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US declassifies Cold War n-plan


September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US National Security Archive has fully declassified the most controversial nuclear policy document of the Cold War, the Presidential Directive 59 (PD-59), which focused ... Read more...

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Orderly transition in Ethiopia, business ties with India to grow : Envoy (Interview)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There will be orderly transition in Ethiopia despite the the death of its long-time leader Meles Zenawi, the country's envoy has said, and assured ... Read more...

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Woman faces death by stoning in Sudan


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A 23-year-old Sudanese woman, mother to a six-month-old baby, has been convicted of adultery and will be stoned to death, Sky News reported.Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool ... Read more...

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Ethiopian PM misses AU summit, health rumours float


July 17th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) It's a mystery absence that has created a lot of hush-hush talk here. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been missing from the African ... Read more...

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UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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Africa Day celebrated with music and dance (Lead, with images)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A night filled with mesmerising dance and music marked Africa Day celebrations in the capital as artists from India and Africa took centrestage to commemorate ... Read more...

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City celebrates Africa Day with dance, music (With Images)


May 26th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A night filled with mesmerising dance and music marked the Africa Day celebrations in the capital as artists from India and Africa took centrestage to ... Read more...

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Eritrea tops list of 10 most censored nations


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa region, leads the list of top 10 most censored countries in the world, according to an international non-governmental organisation, ... Read more...

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Danish warship rescues 12 hostages from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by BNO News
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (BNO NEWS) -- A Danish Navy vessel on Wednesday rescued twelve people who were being held hostage on a pirate mother ship, officials said on late Thursday. They had been ... Read more...

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British MPs to visit UAE Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 30 (IANS/WAM) A British parliamentary delegation is scheduled to arrive on a five-day visit in Abu Dhabi Saturday.The 10-member parliamentary delegation is led by Lord Howard."The UAE ... Read more...

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Pakistan addicted to playing around militant groups against India: Pentagon


March 29th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan has an "addiction" of "playing around" with militant groups against India even as Afghanistan and Pakistan remain Al Qaeda's prime areas for launching strategic attacks, ... Read more...

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China donates 90 vehicles to Ethiopia


February 18th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Feb 18 (IANS) China has donated 90 vehicles valued at 40 million yuan (about $6 million) to Ethiopia.Both countries Friday signed an agreement in this regard, People's Daily ... Read more...

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UN declares end of famine in Somalia


February 4th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 4 (IANS/AKI) Somalia's famine has ended but drought in the Horn of Africa region continues to pose a threat to the area, the UN has said."Long-awaited rains coupled ... Read more...

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Drone crashes near Somalia refugee camp


February 4th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 4 (IANS) An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported."A drone or unmanned aerial craft crashed near ... Read more...

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Food crisis looms in Africa’s Sahel region


January 31st, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) Humanitarian agencies attending the 18th African Union summit here in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa have warned that at least 11 million people in Africa's ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.28 billion for 2012 humanitarian aid


January 28th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK/GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday appealed for $1.28 billion from governments to provide humanitarian assistance to children around the world in 2012.UNICEF's acting Deputy ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.2 bn to help children in 2012


January 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third ... Read more...

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Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

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Pope prays for world peace on Christmas


December 25th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 25 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI prayed for world peace Sunday and said that the world remained "torn" by violence which had stained the earth with blood.Delivering his ... Read more...

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Obama announces more aid for Horn of Africa


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced an additional $113 million in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine."As we enter ... Read more...

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Insect attacks doom frankincense production


December 21st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Trees that produce frankincense, the source of fragrance in incense and perfumes, are doomed due to insect attacks and grazing, a study reveals. Consequently, the output ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare’s fasts tenth top story on Time


December 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Anna Hazare's fasts against corruption in India just made it to Time magazine's top 10 world-news stories headed by "The Arab Spring Blooms in ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean Rim grouping to jointly combat piracy menace (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Tuesday resolved to jointly combat the piracy menace by strengthening maritime security in the region."We have ... Read more...

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Armed guards to protect British ships from pirates


October 30th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Ships sailing under the British flag will now be able to carry armed guards to protect them from Somali pirates, Prime Minister David Cameron has ... Read more...

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Thurman urges fans to help famine-hit Africa


October 29th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Actress Uma Thurman has urged her fans to donate money to famine-hit people of Horn of Africa and help rally support for the region.The actress has ... Read more...

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White House confirms US drones in Ethiopia


October 29th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The White House on Friday confirmed the existence of US drones in Ethiopia, but said they are not conducting strike missions."The UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) are ... Read more...

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Denmark to deploy surveillance aircraft against Somali pirates


October 28th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 28 (IANS) Denmark will deploy a surveillance aircraft off Somalia's coast in a bid to tackle piracy in the region, the government said Friday.From January 2012, a Challenger ... Read more...

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India gets a peek into Ethiopia’s rich culture


October 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) An Ethiopian dance troupe brought the diversity of performing arts from the ancient East African nation to India.The National Theater Band presented the various dance ... Read more...

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Pact signed to sponsor 5,000 Indonesian orphans


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has signed an agreement with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to jointly sponsor 5,000 Indonesian children orphaned by ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt donate money to feed children in Somalia


October 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated to a cause to help feed children in Somalia. The couple reportedly donated $340,000 to help give food ... Read more...

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UN food agencies warn high food prices to continue


October 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS) Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, ... Read more...

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UAE minister meets UN chief


September 28th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 27 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his visit to New York ... Read more...

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Ronaldo, Zidane to play for Africa famine relief


September 27th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Top football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are all set to play in the ninth edition of an annual match against poverty Dec 13 in ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release Vietnamese ship


September 18th, 2011 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Somali pirates have released a hijacked Vietnam-owned bulk carrier with 24 crew members on board, a regional maritime official said.The MV Hoang Son Sun, which was ... Read more...

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Somalia hails UAE’s humanitarian efforts


September 16th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) Somalia has lauded UAE government's support to the people of Somalia who are affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa.Receiving the UAE medical delegation ... Read more...

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