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Egypt to lift three decades old state of emergency


January 25th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 30-year-long state of emergency in Egypt will be lifted from Wednesday, the head of the country's ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, said ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief condemns fresh violence in Egypt


November 21st, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Monday condemned the fresh outbreak of violence in Egypt this weekend which has left at least 22 people killed and more than 1,700 others ... Read more...

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Emergency re-imposed due to Egypt’s security situation: Tantawi


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 3 (IANS) The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Hussein Tantawi Monday said the security situation the country was passing through was the reason ... Read more...

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Only inclusive dialogue can lead to peace in Syria : UN chief


April 27th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Tuesday that "only inclusive dialogue and genuine reform" can lead to peace in Syria, as he called upon the ... Read more...

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Syria lifts state of emergency after five decades


April 20th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian government Tuesday lifted the almost five-decade long state of emergency in the country, the state-run SANA news agency said.On Saturday President Bashar al ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Syria despite Assad’s reform assurance


April 17th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 17 (ANI): Syrian protestors are continuing with their protests against the 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad despite his assurances of bringing an end to the country's 48-year-old emergency law ... Read more...

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At least 55 killed in Syria pro-democracy violence


March 26th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus (Syria), Mar. 26 (ANI): The "Jasmine Revolution" has now spread to Syria, where at least 55 people have been reported killed in clashes with security forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar ... Read more...

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Pro-democracy Egyptian protestors fear army will install a ‘new Mubarak’ to cling on to power


February 20th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 20 (ANI): Amid concerns that the current military regime in Egypt is strongly anti-reformist, the pro-democracy protestors fear that the army would promote a candidate as a "new Mubarak" ... Read more...

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Obama urges Egypt’s military to ensure transition to democracy


February 12th, 2011 - 8:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): U.S. President Obama has urged Egypt's all powerful military council to ensure a smooth transition to democracy after a street revolution led to the exit of President Hosni Mubarak.Predicting ... Read more...

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Mubarak departure reflects people’s ‘hunger for change’: Obama


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday said the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reflected the people's "hunger for change" and urged the country's military to ensure a ... Read more...

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US piles pressure on Mubarak to hasten democracy


February 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stubbornly clung to power sparking more protests, US President Barack Obama mounted pressure on the embattled regime asking "to move ... Read more...

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Egypt Govt., opposition must together oversee transition process


February 10th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Cairo, Feb.10 (ANI): The government and the opposition need to jointly set a date for elections and establish an independent commission to oversee the process, an analysis in the New York ... Read more...

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US denies dictating to Egypt


February 10th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US is not trying to dictate anything on how Egypt should move out of the crisis engulfing it, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley has said.He was ... Read more...

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El Baradie joins anti-government protest in Egypt


January 28th, 2011 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 28 (IANS) Former chief of UN nuclear watchdog agency and Egypt's reformist leader Mohamed El Baradie arrived in Cairo to join the ongoing protests against the country's 30-year rule of ... Read more...

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Egyptian protesters clash with police in anti-government protests


January 26th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of demonstrators on Tuesday clashed with police in anti-government protests across Egypt, Ahram online reported. Dozens of people have been injured.Security forces deployed prison trucks, riot police ... Read more...

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Bomb kills 8 people in southern Thailand


January 25th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by BNO News
YALA, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb explosion killed eight people and wounded two others in the southern province of Yala in Thailand on Tuesday, MCOT online news reported.

The bomb targeted a ... Read more...

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Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand release of leaders


September 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 17 (DPA) Hundreds of anti-government protesters Friday defied emergency law in the Thai capital to call for the release of their colleagues arrested in a crackdown four months ago. Sixteen ... Read more...

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Cleanup drive launched in Bangkok, curfew extended


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 23 (DPA) Bangkok authorities Sunday launched a massive cleanup of the central district, left smoldering and filthy after the departing rampage of protesters who occupied it for five weeks. The ... Read more...

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Explosions rock Bangkok’s financial district


May 14th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 14 (DPA) Six explosions rocked Bangkok's financial district on Silom Road Friday as troops and protesters clashed to control the heart of the capital. Unknown assailants fired M79 grenades at ... Read more...

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Thai troops surround Bangkok protest site


May 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 14 (DPA) Thai troops Friday secured roads around a protest site in the heart of Bangkok in their ongoing crackdown on a two-month demonstration that has led to the ... Read more...

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Thai premier scraps early election proposal


May 13th, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 13 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has scrapped an offer to hold an early election this year after anti-government demonstrators refused to end their two-month-old protest, officials confirmed ... Read more...

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U.S. “disappointed” by Egyptian govt’s decision to extend the State of Emergency


May 12th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House said on Tuesday that is disappointed by the Egyptian government’s decision to extend the State of Emergency which has been in effect continuously since ... Read more...

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Thai troops block opposition convoy, shoot rubber bullets


April 28th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 28 (DPA) Thai troops Wednesday stopped a caravan of protesters heading from Bangkok to a neighbouring province by erecting road barriers and shooting rubber bullets. About a dozen people ... Read more...

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‘Battle for Bangkok’ leaves 19 dead, 807 injured (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 11 (DPA) The Thai government Sunday vowed to return the situation in Bangkok to normalcy, after fierce clashes on the weekend between troops and protesters claimed at least 19 lives ... Read more...

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Eighteen killed in Thailand violence (Lead)


April 11th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 11 (DPA) Fierce clashes between Thai troops and protesters in Bangkok claimed at least 18 lives and injured 807, government sources said Sunday. Among the dead were 14 civilians, ... Read more...

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Thai government cracks down on protesters


April 10th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 10 (DPA) The Thai government Saturday launched a crackdown on protesters who have seized sections of the capital for weeks in their bid to pave the way for new ... Read more...

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Thai protesters storm TV satellite station


April 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 9 (DPA) Thousands of anti-government demonstrators Friday stormed the compound of a satellite station after its main television channel was blocked from broadcasting under an emergency law. Soldiers guarding the ... Read more...

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Thai premier cancels trip amid Bangkok emergency


April 8th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 8 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday cancelled a trip to Vietnam to attend a South-East Asian summit to deal with an escalating political crisis in Bangkok. The premier ... Read more...

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Lack of rights hampers progress in Arab nations: UN


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 22 (DPA) The lack of human rights, political and social justice as well as a stable environment has prevented individuals in Arab countries from improving, the UN Development Programme ... Read more...

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Thai protestors to lift siege of Government House


December 1st, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 1 (DPA) Anti-government protestors in Thailand decided Monday to end their three-month occupation of the prime minister's office, but remained in place at Bangkok's two airports which they have shut ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi appeals against prolonged detention


October 11th, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Oct 11 (DPA) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has submitted an appeal against the government's latest extension of her house arrest - arguing that it violates the country's laws, ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Bangkok


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 2 (Xinhua) Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej Tuesday announced a state of emergency here following violent clashes between pro and anti-government groups. The premier made the announcement at 7.00 a.m. ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s detained leader Suu Kyi meets lawyer


August 17th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Yangon, Aug 17 (DPA) Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been permitted a rare meeting with her lawyer, the second this month, giving rise to speculation about her possible release, ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Suu Kyi meets lawyer


August 11th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Yangon, Aug 11 (DPA) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed to meet her lawyer for the first time after five years under house arrest, opposition sources have said. ... Read more...

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Aitzaz Ahsan re-detained for 30 days


February 2nd, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 2 (ANI): Just a day after his release, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Aitzaz Ahsan on Saturday was re-arrested for 30 days.Ahsan, who was detained for three months under ... Read more...

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