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Ahmadinejad’s visit to disputed island irks Lebanon


April 15th, 2012 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 15 (IANS) Lebanon has criticised the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the disputed island of Abu Musa.Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati Saturday discussed with Iranian Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Turkish PM says they will not remain silent if Israel attacks Lebanon


November 26th, 2010 - 4:55 am ICT by BNO News
BEIRUT, LEBANON (BNO NEWS) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkey will not remain silent if Israel decides to attack Lebanon, the Hurriyet Daily News reported.Erdogan's remarks ... Read more...

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Under Secretary Bill Burns to travel to Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan


February 13th, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns will travel to Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan from February 16 to 19, a spokesman said on Friday.Under ... Read more...

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Medvedev meets Lebanese PM in Copenhagen


December 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Copenhagen, where he arrived Thursday in order to take part in the UN climate change conference. The ... Read more...

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Hariri accepts re-nomination for Lebanese premiership


September 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 16 (DPA) Saad Hariri Wednesday accepted re-nomination for the post of Lebanese prime minister after getting backing from 71 MPs of his majority party and two from the opposition Armenian ... Read more...

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UN set to begin probe into Benazir assassination


June 10th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The UN is set to begin its probe into the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto with the appointment of a former Irish policeman ... Read more...

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Former Irish police officer joins Benazir’s assassination probe team


June 10th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, June 10 (ANI): The United Nations independent inquiry commission to investigate the assassination of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is finally complete with the appointment of Peter Fitzgerald ... Read more...

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I did not say ’special death squad’ made by Cheney killed Benazir: Hersh


May 19th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 19 (ANI): US journalist Seymour Hersh has contradicted news reports being published in South Asia that quote him as saying a "special death squad" created by former US vice ... Read more...

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UN chief ‘working hard’ to constitute Bhutto probe


May 6th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes to soon constitute a commission to probe the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. "We are looking ... Read more...

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Obama to fulfill promise of visiting Muslim nation soon


March 8th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey) Mar. 8 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that President Obama will fulfill his promise of visiting a Muslim nation within 100 days of joining the ... Read more...

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US says talks with Syria ‘constructive’


March 8th, 2009 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Damascus/Washington, March 8 (DPA) Senior US officials met with Syrian counterparts in Damascus Saturday for the highest level talks between the two countries in years, as part of US President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Global panel set up to investigate Lebanese PM’s killing


March 1st, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, March 1 (DPA) The international tribunal to try suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri four years ago was formally constituted in The Hague Sunday. The court, ... Read more...

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Lebanon marks fourth anniversary of Hariri killing


February 14th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Feb 14 (DPA) Amid tightened security measures, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese rallied Saturday at the Martyrs Square in central Beirut to mark the fourth anniversary of the assassination of former ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Bhutto murder has limited duties, states Ban


February 6th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 6 (DPA) A commission to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is limited to just six months and cannot carry out criminal proceedings, UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Lebanese PM slams Hezbollah over missing diplomats issue


January 30th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 30 (Xinhua) Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora has hit back at Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah for holding his government responsible for the four Iranian diplomats who went missing in 1982, ... Read more...

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Lebanon denounces Israeli threats in letters to UN


October 18th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 18 (Xinhua) Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora has sent two letters to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, denouncing Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty, a statement from his office said Saturday. ... Read more...

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EU sees possibility of more Syria partnership talks


September 12th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Adam Entous Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept 12 (Reuters): The European Union is willing to renew talks for a partnership pact with Syria once Damascus takes more steps to meet Western demands, ... Read more...

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Pak govt ready to bear Rs 700 crore for UN probe in Benazir murder


July 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, July 23 (ANI): If sources at the United Nations are to be believed, Pakistan government has assured the international body that it will provide all the money required for ... Read more...

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French veterans oppose Assad’s presence at Bastille Day parade


July 11th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, July 11 (DPA) The French government has banned a demonstration by French veterans meant in part to protest against the presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an honoured guest at ... Read more...

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Pak formally asks for UN probe in Benazir murder


June 7th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, June 7 (ANI): Pakistan is learnt to have formally requested the United Nations to hold a high-level inquiry into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.Pakistan ambassador at ... Read more...

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US says Syria, Iran linked to Lebanon violence


May 10th, 2008 - 5:27 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 10 (DPA) The US said Friday groups tied to Syria and Iran were fuelling violent clashes in Lebanon, where the Shia movement Hezbollah earlier took control of large parts of ... Read more...

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Benazir posthumously awarded Tipperary International Peace Award


April 27th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr.27 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been posthumously awarded the prestigious Tipperary International Peace Award 2007 in an impressive ceremony in the southwestern Irish town of ... Read more...

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Mubarak meets Lebanese premier on political crisis


April 7th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Cairo, April 7 (Xinhua) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held talks with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora on the latest developments in Lebanon, the official MENA news agency reported. After talks with ... Read more...

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Israel preparing for new war: Hezbollah


April 7th, 2008 - 7:21 am ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, April 7 (DPA) Lebanon's Shia militant group Hezbollah has said that new Israeli military exercises near the Lebanese border are intended to prepare for a new war on the country. "Our ... Read more...

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US to double funds for Lebanon PM murder trial tribunal


February 15th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, Feb 15 (Xinhua) The US will double its funding of a UN tribunal on the assassination three years ago of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, US Secretary of State Condoleezza ... Read more...

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US senators and Human Rights Watch demands for UN probe into Benazirs killing


January 26th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): The US senators and Human Rights Watch have demanded a United Nations probe into assassination of Benazir Bhutto which has been welcomed by the Pakistan Peoples Party. Eight US ... Read more...

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No request from Pak to probe Benazirs assassination: UN


January 8th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
United Nations, Jan 8 (ANI): The United Nations has not received any request from the Pakistan Government for help in investigating the "tragic" assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, UN Secretary-General ... Read more...

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Zardari blames people within, outside government for Benazirs assassination


January 5th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Calling for a UN probe into the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari has said that the people within and outside the Pakistan Government must be ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard team arrives in Pakistan


January 4th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): A five-member Scotland Yard team has arrived in Pakistan to investigate assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto British detectives will hold a meeting with Interior Ministry, sources said. ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard team to aid Pak in Benazir’s assassination probe


January 2nd, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 2 (ANI): A special team of Scotland Yard will soon be visiting Islamabad to assist Pakistan in its probe into the December 27 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto ... Read more...

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‘US should endorse demand for an international inquiry into Benazir’s killing’


January 2nd, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): The US should immediately endorse the demand for an international investigation into the assassination of former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto in the wake of Islamabad's dubious claim that ... Read more...

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Benazir posthumously awarded Irish Tipperary Peace Prize


January 1st, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
Dublin, Jan 1 (ANI): Assassinated ex-premier of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto will posthumously receive the Irelands Tipperary Peace Prize 2007. The award will be presented during the International Festival of Peace in Tipperary in ... Read more...

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PPP demands UN probe into Benazir’s assassination


December 30th, 2007 - 11:29 pm ICT by admin
Larkana, Dec 30 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Sunday demanded a UN probe into the assassination of its former Chairman Benazir Bhutto, similar on the lines of a UN inquiry ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wants international probe into Benazirs assassination


December 29th, 2007 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): US democratic presidential hopeful, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, has said that the US should call for an independent investigation into Benazir Bhuttos assassination. "I dont think the Pakistani ... Read more...

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