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MIM chief urges Muslims to help Assam riots victims


August 18th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called upon Muslims across India to help their brethren who were rendered homeless in recent Assam violence.Owaisi has ... Read more...

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PM likely to visit violence-hit Assam districts


July 26th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit Assam's restive Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Saturday, where communal violence has claimed 40 lives and affected ... Read more...

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Syrian army committing crimes against humanity: Italian minister


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 23 (IANS/AKI) The Syrian army is committing crimes against humanity as well as ethnic cleansing of the population in its bid to quell the revolt against President Bashar ... Read more...

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Punjab, industry, social drama on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


September 15th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Browse through the bookshelf of thought-provoking new titles that blend gripping narratives with hard facts...1. Book: "The Punjab Bloodied: Partitioned & Cleansed"; Written by Ishtiaq ... Read more...

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India blamed for rights abuses in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A group of women activists in India has blamed the Indian government for what they said were widespread human rights violations in Sri Lanka.The "Indian ... Read more...

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Nepal, Bhutan agree to talks on refugee homecoming


April 15th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) Almost a decade after Bhutan broke off talks with Nepal for repatriation of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees, the prime minister of the Buddhist kingdom Friday said ... Read more...

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Lhotshampas: A community that Bhutan abandoned (Comment)


March 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
There was a time when leaders of the Lhotshampa community were prominent figures in Bhutan, shaped its national policy and were key in the creation of its happiness index. A decade ... Read more...

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“Karachi will witness ethnic cleansing like Bosnia if govt doesn’t wake up”


November 19th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 19 (ANI): Karachi may witness ethnic cleansing like that in Bosnia, if the government continues its apathy towards ethnic clashes and target killings rampant in the city, the Secretary ... Read more...

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Pakistan has a role in Kashmir: Omar


November 9th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday reiterated that Pakistan has a role in Jammu and Kashmir.Omar, who is facing flak for his comments that Jammu and Kashmir had ... Read more...

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Bosnian Serb leader’s trial set to resume


September 4th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 4 (IANS/AKI) The landmark trial of wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will resume Monday at the UN's Yugoslav war crimes court in the Hague after a brief recess. ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan violence mounts refugee crisis


June 16th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Osh (Kyrgyzstan)/Moscow, June 16 (DPA) Ethnic Kyrgyzs and Uzbeks clashed again overnight in fighting which included the use of grenades, the interim government said Wednesday, as the estimated refugee crisis in the ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan PM pledges to curb violence


June 15th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Osh, Kyrgyzstan/Moscow, June 15 (DPA) Kyrgyzstan's acting prime minister insisted Tuesday the government could bring the inter-ethnic violence in her country under control - whilst admitting the death toll could be many ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz violence attempt at ethnic cleansing: Security group


June 15th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 15 (DPA) The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued a statement Tuesday that labelled the violent clashes in Kyrgyzstan as an attempt at ethnic cleansing. The wording was ... Read more...

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Ex-Kyrgyztan president’s son seeks asylum in UK after 200 m pound swindle


June 15th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): The son of a former president of Kyrgyzstan, who has been accused of financial embezzlement to the tune of over 200 million pounds, has sought asylum in Britain.Runaway ... Read more...

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I’ve gone back to childhood in Lahore: Artist Krishen Khanna (Interview, With Images)


January 11th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) In his new series of works, leading Indian contemporary artist Krishen Khanna has travelled back in time to his days in pre-partition Lahore, which ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians to raise racism issue at diaspora meet


January 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) While people of Indian origin continue to script success stories in various parts of the world, a group of human right activists from fifth generation ... Read more...

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‘Karadzic regretted that some Bosnian Muslims escaped genocide’


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
The Hague, Nov. 3 (ANI): Former Bosnian Serb president and genocide-accused Radovan Karadzic regretted that some Bosnian Muslims "got away" and were not killed in the Srebrenica massacre, the United Nations war ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton honoured by grateful Kosovo


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Pristina, Nov 1 (DPA) Thousands of Kosovo Albanians gathered in Pristina Sunday to welcome former US president Bill Clinton and honour his role in ending Serbian rule. "You should be proud for what ... Read more...

