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New US envoy presents credentials to Rajapaksa


September 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) US ambassador Michele J. Sison presented her credentials to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Friday.Sison is a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey


September 14th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 14 (IANS) Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie Thursday visited two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonia Guterres, Jolie ... Read more...

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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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Hezbollah denies having chemical weapons


September 5th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lebanon's Shia group Hezbollah has no chemical weapons, but enough missiles to inflict a considerable damage on Israel in case of an assault, the group's ... Read more...

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Police guarding Lebanese envoy’s house in Syria killed


September 5th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Armed men abducted and "brutally killed" two Syrian policemen guarding the residence of the Lebanese ambassador to Damascus, according to Lebanese newspaper As Safir.The police officers ... 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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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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34,000 Syrian refugees reach Lebanon: UN


July 29th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 29 (IANS) Nearly 34,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Lebanon, after fleeing the clashes in their country, the UN agency for refugees said."There are currently nearly 34,000 Syrian ... Read more...

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Israeli drone sensor pinpoint terror sites


June 18th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 18 (IANS) The Israel Air Force is testing a sensor designed to enable its drones to spot militant hideouts and weapons, a media report said Sunday.Israeli drones carry ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi’s national bank opens office in China


June 14th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 14 (IANS/WAM) The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has opened its Shanghai Representative Office in China.NBAD has further expansion plans including Lebanon, Iraq, India, South Sudan and ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi varsity to promote multicultural harmony


May 30th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabhi, May 29 (IANS/WAM) Students from Abu Dhabi University and 16 countries will give traditional performances Thursday as part of the annual Global Day celebrations.The performances will feature traditional ... Read more...

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Israel builds wall on Lebanese border


April 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 30 (IANS) Israel Monday began building a wall along its border with Lebanon. The wall will separate the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila from Israel's settlement of Metula, ... Read more...

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Man held for sex trafficking in Russia


April 7th, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Lebanese national has been detained in Russia on suspicion of trafficking a Russian woman to Lebanon and forcing her to work as a prostitute, ... Read more...

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UAE, Lebanon seek to boost trade ties


April 5th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Lebanon have sought to boost trade and investments between the two countries.UAE Economy Minister Sultan Al Mansoori and his Lebanese counterpart Nicolas Nahhas ... Read more...

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Unicef to help displaced women, children of Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) The Unicef will address urgent issues related to health, education and other needs of thousands of displaced Syrian women and children, a UN spokesman said.According ... 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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Iran plans to sell more arms to ‘friendly’ states


March 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 10 (IANS) Iran plans to sell more arms to "friendly" neighbouring countries in the new Iranian calendar year starting March 20, a minister said Saturday.Deputy Defence Minister Majid ... Read more...

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UAE-Brazilian firms sign deals worth $65 mn


February 21st, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) Middle East and Brazilian companies have signed deals worth worth $65.3 million during the just-concluded Brazilian Trade Mission to the Middle East 2012, it was announced ... Read more...

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Israel to deploy anti-missile system


February 20th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel will deploy its Iron Dome anti-missile system in Tel Aviv, the army said Monday.The deployment is intended to be part of a simulation of a ... Read more...

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Car attack: Krishna meets Israeli envoy, assures security


February 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Two days after a terror attack on an Israeli embassy car, Israeli envoy Alon Ushpiz met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and discussed the aftermath ... Read more...

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India to provide extra security for Israeli mission


February 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack on an Israeli embassy car, India has agreed to provide Israel with extra security for its mission and ... Read more...

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Five new UNSC members begin their term


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, the five new non-permanent members of the 15-nation UN Security Council (UNSC) have begun serving their two-year terms.The five ... Read more...

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UAE armed forces release book on role in Afghanistan


January 1st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have released a book on its role in providing security, stability and humanitarian aid in war-torn ... Read more...

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Pakistan set to assume UNSC seat


January 1st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistan is set to begin a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.Pakistan was elected to the 15-nation Security Council in October ... Read more...

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Three jailed for plotting to kill Australian troops


December 18th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) An Australian court has jailed three Islamic extremists for plotting to kill soldiers in a terrorist attack on a Sydney army base.The three, originally from Lebanon ... Read more...

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Pakistan to open 30 new passport offices abroad


December 9th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan will open 30 new passport offices in 21 countries to help overseas Pakistanis, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.Malik said Thursday that three months time has ... Read more...

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US blacklists Lebanon explosives expert


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US state department has blacklisted an explosives expert of a Lebanon-based militant group.Ibrahim Suleiman Hamad Al-Hablain, who works for the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, is a ... Read more...

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Pakistan thanks India for helping it to UNSC seat


October 29th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday said India played a major role in supporting its successful bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council."Many of the countries ... Read more...

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Dubai film fest to assist Arab filmmakers


October 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 26 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai International Film Festival has collaborated with the L'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to assist emerging and established filmmakers of the Arab world.Established in ... Read more...

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UAE, Lebanon discuss cooperation in education sector


October 21st, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE Ambassador to Lebanon Youssef Ali Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi in a meeting with the Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education Hassan Diab discussed ways ... Read more...

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Lebanon draw 2-2 with Kuwait in World Cup qualifier


October 12th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 12 (IANS) Lebanon missed a chance of achieving victory against Kuwait after being forced to a 2-2 draw in the third game of Group B at the Asian ... Read more...

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UNSC to consider Palestinian statehood bid Monday


September 24th, 2011 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council will consider the Palestinians' request for statehood recognition Monday, a Council representative said Friday."I received today the Palestinian bid from ... Read more...

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Films on Tagore at international fest in Agartala


September 1st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) "Rabindranath Tagore", "Tagore's ode to Nature" and "Brahmin" -- award-winning documentary films on the Nobel laureate -- and other movies from across the world will be ... Read more...

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Kuwaiti women seek divorce from partying husbands


July 12th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, July 12 (IANS) More than 30 Kuwaiti women have filed for divorce after they found out that their husbands spent partying on New Year's eve in Lebanon while claiming ... Read more...

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