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US, Sri Lanka call for stronger defence ties


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The time has come for Sri Lanka and the US to build military relations on a stronger footing.This was the outcome of a meeting here Monday ... Read more...

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Fisherman killing: India seeks transparent probe from US


August 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India Thursday said it has sought from the US a "full, transparent and expeditious investigation" into the death of an Indian fisherman killed off ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Peaceful solution to Syria crisis unlikely: Hague


August 5th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the situation in Syria as "bleak" and said that a peaceful solution to the 17-month-long crisis was now unlikely, ... Read more...

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Britain to step up help for Syrian rebels: Hague


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the government has been helping Syrian rebels in a "practical and non-lethal way" and intends to step up such help.The ... Read more...

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India offers food aid to Yemen


July 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With a crippling food storage hitting the Arab world's poorest state, India Monday extended humanitarian assistance to Yemen."India and Yemen have traditionally enjoyed close relations. ... Read more...

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Youth ‘kidnapped’ by LeT returns to India from PoK


June 13th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 13 (IANS) A youth, who was apparently kidnapped by LeT terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and taken to PoK for arms training, escaped Wednesday to the Indian side ... Read more...

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NATO spends $1.7 bn on surveillance system


May 21st, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) NATO and Northrop Grumman Corporation, a European defence technology provider, Sunday signed a $1.7-billion contract here to set up a ground surveillance system.The contract, signed during ... Read more...

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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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India calls for rational demarcation of pirate-infested waters


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India has called for "clear demarcation" of the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean to warn merchant vessels and the navies of the threat and ... Read more...

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Siachen avalanche tragedy: Manmohan offers help to Pakistan


April 8th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday offered Pakistan humanitarian assistance to help find survivors of a massive avalanche that hit a Pakistani army camp in ... 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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US slaps sanctions on Syrian defence minister


March 31st, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The US Treasury Department announced Friday that it had slapped sanctions on the Syrian defence minister and two senior military officials.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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US to give $12 mn in aid for Syrians


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The US has announced to provide over $12 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrians, suffering from continued violence, through the UN and other humanitarian relief ... Read more...

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UNSC calls on Syria to allow humanitarian access


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Security Council has called on the Syrian authorities to allow "immediate, full and unimpeded" humanitarian access.The Security Council called upon the Syrian authorities to ... Read more...

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Politics of hatred has triumphed in Gujarat: Harsh Mander (A decade since Gujarat riots)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The story of Gujarat is more about the triumph of politics of hatred, symbolised by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, than the development indicators he ... Read more...

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Maritime event to focus on piracy, energy security issues


February 25th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the backdrop of growing importance of the seas in India's security matrix, a two-day conference beginning here Monday will debate the role of maritime ... 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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Afghanistan, UN appeal for $437 mn in aid


January 28th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 28 (IANS) The Afghan government and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Saturday appealed for $437 million to help needy Afghans.The UN said 8.8 ... 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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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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Obama condoles loss of lives in the Philippines typhoon


December 20th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has condoled the heavy casualties witnessed in the Philippines following a tropical storm and flooding since Saturday, said a White House ... Read more...

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USAID chief Rajiv Shah to visit India


December 19th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Rajiv Shah, head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American in the Obama administration, begins a two-day visit ... Read more...

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More than 5 million still affected by floods in Pakistan


November 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- More than five million people are currently still being affected by this year's flooding in parts of Pakistan, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) said ... Read more...

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Millions of flood affected Pakistanis need help


November 26th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 26 (IANS) A UN humanitarian arm has called for help for the over five million Pakistanis, including a large number of women and children, who have been ... Read more...

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US to increase military activities in Australia: Obama


November 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that the US will boost military activities in Australia from 2012 as America steps up its commitment in ... Read more...

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Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

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Earthquake of 5.6 scale hits Reno


October 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Reno, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States experienced another significant earthquake on Thursday when a 5.6 magnitude quake struck near Reno. The US Geological Survey reported on Thursday that the quake ... Read more...

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India among C-130 plane operators at Lockheed meet


October 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India, among the new operators of Lockheed Martin's C-130 Hercules cargo planes, is attending a three-day conference being hosted by the American major company in ... Read more...

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UNICEF seeks $50mn for flood-hit Pakistani kids


October 13th, 2011 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The UNICEF Wednesday sought $50.3 million from the international community for children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan.The UNICEF said that 2.7 million children in ... Read more...

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USS Ford to visit Galle


October 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) USS Ford, a frigate of the Oliver Hazard Perry Class of the US Navy, will call on Sri Lanka's southern port of Galle Oct 11-14.The visit ... Read more...

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Libya’s NTC thanks UAE charity


September 28th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 27 (IANS/WAM) Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), which is now the ruling authority in the country, has thanked a charity from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for helping ... Read more...

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Quake hits army bunkers, soldiers injured


September 19th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The earthquake Sunday damaged some Indian Army bunkers in eastern Sikkim near Nathu-La pass along the India-China border and left many soldiers injured, said sources.Helicopters ... Read more...

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India supports Libyan rebels at UN


September 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India Saturday extended its support to the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya to attend the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in ... Read more...

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