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Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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China warns Japan over purchase of disputed islands


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has again strongly criticized the purchase of three disputed islands in the East China Sea by Japan and threatened Tokyo with "serious consequences" caused ... Read more...

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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian interior minister’s brother murdered


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Juan Antonio Serrano, the brother of Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano, was murdered Sunday and five people have been arrested in connection with the killing, the ... Read more...

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UAE, Germany discuss bilateral relations


August 29th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany Tuesday discussed their bilateral relations.The talks were held between UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and German ... Read more...

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Girl suffocates to death in hole dug at beach


August 28th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 28 (IANS/AKI) A 12-year-old Italian girl on vacation with her family in France died from suffocation in a hole she dug at a beach.The girl's death was confirmed ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Hungarians released in Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 26 (IANS) Three Hungarian nationals kidnapped in Syria earlier this month have been released, Hungarian officials said.Janos Hajdu, head of the country's Terrorism Aversion Center, said all three ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US diplomat to protest drone strikes


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday summoned a senior American diplomat and conveyed its protest over the recent drone strikes in the country's North Waziristan tribal region, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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UAE holds talks with Kenya, Netherlands


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the UAE have met their counterparts from Kenya and the Netherlands to discuss bilateral ties.Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Hamadi, director of African Affairs at ... Read more...

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Russia denies sending chemical weapons to Syria


August 21st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria has no Russia-made chemical weapons stockpile, a Russian official said Tuesday.Col. Vladimir Mandych, deputy director of the Federal Agency for Safe Storage and ... 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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Ecuador yet to decide on Wikileaks founder’s asylum


August 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has denied on Twitter that his country had already decided to grant political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange."The rumour about Assange's ... 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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ISAF commander meets Pakistan army chief (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John R. Allen Thursday called on Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to discuss issues related ... Read more...

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UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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South Korean activist allegedly electrocuted while detained in China


July 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A South Korean activist who was detained in China in March is claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of authorities there, including torture by ... Read more...

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Syria’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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Morsi appoints Hesham Qandil as Egypt’s new PM


July 25th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed Hesham Qandil, a former water resources minister, as prime minister of the country and asked him to form the new ... Read more...

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Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has warned the Syrian authorities of being held accountable if they decided to use their arsenal of chemical weapons.Syrian ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Belgium urges citizens to leave Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belgium government has issued a warning calling on its nationals to avoid trips to Syria and for those there to leave the country "immediately", ... Read more...

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Malaysia to evacuate citizens from Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Malaysia is removing its citizens from Syria following the fast deteriorating security situation in that country, according to Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman.In a ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East country."In view of the deteriorating security ... Read more...

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Six killed in Bulgaria bus blast


July 19th, 2012 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Sofia, July 19 (IANS) Six people died and over 30 others were injured in Bulgaria Wednesday when a powerful blast ripped through a bus carrying Israeli tourists.The explosion took place ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan talks on CBMs Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) India and Pakistan will hold bilateral talks Thursday in Islamabad to review confidence building measures (CBMs) between the two countries, said an official Tuesday."The Joint ... Read more...

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India concerned over rising tensions in South China Sea


July 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 17 (IANS) India was concerned with rising tensions in the South China Sea and attaches great importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of ... Read more...

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UAE probes Indian fisherman’s killing by US ship (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probing a shooting incident by a US ship that left an Indian fisherman dead and three Indians seriously injured, an ... Read more...

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Morocco, Syria declare each other’s envoys persona non grata


July 16th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, July 16 (IANS) The Moroccan government Monday declared the Syrian ambassador to its country persona non grata in the wake of last week's carnage at Syria's Traimseh town. In ... Read more...

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Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

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Myanmar reshuffles cabinet ministers


July 10th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 10 (IANS) In a Cabinet reshuffle, the Myanmar government has reassigned some six deputy ministers belonging to as many ministries, Xinhua reported.An order issued by the President's ... Read more...

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UAE, Cyprus review bilateral ties


July 4th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cyprus reviewed their bilateral relations here Tuesday.In the meeting held between Al Sheikh Abdullah Mohammed Al Hamed, director of ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines on exporting conventional arms


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan has promulgated guidelines on the export of conventional arms and ammunition, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The initiative reflects the abiding commitment of Pakistan to ... Read more...

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Geelani asks Pakistan to press India on Kashmir issue


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a move that has upset India, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday met Kashmiri separatist leaders, with Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ... Read more...

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Russia allows NATO to use air base


June 30th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian has given the approval for the US and its NATO allies to use a Russian air base in Ulyanovsk city as a hub for ... Read more...

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