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Coca-Cola re-enters Myanmar after six decades


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 13 (IANS) Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has re-entered the Myanmar market after a gap of more than 60 years, following the lifting of US economic sanctions on the ... Read more...

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US wants Iraq to plug loopholes on Iran sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has called on Iraq to close the "loopholes" in preventing Iran from skirting its sanctions through financial and logistical ties shared by ... Read more...

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Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Iran threaten ties with Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations between the US and Russia may suffer following new, wide-ranging US sanctions introduced against Iran, said a Russian Foreign Ministry official Monday."Washington should ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Annan to discuss Syria crisis


July 16th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan in Moscow July 17 to discuss the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said."In ... 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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India to send back Sri Lanka Air Force personnel


July 6th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Bowing to the political pressures exerted by the AIADMK government and the major opposition party DMK, the central government has decided to send back the Sri ... Read more...

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AIADMK, DMK want Sri Lankan airmen to go (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi Thursday demanded the immediate expulsion of Sri Lanka Air Force personnel being trained near in Tamil Nadu.Jayalaltihaa ... Read more...

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Don’t train Sri Lanka Air Force personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday described the training of Sri Lankan Air Force personnel in Tamil Nadu as an insult to Tamils.She said this ... Read more...

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Australia to double Myanmar aid


June 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said.Australia will also remove all its economic ... Read more...

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Iran talks resume in Baghdad


May 24th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and the group of international negotiators - the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany - Thursday started a new round of ... Read more...

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US has no answer to Iran issue: Historian Allan Lichtman


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Observing that America cannot afford a war against Iran, American historian and author Allan J. Lichtman said the US had no answer to the oil ... Read more...

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Israel warns against concessions to Tehran


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran continues to pose a nuclear threat to Israel and world powers should not make any concessions to Tehran at the upcoming talks in ... Read more...

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India says it’s free to decide on Iran oil imports


May 10th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India is "free to take its decisions" on importing oil from Iran despite economic sanctions by the US to thwart Tehran's alleged military nuclear programme, ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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DMK withdraws from MPs delegation to Sri Lanka


April 15th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK Sunday decided to pull out of the all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Sri Lanka, saying the visit will ... Read more...

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AIADMK out of MPs team to Sri Lanka


April 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday withdrew her AIADMK MP from an all-party delegation set to visit Sri Lanka April 16-21.The team led by BJP's ... 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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US warns Iran against making ‘gross misjudgement’


March 18th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey has warned Iranian leaders of suffer the consequences if they make "a gross misjudgement" of American ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu parties again demand India back US UNHRC resolution


March 13th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) The demand of Tamil Nadu's political parties that India support a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) got stronger ... Read more...

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Iran, India pledge to boost trade ties


March 12th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Iranian and Indian business leaders have pledged to boost trade ties. Currently, the bilateral trade is worth $15 billion and expected to hit $25 billion by ... Read more...

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India’s growing economy gives good opportunity to boost ties: Iran


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 10 (IANS) The chief of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Saturday said the Indian economy provides a good opportunity for Iran to cooperate and interact with ... Read more...

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US under illusion that sanctions are affecting Iran: Khamenei


March 9th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the US and President Barack Obama were under an "illusion" that Tehran was affected by the economic ... Read more...

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Canadian foreign minister visits Myanmar


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a one-day official visit.This is his first visit to the country after a new civilian government ... Read more...

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Gas prices continue their upward surge


March 6th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US motorists are being hit hard with recent surge in the prices of gas. The price of gas is quickly moving to the $4 mark and ... Read more...

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Don’t support Sri Lanka at UNHCR, say Tamil parties


February 29th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her arch rival, DMK president M. Karuananidhi Wednesday demanded that the Indian government should support the US-backed resolution ... Read more...

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Iran nuclear-programme could start cold war: Hague


February 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) If Iran acquires nuclear weapons it could lead to a new cold war in the Middle East, a former British foreign secretary has warned.The world would ... Read more...

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Military action against Iran premature: Dempsey


January 27th, 2012 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey has said that it is "premature" to use military force against Iran over its nuclear program. A ... Read more...

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Iran sanctions not constructive approach: China


January 26th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) China Thursday said economic sanctions on Iran were not "constructive approaches".The European Union Monday agreed to place an embargo on Iran's oil exports and to introduce ... Read more...

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US urges Seoul to join anti-Iran sanction


January 17th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) The US has urged South Korea to join a US-led campaign to punish Iran over its controversial nuclear programme by reducing oil imports from the oil-rich ... Read more...

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Iran oil exports to South Korea up 48 percent


January 10th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's oil exports to South Korea rose by 48 percent in November 2011, making the Islamic Republic the second largest crude supplier to the South ... Read more...

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Hague praises Myanmar reforms


January 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrapped up his two-day official visit to Myanmar Friday by praising the reforms initiated by the new government."If the country continues ... Read more...

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Clinton wraps up Myanmar visit


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her three-day official visit to Myanmar Friday, saying there remains much work to be done with Myanmar in ... 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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Syria releases over 900 protesters


December 1st, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Wednesday freed 912 protesters arrested during the ongoing unrest in the country, the country's official news agency Sana said.Those freed do "not have ... Read more...

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