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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey


September 14th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 14 (IANS) Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie Thursday visited two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonia Guterres, Jolie ... Read more...

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West Indies coach Gibson wants to renew contract


September 12th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) West Indies cricket coach Ottis Gibson says he has begun preliminary discussions with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with the aim of having his current three ... Read more...

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Good atmospherics exist, say experts on Krishna trip


September 7th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Good atmospherics exist for strengthening the peace process between Pakistan and India, said experts as Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives here on three-day visit ... Read more...

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Fringe pro-LTTE groups behind Tamil Nadu violence: Sri Lankan envoy (Interview)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Terming the recent attack on Sri Lankan tourists as an "unfortunate aberration," Colombo's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has blamed "fringe pro-LTTE groups" in the state ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj unveils Ashoka painting


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.The painting ... Read more...

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21 executed in a day in Iraq


August 29th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) Iraq Tuesday carried out 21 executions for terrorism-related crimes, the justice ministry said.There were three women among those executed. Iraq has executed 91 people so far ... Read more...

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‘Women of India, South Africa should partner each other’


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women of India and South Africa should enter into partnerships in economic development programmes, South Africa's High Commissioner Harris Majeke said here Wednesday.Speaking at ... Read more...

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It is easy to be seduced by India: Canadian envoy


August 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India is a festive happy place and it is easy to be seduced by it, Canada's High Commissioner Stewart Beck said here Tuesday at a ... Read more...

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34,000 Syrian refugees reach Lebanon: UN


July 29th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 29 (IANS) Nearly 34,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Lebanon, after fleeing the clashes in their country, the UN agency for refugees said."There are currently nearly 34,000 Syrian ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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30,000 Syrian refugees cross into Lebanon: UN


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 20 (IANS/AKI) Up to 30,000 Syrian refugees may have fled the conflict in their country and crossed into Lebanon, the UN agency for refugees said Friday.Melissa Fleming, chief ... Read more...

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Aung Suu Kyi to receive highest US award


July 19th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal, when she visits that country this year.She was expected ... Read more...

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BRICS urged to develop small, medium enterprises


July 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South Africa and other BRICS members should prioritize the development of small and medium enterprises as a way of quick job creation to benefit communities and ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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African countries invite Indian investment in agriculture


June 21st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) African nations like Zambia, Ethiopia and Mozambique invited Indian investors to invest in various sectors, especially in agriculture, saying this has the potential to provide food ... Read more...

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Jolie donates $100,000 to help refugees


June 21st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has reportedly made a donation of $100,000 to the United Nations Refugee Agency to help Syrian refugees.The 37-year-old, who is a special ... Read more...

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DJB seeks to learn water recycling from Singapore


June 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has signed an agreement with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Temasek Foundation to benefit from their know-how on recycling sewage/waste ... Read more...

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‘Non-tariff barriers hampering India-Bangladesh trade’


June 19th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Observing that non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and para-tariff barriers (PTBs) were hindering India-Bangladesh trade, a Bangladeshi diplomat Tuesday called for increased dialogue between the countries to solve ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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150,000 Afghan refugees to leave Pakistan


June 18th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The UN refugee agency plans to help in the voluntary repatriation of some 150,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan this year.Pakistan continues to host about 1.7 million ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy


June 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

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No delay in liberlising visa regime: Pakistani envoy


June 5th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik Tuesday ruled out any delay in signing an agreement on liberalizing the sub-continental visa regime due to the suspension ... Read more...

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Deal in sight on NATO supply issue: Report


May 20th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Britain has mediated a deal between Pakistan and the US to reopen NATO supply lines to Afghanistan through the country, a media report said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to get Australian uranium: Envoy


May 18th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan is not eligible to buy uranium from Australia, outgoing High Commissioner Tim George has said."India has an exemption from the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which does ... Read more...

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UAE discusses cooperation with UNHCR


April 27th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday met top envoys of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations ... Read more...

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Salman Bashir is new Pakistani envoy to India


April 14th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday formally announced the appointment of Salman Bashir as its new high commissioner to India.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan said the government has appointed ... Read more...

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‘Never again’ says Rwanda on 18th anniversary of genocide


April 8th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) "Never again" would such a monstrosity be allowed to happen, the East African nation of Rwanda declared Saturday, the 18th anniversary of the genocide against ... Read more...

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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN official warns Sri Lanka over reprisals


March 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A UN human rights official has warned Sri Lanka against possible attacks on its rights activists after a UN body passed a resolution decrying rights violations ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan temple paintings in Delhi


March 24th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) About 110 replica of ancient Sri Lankan temple paintings and rock and wall paintings as well as interpretations in traditional style are on exhibition here.At ... Read more...

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Has anti-graft campaign learnt lessons, asks Khurshid


March 17th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said the government had learnt its lessons after Anna Hazare's protest last year but wondered if the ... Read more...

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‘Misquoted’ Sri Lankan envoy apologises to Indian MPs (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government Thursday summoned Sri Lanka's envoy to India for a meeting during which he apologized to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka envoy apologises to Indian MPs


March 15th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's envoy to India Thursday apologised to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to link those questioning Colombo's human rights record with the ... Read more...

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India-Ghana trade to reach $1 bn by 2013


March 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Ghana's envoy to India said Monday the bilateral trade between the two countries would reach $1 billion by 2013."We expect bilateral trade between India and Ghana ... Read more...

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