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France bans protest over anti-Islam movie


September 20th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS) France Thursday banned a protest against the screening of an anti-Islam US movie which has triggered outrage across the Muslim world, Xinhua reported.According to news channel ... Read more...

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Obama foresees more protests in Middle East


September 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Golden (Colorado), Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Thursday in an interview with EFE that he expects more anti-US protests in the Middle East in the coming days, ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan Saturday signed an agreement that will ease the visa restrictions on people from both countries.The agreement was signed between Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani elders to get visas on arrival (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior citizens, aged 65 and above, in India and Pakistan can now walk across the border between the two countries and need not go through the ... 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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China acts against foreign prostitutes


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese capital have been urged to stem the entry of foreign sex workers following the arrest of four such women in a downtown ... Read more...

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UAE distributes food for Iftar in Senegal, Nigeria


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's embassies in Senegalese capital Dakar and Nigerian capital Abuja Friday distributed food baskets to destitute families to help them cook the Iftar meal ... Read more...

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UAE group to launch Iftar Project in 50 countries


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will implement its "Iftar Project" and distribute food parcels to half a ... Read more...

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Forced marriages to be a crime in Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Forcing someone to marry will become a criminal offence in Britain and "will not be tolerated", Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday.The decision to create ... Read more...

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Mission in Paris at full security alert, says India


May 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India Friday said its mission in Paris has been fully alert to security issues in consultation with the local authorities. Reports from the French ... Read more...

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Overseas Indian affairs ministry rapped for inadequate data


May 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) for lacking authentic data on the exact size of the Indian diaspora, noting ... Read more...

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Secret Osama files reveal Al Qaeda membership


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A list of Al Qaeda members first discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has been published, disclosing the various fates of the group's followers, ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan remembers Chernobyl n-disaster victims


April 27th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bikshkek, April 27 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan Thursday paid tributes to the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, 26 years after the world's worst nuclear disaster.Rallies and requiems were held in major ... Read more...

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Kabul terror attack: Fight over, all attackers killed (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) The synchronised terror attack launched by the Taliban in Kabul is over and all attackers have been killed following an overnight operation that saw a ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Kabul as security forces fight Taliban (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A string of explosions rocked Kabul early Monday as security forces overnight battled Taliban militants who staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, ... Read more...

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Taliban’s ’spring offensive’ continues in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Fighting was on Monday morning in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul where Taliban militants have staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, the ... Read more...

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Russian embassy escaped Taliban attack in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS) As Taliban launched a coordinated wave of assaults Sunday in Afghanistan by targetting embassies of the US and Germany, Russia clarified that its embassy had ... Read more...

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Latino dance-music fiesta to enthrall Delhi


April 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Tango from Argentina, salsa from Colombia and much more will be on shown at the three day Latin American dance and music festival that starts ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Less than a week after the West voted against Sri Lanka at a UN human rights meet, Colombo has decided to close some of its embassies ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe


March 27th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided to shut down some of its embassies in Europe, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.A spokesperson at the ministry said ... Read more...

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Russian moms protest Norway taking away their kids


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) As confusion mounted over the future of two Indian children in the custody of Norwegian Child Welfare Service, protests were held in different Russian cities by ... Read more...

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More money for Indian diplomacy (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With India's global profile growing, and opening of more missions planned in Africa and Latin America, the government Friday hiked budgetary outlay for the external ... Read more...

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36 percent hike for foreign office


March 16th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With India's global profile growing, the government Friday hiked budgetary outlay for the external affairs ministry from Rs.7,106 crore (around $1.4 billion/Rs.71.06 billion) to Rs.9,661.97 ... Read more...

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22 Azerbaijanis suspected of spying for Iran held


March 15th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), March 14 (IANS) At least 22 Azerbaijanis were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of spying for the Iranian military, Xinhua reported.According to Azerbaijan's national security ministry, the suspects ... Read more...

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Syria finds bodies of three slain foreign journalists


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 2 (IANS) Syrian authorities have found the bodies of the three slain foreign journalists, who were killed a week earlier in restive Baba Amr neighbourhood in Homs province, ... Read more...

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Bradley Manning arraigned


February 24th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) US Army Pvt. Bradley Manning declined to enter a plea at his arraignment Thursday on charges he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.Manning ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton documentary to be aired on PBS


February 20th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Monica Lewinsky scandal was one of the most defining moments in the life of the United States and Bill Clinton in particular. On Monday, the first ... Read more...

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Poachers kill 200 elephants in Cameroon


February 18th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 200 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks by poachers in Cameroon since mid-January, an NGO said.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said ... Read more...

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Kenya bars students from foreign competition


February 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) wants to bar school athletes from taking part in international competitions this year -- because they are scoring poorly academically.Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said ... Read more...

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Hezbollah link to Israeli car blast?


February 13th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tel Aviv, Feb 13 (IANS) Even as India launched a probe into a blast in a car belonging to the Israeli embassy here, media reports in Israel speculated that ... Read more...

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Investing in India tough, say NRIs


January 8th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Many overseas Indians participating in the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas diaspora meet here have complained that investing in the country was difficult due to lack of ... Read more...

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UAE embassies celebrate National Day


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE embassies and diplomatic missions across the world celebrated the country's 40th National Day.The embassies hosted gala receptions under the patronage of the ambassadors ... Read more...

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India worried over Chinese military build up


November 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India said Tuesday that it was concerned about China's expanding military capabilities and building military bases on the Sino-Indian border. "China is expanding its military capabilities ... Read more...

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Pakistan to act against foreigners living illegally


October 30th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has directed the Islamabad administration to initiate action against foreigners living illegally in the capital and expel them to their native ... Read more...

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Netherlands to reopen embassy in Libya


September 17th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 17 (IANS) The Netherlands will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli as soon as possible, the Dutch minister for foreign affairs has said.Uri Rosenthal announced ... Read more...

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