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Interpol red corner notice against fugitive Iraqi vice president


May 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 8 (IANS) Interpol issued Tuesday a red corner notice against fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, over alleged terrorist acts."At the request of Iraqi ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch urges Nigeria’s new president to take concrete steps to address problems


May 30th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to take immediate and concrete steps to address problems such as violence, corruption, and impunity.Jonathan took the ... Read more...

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Indians advised to leave Yemen


May 27th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The ministry of external affairs Friday advised Indian nationals to leave Yemen as early as possible following breaking out of clashes between government and rebel ... Read more...

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Protests rattle major cities across Yemen


April 14th, 2011 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 14 (IANS) Anti-government protests rattled Yemen's major cities Wednesday after President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his opponents reached another deadlock following the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)'s conciliation plan ... Read more...

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Alleged Libyan rape victim says she was freed after medical test proved her story


April 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 5 (ANI): Libyan woman Eman al Obaidi, who has accused government troops of raping her in Tripoli, said she was released from three days of questioning only after a medical ... Read more...

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17 dead in Somalia shootout


January 31st, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and several others injured Monday in a shootout between two units of government security forces in the Somalian capital, Xinhua reported.The firefight ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Mexico violence


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least seven people died in a gun battle between government security forces and suspected drug cartel enforcers in the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, ... Read more...

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No ‘adjustments’ required in current Pak, Afghanistan strategy: Obama


October 5th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 5 (ANI): As US-led forces escalate operations against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, US President, Barack Obama, has declared that no current changes are needed to his Afghanistan and Pakistan ... Read more...

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UN condemns killings in Somalia


August 25th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned in "the strongest terms" the attack that killed politicians and civilians in a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The 15-nation ... Read more...

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Politicians among 60 dead in Somalia clashes (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Aug 24 (DPA) Somali politicians were among 31 people killed in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel Tuesday, as an insurgent offensive that has claimed at least 60 lives entered its ... Read more...

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Standoff between Red Shirts, Thai Government shows no signs of subsiding


May 17th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 17 (ANI): The deadlock between the Thai Government and Red Shirts shows no signs of ending anytime soon. While UDD leaders are demanding the withdrawal of troops as the only ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections (Lead)


April 21st, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (DPA) Sri Lanka's ruling alliance secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, according to official final results announced Wednesday after a re-vote in two districts. The United People's Freedom ... Read more...

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Soldiers briefly seized Guinea Bissau premier, army chief (Lead)


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon/Dakar, April 1 (DPA) Dissident soldiers Thursday seized the armed forces chief of Guinea Bissau and also briefly detained the prime minister, diplomatic sources in the west African nation said. Prime Minister Carlos ... Read more...

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11 killed in militant attack in Philippines (Lead)


February 27th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (The Philippines), Feb 27 (DPA) At least 11 people including 10 civilians were killed and several injured Saturday when Muslim militants attacked a village in southern Philippines, a provincial police ... Read more...

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Militants kill 13 in Philippines


February 27th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (The Philippines) Feb 27 (DPA) Thirteen people were killed and several injured Saturday when Muslim militants attacked a village in southern Philippines, a provincial police chief said. About 70 Muslim Abu ... Read more...

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‘Terror in Pakistan may spill over to India’ (Lead)


October 31st, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Udhampur, Oct 31 (IANS) The spate of terror strikes and the resultant turmoil in Pakistan may spill over to India, top central government and army officials said Saturday. "I think we can ... Read more...

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87 dead after bloodbath at Guinea opposition rally


September 29th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Conakry (Guinea), Sep 29 (DPA) At least 87 people were killed in Guinea when government security forces fired into the crowd at an opposition rally in the capital Conakry, reports said Tuesday. Hundreds ... Read more...

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Conflict over, but Tamil civilians languish in camps


July 14th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Anthony David Colombo, July 14 (DPA) Thirteen-year-old Sopika Surendranathan was injured in a December mortar attack in northern Sri Lanka and remains in a camp meant for tens of thousands of displaced ... Read more...

