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J&K; wants anti-Islam video blocked


September 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the central government to block access to an anti-Islam video posted on YouTube, saying that it can potentially cause ... Read more...

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58 dead after boat sinks in Turkey


September 7th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 58 illegal immigrants, including nine children, trying to enter Europe, drowned Thursday when their boat sank off western Turkey, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Anaka, Kush top seeds


August 26th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) Asian junior champions Anaka Alankamony and Kush Kumar have been given top billing in the fourth Indian Junior Open Squash Championship starting here Monday.The tournament is ... Read more...

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Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country's Anbar province, said an Iraqi Border Police source.Iraq closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint early ... Read more...

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US wants Iraq to plug loopholes on Iran sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has called on Iraq to close the "loopholes" in preventing Iran from skirting its sanctions through financial and logistical ties shared by ... Read more...

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Over 40 dead in Iraq violence


August 17th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 17 (IANS) A wave of coordinated bombings and shootings in Iraq Thursday left at least 40 people dead, police said.Five people died when a car bomb tore through ... Read more...

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Six killed, 39 injured in Iraq car bombings


August 16th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 39 injured Thursday in two car bombing attacks in the Baghdad region of Iraq, reported Xinhua.The deadliest attack ... Read more...

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British soldiers’ remains stored secretly


August 9th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Remains of British war heroes, who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are being secretly kept in an army lab without permission from their relatives, a media ... Read more...

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11 caught trying to escape Iraq jail


August 7th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Eleven Al Qaeda prisoners was caught trying to tunnel out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison using a frying pan and a part of a ceiling fan, ... Read more...

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US targets banks that help Iran


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced new sanctions against foreign banks that help Iran sell its oil.Obama said the latest round of sanctions is to ... Read more...

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12 killed in Baghdad bombings


July 31st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 27 injured in two car bombing attacks in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.The ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank opens branch in Iraq


July 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Wednesday opened its branch in the Iraqi capital.ADIB is now poised to support and guide UAE in Iraq and its ... Read more...

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Iraq moves against transiting arms to Syria: US


July 24th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has said that Iraq has moved to prevent its territory from being used for transiting weapons to Syria.State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the ... Read more...

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Weather plays spoilsport for tandem chair balloon


July 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The plan of two men to fly the “tandem chair” balloon from Oregon to Montana came to abrupt end when the weather forced the adventure to ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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25 killed in Iraq truck bombing


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 3 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 75 wounded Tuesday when a booby-trapped truck blew up at a busy marketplace in a southern province in Iraq, ... Read more...

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Three killed in Iraq violence


June 18th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 18 (IANS) Three people died in bomb attacks in Iraq Sunday, police said.A roadside bomb went off in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad, killing a child ... Read more...

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47 killed in Iraq car bombings


June 13th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) At least 47 people were killed and many others injured in Iraq after a series of car bombings rattled the capital city of Baghdad Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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UAE, Iraq hold bilateral talks


May 31st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iraq have held bilateral talks.UAE's Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan received a ... Read more...

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Need to work on my consistency: Parimarjan Negi


May 29th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Parimarjan Negi, the youngest Indian to become a Grand Master, said Tuesday that he needed to work on his consistency en route to reaching his ... Read more...

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US, Iraq discuss F-16 sales


May 25th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The US and Iraqi defence officials have held discussions in the past three days over sale of 18 F-16 fighter jets, according to US Defence ... Read more...

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Five killed in Iraq violence


May 24th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 24 (IANS) At least five people have been killed, including three pilgrims, and many injured in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in Iraq, said police.The deadliest attack occurred ... Read more...

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Iran hails Iraq’s ‘growing influence’


April 24th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Calling for stronger ties with Baghdad, Iran Monday hailed the "growing influence" of Iraq in the Arab world.Supreme Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran is ... Read more...

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Self-proclaimed ‘God’ sets himself ablaze in Russia


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) A man in Russia, proclaiming to be "God", set himself ablaze and landed in hospital in a critical condition with 70 percent burns, RIA Novosti reported.A ... Read more...

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Iraq official survives bomb attack


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) The governor of eastern Iraq's Diyala province Saturday survived a roadside bomb explosion that targetted his convoy, Xinhua reported.Governor Hisham al-Hiyali was travelling Saturday near the ... Read more...

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Iraq to get 40 Boeing planes


April 13th, 2012 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 13 (IANS) Iraq will start receiving 40 Boeing commercial airplanes, as the first step in re-establishing its scheduled commercial aviation operations, Xinhua reported."The Iraqi Ministry of Transportation will ... Read more...

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Britain wastes millions on deporting migrants


April 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Britain's border control agency has wasted millions of pounds on chartering half-empty flights to deport illegal migrants, including Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, a media report said ... Read more...

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UAE, Iraqi army chiefs meet


April 8th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 8 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iraq have discussed new ways to enhance their military cooperation.The issues were discussed during a meeting between UAE's Chief ... Read more...

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Thousands of Afghanis, Pakistanis apply for EU asylum


March 24th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 24 (IANS) Nearly 30,000 Afghanis and 15,000 Pakistanis have applied for asylum in the European Union (EU) in 2011, the EU's statistical office said.A total of 301,000 people ... Read more...

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Finland embassy staff leaves Syria


March 20th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 20 (IANS) The Finnish embassy staff in Syrian capital Damascus has left the country due to the "weakened security situation", the foreign ministry said in a statement.The embassy ... Read more...

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Iraq better off after US withdrawal: Russia


March 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia feels the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq has not made the situation in the country worse, a minister said Friday."We consider the ... Read more...

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13 killed in Iraq violence


March 13th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 13 (IANS) At least 13 people died in a robbery and grenade attack in and around Baghdad Monday, police said.Two jewellers died when gunmen stormed their store in ... Read more...

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Six killed in Iraq robbery


March 12th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 12 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 10 others injured Monday in a daylight robbery at a jewellery store in Baghdad, an interior ministry official said.Gunmen ... Read more...

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Big B hooked on to ‘Homeland’


March 11th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is recovering at home following two abdominal surgeries enjoys watching television shows, especially "Homeland". But with the show coming ... Read more...

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