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Iran ready to expand ties with North Korea


August 28th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 27 (IANS) Iran is ready to increase its ties with North Korea in all fields, the Islamic country's foreign minister has said.Speaking while meeting his North Korean ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga fans told to return tickets for Indonesia concert


March 20th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS/AKI) The head of Indonesia's highest Islamic authority has asked Muslims to stay away from an upcoming Jakarta concert by American pop star Lady Gaga, who he ... Read more...

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Pakistani leaders seeking consensus on early polls


January 26th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Thursday consultations were underway among Pakistan's political parties for evolving consensus on holding early elections.Early elections and a ... Read more...

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No objection if Taliban opens office: Minister


December 18th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rasoul has said the government will not object to the Taliban opening an office in the country or abroad for ... Read more...

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Libya to be ruled by Islamic law: NTC


October 24th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Islamic sharia law will prevail in Libya and any existing laws that contradict this will be repealed, National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said ... Read more...

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Roman Catholic Church slams film about panic-prone Pope


April 20th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): The Roman Catholic Church has slammed a film about a panic-prone Pope who has unwittingly been thrust into the papacy and has to hire a psychiatric assistant to ... Read more...

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Afghan official sacked over concert featuring female singers without headscarves


March 29th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 29(ANI): The Deputy Governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Abdul Satar Mirzakwal, has been sacked for organizing a concert that featured female performers without headscarves.According to the BBC, Afghanistan President Hamid ... Read more...

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President Ahmadinejad says Iran has become a nuclear state


December 29th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said that Iran has become a nuclear state despite international sanctions, the state-funded Press TV reported."The United States and its allies have ... Read more...

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Hindu girls from Pakistan marry Indians in Gujarat


August 28th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Parish JoshiRajkot (Gujarat), Aug 28 (ANI): Seven Hindu brides from the Meghwar community in Pakistan tied the nuptial knot with Indian grooms, at a mass wedding ceremony in Gujarat's Rajkot city.The ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan should engage Iran on nuclear power’


August 20th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan should engage in a "detailed dialogue" with Iran on nuclear power and not only the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to counter its "arch-enemy" India, an editorial in a ... Read more...

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Secretaries Clinton and Geithner welcomed the EU and Canada’s approval of sanctions against Iran


July 27th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner released on Monday a statement welcoming the implementation of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1929, ... Read more...

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Erik Prince Plans To Move To UAE


June 17th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The mercenary firm ‘Blackwater’ and its owner, Erik Prince, is in news once again. The top level executives of the notorious Blackwater firm are ... Read more...

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Thousands visit UAE’s Shanghai Expo pavilion


May 7th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE pavilion at the ongoing Shanghai Expo is attracting thousands of people daily. Firgilo Sosa, general commissioner of Panama's pavilion, said the UAE pavilion showcases history and current ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Army chief visits Leh


March 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Army chief General Mohammad Abdul Mubeen, who is the first army chief of an Islamic country to visit the strategically located Leh region of Jammu and Kashmir, ... Read more...

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Jordan confirms receiving NATO request to train Afghan army


March 11th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Amman, March 11 (DPA) The Jordanian government Wednesday confirmed that it had received an official request from the NATO alliance to train the Afghan army. "We have received a request for training Afghan ... Read more...

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US hatching conspiracy against Pak to gain access to its nuclear programs: JI


February 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 8 (ANI): The United States is creating uncertainty in Pakistan in order to gain access to Pakistan's nuclear program, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan has said.Addressing a gathering of students ... Read more...

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Swat-Taliban chief’s mother, teacher denounce terrorism


January 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan. 10 (ANI): Swat Taliban leader Mullah Fazullah's mother and teacher have condemned terrorism, saying that it was high time for peace to prevail in the Swat valley.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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Manipur Muslim separatist leader arrested in Guwahati


December 24th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) A top separatist leader of Manipur was arrested by security forces in Assam's main city of Guwahati Thursday while on a specific mission to recruit cadres to carry ... Read more...

