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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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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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Salehi warns against abrupt political change in Syria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi has warned that an abrupt political change in conflict-ridden Syria without a roadmap for managed political transition will lead to ... Read more...

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US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... 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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MSF battles kala azar in Bihar


July 17th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which provides medical humanitarian aid worldwide, is waging a war against kala azar in Bihar.Hundreds have benefited since MSF started its project ... Read more...

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French aid worker released in Yemen


July 15th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 15 (IANS) A French aid worker who was kidnapped by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen three months ago in Yemen has been released, Xinhua reported.Benjamin Malbrancke, a Red Cross ... Read more...

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First cargo ship arrives in Havana from Miami in 50 years


July 14th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 14 (IANS/EFE) The freighter Ana Cecilia, which sailed last Wednesday from Miami to Cuba with a cargo of goods considered humanitarian aid, docked Friday in the port of ... Read more...

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UAE helping crisis-hit Yemen


July 1st, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is providing assistance for the urgent humanitarian crisis across Yemen.The help is being provided following the directives of UAE President Sheikh ... Read more...

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EU offers $28 mn aid to Syria


June 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 9 (IANS/WAM) The European Union (EU) has announced a 23-million-euro (about $28 mn) humanitarian aid to Syria.The European Commission, executive body of the EU, Friday adopted the measure ... Read more...

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Peace plan not implemented in Syria: Annan


June 8th, 2012 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, has said that his six-point peace plan to end the Middle East country's 16-month ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition to visit Moscow


April 5th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Envoys of Syria's opposition will visit Moscow for talks April 17-18, the Russian foreign ministry said."On April 17-18, contacts with Syrian opposition envoys will be ... 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...

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Russia says Annan’s mission offers last chance to Syria


March 25th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Sunday told UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan that his mission may be the last chance for Syria to avoid a civil war.... Read more...

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UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan to visit Russia


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will visit Moscow in the very near future to discuss the situation in the Middle East country, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Russia ready to back Annan proposals on Syria in UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to support a UN Security Council resolution on Syria based on UN envoy Kofi Annan's proposals on how to resolve the crisis ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects latest war crimes video


March 15th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday rejected a new video aired on Britain's Channel 4 which levelled fresh allegations of war crimes against the country's leadership and military.In response ... Read more...

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Russian aid planes reach Syria


March 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian planes with humanitarian aid for conflict-torn Syria landed in Damascus Monday, the emergencies ministry said. The flights were ordered by the Russian ... Read more...

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Despite sanctions, India to ramp up ties with Iran


March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, March 1 (IANS) The US may be satisfied that India is "making steps in the right direction" to impose sanctions on Iran, but New Delhi has made ... Read more...

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Russia’s stance on Syria frustrating: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has termed as "troubling" and "frustrating" Russia's lack of cooperation in efforts to resolve the political and humanitarian crisis ... Read more...

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Tunisia ready to grant asylum to Syrian president


February 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 29 (IANS) Tunisia is ready to grant political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if necessary, Tunisia's official TAP news agency reported Wednesday."If the ... Read more...

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‘UAE committed to support Pakistan’s security’


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Monday has reiterated its commitment to help Pakistan's security and stability besides providing political, economic, and educational support to the Pakistanis.UAE's ... Read more...

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Indian hospitals to treat injured Libyans


January 31st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After initial dilly-dallying in recognising the new regime in Libya, India is now helping the north African country recover from its civil war by offering ... Read more...

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Turkey donates 85 homes to flood-hit Pakistani city


January 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 28 (IANS) A humanitarian foundation in Turkey has donated 85 homes to a Pakistani city devastated by floods in 2010 and 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Mexico sends aid to northern communities suffering from hunger


January 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican government on Tuesday began sending emergency aid to the northern state of Chihuahua where the Tarahumara communities are suffering from severe food shortages, officials said ... Read more...

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UAE armed forces release book on role in Afghanistan


January 1st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have released a book on its role in providing security, stability and humanitarian aid in war-torn ... Read more...

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Russia writes off $11 bn in Afghan debt


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has canceled over $11 billion in Afghanistan's sovereign debt over the past decade, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday."During the past decade Russia ... Read more...

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NATO chief makes unannounced visit to Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made an unannounced visit to Libya Monday, a NATO spokesman said.Rasmussen will hold talks with National Transitional Council (NTC) head ... Read more...

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EU gives flood aid to Pakistan


October 18th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The European Union has given 6.5 million euros ($9 million) in emergency aid for the flood victims in Pakistan, a media report said Tuesday.The UN had ... Read more...

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Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

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Indian Navy beefing up sea lifting operations


October 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian Navy is looking to beef up its sea lifting facilities for effective maritime humanitarian operations for which the assistance of the marine force is ... 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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209 dead in floods in Pakistan’s Sindh


September 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A total of 209 people have been killed in the recent floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Monday.The NDMA ... Read more...

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China to give $4.7 mn emergency aid to Pakistan


September 11th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) China will provide Pakistan emergency humanitarian aid of 30 million yuan (around $4.7 million) to help the flood-affected people in the country's south, the Chinese ... Read more...

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