elections "means nothing"."I have nothing to say on this ... Read more...

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Russian election protests came from within: Clinton


December 15th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian election protests did not come from the outside, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in her first public response to Russian Prime ... Read more...

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Don’t meddle in domestic affairs: Medvedev to foreign powers


December 7th, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia's political system is the country's own affair and not that of its foreign partners."If they observe elections, violations, ... Read more...

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Clinton’s remarks on Israeli democracy spark lawmakers’ ire


December 5th, 2011 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Saturday's remarks voicing concerns about Israel's democracy and women's rights in the country have anguished some Jewish lawmakers who view ... Read more...

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Malaysian MPs seek BJP’s help against discrimination


November 28th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) MPs from Malaysia's opposition Democratic Action Party Monday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership to raise issues of "discrimination" against Malayasian Hindus in ... Read more...

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Iran condemns foreign intervention in Syria


October 5th, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 5 (IANS) Iran has condemned foreign countries' intervention in Syria's domestic affairs, Xinhua reported.According to Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, foreign intervention in Syrian domestic affairs will ... Read more...

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Group of states provoking Syrian opposition, says Russia


September 1st, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Russia Thursday said a group of states was "provoking" the Syrian opposition into boycotting discussions on reforms in that Middle East country, adding that it considers ... Read more...

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Obama-Dalai Lama meet undermines US as major power: Chinese daily


July 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's weekend meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has undermined the US's status as a major world power, a state-run ... Read more...

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Yemen seals Al Jazeera TV office in Sana’a


April 10th, 2011 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 10 (IANS) Security authorities of Yemen closed the office of Doha-based Al Jazeera satellite TV Channel in Sana'a and revoked its permit for supporting sabotage in the country, ... Read more...

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China not to compete with US in exerting influence in Middle East


March 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 14 (ANI): China's envoy to the Middle East, Wu Sike, has said that Beijing is not competing with Washington in exerting influence in the area, but is confident about its ... Read more...

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US will face new Vietnam if it invades Libya: Chavez


March 14th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 14 (RIA Novosti) Venezuela's outspoken leader Hugo Chavez has warned the US that it would face "another Vietnam" if it interfered in Libya's domestic affairs."If the Yankees... invade ... Read more...

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Russia’s foreign minister cautions world leaders on military action against Gaddafi


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, March 2 (ANI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on world powers to focus on using UN Security Council sanctions to end the impasse in Libya, rather than launching ... Read more...

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Brown attacks Blair: Politicians justify decisions in God’s name


February 20th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gorden Brown has launched an attack on his predecessor Tony Blair saying that many lawmakers try to justify their political decisions by insisting that ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military rulers dissolve parliament, suspend constitution (Roundup)


February 14th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military leadership Sunday dissolved both the upper and lower houses of the parliament and suspended the constitution.Earlier Sunday, scuffles broke out between Egyptian soldiers and protesters ... Read more...

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US is ‘demanding and intrusive’ because it’s Pakistan’s largest donor: Munter


January 8th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 8 (ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has justified Washington's meddling in Islamabad's 'financial and governance' matters, pointing out that the US is its largest aid provider."We appear to ... Read more...

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Russia doesn’t give a damn about WikiLeaks revelation


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Russia "doesn't give a damn" about the assessments of the country's domestic affairs discussed in secret US diplomatic cables which were exposed by whistleblower website Wikileaks, Russian President ... Read more...

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China slams US report on its religious status


November 26th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.26 (ANI): China on Thursday slammed a US report concerning the former's religious situation, saying it firmly opposes Washington intervening into China's domestic affairs by issuing such a report.Chinese Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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Pak must stop training, funding militants for Jammu and Kashmir ‘jihad’: Editorial


November 11th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan must abandon its active involvement in the training and funding of militants in Jammu and Kashmir for cordial relations with India, an editorial in a leading Pakistan newspaper ... Read more...

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Putin dismisses rumours about his running the country


August 31st, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dismissed rumours about him still running Russia as "complete nonsense". "It is a complete nonsense that I am still running the country," ... Read more...

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Chinese experts blast Google for “politicizing” trade rules


June 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 19 (ANI): Chinese trade and Internet experts have criticized Google's move to declare the country's Internet restrictions a trade barrier, saying it was another move by the Internet search engine ... Read more...

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China’s tit-for-tat response, blasts US for human rights violations within its own territory


March 13th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 13 (ANI): China has attacked the United States for its continuous interference in other countries' domestic affairs in the name of human right violations, but "covering up rampant human rights ... Read more...

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Holbrooke says US not meddling in Pak’s internal affairs


January 9th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 8 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has clarified that Washington is not meddling in Pakistan's internal affairs."Political instability is always a concern. But I ... Read more...

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Bristol Palin Claims Sole Custody Of Son


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan. 02, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The domestic affairs of the celebrities have always attracted the curiosity of people and the legal case filed by Bristol Palin against her former boyfriend, Levi ... Read more...

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Britain to block Sri Lankan bid to host Commonwealth summit


November 27th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 27 (IANS) Amid a sharp downturn in relations, Britain has decided to block Sri Lanka's bid to host the next Commonwealth summit, saying Colombo had breached ... Read more...

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China calls US award to Dalai Lama as interference in its domestic affairs


October 10th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 10 (ANI): The Chinese Foreign Ministry has asked American lawmakers to stop "interfering" in China's internal affairs, after the US Congress honoured the Dalai Lama with a human rights award."We ... Read more...

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No nuclear negotiations with world powers: Ahmadinejad (Lead)


September 13th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (DPA) There will be no nuclear negotiations with the world powers, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday. "As far as the Iranian nation is concerned, the nuclear issue is ... Read more...

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Iran hopes Britain will correct past behaviour: Ahmadinejad


September 13th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (Xinhua) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday said he hopes the British government would "correct its past behaviour" towards the Islamic country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "We hope that ... Read more...

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Curfew lifted in China’s riot-hit city


July 8th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (RIA Novosti) Chinese authorities have lifted a curfew in the riot-hit CITY OF Urumqi after order was restored following deadly riots, a spokesman said. "The curfew was lifted in the ... Read more...

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