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Fugitive Libyan ex-spy chief extradited from Mauritania


September 6th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Nouakchott, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) Mauritania has handed over to Tripoli slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's former spy chief after he was arrested for entering the country illegally.Abdullah al-Senussi, one of ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s spy chief held in Mauritania


March 18th, 2012 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Late former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief has been arrested in Mauritania, one of Africa's newest oil producers countries, the Al Jazeera reported ... Read more...

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Three Al Qaeda leaders arrested in Pakistan


September 6th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) Three Al Qaeda leaders have been arrested near Pakistan's Quetta city, the Pakistani military said in a statement.Younis Al Mauritania was apprehended together with Abdul Ghaffar ... Read more...

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PM lands in Addis Ababa


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Monday for the India-Africa Forum summit, the first leg of a six-day trip that will also take him ... Read more...

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Chinese President calls for immediate Libya cease-fire


April 14th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for an immediate cease-fire in Libya to prevent an even worse humanitarian crisis in the country.Jintao said that China is very concerned ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases Spanish hostages after eight months


August 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 22 (DPA) Two Spanish hostages kidnapped and held in Mali by Al Qaeda for eight months were released Sunday, local sources and regional news network al-Arabiya reported. The two men, ... Read more...

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Israel to release 124 activists from Gaza aid flotilla


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) – Israel will immediately release 124 Arab activists from the Gaza aid flotilla who were arrested on Monday, Ynet news site reported on Tuesday.The release of the activists, who ... Read more...

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Three Al Qaeda men sentenced to death in Mauritania


May 26th, 2010 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Nouakchott, May 26 (IANS) Three Al Qaida terrorists were sentenced to death in Mauritania for killing French tourists in 2007. The court gave death sentence to the three men, aged 22, 28 ... Read more...

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Fourteen countries elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council


May 14th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Ali Treki, on Thursday announced the fourteen elected countries that will serve on the UN Human Rights Council.Angola, Libya, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases two hostages after three months


March 10th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 10 (DPA) Two women who had been held hostage by Al Qaeda in Mauritania for months have been released, reported Spanish media Wednesday. Alicia Gamez, 35, of Spain, was in good ... Read more...

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Vaccination campaign to aid more than 85 million children in Africa


March 6th, 2010 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
DAKAR, SENEGAL (BNO NEWS) – More than 85 million children under five years old will be immunized against polio in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, the World Health Organization said ... Read more...

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Mauritanian troops to fight Al Qaeda in Sahara region


August 16th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dakar, Aug 16 (Xinhua) Mauritania will send 4,000 troops to the Sahara region to combat Al Qaeda linked terrorists who have intensified their activities there, according to media reports reaching here from ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing outside French embassy in Mauritania


August 9th, 2009 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Dakar (Senegal), Aug 9 (Xinhua) A suicide bomber detonated a bomb near the French embassy in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott Saturday, killing the bomber and wounding three others, the police said. Police ... Read more...

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Mauritania to hold presidential election in June


January 24th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dakar (Senegal), Jan 24 (Xinhua) Mauritania will hold its presidential election on June 6, the Mauritanian News Agency quoted a government statement as saying.General Mohamed Ould Abdela Aziz, president of the ... Read more...

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Bush acknowledges democratic progress in Pakistan


July 26th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): US President George W Bush has acknowledged that Pakistan has made a democratic progress.Bush on Friday said in a speech devoted to his administrations efforts to ... Read more...

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UN, UAE help Mauritania combat child trafficking


May 31st, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by admin
Nouakchott (Mauritania), May 31 (IANS) The interior ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) have organised a training workshop to combat child smuggling and trafficking here, ... Read more...

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New auto battery plant to boost Bangladesh exports


May 30th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Rahimafrooz, a Bangladeshi manufacturer that is a familiar name in auto batteries in India and many countries, will begin production by this year-end at a new plant to ... Read more...

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Dubai charity to educate kids in developing countries


April 17th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, April 17 (IANS) Dubai based charitable organisation Dubai Cares has announced a plan for improving primary education in 12 developing countries, WAM news agency reported Thursday. The charity made the announcement ... Read more...

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A journey across Europe to Timbuktu in a chocolate-powered car!


November 24th, 2007 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
London, November 24 (ANI): A pair of British adventurers have begun a journey across Europe and west Africa in a Ford Iveco Cargo lorry, powered by a fuel made from waste chocolate.Andy ... Read more...

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