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Iranians protest anti-Islam movie


September 13th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of Iranians Thursday shouted anti-US slogans and protested against a movie that allegedly insults Prophet Mohammad, Xinhua reported.Carrying placards against the film, the protesters gathered ... Read more...

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China’s heir apparent missing since Sep 1?


September 12th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to the country's leadership, has not been seen in public since Sep 1, giving rise to rampant speculation ... Read more...

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Canada’s suspension of ties ‘hostile’ measure: Iran


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iran has termed Canada's suspension of diplomatic ties with the country as a "hostile" measure, Xinhua reported.According to Iran's state-run Press TV, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chief of ... Read more...

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Japan to buy disputed islands


September 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government is in talks to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands from a family that claims to own them, media reports said Wednesday.The central government ... Read more...

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South China Sea issue only for parties concerned: China


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) The South China Sea issue should be resolved by the parties directly concerned, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday.Speaking at a regular press briefing, ... Read more...

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Belarusian embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked


August 29th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relatives of victims of the 2010 uprising in Kyrgyzstan threw stones at the embassy of Belarus here, demanding extradition of the former Kyrgyz president and ... Read more...

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China condemns Russia blast


August 20th, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China has condemned the bomb attack in Russia Sunday that killed five policemen at a funeral, the Chinese foreign office said.The blast took place at 9.30 ... Read more...

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Russian opposition activist seek asylum in Ukraine


August 14th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An activist of the Other Russia unregistered opposition movement and his wife have applied for political asylum in Ukraine.According to Russian human rights group Agora, ... Read more...

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Czech Republic buys armoured car for ambassador in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic has bought a special armoured BMW X5 car for its ambassador in Syria, the Czech News Agency quoted a Czech foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Russia dismisses EU sanctions on Syria


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not participate in the European Union (EU) sanctions against Syria and will not allow the inspection of ships sailing under its flag, an ... Read more...

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Syria to use chemical weapons against foreign attack


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria may use chemical weapons only in the case of external aggression, Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday.The official said in Damascus that ... Read more...

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Iran rejects Israeli accusations over Bulgaria blast


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Thursday rejected Israeli claims of Tehran's involvement in Wednesday's bus blast in Bulgaria which killed six Israelis.Iran's Al-Alam TV channel said Iranian Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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China opposes US-Taiwan relations


July 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday said it was opposed to official relations between the US and Taiwan, after an American official visited the island nation off the eastern coast ... Read more...

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Belarus arrests Lithuanian spies


July 13th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Soviet state Belarus has said it has detained a Lithuanian military intelligence officer and his local agents for spying.Belarus' State Security Committee said the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US trying to find solution to drone strikes


July 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said talks are continuing with the US on drone attacks in the country's northwest tribal region in an effort to reach a mutually ... Read more...

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Castro’s China visit to help speed up Cuban economy (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro will begin a state visit to China Wednesday, during which he will sign a number of deals that will help accelerate Cuba's ... Read more...

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China opposes unilateral sanctions against Iran


July 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) China has reiterated its opposition to unilateral sanctions against Iran.The Chinese foreign ministry expressed the country's opposition again after Washington exempted China and Singapore from ... Read more...

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US worst human trafficker: Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has accused the US of being the world's biggest importer of trafficked humansThe Russian foreign ministry said Monday that the US which ... Read more...

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China welcomes new Pakistan PM


June 25th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China Monday congratulated Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and pledged a closer partnership with Islamabad."As a close neighbour of Pakistan, we will firmly ... Read more...

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No hostility for Turkey: Syria (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) A day after shooting down a Turkish military plane which penetrated Syrian territorial waters, Syrian government has said it holds no hostility towards Turkey despite its ... Read more...

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Russia warns citizens not to travel to Syria


June 21st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday warned its citizens not to travel to Syria.Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said: "The Russian foreign ministry again reiterates its recommendation to Russian ... Read more...

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France offers communications gear to Syrian opposition


June 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France is ready to supply communications equipment to the Syrian opposition and to individuals and is ready to make the shipments on its own, the ... Read more...

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China open over cooperation with US in Africa


June 15th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Chinese government Friday said it has an open attitude towards holding discussion with the US over cooperation in Africa, Xinhua reported."China and the United ... Read more...

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China refutes delivering missile launchers to North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Beijing has rubbished media reports suggesting that a Chinese company allegedly supplied Pyongyang with four ballistic missile launchers last year in a breach of UN ... Read more...

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US applauds North Korea’s statement about no n-test


June 12th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US has applauded the statement by North Korea that it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test at present."Obviously we'll judge them by their ... Read more...

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North Korea has no plans for n-test: Official


June 10th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", the country's official news agency KCNA reported.A foreign ministry spokesman said ... Read more...

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‘Chinese military power in line with defence needs’


June 4th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China's growing military power is in accordance with the country's economic and social development, and in line with its defence needs, a top official said Monday.Responding ... Read more...

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French officials to boycott Euro matches in Ukraine


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS) Barely a week before the kick-off of the Euro 2012 championships, officials of the French government have decided to boycott matches in Ukraine because of a ... Read more...

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800 men carried out Syria’s Houla massacre


May 31st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 31 (IANS) The head of an inquiry committee into a massacre in Syria's Houla village has said preliminary investigations indicate that about 800 heavily armed men carried ... Read more...

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Iran not to pursue n-bomb production


May 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Affirming that Iran was not after nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium to 20 percent was his country's right.Ahmadinejad said related countries should ... Read more...

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Syrian diplomats’ expulsion counter-productive: Russia


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia believes expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from a number of Western countries is counter- productive, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday."We can only comment on ... Read more...

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China welcomes India, Myanmar talks


May 28th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) As a friendly neighbour of both India and Myanmar, China likes to see the two countries develop friendly relations, the foreign ministry here said Monday.China ... Read more...

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China issues report on human rights in US


May 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China, which termed a US report on human rights as "full of overly critical remarks" and "distortions" on China, has hit back with a report on ... Read more...

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China eyes Myanmar power sector


May 25th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber who killed 270 is dead


May 20th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the lone person convicted in the bombing of a US plane over Scotland's Lockerbie that killed 270 people, died Sunday, CNN ... Read more...

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