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Fear in Manipur after outsiders told to quite state


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 7 (IANS) Fear and panic have gripped people from outside the state who have taken up residence in Manipur, after separatist groups issued "quit notices" to all non-Manipuri ... Read more...

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Israel may resolve Middle East crisis unilaterally: Minister


May 31st, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel may take up "unilateral actions" if the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks do not move ahead, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said.This comment prompted speculation ... Read more...

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South Sudan to get anti-aircraft missiles


May 17th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of general staff of South Sudan's military has pledged that within a few months the country will acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its ... Read more...

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Abbas pledges to continue peace talks with Israel


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Palestinian authorities are ready to continue peace talks with Israel, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has said."We'll continue the dialogue and we'll continue the talks because ... Read more...

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Ties with Israel can bring India-Pakistan closer: Musharraf


January 7th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan's former president General Pervez Musharraf has advocated for establishing relations with Israel, saying it could help bring India and Pakistan closer to each other, ... Read more...

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Constitute pay commission within three months: Himachal court


December 29th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday directed the state government to constitute an independent pay commission, within three months, to fix pay scales of the government ... Read more...

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India urges Israel, Palestine to resume direct talks


December 15th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Reiterating its support for the creation of an independent state of Palestine, India Thursday called for the resumption of direct talks between Palestine and Israel ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership welcomed in Russia


November 1st, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA)'s admission to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) is an important step for it to become a full ... Read more...

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Gaddafi antagonised India with Kashmir remarks


October 20th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India has been scaling up its relations with Libya over the years, largely driven by energy interests, but its long-standing ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who ... Read more...

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UAE foreign minister meets Clinton, Panetta


September 24th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of ... Read more...

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Hamas stresses resistance to liberate Palestine


September 17th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 17 (IANS) The Damascus-based Islamic Hamas movement said Saturday the Palestinian authority's decision to seek statehood at the United Nations was made unilaterally and resistance is the genuine ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif flayed for India-friendly speech


August 15th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) A speech by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif advocating normal relations with India "shows a shocking disregard of the rationale for the very creation of ... Read more...

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Bihar to restructure state power board


July 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 27 (IANS) In a bid to attract private investment in the power sector, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday said the state government will soon go ahead with the ... Read more...

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UAE, Palestine discuss projects


July 14th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 13 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met the non-resident ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Ramallah Wednesday and discussed progress of several projects funded by the ... Read more...

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UAE recognises South Sudan


July 11th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday formally recognised Africa's newest country South Sudan as an independent state.A statement issued by the ministry of foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Russia - S. Sudan cooperation vital for Africa : Medvedev


July 10th, 2011 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Future cooperation between Russia and the newly established Republic of South Sudan will become a vital factor for Africa's stability, said Russian President Dmitry ... Read more...

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South Sudan becomes world’s newest country (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS) South Sudan turned the world's newest country and Africa's 53rd state here early Saturday.Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon were among the ... Read more...

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Sudan recognises South as independent state


July 9th, 2011 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan, officially recognised the independence of South Sudan a day before it is to officially become Africa's 53rd state after ... Read more...

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Gaddafi must step down: Medvedev


May 27th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Muammar Gaddafi has lost its legitimacy and the Libyan leader must leave his post, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday after ... Read more...

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Four militants killed in Russia’s North Caucasus


April 19th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
DAGESTAN, RUSSIA -- Russian security forces on Monday killed four suspected Islamist militants in Dagestan, in the troubled Russia's North Caucasus, Itar-Tass news agency reported.On early Monday, two vehicles were ordered to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka must account for missing rebels: Human Rights Watch


April 9th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr.9 (ANI): The New York based Human Rights Watch has said Sri Lanka should account for the disappearance of all Tamil Tiger rebels.Human Rights Watch said at least 20 Tamil ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime brands UN resolution on no-fly zone in Libya as ‘invalid’


March 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 20 (ANI): Libyan government has said that it considers a UN resolution on a no-fly zone over the country as 'invalid' and demanded for an urgent meeting of the UN ... Read more...

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Russia supports creation of independent Palestinian state, urges talks


January 19th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
JERICHO (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday reiterated his support towards the creation of an independent Palestinian state as he began his Middle East tour.During a press conference after ... Read more...

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Official welcome denied to “alien” Nawaz during his Muzaffarabad visit


December 27th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 27 (ANI): This is the second time that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been alienated in POK, with reports claiming that not a single ruling coalition political leader ... Read more...

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Ahead of Manmohan Singh’s visit, two suspect Sikh extremists arrested in Germany


December 10th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Dec.10 (ANI): Two men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of supplying weapons to a Sikh separatist group, just days before Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's visit to ... Read more...

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South Ossetia to discuss Georgia’s peace proposal in Geneva


December 9th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- South Ossetia presidential envoy Boris Chochiev on Wednesday announced that the independent state will discuss the peace proposal sent by Georgia to the international community in Geneva ... Read more...

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Appointing interlocutors futile, say Kashmir separatists (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday termed as "futile" the government move to name three interlocutors for restarting the stalled peace process in the troubled state."This is ... Read more...

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Representative of Muslim community killed, two others injured in attack on Abkhaz mosque


October 9th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
GUDAUTA, ABKHAZIA (BNO NEWS) -- A representative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Abkhazia was killed on Friday and two others were injured after an attack on a local mosque, the ... Read more...

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Kosovo President Sejdiu resigns after violating constitution


September 28th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
PRISTINA, KOSOVO (BNO NEWS) – Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu on Monday resigned after the Constitutional Court announced that he violated Kosovo's constitution.Sejdiu breached the Kosovo's constitution by holding office and the leadership ... Read more...

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The Jammu and Kashmir situation: The Azadi Debate (Part I)


September 17th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Salim HaqNew Delhi, Sept.17 (ANI): In the debate on Kashmir, in the slogans being shouted by protestors in the Kashmir Valley, the most common refrain is that of Azadi.Despite this, ... Read more...

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Eelam dreams only hurting Tamils: Sri Lankan minister (Interview)


June 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil minister who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India says the Tamil diaspora's refusal to give up the Tamil ... Read more...

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U.S. to aid West Bank and Gaza with $400 million initiatives


June 10th, 2010 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that the U.S. will contribute with hundreds of millions of dollars in initiatives and commitments for the West Bank and Gaza.U.S. ... Read more...

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Indian-American Haley is racially attacked


June 6th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 6 (IANS) Indian-American Nikki Haley, who is contesting governorship in South Carolina, was attacked racially by a state lawmaker who called her a "raghead", media reports said Sunday. Republican ... Read more...

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Underdogs Kiwis hope to create few upsets


May 31st, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (DPA) One of the unquestioned minnows of World Cup football in South Africa this summer, New Zealand are happy just to be back in the spotlight after a 28-year ... Read more...

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Amar Singh compares Lok Manch with V.P Singh’s Jan Morcha


May 11th, 2010 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said that his newly formed Lok Manch was on the lines of the late V.P. Singh's Jan Morcha which the latter ... Read more...

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