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Car bombing kills driver in Libya


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 2 (IANS) A car bomb blast in a commercial street in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi Sunday killed the driver and injured a passenger, Xinhua reported.The blast took ... Read more...

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Annan admits failure of Syrian peace mission


July 8th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kofi Annan, the joint UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted his failure in solving Syrian crisis, according to a French ... Read more...

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Greece to vote in new polls June 17


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece will hold new parliamentary polls June 17 and a court official will head an interim government until then, state television reported.Council of State head ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation unlikely in 2012: Hamas official


March 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 31 (IANS) A Hamas official Saturday ruled out the possibility that the Palestinian reconciliation will take place this year, blaming mainly Israel and the US for blocking it.... Read more...

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Pakistan’s poll panel is now independent


February 21st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Senate has passed a constitutional amendment bill, providing an independent Election Commission and a neutral interim government set-up to oversee polls, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Greece approves 2012 budget amid austerity protests


December 7th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 7 (IANS) The Greek parliament early Wednesday approved the country's 2012 budget designed to tackle a severe debt crisis, amid fresh anti-austerity protests that briefly turned violent Tuesday.With ... Read more...

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Russia urges fair trial for captured Saif al-Islam


November 20th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) Russia Saturday hailed Libyan leaders' decision to send Saif al-Islam, the arrested son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to court and expressed hope that he ... Read more...

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Lucas Papademos named new Greek prime minister


November 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Lucas Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice president, was named the new Greek prime minister Thursday, BBC reported.Papademos will replace George Papandreou, who announced Wednesday ... Read more...

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Libya to honour Russian contracts


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Libyan government recognises all the business contracts signed with Russia as well as all international political agreements, Libya's new Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb said ... Read more...

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Afghan lawmakers reject military deal with ISAF


October 25th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghanistan's lower house of parliament has rejected an agreement on technical and military cooperation between the government and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the ... Read more...

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Libya to form interim government in 8 months


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Oct 22 (IANS) The Libyan authorities should be allowed to form an interim government after a national congress is elected within eight months, said a top leader of Libya's ... Read more...

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Gaddafi hiding in western border area: Rebels


September 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 28 (IANS) Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is hiding near the western town of Ghadamis under the protection of African nomadic fighters, a rebel official told CNN."We have ... Read more...

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Libyan leaders find a mass grave having more than 1000 bodies


September 26th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Sept 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Libyan transitional leaders say they have found a mass grave containing more than 1,000 bodies. The authorities say they suspect the bodies belong to inmates of ... Read more...

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Libya’s NTC fails to agree on interim government


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 19 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has failed to reach an agreement on an interim government, as some members could not solve their differences, Xinhua reported.The NTC ... Read more...

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India’s new democracy institute opens doors to Kenyans


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The newly established Indian Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) will be sharing India's experience of conducting elections for six decades with its very ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah to finalise unity government talks next week


June 15th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the recently reconciled Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah will hold a final round of talks on the creation of a new unity ... Read more...

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Palestinian’s national unity government likely in ten days: official


May 28th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 28 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official in Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has said that the national unity government is to be formed in ten days, Xinhua ... Read more...

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India welcomes Fatah-Hamas agreement


May 6th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the signing of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian political forces, Hamas and Fatah, and hoped it will lead to peace ... Read more...

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Israel calls Palestinian deal a ‘fatal mistake’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv (Israel), Apr. 29 (ANI): The long-awaited reconciliation deal between two Palestinian factions has been described by Israeli President Shimon Peres as a "fatal mistake" that will destroy any hopes of ... Read more...

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Palestine: Fatah, Hamas reach agreement on reconciliation


April 28th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 28 (IANS) Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas Wednesday signed a preliminary agreement on reconciliation during talks in Cairo, a step which paves the way for the formation ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites to be held on Sunday


March 5th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 5(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, will be performed with state honours on Sunday.The Nepal government ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ‘Quit India’ fighter PM dies at 87


March 5th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, lovingly dubbed the "saint prime minister" of Nepal for an exemplary political life untarnished by any scandal, and an active participant in India's ... Read more...

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Tunisian council elections to be held July 24


March 4th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's interim leader Fouad Mebazaa has announced that nationwide polls to elect a constitutional council will take place July 24.BBC reported that the council will ... Read more...

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Arab world unrest: pitched battles in Libya continue (Roundup)


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Tunis, March 2 (IANS) Fierce battles were fought in Libya Wednesday as people, who have risen in protest against the 41-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi, braved armed attacks to hold ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Islamist group to form political party


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 2 (IANS) Tunisia's main Islamist group Al-Nahda has been allowed to form a new political party by the country's interim government, a media report said Wednesday.Al-Nahda (The Awakening) ... Read more...

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Tunisian interim president names new PM


February 28th, 2011 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 28 (IANS) Tunisia's interim president Fouad Mebazaa has named former minister Beji Caid-Essebsi as the country's new prime minister shortly after Mohammed Ghannouchi resigned from the position.Ghannouchi resigned from the ... Read more...

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23 protesters killed in Iraq’s ‘Day of Rage’


February 26th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed Friday as Iraq's newly-elected government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faced a massive protest amid calls for a "Day of Rage" ... Read more...

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Tunisia advances elections to July as protests continue


February 26th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London/Tunis, Feb 26 (IANS) Tunisia's caretaker government promised to hold elections in mid-July in stead of September as protests revitalised in the country seeking immediate removal of the interim prime minister Mohammed ... Read more...

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Kevin Rudd to visit Egypt, Tunisia this week


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia has plans to increase its aid to Egypt to support and strengthen the country's democratic transformation, as Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will undertake a visit to ... Read more...

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Australia calls for election timetable to steer new Egypt


February 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday said Egypt must now have a clear timetable for free and fair elections, following the resignation ... Read more...

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Mubarak urged to quit as opposition draws up list of demands (Roundup)


February 1st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 1 (IANS) Egypt's prominent dissident Mohammed ElBaradei Tuesday called on embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step down and leave the country as the opposition issued their first clear list of ... Read more...

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ElBaradei urges Mubarak to quit


February 1st, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 1 (IANS) Egypt's prominent dissident Mohammed ElBaradei Tuesday called on the embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step down and leave the country as about 100,000 protesters gathered here at the ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s interim government reshuffled


January 28th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Jan 28 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced the make-up of a new interim government in an effort to quell the protests against his cabinet which included allies of the ... Read more...

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El Baradie joins anti-government protest in Egypt


January 28th, 2011 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 28 (IANS) Former chief of UN nuclear watchdog agency and Egypt's reformist leader Mohamed El Baradie arrived in Cairo to join the ongoing protests against the country's 30-year rule of ... Read more...

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Tunisia may opt for government reshuffle


January 27th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Tunisia is likely to make changes in its interim government Thursday, a day after issuing an international arrest warrant for its deposed president Zine El Abidine Ali and ... Read more...

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