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Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn its staff and diplomats, al-Arabiya reported citing a statement by Saudi Arabia's foreign ... Read more...

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Israel Navy intercepts Gaza-bound aid vessels


November 4th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jersusalem, Nov 4 (IANS) The Israeli Navy Friday afternoon intercepted two aid boats that were approaching the coast of Gaza Strip, leading them to southern Israel's Ashdod port, the Israeli ... Read more...

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Tibetans in exile protest against China in Dharamsala


April 24th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Apr 24(ANI): Activists of the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) on Sunday organized a protest rally in Dharamsala against Chinese atrocities in Tibet's Ngawa city.Hundreds of protestors including TWA activists, Gu Chu ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to provide security, legal aid to Mukhtaran Mai for case review


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 23(ANI): The Pakistan Government will provide security and legal assistance to Mukhtaran Mai, a victim of a village council-sanctioned gangrape, for managing a review of her case in the ... Read more...

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India must ensure Rajapaksa faces war crimes trial


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) India should take steps to ensure that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces trial for war crimes, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa said ... Read more...

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Grameen Yunus’s petition hearing put off for two weeks


March 15th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned for two weeks a hearing against a high court verdict upholding the removal of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus as managing ... Read more...

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Italy to send ships, planes to ease refugee crisis in Libya


March 4th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (IANS/AKI) Italy will send ships and planes to help rescue thousands of people caught between the borders of Tunisia and Libya, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has said ... Read more...

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‘Flying donkey’ in Russia dies of heart attack


February 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): A donkey that rose to fame last year after being forced to parasail above the beaches of southern Russia has died of a heart attack. A veterinarian said the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan stoning victim’s father had sold her into marriage with relative


February 5th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 5(ANI): A young woman who was stoned to death in Afghanistan last August had reportedly run away from home because her father had sold her into marriage with a wealthy ... Read more...

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Six Tibetans arrested in Nepal as refugee exodus continues


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 3 (IANS) Police have arrested a group of six Tibetans who escaped into northern Nepal from Tibet, less than a fortnight after a WikiLeaks expose said China was paying Nepal's ... Read more...

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Iran’s ’stoning to death’ woman brought out for dinner with children following son’s appeal


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 2 (ANI): Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery charges, was taken out on prison leave to have dinner with her daughter and son, ... Read more...

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Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning ‘was sold for sex to fund husband’s drug addiction’


December 16th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lawyer of condemned Iranian widow Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has revealed that his client suffered from years of abuse from her late husband.Sakineh was allegedly ... Read more...

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Iran’s media denies reports of ’stoning to death’ woman’s release


December 10th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Dec 10(ANI): Iran's media has denied reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was earlier sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery charges, had been released.Earlier, on ... Read more...

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Court records statement of nun raped in Kandhamal clashes


November 3rd, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 3 (IANS) A court in Orissa Wednesday for the first time recorded the statement of a nun who was allegedly gang-raped during the 2008 Kandhamal communal clashes.The nun appeared in ... Read more...

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Israel restricts schools’ construction in Gaza


October 24th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oct 24 (IANS) Israel has restricted the construction of new schools in the Gaza Strip, a UN official said Sunday.The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) planned to build eight schools ... Read more...

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CWG like ‘a bad joke’, says Canadian media


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 22 (IANS) The Canadian media tore India apart Tuesday, describing its Commonwealth Games preparations as "a bad joke" on the world and said India was frittering away ... Read more...

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Israel allows spare parts, engine oil into Gaza


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Sep 13 (IANS) Israel Monday allowed car spare parts and engine oil into Gaza for the first time in three years as part of relaxation of its blockade, a Palestinian official ... Read more...

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Stoning of Iranian woman ‘barbaric’: EU


September 8th, 2010 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said he was "appalled" to learn of the sentencing to death by stoning of a 43-year-old Iranian woman and called it "barbaric ... Read more...

