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UAE calls for n-weapons free Middle EAst


September 21st, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on all countries in the Middle East to make a positive commitment to contribute to the establishment of a ... Read more...

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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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US downplays Manmohan Singh’s visit to Iran


August 15th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Downplaying the significance of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit to western sanctions hit Iran, the US has hoped he would convey to Tehran ... Read more...

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There’s still time and space for diplomacy on Iran: US


August 14th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The White House Monday reiterated that there was still "time and space" for diplomacy in dealing with Iran's nuclear standoff.Washington, however, vowed to continue the two-track ... Read more...

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Russia reminds Syria of 1925 chemical weapons ban


July 25th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow expects Syrian authorities to strictly comply with their country's obligations under the ban on chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said in a ... Read more...

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US applauds North Korea’s statement about no n-test


June 12th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US has applauded the statement by North Korea that it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test at present."Obviously we'll judge them by their ... Read more...

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US exempts India from Iran oil sanctions (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) A day before India-US strategic dialogue here, the US has exempted India and six other nations from its tough Iran oil sanctions for significantly reducing their ... Read more...

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US says it’s helping India find alternative oil supplies


May 24th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) In the face of a public outcry in India over rising oil prices due to Iran oil sanctions, the US said it was trying to help ... Read more...

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India, US on same page on Iran’s n-programme (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US affirmed Tuesday that they were on the same page on preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, though Tehran remains a key ... Read more...

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India under pressure to cut oil imports from Iran: Clinton


May 7th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said countries like India were being pressurised to reduce their oil imports from Iran to make Tehran change its ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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North Korea launches long-range rocket: reports (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang/Washington, April 13 (IANS) Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday, reported CNN citing two US officials.International leaders had urged North Korea ... Read more...

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G-8 urges North Korea to cancel rocket launch


April 13th, 2012 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The G-8 foreign ministers have urged North Korea to honour its commitments and cancel the launch of its rocket later this week, the US Secretary ... Read more...

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Clinton says diplomacy with Iran not infinite


April 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the time for diplomacy with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme is not "infinite". "We want to ... Read more...

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US suspends food aid to North Korea (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US has suspended its planned nutritional food aid to North Korea over the latter's insistence on launching a satellite, a Pentagon official said."We have been ... Read more...

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‘Japan can crash North Korea satellite if needed’


March 18th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) If the need arises, Japan's armed forces could shoot down North Korea's satellite, planned to be launched next month, a minister has said.Japanese Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Japan warns of crashing down North Korean satellite


March 18th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese armed forces could shoot down North Korea's satellite, planned to be launched next month, if the need arises, a Japanese daily has quoted ... Read more...

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North Korea’s satellite plan provocative: US


March 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday termed as "highly provocative" plans by North Korea to launch an "earth observation" satellite."North Korea's announcement that it ... Read more...

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Russia urges US to respect rights of WikiLeaks suspect


March 9th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS) Russia wants the US to respect the human rights of a soldier accused of leaking American classified information through whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, a Russian foreign ministry ... Read more...

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NATO chief rules out intervention in Syria, Iran


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has ruled out the military alliance having any intention to intervene in Syria or Iran."It's important for me to stress that ... Read more...

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US condemns death sentence of Iran pastor


February 24th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The White House Thursday condemned the Iranian authorities' reaffirmation of the death sentence for an Iranian pastor."The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports ... Read more...

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‘No contradiction in India’s ties with Iran, US’


February 7th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Amid mounting pressure from the US to reduce its dependence on Iranian oil, New Delhi has said its ties with Tehran do not contradict its relationship ... Read more...

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Iran ‘not unhappy’ with India over Syria vote


February 7th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Iran Tuesday said it was was "not unhappy" over India backing a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, but asked New Delhi to pay more ... Read more...

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Obama, Netanyahu discuss Mideast situation


January 13th, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Mideast situation.The two leaders reviewed the recent face-to-face meetings between the ... Read more...

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Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord


December 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 13 (IANS) Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday.Kent blamed the "incompetent Liberal government" of ... Read more...

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All British embassy staff leave Iran: Report


November 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 30 (IANS) All staff at the British embassy in Tehran have left the country, a day after hundreds of angry Iranians protested in front of the embassy as ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns attack on British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned the attack on the British embassy in Tehran and called on the Iranian authorities to protect the diplomatic staff ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns diplomatic premises attacks in Syria


November 16th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned the recent attacks on diplomatic posts in Syria, reiterating its call on the Syrian authorities to protect ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s spy chief takes refuge in Niger


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Niamey (Niger), Oct 23 (IANS) The intelligence chief of killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has taken refuge in Niger on the southern border with Libya, Xinhua reported.Bazoum Mohamed, Niger's minister ... Read more...

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US to hold N-talks with Pyongyang


October 20th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US will hold talks with North Korea in Geneva next week over its nuclear programme, Xinhua reported Wednesday."This is a continuation of the exploratory meetings ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays nuclear safety authority bill


September 21st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday denounced the proposed Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill and asked the government to "set up a genuinely independent nuclear safety regulatory ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t take dictation from anyone: Daily


September 17th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) It is high time to tell the US that Pakistan "would not take any dictation from anyone", said a daily Saturday.The Nation editorially said: "It ... Read more...

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Belarus denies supplying weapons to Pakistani terrorists


August 11th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 11 (IANS) Belarus has rubbished the reports suggesting it illegally sold weapons to terrorist groups in Pakistan, Xinhua reported Thursday.According to Belarus foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh, ... Read more...

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Russia destroys half of its chemical weapons


August 10th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS) Russia has destroyed more than half of its stockpile of chemical weapons and the remainder would be gone by 2015, a senior official said Wednesday.Some 21,000 ... Read more...

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US denies role in Iranian scientist’s death


July 26th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US State Department has denied the allegation that Washington was involved in the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, Xinhua reported.Reacting over ... Read more...

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