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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action

May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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EU accepts Iran talks offer

March 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran's offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the ... Read more...

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IAEA to send high-level team to Iran

November 18th, 2011 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 18 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) will send its high-level team to Tehran to hold talks with the Iranian government over its controversial nuclear programme, Xinhua ... Read more...

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UN chief concerned over conviction of Ukraine’s ex-PM

October 12th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his concern over conviction of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, his spokesperson said.Kiev's Pechyorsky District Court ... Read more...

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University of St Andrews to review Syria funding arrangement

April 28th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): The University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the United Kingdom, has decided to review the work of one of its academic research centres because its funding ... Read more...

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S. Korean defence minister resigns over slow response to N. Korean shelling of island

November 26th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (S.Korea), Nov.26 (ANI): South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young has resigned amid angry criticism of the response to the North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong island.In the North Korean artillery bombardment, ... Read more...

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HR group hopes Kayani-ordered ‘execution by soldiers’ probe ‘not a mere sham’

October 8th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 8 (ANI): A HR group has expressed the hope that Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani's probe into the video clips that show men in soldiers' uniforms gunning ... Read more...

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IAEA informed about new N-plant in Pakistan: China

September 22nd, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) The Chinese government Tuesday said it had informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the new nuclear reactor its state-owned nuclear firm is constructing in Pakistan ... Read more...

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China to go to moon, Mars, Venus and beyond

September 20th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has now set its sight on planet Venus, where it hopes to land a space probe by 2015. A probe to Mars and the country's first moon ... Read more...

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Misappropriation scam hits Sindh flood victims amidst international corruption fears

August 21st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): Amidst international concerns over the misuse of funds meant for flood victims owing to the massive corruption prevalent in the country, reports of misappropriation of government funds in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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President Obama reiterates international concerns over Iran’s nuclear program in call with Turkish PM Erdogan

May 20th, 2010 - 6:26 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday stressed that the international community continues to have concerns about Iran's nuclear program in a phone call with Turkish Prime Minister Recep ... Read more...

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Iran behaving irresponsibly, says Medvedev

April 27th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran is behaving irresponsibly regarding international concerns over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday. "Iran so far does not show proper understanding and behaves ... Read more...

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Dont do deals with Iran: US tells India, Pakistan

April 2nd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The United States is "encouraging" India and Pakistan to not conduct transactions like their gas pipeline with Iran at a time when it's engaged in sensitive negotiations with ... Read more...

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US welcomes China’s role in Iran sanctions talks

April 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (DPA) The US has welcomed China's decision to join discussions at the UN about enacting sanctions on Iran for its refusal to alleviate international concerns about its nuclear ... Read more...

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Thailand deports Hmong refugees despite international concerns

December 28th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 28 (DPA) Thailand Monday began deporting 4,000 ethnic Hmong refugees to Laos despite international appeals to the government to reconsider the involuntary repatriation to an uncertain future. The first batch of ... Read more...

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US official pacifies ‘outraged’ India over Obama-Hu joint statement

November 19th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov. 19 (ANI): A senior Obama administration official has sought to assuage angered feelings in India over the presidents of the United States and China using the forum of a ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects US report on its nuclear arsenal security

November 10th, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 10 (DPA) Pakistan's top military commander rubbished a report that the country was in talks with the US over "added security" for its nuclear arsenal, saying the armed forces were ... Read more...

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India, Japan to increase cooperation in peace-keeping and disaster relief measures

November 9th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Nov 9 (ANI): India and Japan today expressed their firm determination to take forward bilateral defence exchanges and cooperation in a meaningful way.In a joint press statement issued at the ... Read more...

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US still sees Pak with suspicion: Musharraf

October 10th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct.10 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has said that even though the US considers Islamabad as an important ally in its 'war on terror', Washington sees it with ... Read more...

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US prepared to move with sanctions on Iran

October 7th, 2009 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (DPA) The US is preparing to push forward with international sanctions if negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme fail, US officials said Tuesday. Deputy Secretary of States James Steinberg ... Read more...

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Threat regarding Pak nukes falling into terrorists hands remains: IISS

October 1st, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.1 (ANI): Amid growing international concerns over Pakistan's nuclear assets falling into extremists' hands, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has also expressed fears regarding the safety of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Security Council condemns North Korean missile launches (Lead)

July 7th, 2009 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 7 (Xinhua) The UN Security Council has condemned the recent missile launches by North Korea and urged the communist country to fully comply with its obligations and relevant UN ... Read more...

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Blatter praises South African football fans

June 26th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) World football supremo Joseph Blatter Friday praised South African fans for their enthusiastic support of both the home side and visiting teams in the ongoing Confederations Cup, a ... Read more...

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Indian envoys meet Rajapaksa, no word on truce (Lead)

April 24th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan Friday held talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and then flew back home, with Colombo hinting ... Read more...

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US would consider ‘any Iranian proposal’

April 16th, 2009 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (DPA) The US would be willing to consider any proposal presented by Iran as long as it addresses international concerns about the Islamic state's nuclear activities, the US ... Read more...

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US to join nuclear talks with Iran

April 9th, 2009 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (DPA) The US said Wednesday it would join other permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany in talks with Iran over its suspected nuclear programme. Confirming this, ... Read more...

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Switch off lights during Earth Hour, power supplier asks consumers

March 26th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A major power supplier in the national capital has urged consumers to switch off electricity for an hour at 8.30 p.m. March 28 during the Earth ... Read more...

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Japan commissions largest helicopter carrier

March 18th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (Xinhua) Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) Wednesday commissioned its largest helicopter carrier amid international concerns. The 197-meter long, 13,950-tonne Hyuga, which can carry 11 helicopters on its flat deck, will ... Read more...

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Iran has not proven nuclear intentions are peaceful: US

February 20th, 2009 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (DPA) Iran has yet to convince the international community that it has no intention to build nuclear weapons, the US said Thursday after the release by the UN's nuclear ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects international concerns over Islamic laws

February 19th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Pakistan Thursday rejected international concerns over the introduction of an Islamic judicial system in parts of its North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) as "speculative". "There are some reactions including ... Read more...

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Drone hits igniting anti-US feelings among tribal people: Zardari

January 31st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): Pakistan has once again urged the United States to reconsider its stance on the war on terror inside Pakistans territory, and take its vital national interest into consideration ... Read more...

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Outlaw groups linked to LTTE, Sri Lanka tells EU

January 28th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 28 (IANS) Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has asked the European Union to include groups linked to the Tamil Tigers on its terrorist list, EuAsiaNews reported Wednesday.Bogollagama made the ... Read more...

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At least five Somali pirates drown with ransom

January 10th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Jan 10 (Xinhua) At least five Somali pirates drowned with their share of ransom after their boat capsized off the coast of the Horn of Africa nation, reports Saturday said.The pirates ... Read more...

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Beware of China, rights group warns Nepal

June 20th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) As Nepal began its harshest ever crackdown on Tibetan refugees, arresting three leaders of the community and starting a hunt for nine more, a Tibet rights ... Read more...

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US to support Pak peace pact with militants, if it curbs terrorist violence

May 24th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI) : United States has stated that it will support any peace agreement signed by Pakistan with militants in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, provided such a pact ... Read more...

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