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Iranian ‘death by stoning’ woman’s son claims she was subjected to mock execution


September 1st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): The son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, has claimed that the Iranian authorities had prepared her for a mock execution, and ... Read more...

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Israeli troops held for thefts from Gaza aid flotilla


August 20th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) Three Israeli soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of selling equipment stolen from passengers on board the Gaza-bound aid flotilla which the navy intercepted in a deadly May ... Read more...

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Iran Woman Confesses To Conspiracy In Husband’s Murder


August 13th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman confessed to conspiring the murder of her husband on Iranian state TV after her death by stoning was halted due to an international outcry. ... Read more...

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Iran woman sentenced to death by stoning ‘confesses’ to adultery, murder on state TV


August 12th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.12 (ANI): An Iranian woman whose sentence to death by stoning sparked an international outcry is feared to be facing imminent execution, after she told state-run TV that she had committed ... Read more...

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Brazil makes formal offer of asylum to convicted Iranian woman


August 11th, 2010 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 11 (DPA) The Brazilian government has made an official offer of asylum to an Iranian woman - Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani - who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery ... Read more...

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Lawyer in Iranian stoning case ’safe’ in Norway


August 9th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 8 (DPA) Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has defended a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran, Sunday said he was "safe" in Norway after fleeing from persecution in ... Read more...

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Iranian ’stoning to death’ widow says false sentence due to her being a woman


August 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death by stoning, has accused Tehran of lying about the charges against her to pave the way to ... Read more...

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China jails Tibetan fugitives deported by Nepal


July 28th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) Seven years after triggering international condemnation by violating a "gentlemen's agreement" and handing over a group of fleeing Tibetan refugees to China, Nepal has again deported ... Read more...

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Kandhamal nun gangrape trial begins


July 26th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) A court in Orissa Monday began the trial of an alleged gangrape of a nun in the state's Kandhamal district during communal clashes in 2008. The trial began in ... Read more...

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Chinese firms sign nuke reactor deals with Pak despite international outcry


June 25th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 25 (ANI): Despite serious objections being raised by both the US and India over China's offer to help Pakistan build two nuclear reactors, a couple of Chinese companies have already ... Read more...

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Danish cartoonist escapes attack by Somali (Lead)


January 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose caricature of Prophet Muhammad sparked fury in the Muslim world, escaped a murder bid when a knife-wielding Somali man broke into his house ... Read more...

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Danish cartoonist survives murder bid


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose caricature of Prophet Muhammad sparked fury in the Muslim world, escaped death when a knife-wielding Somali man broke into his house in Denmark. Westergaard ... Read more...

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China draws international condemnation after sentencing Liu Xiaobo for 11 years


December 26th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec. 26 (ANI): China has provoked international outcry after sentencing the country's leading dissident to 11 years of jail over subversion charges.Liu Xiaobo, who organised a petition calling for political freedoms, ... Read more...

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Leading Chinese dissident charged with inciting subversion, faces up to 15 years in prison


December 13th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): One of China's leading dissidents has been charged with "inciting subversion", and faces a possible 15-year jail sentence.Liu Xiaobo was one of 300 democratic activists in China to ... Read more...

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Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to hear Suu Kyi’s appeal


December 5th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Yangoon, Dec. 4 (ANI): The Burmese Supreme Court has decided to hear detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against the 18-month extension of her house arrest. The Nobel peace prize ... Read more...

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Oriya tribals say plans by Vedanta to mine holy land will destroy their way of life


October 13th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Niyamgiri (Orissa), Oct.13 (ANI): Tribal residents of Niyamgiri in Orissa have warned that their way of life is in danger of being lost permanently if UK mining giant Vedanta is allowed to ... Read more...

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Italians criticise Berlusconi over ’suntan’ Obama gaffe


September 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi's "sun-tanned" comment about the Obamas has not been well received by the Italians.Italy's prime minister made the race gaffe about the US president by telling ... Read more...

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