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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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Turkish army holds drills on Syria border


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish army is conducting exercises with ground forces and tanks near its border with Syria, national media reported Thursday.Around 25 tanks took part in ... Read more...

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9,000 Syrian refugees reach Iraq


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 22 (IANS)Iraq's Kurdish region has received up to 9,000 Syrian refugees looking to flee their homeland following ongoing violence, Xinhua quoted a Kurdish official as saying."The camps, which ... Read more...

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U.S. teacher shot dead by student in Iraq


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (BNO NEWS) -- An American teacher who worked at a Christian school in northern Iraq was shot dead by a teacher on Thursday, according to media reports on Friday. The ... Read more...

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American teacher killed in Iraq school


March 1st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 1 (IANS) An American teacher was Thursday shot dead by a student who later shot himself at the American International School in Iraq's Kurdistan region, Xinhua reported."Bayad Talabani, ... Read more...

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Capital to host 2nd edition of human rights film fest


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The capital is set to host the second edition of Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival, which will bring 16 films from various parts of the ... Read more...

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US names Al Qaeda-linked outfit as terrorist entity


January 6th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US government has designated the Al Qaeda Kurdish Battalions (AQKB), which operates between Iraq and Iran, as a "specially designated global terrorist entity" that will ... Read more...

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Iraq asks FIFA to organise its qualifiers in Qatar


October 2nd, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 2 (IANS) Iraq has asked world football's governing body FIFA to approve its request for playing its qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Iran approves release of U.S. citizens convicted of spying


September 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran's Judiciary on Wednesday approved the release on bail of two U.S. citizens who were sentenced last month for espionage and illegal entry, state-run media reported. Their release ... Read more...

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Thousands of Iraqis protest against foreign intervention


September 17th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathered in the center of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Friday to protest against foreign intervention in the country, ... 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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Iranian foreign minister hopes for release of US hikers


August 7th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that he hopes that the two American hikers detained in Iran on espionage charges will be released soon, the ... Read more...

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40 people injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in northern Iraq


April 19th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by BNO News
ARBIL, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- At least 40 people on Monday were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in two northern Iraqi cities, Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.In Arbil, a ... Read more...

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One killed in Iraq protest


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 17 (IANS) One protestor was killed and over 20 were injured Thursday in a demonstration in Iraq's Kurdistan region, Xinhua reported.Hundreds of protestors took to the streets at the Al-Aaray ... Read more...

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Iran begins trial of Amricans held for spying


February 6th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The trial of the three Americans held in Iran for spying began Sunday in an Iranian court.The details of the proceedings were not known, but according to local ... Read more...

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At least 7 killed in plane accident in northern Iraq


February 5th, 2011 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
SULAIMANIYA, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- A small plane on Friday crashed at an airport in the northern city of Sulaimaniya, the Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.The cargo plane crashed during landing at ... Read more...

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U.S. hikers’ trial in Iran delayed


November 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 7 (ANI): Iranian authorities have delayed the trial of two Americans arrested near the Iraqi border in July 2009 on espionage charges, after they failed to appear at the hearing ... Read more...

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Blast in Istanbul leaves at least 15 injured


October 31st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul, Oct.31 (ANI): A blast in the centre of Istanbul has left at least 15 persons as injured.The incident occurred at Taksim Square in the morning. The local police, meanwhile, have ... Read more...

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Released US hiker Sarah Shourd ‘gratified’ after meeting Ahmadinejad at UN


September 25th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 25 (ANI): Freed U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, who was held in Iran for more than a year and returned to her country last week, has met with Iranian President ... Read more...

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Sarah Shourd thanks Oman for securing her release


September 19th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by BNO News
MUSCAT, OMAN (BNO NEWS) – Freed U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd on Saturday thanked the country of Oman for securing her release from Iran and said that the country will always have ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad wants US to release Iranians in return of hiker


September 18th, 2010 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 18 (DPA) The US should release jailed Iranians in return for the release of American hiker Sarah Shourd, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday. "The release (of Shourd) was one-sided, and ... Read more...

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Iran releases U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd on bail


September 14th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Tuesday released American hiker Sarah Shourd on bail from a prison in the capital of Tehran, state-run media reported.Shourd, 32, was arrested in July 2009 along ... Read more...

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Iran releases U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd on bail


September 14th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Tuesday released American hiker Sarah Shourd on bail from a prison in the capital of Tehran, state-run media reported.Shourd, 32, was arrested in July 2009 along ... Read more...

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Iran frees female US hiker


September 14th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 14 (DPA) Iran Tuesday freed Sarah Shroud, one of three US hikers in jail for almost 15 months, after $500,000 bail was posted, the news network Press TV reported. Shroud is ... Read more...

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Iran to release one of three UK hikers held for over a year for 500,000 dollars bail money


September 13th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13 (ANI): Iran's chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, has said that one of the three American hikers, Sarah Shourd, held in the Evin prison for over a year on spying ... Read more...

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Iran agrees to release female US hiker


September 12th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 12 (DPA) Iran said Sunday that it would be ready to grant bail to Sarah Shourd, one of the three Americans jailed for more than a year. The news agency ILNA ... Read more...

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Iran ‘holds back’ release of one of three US hikers held for over a year


September 11th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 11 (ANI): An Iranian official has said that the release of Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans held in the Evin prison for over a year on spying charges, ... Read more...

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Sarah Shourd To Be Released On Saturday, Says Iran


September 10th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tehran, Sep 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sarah Shourd, one of the three detained US hikers who were held since last July, is set to be released by Iran. A spokesman from ... Read more...

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Iran to release one of three US hikers held for over a year


September 10th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Iran would reportedly release one of the three American hikers, Sarah Shourd, held in the Evin prison for over a year on spying charges.Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer ... Read more...

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US hiker detained in Iran to be freed


September 10th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (DPA) One of the three Americans jailed for more than a year in Iran will be released Saturday, Iranian government sources said Thursday. The foreign press department of the ... Read more...

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Obama calls on Iran to release three Americans (Lead)


July 31st, 2010 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called on Iran Friday to release three Americans hikers who have been held for a year, saying their continued detention is "unjust". Saturday marks ... Read more...

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US calls on Iran to release three Americans


July 31st, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (DPA) The US called on Iran Friday to release three Americans hikers who have been held for a year, saying their continued detention is "unjustifiable". "We call on Iran to ... Read more...

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Flydubai launches flight to Iraq


July 17th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS/WAM) The low cost airline Flydubai has launched its first flight to Iraq by flying to the city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region, the company announced ... Read more...

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Hotel fire kills 40 in Iraq


July 16th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 16 (DPA) At least 40 people died and 22 were injured when a fire broke out at a hotel in northern Iraq, health officials said Friday. The blaze broke out Thursday ... Read more...

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17 dead in Turkey clash


July 1st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 1 (DPA) Two Turkish soldiers and three members of a government-supported militia were killed in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, Turkey's military said Thursday. The military in a ... Read more...

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