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UN Security Council strongly condemns wave of attacks in Iraq


September 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) on late Tuesday strongly condemned a wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq over the weekend that ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, tries to pacify Colombo (Second Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly underlined ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, then mollifies Colombo (Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly emphasized ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, then mollifies Colombo (Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly emphasized ... Read more...

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Pakistan drops out of trilateral meeting in protest of U.S. drone attacks


March 20th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Sunday announced the country will not participate in a planned trilateral meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the ... Read more...

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ASEM-8 leaders call for global effort against transnational organized crime


October 5th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay SinghBrussels, Oct.5 (ANI): World leaders at the 8th Asia-Europe Meet (ASEM) on Tuesday deliberated on the need to fight terrorism and combat transnational organized crime while reasserting the United Nation's ... Read more...

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Fonseka denies telling lies, committing treason


June 9th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 9 (ANI): Imprisoned former Sri Lankan armed forces chief General (retired) Sarath Fonseka has denied being a liar or having committed treason.The BBC said that he was responding to government ... Read more...

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Use of nuclear arms ‘haram’, says Khamenei


April 18th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 19 (IANS) Use of nuclear arms is "haram" (religiously forbidden) and it is necessary for all to protect mankind from the grave disaster, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ... Read more...

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UAE urges UN to adopt Goldstone report on Israel


November 5th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 5 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the UN to implement the recommendations of the Goldstone report that investigated alleged crimes committed by Israel during its brief ... Read more...

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EU ministers to visit Sri Lanka on peace mission


April 27th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, April 27 (DPA) Three European Union foreign ministers are planning an urgent mission to Sri Lanka amidst concerns for the safety of civilians trapped by the fighting, diplomats announced Monday as ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urged to stop shelling ‘no-fire zone’


April 10th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 10 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government should stop firing heavy artillery into the "no-fire zone" where some 100,000 civilians are trapped by the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch has ... Read more...

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EU supports International Criminal Court on Bashir warrant


March 5th, 2009 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Prague, March 5 (DPA) The Czech presidency of the European Union (EU) said Wednesday it supports the International Criminal Court in the Hague after it issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka situation ‘grim’, says UN official


March 4th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 4 (DPA) The humanitarian situation in northeastern Sri Lanka has become "extremely grim", a senior UN official in the Asian country said Wednesday. Gordon Wiess, the spokesman for the UN's operations ... Read more...

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India wants world to foster international law, says Vice President Ansari


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari today said that the last three decades have witnessed the metamorphosis of international law from a tool for the regulation of formal ... Read more...

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