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Germany, a pillar to curb Iranian nuke programme: Israel


September 10th, 2012 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak Sunday praised Germany for playing a key role in international efforts to halt Iran's controversial nuclear programme."We, in Israel, all know ... Read more...

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Peaceful solution to Syria crisis unlikely: Hague


August 5th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the situation in Syria as "bleak" and said that a peaceful solution to the 17-month-long crisis was now unlikely, ... Read more...

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India for ‘concerted action’ against ‘terrorism syndicate’ in Afghanistan


June 28th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out the syndicate of terrorism including Al Qaeda, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba, saying that terrorism ... Read more...

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Syrian diplomats’ expulsion counter-productive: Russia


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia believes expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from a number of Western countries is counter- productive, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday."We can only comment on ... Read more...

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Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.The Public ... Read more...

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Sudan ready for talks with South Sudan: Russia


May 1st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudan has informed Moscow of its readiness to start negotiations with South Sudan to settle their conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.Lavrov revealed ... Read more...

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Russia concerned over US plans to keep Afghan bases


April 20th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed concern over US plans to keep its military contingent in Afghanistan after the pullout of international troops ... Read more...

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Afghan women in jail for ‘moral crimes’: Report


March 28th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) About half of the women in Afghan prisons are being held for moral crimes like adultery or running away from home, says a Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan to visit Russia


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will visit Moscow in the very near future to discuss the situation in the Middle East country, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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India ready to help fight piracy in Africa


February 28th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 28 (IANS) India has expressed readiness to contribute to international efforts to tackle the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea."India stands ready to contribute to ... Read more...

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India concerned over piracy, backs Somalia stability


February 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing concern over increasing piracy, India has expressed solidarity with Somalia and backed global efforts to bring stability to the war-torn nation."India desires stability ... Read more...

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India, others slam EU aviation cap


February 14th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BASIC countries -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China - Tuesday criticised the European Union's (EU) "stubbornness" to go ahead with its aviation cap, ... Read more...

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US urges Seoul to join anti-Iran sanction


January 17th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) The US has urged South Korea to join a US-led campaign to punish Iran over its controversial nuclear programme by reducing oil imports from the oil-rich ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean Rim grouping to jointly combat piracy menace (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Tuesday resolved to jointly combat the piracy menace by strengthening maritime security in the region."We have ... Read more...

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India seeks global action defeat terrorism


November 15th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 15 (IANS) India has called for international cooperation and concerted action against terrorists and their sponsors, including the complete dismantling of terrorist safe havens. "The international community ... Read more...

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India pledges support to global efforts to tackle piracy


October 20th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) India has pledged to contribute to international efforts to tackle the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea and for the safety and release ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar highlights women’s role in Indian polity


October 18th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Addressing the 125th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly being held in Berne, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday talked about the role of women in ... Read more...

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Price rise causing food insecurity: UAE minister


October 15th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) Soaring food prices have significantly contributed to the world's food insecurity, said Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, UAE environment and water minister.The price rise will hamper international ... Read more...

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Men need to change to stop violence against women: Meira Kumar


September 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Calling for a change in the mindset of men to stop physical and sexual violence against women, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday said ... Read more...

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Gaddafi representatives in talks with France


July 11th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 11 (IANS/AKI) Representatives of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are conducting negotiations with France and not with the rebels seeking his ouster, according to Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam."The truth ... Read more...

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UAE minister meets Karzai


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 23 (IANS/WAM) Visiting UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and discussed the political situation and various ongoing developmental ... Read more...

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India ready to join global efforts to tackle piracy


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) India has expressed readiness to join any international efforts to tackle the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea and in safety and release ... Read more...

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India to take part in Afghan meet in Germany


May 27th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India is expected to play an active role in an international conference on Afghanistan being held in Bonn in December, German Ambassador Thomas Matussek ... Read more...

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Indian among three jailed for stealing ex-president’s corpse


May 17th, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Nicosia, May 17 IANS) Three people, including an Indian, have been jailed for stealing the corpse of a former Cyprus president from his grave two-and-a-half years ago, a media report said.A ... Read more...

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India’s ratification of UN convention against corruption welcomed


May 14th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) India's announcement that it had ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) has been welcomed as a "significant step"."India has taken a significant step forward ... Read more...

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US hails Indian efforts to rebuild Afghanistan


May 14th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Taking note of India's "enhanced position as a regional leader" the United States has welcomed New Delhi's boost in aid to Kabul and strong support ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing a setback to world terror groups: Islamabad


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing was a major setback to terror organisations around the world, Pakistan's Foreign Office said Monday.Osama bin Laden was ... Read more...

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Pak highlights ’significant role’ in counter-terrorism efforts


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): After the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a secret US operation in Pakistan, the Pakistan government on Monday said it had played a "significant role" in ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi prince meets Cameron


April 30th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS/WAM) The crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has met British Prime Minister David Cameron and reviewed the ties between the ... Read more...

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India, Russia to review nuke sites safety, don’t want brakes on projects


April 14th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorSanya (China), Apr. 14 (ANI): Alarmed over the recent nuclear catastrophe in Japan, India and Russia have decided to jointly review the safety of nuclear reactors installed in India, ... Read more...

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China issues White Paper on arms control, peaceful development


March 31st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.31 (ANI): China has issued a White Paper on national defense that aims to enhance its military transparency and boost the world's trust in its commitment to peaceful development.The document gives ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces intensify fight to retake oil port of Ras Lanuf


March 12th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 12 (ANI): Libyan troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have reportedly intensified their fight against rebels while attempting to retake the oil port of Ras Lanuf on Friday.The government ... Read more...

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Libya to see more anti-Gaddafi demonstrations


February 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Anti-government protesters in Libya are due to hold a series of mass demonstrations Friday in an attempt to end the 41-year rule of authoritarian leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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India promises 500 million dollars aid to Least Developed Countries


February 18th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): India will extend 500 million dollars aid for a host of projects in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and offered to share its developmental experience with them.Inaugurating a ... Read more...

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India announces $500 mn aid for Least Developed Countries


February 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Underlining its commitment to South-South cooperation, India Friday announced another $500 million aid for a host of projects in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and offered to ... Read more...

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