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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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Bhutan refugees from Nepal seek India’s help


July 14th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Representatives of Bhutanese refugees from Nepal and human rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Saturday urged India to help 1.3 lakh people allegedly ... 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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Ban ki-Moon urges Myanmar rebels to join peace process


May 19th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Myanmarese rebels to end violence and join a government-led peace process.About 50,000 have been displaced in the violence in ... 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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Qatar offers a half-million dollar ‘education Nobel’ to Bangladesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Nov 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs, has been awarded a prestigious new award, the WISE Prize for Education.Awarded by the Qatar Foundation, in ... 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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UN chief briefs UAE on Somalia crisis


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 28 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to inform him on the ... Read more...

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Make Right to water, sanitation a law: UN chief


July 28th, 2011 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all member states to integrate the right to water and sanitation into their body of laws, Xinhua reported Thursday.Ban's statement ... Read more...

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UN seeks $4 bn aid fund


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The UN needs $4.3 billion in the next six months to carry out humanitarian work, the world body says.Valerie Amos, the UN under secretary general ... Read more...

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India faces coordination problem during disasters


April 14th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India could face problems of coordination among various institutions in the country that are responsible for providing relief to people in the aftermath of a ... Read more...

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Chinese President calls for immediate Libya cease-fire


April 14th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for an immediate cease-fire in Libya to prevent an even worse humanitarian crisis in the country.Jintao said that China is very concerned ... Read more...

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China demands ceasefire in Libya


March 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.31 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya to "give peace a chance" in that region.The remarks were made during a meeting with French counterpart ... Read more...

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US needed to stop Gadhafi’s ‘brutal repression’: Obama


March 29th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Defending US intervention in Libya, President Barack Obama argued that a failure to act against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "brutal repression" would have carried a ... Read more...

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Robots to help in earthquake relief in Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japan is looking up to its trusted friend-the robot- for relief. Two types of robots would be brought on board to help in the rescue efforts in ... Read more...

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Sikh community prays for tsunami victims


March 14th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar 14(ANI): Members of Sikh community gathered in large numbers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday to offer special prayers for the victims of tsunami that struck northeast Japan ... Read more...

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UK troops on standby for deployment in crisis-hit Libya


March 5th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar.5 (ANI): British troops have reportedly been put on stand-by for deployment to Libya if the crisis in the country worsens.A Daily Telegraph report quoted sources as saying that ... Read more...

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UK to spearhead emergency airlift of stranded refugees in Libya


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 3 (ANI): Britain will today spearhead an emergency airlift of thousands of refugees stranded on Tunisia's border with Libya, amid fears of a humanitarian disaster following Colonel Gaddafi's bloody crackdown.Three ... Read more...

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US envoy to UN warns of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 2 (ANI): United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Libya in the wake of refugees beginning to flee to ... Read more...

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People love me, says Gaddafi as Arab world simmers (Roundup)


March 1st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Sana'a/Tunis, March 1 (IANS) His people loved him and would die to protect him, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi declared as his forces fought pitched battles with protesters and the US froze ... Read more...

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India airlifts relief to flood-hit Sri Lanka


January 14th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) India Friday rushed a planeload of relief material worth $1 million to flood-hit Sri Lanka to aid the displaced and affected people.The first of the two Indian ... Read more...

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Millions of Pakistanis still in need of post-flood assistance: UN


January 1st, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Jan 1(ANI): Millions of Pakistanis are 'still in need of assistance' as they recover from the unprecedented 2010 floods that inundated large portions of the country, senior United Nations officials ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Taliban considers drug stock like savings accounts


December 21st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) The Taliban in Afghanistan are withholding thousands of tonnes of drugs, which they were treating like "savings accounts" so as to manipulate street prices in the ... Read more...

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‘Huge amount of humanitarian work still remains to be done in Pak’: UN official


December 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 11(ANI): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has said that humanitarian aid organizations have made significant headway in helping victims of the floods that ... Read more...

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UAE, Unicef combine for Pakistan health campaign


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Unicef Thursday signed a deal to carry out a vaccination programme for over 850,000 Pakistani women. The partnership, between UAE's Red ... Read more...

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India gives Pakistan $20 mn for flood relief


September 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) India's permanent representative to the United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri, has given a cheque for $20 million to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, as ... Read more...

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UK warns extremists may exploit flood crisis in Pakistan


September 14th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): In the wake of vast devastation and humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented floods in Pakistan, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned of extremists coming to fill in ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie Issues a plea for Pakistan


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):The Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt are renowned all over the world not only for their movies but also for their off-screen humanitarian ... Read more...

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Jolie urges fans to donate aid supplies for Pakistan


September 1st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has filmed a video where she urges fans to donate aid supplies to victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan. The actress, who is ... Read more...

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Actress Angelina Jolie urges assistance for Pakistan in aftermath of monsoon floods


September 1st, 2010 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and award-winning actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday appealed to the public for further financial support to bring humanitarian relief to the ... Read more...

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India announces additional 20 million dollars for Pak flood victims


August 31st, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): India on Tuesday announced an additional US 20 million dollars in aid to flood-affected Pakistan.External Affairs Minister S M Krishna made the announcement in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Indian aid to Pakistan upped to $25 mn (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India has increased its aid for Pakistan flood victims to $25 million from the $5 million announced earlier, but the assistance will be routed through the ... Read more...

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India to send aid for Pakistan flood victims through United Nations: Govt


August 30th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): The Government of India has decided to route its aid of five million dollars for Pakistan flood victims through the United Nations."India would be in touch ... Read more...

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World must do more in respect of ‘Pakistan’s Katrina’: Kerry


August 30th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry has urged the international community to extend more help to flood-hit Pakistan, saying that the "world isn't keeping up with the ... Read more...

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