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Terrorism is not jihad, it’s fasaad, say Pak clerics


December 21st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Khar (Pakistan), Dec. 21 (ANI): Hundreds of clerics in Pakistan's Bajaur agency have declared that the ongoing militancy in the country is "not jihad."Issuing an edict at a gathering in Laghrai, ... Read more...

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Pakistan rolls out fighter jet produced with Chinese assistance


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (DPA) Pakistan Monday celebrated the rollout of a multi-purpose jet fighter manufactured in the country under a joint venture with China. The first locally produced JF-17 Thunder made its debut ... Read more...

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India has nothing to do with developments in Balochistan, affirms Krishna


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday rubbished Pakistan's allegations that India is fomenting trouble in Balochistan, saying that New Delhi is not interfering with ... Read more...

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Use ballots and not bullets, Tharoor tells Maoists


October 31st, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct. 31 (ANI): Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Saturday called upon Maoists to use ballots instead of bullets to voice their grievances."In a democracy, violence ... Read more...

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Iran refuses to send uranium stockpile out of country


October 30th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 30 (ANI): Just hours after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted that "we are ready to cooperate" with the West, Tehran has backtracked from the deal agreed in Vienna last ... Read more...

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Israel welcomes result of US-Iran talks


October 4th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 4 (ANI): Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, has welcomed the recent agreement between America and Iran that the Islamic country will allow international inspectors into its secret ... Read more...

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Obama administration walking the line on deal with Iran


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 3 (ANI): During this week's meeting between US and Iranian negotiators in Geneva, Tehran has agreed to send most of its openly declared enriched uranium outside Iran to be ... Read more...

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Caning part-time model undermines moderate identity of Malaysia, says Islamic women’s body


October 1st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Oct.1 (ANI): The Sisters in Islam (SIS) has said the decision to whip part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno for drinking beer undermines the Malaysian Government's efforts in portraying ... Read more...

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Britain, Pakistan form joint task force on education


September 20th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan and Britain have decided to create a joint task force to reform the education system in the Islamic country, Geo TV reported Sunday. The decision was ... Read more...

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Pak inks 220-million-dollar satellite deal with China


September 19th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 19 (ANI): Pakistan has signed an agreement with China to provide a 220-million-dollar financial grant to help the Islamic country launch a communication satellite.The operational life of Pakistan's existing satellite ... Read more...

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Zardari says 36 MoUs signed between Pak and China in a year


September 16th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 16 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has revealed that 36 Memorandums of Understanding have been signed between the Islamic country and China in the past year.In an interview with ... Read more...

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American series Lost to release in Iran soon


September 14th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Sep. 14 (ANI): Taking a cue from the soaring sale of its pirated DVDs in Iran, the American television series Lost, which is about plane crash survivors stranded on a remote ... Read more...

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Iran hopes Britain will correct past behaviour: Ahmadinejad


September 13th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (Xinhua) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday said he hopes the British government would "correct its past behaviour" towards the Islamic country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "We hope that ... Read more...

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‘US preparing sanctions against Iran’


September 11th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Sep. 11 (ANI): Following an apparently unyielding diplomatic engagement in Iran, the Obama administration is preparing the groundwork for sanctions against the Islamic country, two senior US officials have told ... Read more...

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Venezuela, Iran seek to boost ties


September 6th, 2009 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 6 (EFE) Visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Saturday agreed on a roadmap over the next 10 years to boost economic and military ties between ... Read more...

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UAE honours Iranian envoy with ‘Order of Independence’


July 27th, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conferred the prestigious "Order of Independence" award on Iranian envoy Hamid Reza Asefi for his contribution in bolstering ties between the ... Read more...

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Pak preparing sea route feasibility report on Pak-Iran gas pipeline deal


July 5th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 5 (ANI): In a bid to seek parliamentary approval for the multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project,Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the country's petroleum ministry to prepare ... Read more...

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