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Chinese UN military observers return from Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) The last four Chinese UN military observers finished their mission in Syria and returned to Beijing Saturday.The observers were among the last UN military observers in ... Read more...

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UN to open Liaison office in Syria


August 17th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN will open a liaison office in Damascus after its observer mission in the war-torn Syria expires Sunday, said France's UN envoy Gerard ... Read more...

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Indian-origin physicians in US is a ‘force to reckon with’ (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a powerful professional community of doctors with over 65,000 members, has not only become a "force ... Read more...

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Indian origin physicians in US seek more opportunities


July 30th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is developing a sustained strategy to take the organisation forward with a renewed commitment of giving back ... Read more...

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Gilani to talk Afghan peace in Qatar (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will brief the Qatar leadership about Pakistan's talks with Afghanistan during a three-day official visit to Qatar, a country where ... Read more...

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Gilani arrives in Qatar Monday


February 6th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani begins Monday a three-day official visit to Qatar, a country from which Pakistan wants to import gas to ... Read more...

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US to continue supporting Afghan peace process: Envoy


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 23 (IANS) US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said Washington would continue to support the Afghan peace process."The ultimate goal of our efforts ... Read more...

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ISI chief visits Qatar (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha has met US officials during a visit to Qatar, which is also US Central Command's regional headquarters.Gen Pasha, ... Read more...

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No mass graves in Garo Hills, says Sangma


November 17th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday dismissed the existence of any mass graves or of secret killings of tribal Garo people in the strife-torn area of ... Read more...

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Meghalaya orders probe into ANVC’s ’secret’ killings


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Shillong Sept 2 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday announced a high-level probe into the "secret killings" of tribal Garo people by A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) rebels in the state.ANVC, ... Read more...

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George Bush fascinated by rich Chinese culture


August 11th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Former US president George W. Bush is optimistic about the relationship between the US and China. He says he was "struck by the rich history, fascinating ... Read more...

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Rebel group voices concern on slow negotiations


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) The outlawed A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, Wednesday blamed the state government for the slow pace of political negotiation for the creation ... Read more...

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Dubai customs foil attempt to smuggle drugs


January 11th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS/WAM) Dubai customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge consignment of drugs through the emirate to Europe and the Arab region, authorities said Tuesday."Customs inspectors at ... Read more...

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National Guard Will Finally Be Deployed To Arizona & Other Border States


July 20th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Troops from the National Guard will at long last be deployed to the United States/ Mexico border on August 1 for a year long term to help border ... Read more...

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National Guard Troops To Be Deployed On Arizona Border


July 20th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) National Guard troops shall be deployed south-west of the U.S.-Mexico border on August 1 to keep an eye on cross border smuggling. Reportedly, the decision ... Read more...

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China, South Korea, Japan move to strengthen ties


May 30th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 29 (DPA) The heads of three of Asia's leading nations agreed Saturday to create a liaison office to help cement their international cooperation. The new office, based in Seoul and focusing ... Read more...

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Thousands protest Hong Kong-China rail link


January 8th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 8 (DPA) Thousands of protesters surrounded Hong Kong's parliament Friday to demonstrate against a proposed $8.6-billion express rail link to China. The crowd, holding up banners and chanting slogans, gathered ... Read more...

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Dhumal pitches for IIT, IIM in Himachal Pradesh


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday urged the central government to set up an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an Indian Institute of Management ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s ailing industrial body cries for help


August 30th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) Finding it hard to even pay wages to its over 1,700 employees, Jammu and Kashmir Industries, an umbrella organisation for state government-run firms, may sell assets ... Read more...

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China “extremely vulnerable” to cyber terrorism


June 17th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 17 (ANI): China's lack of preparation against cyber terrorism has left the country "extremely vulnerable," to it, Chinese defence analysts have warned."In the age of information, a nation's security would ... Read more...

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British Columbia starting liaison office in Chandigarh


April 28th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Despite the global economic meltdown, the government of Canada's British Columbia (BC) province is all set to establish a business investment and skills liaison office here ... Read more...

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General Dynamics focuses on India’s defence market


February 5th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Eyeing India's Rs.1.4 trillion ($30 billion) military hardware pie, US-based, General Dynamics, a global leader in providing defence-related information and communication systems, combat vehicles, munitions, weapon systems, ... Read more...

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Ship hijacked with 10 Indian aboard faces attack


May 21st, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 21 (IANS) Local leaders in Somalia have said they would attack a ship with 10 Indian crew members on board that was hijacked off the coast of Mogadishu ... Read more...

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Ship hijack: India seeks Jordan’s help, US offers aid (Roundup)


May 20th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan and Quaid Najmi Dubai/Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) India has sought the help of Jordan to secure the release of a ship, carrying 10 Indian crew members, that was hijacked off ... Read more...

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US Navy may intervene to free hijacked Jordanian vessel


May 20th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The United States Navy is likely to intervene to free the hostages, including 10 Indians, on board a Jordanian vessel that was hijacked off the Somalian capital Mogadishu ... Read more...

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Germany sees India as a strategic partner


May 6th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
By Manik Mehta Frankfurt, May 6 (IANS) After decades of indifference, Germany is now looking at India as a strategic partner not only in Asia but also on the global stage, as reflected ... Read more...

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EU to give Kosovo over $385 mn to prepare for integration


March 12th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Belgrade, March 12 (RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) is to give the government of Kosovo over $385 million to prepare for admission into the EU, the head of the European ... Read more...

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14 bodies found in mass grave in Iraq


March 3rd, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Tikrit (Iraq), March 3 (Xinhua) The US troops found 14 bodies in a mass grave near the city of Samarra, some 120 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a source in ... Read more...

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