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Strategic mistakes that cost Hitler the Second World War


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 3 (ANI): Hitler's Nazi Germany was proving to be an unstoppable force in the early days of the Second World War, but the dictator made a series of strategic mistakes ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka accused of ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Tamil areas


May 26th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), May 26 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has been accused of launching a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" following its victory over the Tamil Tigers in the country's 26 year ... Read more...

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Ethnic Tamils in Australia protest against Lankan Government


March 29th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 29 (ANI): Hundreds of Tamil community members gathered in the centre of Sydney to protest against the Sri Lankan Government's treatment of Tamils.The Tamil Youth Organisation said the "visual protest" ... Read more...

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Abbas calls on Israel to accept two-state solution


March 22nd, 2009 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Bethlehem, March 22 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday reiterated calls for Israel to accept a two-state solution, vowing not to resume negotiations with Israel without an explicit Israeli recognition of previously ... Read more...

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China wont accept Dalai Lama’’s call for Tibetan autonomy


November 11th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): China has said that it will never accept the Dalai Lama''s calls for "high-level autonomy" in Tibet. According to the Guardian, a leading expert on Tibet warned that it ... Read more...

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Satellite imagery casts doubt on US army’’s 2007 surge success in Iraq


September 20th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 20 (ANI): A team of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) geographers has uncovered fresh evidence from satellite imagery that last year''s U.S. troop surge in Iraq may not ... Read more...

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Georgia and Russia to move ICJ over Caucasus crisis


September 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 7 (DPA) Russia and Georgia are to put their differences over Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday.The ... Read more...

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Ethnic violence surges in South Ossetia


August 18th, 2008 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
By Alissa de Carbonnel Tskhinvali/Gori (Georgia), Aug 18 (DPA) Behind the lines of the Russian troops controlling the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia, ethnic enclaves have been torn apart by revenge killings ... Read more...

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Russia is invading and mining Georgia: OSCE envoy


August 14th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Vienna, Aug 14 (DPA) Russia is still invading territories in western Georgia and is placing mines there, Georgia's ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) alleged Thursday. "Despite ... Read more...

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Russia committing ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Abkhazia: Georgia


August 12th, 2008 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington/Tbilisi, Aug 12 (DPA) Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili remained defiant late Monday in the face of Russian attacks into Georgia and accused Moscow of committing "ethnic cleansing" in Georgia's breakaway region of ... Read more...

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Russia rejects criticisms, calls for meeting with NATO


August 11th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, Aug 11 (DPA) Russia's ambassador to NATO asked Monday to meet the alliance's top officials over the crisis in Georgia and rejected any criticism of his country's actions, drawing parallels with ... Read more...

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No talks before Georgia withdraw troops: Russia


August 10th, 2008 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Brussels, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Russia will not negotiate with Georgia unless it withdraws troops from the frontlines in the Caucasian region of South Ossetia, a senior Russian official said Saturday. Russian ambassador ... Read more...

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Russian president orders humanitarian aid for South Ossetia


August 9th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 9 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered humanitarian aid to people affected by the ongoing conflict between Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia. "The president ... Read more...

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Karadzic to make first appearance before UN tribunal


July 31st, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA The Hague, July 31 (DPA) Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is to appear for the first time before a UN court in The Hague Thursday, facing charges of committing genocide and ... Read more...

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Woman denies being mistress of Karadzic


July 28th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) A woman who was said to be very close to former Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic has denied being his mistress. Mila Cicak, 53, reported by Serbian ... Read more...

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Karadzic’s arrest shows Serbian commitment to justice: US


July 22nd, 2008 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 22 (DPA) Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's arrest shows that Serbia is committed to bringing war-crimes suspects to justice, the White House said Monday. Karadzic played a role in ... Read more...

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Factional killings continue unabated in Nagaland


May 6th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, May 6 (ANI): Dimapur, the commercial capital of Nagaland, has become a killing field of sorts on account of the factional killings which continues unabated. In the last 48 ... Read more...

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