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Attack on US consulate in Libya deplorable: UAE papers


September 13th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) Leading English dailies of the UAE have said the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which four Americans, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, were ... Read more...

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China, Maldives pledge closer cooperation on climate change


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Urmuqi (China), Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Sunday and pledged to boost cooperation on climate change between the two nations.Hailing the sound ... Read more...

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Swedish ex-envoy to head defence firm Saab in India


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Swedish ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren will return to India as the chief of the defence firm Saab's operations here. He will forge new ties with ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad invited to Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria


August 6th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will take part in a meeting of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia, which will focus on ... Read more...

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Pakistan adheres to nuclear non-proliferation: Malik


July 12th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan strictly adheres to the policy of nuclear non-proliferation, Rehman Malik, advisor to the prime minister on interior affairs, said.The country's nuclear programme is in the ... Read more...

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Cuban president embarks on China, Vietnam trip


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro has embarked on an official tour to China and Vietnam, the Prensa Latina news agency reported Monday.Castro and his delegation, including Foreign ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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Congress hopes all parties will support Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday expressed the hope that all political parties would support the candidature of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee."I ... Read more...

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US wants more steps to solve Eurozone crisis


June 5th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The White House has called on the European nations to take more steps to solve the worsening Eurozone crisis, saying the markets view the measures ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to push for expansion of sea boundary


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka will push for expansion of its sea boundary, also known as the continental shelf, and send a delegation to the UN to ... Read more...

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UAE, Finland discuss cooperation


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Finland have discussed ways to boost cooperation, particularly at international forums.Saeed Mohammed Al Shamsi, assistant secretary of state for international affairs, and ... Read more...

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‘No Syrian crisis settlement without Russia, China’


April 28th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The crisis in Syria is impossible to settle if the international community ignores the positions of Russia and China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ... Read more...

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Stratfor hits out at WikiLeaks over Bhopal spying charge


February 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) US private intelligence firm Stratfor has denounced whistleblower site WikiLeaks' disclosure that it provided Dow Chemical information on environmental activists after the Bhopal gas leak disaster ... Read more...

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Global warming to flood low lying areas more frequently


February 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Projected increases in sea-levels and storm intensities triggered by climate change is likely to flood low lying areas more frequently, a study reveals. Researchers from Princeton ... Read more...

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Chinese daily foresees friendly India-China ties


February 21st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) The possibility of friendly cooperation between China and India is much greater than of them walking towards a war, a state-run daily said as it noted ... Read more...

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Opposition hails Indian intervention in Maldives


February 17th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian opposition led by former president Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down Feb 7, has hailed India's intervention in the ongoing political crisis.Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, spokesperson ... Read more...

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China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance ties


January 16th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 16 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz have vowed to enhance bilateral relations.Wen, who arrived here Saturday after an official ... Read more...

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Only democracy can resolve Tibetan issue: Sangay


January 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Jan 12 (IANS) China needs democracy for Tibet to gain "genuine autonomy", Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said Thursday.Delivering a public lecture at the Jindal School of International ... Read more...

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Government vs Team Anna - demands on Lokpal


December 27th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) A glance at the government and Team Anna's respective positions on key issues in the Lokpal bill.Inclusion of prime minister:Government's bill: Includes prime minister ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill: Who stands where


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lokpal bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday, amid protests by political parties.Here is a glance on where various parties and Team ... Read more...

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India strong candidate for permanent UNSC membership: Russia


December 16th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Russia Friday reaffirmed its support for a permanent seat for India in an expanded United Nation Security Council (UNSC) with President Dmitry Medvedev terming it ... Read more...

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Cuba, China to enhance military cooperation


October 28th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 28 (IANS) China and Cuba have pledged to take forward their bilateral ties and promote cooperation between their militaries.The affirmation came Thursday during a meeting between Cuban President ... Read more...

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India needs its own culture of strategic thought: Ansari


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday advocated the need for India to develop a culture of strategic thought and called for creating a national resource-base of ... Read more...

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Finally, Jammu varsity to get first vice chancellor


August 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary S.S. Bloeria is set to be the first vice chancellor of Central University, Jammu, with the union government approving his ... Read more...

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India, Iran resolve oil payment row


August 1st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India has resolved an oil payment dispute with its second biggest supplier Iran through bilateral negotiations and agreed to settle the outstanding bills as soon ... Read more...

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Mongolia, India seek close n-energy cooperation


July 29th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Ulan Bator, July 29 (IANS) Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil Thursday agreed to strengthen their countries' cooperation in nuclear energy and mining. Both sides ... Read more...

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Ugandan student duped with fake admission letter


July 5th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) An Ugandan national was duped by a man who gave him a forged letter of admission to Delhi Technical University, police said Monday."Ntare N. Brain ... Read more...

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Pakistan wanted account in Kuwait in PM’s name: WikiLeaks


June 10th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The present Pakistan government requested the opening of a bank account in Kuwait in the name of the prime minister for receiving donations for internally displaced ... Read more...

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Libyan opposition hails Russia’s new position over Gaddafi


May 29th, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Benghazi, May 29 (IANS) Chairman of Libyan opposition's National Transitional Council (CNT) has hailed the new "position displayed" by Russia which now seeks departure of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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British varsity confers honorary degrees on Pranab, Jaitley


May 27th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) University of Wolverhampton, one of Britain's leading universities, Thursday honoured Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Venezuelans protest against US sanctions


May 26th, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 26 (IANS) Thousands of Venezuelans Wednesday gathered in oil facilities of Caracas and other cities to stage protest against the US economic sanctions against state-run oil company Petroleos ... Read more...

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NATO airstrikes on Libya “a form of new colonialism”: S. African expert


May 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria, May 1 (ANI): A South African expert on international affairs has said ongoing NATO airstrikes on Libya represent a 'form of new colonialism', and added there is a risk that the ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan supports India’s bid for permanent UNSC seat


April 16th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Apr 16(ANI): India's bid to get a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has got another boost after Kazakhstan assured of full support."Kazakhstan reaffirmed support of ... Read more...

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China indicates support for India’s UNSC bid


April 14th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr.14 (ANI): China for the first time has shown signs of support for India's bid for permanent membership of the expanded United Nations Security Council (UNSC).China has also endorsed the ... Read more...

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Chinese President calls for joint efforts to maintain world peace, stability


April 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for joint efforts to maintain world peace and stability, saying that it forms the prerequisite and foundation for development.Jintao said that all ... Read more...

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