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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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Assure Indians of safety: Krishna to US (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The US needs to assure the Indian community that they will be safe in that country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday after six ... Read more...

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‘US sending wrong signals over South China Sea’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) A recent statement by the US State Department on the South China Sea sent wrong signals, and did not help with the peace and stability in ... Read more...

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China criticises US report on religious freedom


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) China has criticised the US government's report on international religious freedom, calling it "a notorious practice of blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".The ... Read more...

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No impunity for Al-Assad : France


July 25th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 25 (IANS) France has said despite the Arab League making proposal of safe exit for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, it would not earn him an impunity, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Cops turn into robbers in Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS) A gang suspected of high-profile robberies in Russia's southwestern region of Ingushetia included three police officers, the Russian interior ministry said.According to RIA Novosti, one of ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns from Pakistani Senate


July 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Former interior minister Rehman Malik, who is now adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on internal affairs, Tuesday said he has resigned from the Senate, the ... Read more...

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Taliban praises Delhi, says it’s not anti-India


June 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Taliban has come out with a rare praise of India for reportedly standing up to the US over the Afghan situation, and promised ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns as minister, made PM’s advisor (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani just after he resigned as interior minister ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik made advisor to Pakistani PM


June 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Geo News reported.The Supreme Court Monday suspended ... Read more...

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China issues report on human rights in US


May 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China, which termed a US report on human rights as "full of overly critical remarks" and "distortions" on China, has hit back with a report on ... Read more...

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China calls US criticism over human rights as ‘biased’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China has described the US government report on Chinese human rights practices as "biased" and suggested it to stop interfering in other nations' internal affairs, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Don’t support foreign interference, Syria urges BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Syria has urged the BRICS leaders to oppose any foreign interference in its internal affairs.Wishing success to the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and ... Read more...

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China urges US to stop meddling on Tibet


March 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has urged the US to stop meddling in its internal affairs through the Tibet issue."We are resolutely opposed to it," the China Daily quoted Foreign ... Read more...

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More needs to be done in Afghanistan: India to UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Although progress made till date in war-torn Afghanistan has been significant, "much more needs to be done" in the country, Hardeep Singh Puri, India's permanent ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda guns down American in Yemen (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), March 18 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Sunday claimed responsibility for killing a US citizen working as an English teacher at a Swedish-run institute in Yemen, media reports ... Read more...

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Russia supports Syrians’ decision on leadership


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS) Voicing support for Syrians' decision on their leadership, Russia has urged a ceasefire and political talks in the violence-wracked country.Russia believes the Syrians could make decisions ... Read more...

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China sends special envoy to Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China has sent a special envoy to Syria to discuss and find out a solution to the political crisis in the country, Xinhua reported.Li Huaxin, after ... Read more...

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India pushes for early elections in Maldives, parties agree (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) On his second visit to the Maldives in nearly a fortnight, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai held wide-ranging discussions in the capital Male that culminated in ... Read more...

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People suffering for BJP woes: Congress


February 24th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The people of Karnataka are suffering because of the infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress said Friday.Spokesperson Rajiv Shukla told ... Read more...

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Russia, Iran oppose foreign interference in Syria


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have spoken out against foreign interference in Syrian internal affairs.Medvedev and Ahmadinejad Wednesday discussed the ... Read more...

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ULFA dismiss Pillai’s claim on Paresh Baruah


February 17th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday described as baseless former union home secretary G.K. Pillai's claim that the outfit's commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah ... Read more...

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Maldives to nominate new SAARC secretary general soon


January 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Days after Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed quit as SAARC secretary-general amid a controversy, Maldives has conveyed that it would nominate a fresh candidate to occupy the ... Read more...

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RSS, not BJP high command, rules Karnataka unit (Karnataka Newsletter)


January 15th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 15 (IANS) The more the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserts that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) does not involve itself in its internal affairs, the greater ... Read more...

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Russia calls for restraint when sentencing Mubarak


January 8th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has said it was concerned about calls by the prosecutor at the trial of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to sentence the former ... Read more...

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`Afghan stability must for peace in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is important for peace in Pakistan and Islamabad wants to improve its ties with Kabul, Senate Chairman Farooq H. Naek has said.Non-interference ... Read more...

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China warns US against interfering in internal affairs


December 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China Tuesday told the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues.China is willing to engage in dialogues with ... Read more...

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US supportive of Russians’ rights and aspirations: Clinton


December 8th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 8 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the US supports the "rights and aspirations" of Russians.Clinton's latest statement came two days after her comments ... Read more...

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Japan’s household spending falls in October


November 29th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) The average spending by Japanese households dropped 0.4 percent in October from a year earlier to 285,605 yen (about $3,600), authorities said Tuesday.The 0.4 percent decline ... Read more...

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Need political will to deal with terror safe havens: India


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) Noting that there has been no let up in terrorist violence in Afghanistan, India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out ... Read more...

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Thousands of Syrians rally in support of Assad


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands of Syrians thronged a main Syrian square Friday to express support to President Bashar al-Assad and to express discontent with the Arab League's decision to ... Read more...

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Reform of security sector vital to create peace: India


October 13th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian Minister Preneet Kaur stressed here Wednesday the importance of effective security sector reform (SSR) for countries that are in the midst of conflict or ... Read more...

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Russia rejects US presence in Afghanistan after UN mandate expires


October 7th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 7 (IANS) Russia will not agree to US military presence in Afghanistan after the expiry of a UN Security Council mandate, Russian envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said ... Read more...

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Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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Akalis claim clean sweep in SGPC polls


September 19th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Monday claimed a clean sweep in the 170-member general house of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of ... Read more...

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