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UN observers leave Syria


August 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 23 international observers under the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) Monday headed to Lebanese capital Beirut as their mission officially expired Sunday, ... Read more...

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UN extends mission of 300 observers in Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council Friday extended by 30 days the mandates of 300 international observers in Syria, with the possibility of further extension.The resolution, ... Read more...

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Syria ready for ’synchronized pullout’ : Russia


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian leadership has told Russia about its readiness to withdraw armed forces from the country's cities in parallel with Syrian opposition forces, according to ... Read more...

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Ban arrives in Myanmar


April 29th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 29 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar.Ban will meet President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw ... Read more...

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UN monitors should be from neutral countries, like BRICS: Syria


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syria has said it was ready to facilitate UN monitors, but stressed that a majority of them should be from "neutral countries" like BRICS, which also ... Read more...

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Syria welcomes UN monitors, pitches for neutral BRICS


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) Minutes after the Security Council approved a resolution expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers, Syria Saturday said it was ready to facilitate the UN monitors, ... Read more...

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UN observer mission is in Syrian interest: official


April 16th, 2012 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 16 (IANS) To have international observers on our territory is in Syrian interest, a top Syrian official said Sunday, adding that it is so because they can help ... Read more...

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Gunmen torch health centre in Syria


April 15th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 15 (IANS) An armed group set ablaze a health centre Saturday in Syria's Latakai city, Xinhua reported.According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the fire has been ... Read more...

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UNSC adopts plan to send observers to Syria


April 15th, 2012 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Saturday the draft resolution to send a group of unarmed observers to Syria to oversee the ceasefire, CNN ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party scripts landslide win


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won 40 of the 45 parliamentary seats so far in the recently held ... Read more...

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It’s victory of people, says Suu Kyi


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called it a "victory of the people" after her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), said she had won ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi wins landmark Myanmar by-polls (Roundup)


April 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Sunday scored a momentous victory following a decades-long fight for democracy by winning a parliamentary by-poll for a seat in ... Read more...

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Myanmar holds landmark votes


April 1st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Polling began Sunday in Myanmar's by-elections that promise to be the most open contest in decades, with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among those standing.Standing ... Read more...

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Foreign observers for North Korean satellite launch


March 18th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 18 (IANS) North Korea would invite international observers to monitor launching of its indigenously-built earth observation satellite -- Kwangmyongsong-3, the state news agency KCNA has reported.The Korean Committee ... Read more...

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US-Russia cooperation based on interests: White House


March 9th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cooperation between the US and Russia was based on mutual interests "regardless of who the president is", White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday.Carney ... Read more...

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International observers say Russian vote ‘clearly skewed’ for Putin


March 5th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, Russia (BNO NEWS) -- Although voting procedures were generally followed during Russia's presidential election, there was evidence of fraud and campaign conditions were 'clearly skewed' in favor of Prime Minister Vladimir ... Read more...

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700 observers to monitor Russian presidential poll


March 1st, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 700 international observers will arrive in Russia to monitor the March 4 presidential elections, a top election official said Thursday.Currently, 667 international observers are ... Read more...

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Tibet situation grim, needs global intervention, say exiles


February 24th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 24 (IANS) An 18-year-old monk immolated himself in front of a monastery in Tibet. While in flames, he was praying, "May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live ... Read more...

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Human rights condition improving in Myanmar: UN envoy


February 6th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 6 (IANS) The human rights situation was improving in Myanmar but serious challenges still remained and needed to be addressed, UN special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana has said.Quintana, ... Read more...

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Parliamentary polls begin in Kazakhstan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 9,000 polling stations opened in Kazakhstan Sunday for parliamentary elections that are expected to end the ruling party's monopolistic control of the legislature.After securing ... Read more...

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Africa emerging as a continent of opportunity


December 28th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Dec 28 (IANS) Defying the festering Eurozone crisis, Africa is poised for an economic upsurge, with international observers and the World Bank hailing it the "continent of opportunity.""This is ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan welcomes international observers for January polls


December 24th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan has said it would welcome international observers to monitor landmark parliament elections in mid January that would pave the way for a multi-party legislature in ... Read more...

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Russia opens first probe into alleged poll fraud


December 16th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday started its first probe into allegations of electoral fraud during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, investigators said.The probe was launched in the southern ... Read more...

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Russian election protests came from within: Clinton


December 15th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian election protests did not come from the outside, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in her first public response to Russian Prime ... Read more...

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No foreign observers for Russian presidential polls?


December 14th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Central Election Commission may not invite international observers to the presidential elections in March following critical remarks made by such observers after the ... Read more...

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Anti-Putin protests sweep across Russia


December 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in cities across the country Saturday in mass peaceful protest over recent elections they claim were rigged in ... Read more...

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US encouraging Russian opposition, says Putin


December 8th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday accused the US authorities of sponsoring the opposition in Russia and urged harsher punishment for those acting on orders ... Read more...

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Russian police arrest 569 people in second night of poll protests


December 8th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police arrested more than 560 people on Tuesday as Moscow witnessed a second evening of protests over alleged electoral fraud by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia ... Read more...

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Russia terms US comments about polls ‘unacceptable’


December 7th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has said that comments by senior White House officials about Russian parliamentary elections were "unacceptable".US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said ... Read more...

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US worried by reports of electoral violations in Russia


December 6th, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US administration is worried about reports of electoral violations during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections in Russia, a White House spokesman said.International observers from ... Read more...

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No violations at Russia’s parliamentary polls


December 4th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There were no violations during Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia, international observers monitoring the polls said.The elections are being seen as a crucial test for ... Read more...

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Russia kicks off ‘day of silence’ ahead of general elections


December 4th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Saturday began its so-called 'day of silence' as the country prepares to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, local media reported.The so-called 'day of silence' is ... Read more...

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Russia observes ‘Day of Silence’ ahead of polls


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A national 'Day of Silence' was observed in Russia Saturday ahead of the parliamentary elections Dec 4.During the silence period no active campaigning by the ... Read more...

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650 international observers to monitor Russian polls


November 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 650 international observers will monitor the crucial parliamentary elections Dec 4, a top election official said Tuesday."We will accredit all 650 international ... Read more...

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Suspended sentences for Belarus opposition activists


May 21st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Two former Belarusian opposition presidential candidates and several election campaign activists were handed two-year suspended sentences on Friday, RIA Novosti reported.A Minsk district court found Vladimir Neklyaev, ... Read more...

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