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Iran does not rule out expulsion of diplomats over protests (Lead)


June 22nd, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 22 (DPA) Iran Monday did not rule out the expulsion of foreign diplomats following days of mass protests against alleged vote rigging in the June 12 presidential polls. "The issue of ... Read more...

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Iran’s Guardian Council admits to election fraud


June 22nd, 2009 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 22 (DPA) Iran's powerful Guardian Council has said there were some irregularities in the June 12 presidential election, which has been widely disputed and triggered bloody street protests. The Guardian Council ... Read more...

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Three rebel commanders killed in the Philippines


June 20th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cotabato (the Philippines), June 20 (Xinhua) Security forces in the Philippines killed three Muslim rebel commanders and four rebels as violence continued in the restive south, the army said Saturday. The three commanders, ... Read more...

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Emergency declared as beheading deadline up in Philippines


March 31st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, March 31 (DPA) The Philippines imposed emergency rule on a southern island where Muslim militants said they would behead one of three abducted Red Cross workers Tuesday, ignoring last-minute pleas from ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan peace advocate kidnapped in Philippines


February 13th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Feb 13 (DPA) A Sri Lankan peace advocate was kidnapped Friday in a southern Philippine island, the police said. The police said Jaalil Umar, 36, was seized by unidentified gunmen ... Read more...

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Troops capture fresh LTTE-held town in north: Sri Lanka


December 1st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops backed by artillery and mortar bombardment Monday captured yet another Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold amid fierce resistance, defence authorities said here.The defence ministry announced that ... Read more...

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Japanese journalist attacked in northwestern Pakistan


November 15th, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (DPA) A Japanese journalist and his Afghan assistant were shot and wounded Friday in a kidnap attempt near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, while security forces killed at least ... Read more...

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32 people killed in three days of Philippine fighting


September 26th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cotabato City (The Philippines), Sep 26 (DPA) Thirtytwo people - 31 Muslim rebels and one soldier - were killed in three days of fighting in the southern Philippines, military officials said Friday.Nine ... Read more...

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Blast at rally injures 30 in Pakistan (Lead)


August 26th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) At least 30 people were injured Tuesday when a bomb ripped through a political rally by nationalist tribesmen in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said.The bombing occurred ... Read more...

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Five people killed in attack on deputy mayor in Philippines


August 23rd, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 23 (DPA) Five people were killed when unidentified gunmen attacked a convoy of a town deputy mayor in the southern Philippines, officials said Saturday.Vice Mayor Wilson Nadang was unhurt in ... Read more...

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India rejects human rights report on Salwa Judum (Lead)


July 15th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday implicitly criticised a report by Human Rights Watch demanding action against state-backed vigilantes battling Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh. A report brought out by ... Read more...

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End state support for anti-Maoist vigilantes: rights body


July 15th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian and Chhattisgarh governments should hold accountable security forces and state-backed vigilantes responsible for "attacking, killing and forcibly displacing" thousands in anti-Maoist operations, Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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19 killed in fresh violence in Pakistan


June 24th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, June 24 (DPA) At least 19 people were killed and more than a dozen injured in fresh clashes in militant-dominated north-west Pakistan, media reports said Tuesday. Fierce fighting erupted between troops ... Read more...

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Two children die as rebels blow up bridge in Pakistan


June 5th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, June 5 (DPA) Two children were killed when debris from a railway bridge blown up by suspected insurgents fell on their house in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan province Thursday, the police said. ... Read more...

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Violence-hit Kannur calm, government talking to CPI-M, BJP


March 9th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Kannur (Kerala), March 9 (IANS) Kerala's violence-hit Kannur remained peaceful Sunday after four days of clashes between workers of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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US launches strike against Al Qaeda in Somalia


March 4th, 2008 - 5:26 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 4 (DPA) The US military has carried out an air strike in a southern Somali town against a suspected Al Qaeda operative, a US defence official said. "We launched a ... Read more...

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Embattled Arroyo warns Filipinos against mass uprising


February 24th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by admin
DPA Manila, Feb 24 (DPA) Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, embattled by calls for her resignation over corruption allegations, warned Filipinos Sunday against supporting a mass uprising to oust her before her term ... Read more...

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