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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain to boost cooperation on Syria


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain have almost similar views on some elements of the Syrian crisis and will work together to find possible solutions to the ... Read more...

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Russia to oppose UNGA’s Syria resolution


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not support a UN General Assembly draft resolution on Syria proposed by Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as it "intrudes into the UN ... Read more...

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UN extends mission of 300 observers in Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council Friday extended by 30 days the mandates of 300 international observers in Syria, with the possibility of further extension.The resolution, ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto West’s UN draft resolution on Syria (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China Thursday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria over fears that it could lead to foreign military intervention in the violence-wracked ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto UNSC draft resolution on Syria


July 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 19 (IANS) Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council, Thursday wielded their veto power over a Western-proposed draft resolution on Syria, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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UN Syria resolution unacceptable: Russia


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has objected to a draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council by a number of Western nations, since it may lead ... Read more...

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Vodka prices set for 30 percent hike in Russia


May 30th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, will increase the minimum price of the drink by around 30 percent this year.According to a draft resolution prepared ... Read more...

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UNSC adopts plan to send observers to Syria


April 15th, 2012 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Saturday the draft resolution to send a group of unarmed observers to Syria to oversee the ceasefire, CNN ... Read more...

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UNSC to mull on observer mission in Syria


April 13th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) will begin consultation on a draft resolution concerning the deployment of an observer mission in Syria "as swiftly as possible".US ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition to visit Moscow


April 5th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Envoys of Syria's opposition will visit Moscow for talks April 17-18, the Russian foreign ministry said."On April 17-18, contacts with Syrian opposition envoys will be ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urges India to review Geneva stand (Roundup)


March 20th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday urged India to review its stand on the "war crimes" resolution against it in Geneva, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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PM’s Sri Lanka resolution statement is evasive and useless: Jayalalithaa


March 20th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in parliament on the US resolution against Sri Lanka as "evasive" and ... Read more...

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Amid pressure, PM says India inclined to vote against Sri Lanka (Roundup)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Amid increasing pressure from coalition ally DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured parliament that India was "inclined" to vote in favour of a ... Read more...

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India inclined to vote against Sri Lanka: PM (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured parliament that India was "inclined" to vote in favour of a UN resolution over Sri Lanka's "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Russia supports Syrians’ decision on leadership


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS) Voicing support for Syrians' decision on their leadership, Russia has urged a ceasefire and political talks in the violence-wracked country.Russia believes the Syrians could make decisions ... Read more...

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India non-committal on Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ (Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu parties asking the government to back a US-sponsored resolution on "war crimes" in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday said it will study ... Read more...

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India non-committal on ‘war crimes’, studying ’sentiments’(Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Cautious on the US-backed resolution on "war crimes" in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday said it will weigh in sentiments in parliament and stressed the ... Read more...

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Lanka ‘war crimes’: India cautious, trying for a forward-looking outcome


March 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Treading cautiously on the the US-backed resolution on alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka's civil war, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday the government ... Read more...

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UN resolution on Syria shows ‘unilateral’ approaches : Russia


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) The newly adopted UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Syria reflected some countries' intentions to promote unilateral approaches to the Syrian crisis, according to the ... Read more...

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Chinese vice president aims to end trust deficit with US


February 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the US will provide an opportunity to end the "trust deficit" that exists between the two countries, ... Read more...

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Russia defends decision on Syria resolution


February 7th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has defended its rejection of a UN resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria, saying the Security Council was too hasty in putting it ... Read more...

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EU to introduce new sanctions on Syria


February 6th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union may introduce a new package of sanctions against Syria, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has said."Belgium will actively contribute to this process ... Read more...

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Russian embassy in Libya stormed over veto on Syria


February 6th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dozens of Syrian protesters stormed the Russian embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday, a day after Russia and China blocked a UN resolution on the ... Read more...

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Russia, China kill India-backed resolution on Syria (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) As a UN Security Council draft resolution to pressure Syria failed after China and Russia voted against it, India said it backed the motion ... Read more...

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China regrets UNSC ignoring Russia’s proposal on Syria draft


February 5th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) China Saturday voiced its regret that Russia's proposal on a Syria draft resolution was not taken into account by the other members of the UN ... Read more...

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US ‘disgusted’ by Russia, China veto on Syria resolution


February 5th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said she was "disgusted" by the Russian and Chinese veto on a UN Security Council resolution on ... Read more...

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UNSC draft on Syria sends unbalanced signal: Russia


February 5th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said he vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria because "it sends an unbalanced signal", and ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch asks India not to back Syria


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.The UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend UNSC meet on Syria


January 31st, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton along with other high-level officials will attend a UN Security Council (UNSC) meet on Syria Tuesday, said the US envoy ... Read more...

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Need for CPI-M to expand influence, says Karat


January 28th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday said electoral reverses in West Bengal and Kerala had made it imperative for it to expand its ... Read more...

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Durban Summit goes down to the wire, negotiators hopeful of deal (Third Lead)


December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 10 (IANS) Already way past deadlines, the fortnight long UN climate summit in this port city was going down to the wire Saturday evening as ministers and bureaucrats ... Read more...

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Some hope for a deal at Durban climate summit


December 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 10 (IANS) As the fortnight long UN climate summit in this port city went into a series of closed door meetings on its extra day Saturday, some hope ... Read more...

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UN lifts no-fly zone over Libya


October 28th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council Thursday ended the no-fly zone over Libya.All 15 UNSC members voted unanimously to lift the ban imposed March 17 to ... Read more...

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Russia drafts UN resolution to secure Libyan arms


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to introduce a draft UN resolution aimed at securing Libyan weapons stockpiles accumulated during Muammar Gaddafi's rule, said Russia's envoy to the ... Read more...

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