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UN Security Council strongly condemns wave of attacks in Iraq


September 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) on late Tuesday strongly condemned a wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq over the weekend that ... Read more...

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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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India strong candidate for permanent UNSC membership: Russia


December 16th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Russia Friday reaffirmed its support for a permanent seat for India in an expanded United Nation Security Council (UNSC) with President Dmitry Medvedev terming it ... Read more...

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UN Security Council urges strict implementation of Yemeni political agreement


November 29th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Monday underlined the importance of strictly implementing the new political agreement in Yemen, which agrees to a ... Read more...

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United Arab Emirates congratulates Palestine on UNESCO vote


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday congratulated the Palestinian people on being granted full membership to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO.UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief


November 1st, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the admission of Palestine to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) may create funding problems ... Read more...

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UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine


October 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO on Monday voted to grant full membership to Palestine despite strong objections from Israel and the United States.Palestine is currently an observer ... Read more...

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PM’s statement on IBSA Summit Tuesday


October 16th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement ahead of his visit to Pretoria for the 5th Summit among the leaderships of India, Brazil and ... Read more...

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UN chief mourns death of staff in Bolivia plane crash


May 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was deeply saddened at the news that four UN anti-drug workers and two pilots were killed in a ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh cautions BRICS nations not to be complacent


April 14th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr. 14 (ANI): BRICS nations today signed framework agreement which enables these nations to grant credit in local currencies, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.He said: "Our designated banks have ... Read more...

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Japan must develop nuclear weapons to counter threat from China: Tokyo Governor


March 8th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 8(ANI): Tokyo's Governor Shintaro Ishihara reckons that his country should build nuclear weapons to counter the threat from China, North Korea and Russia.Ishihara said that Japan could develop nuclear weapons ... Read more...

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India backs UN sanctions against Libya


February 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS) Joining other members of the UN Security Council in backing sanctions against Libya, India has said it is going with the consensus for referring the ... Read more...

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NRIs on electoral rolls soon, single card for diaspora: PM (Roundup)


January 8th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to ... Read more...

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NRIs on electoral rolls soon, single card for diaspora: PM (Lead)


January 8th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to ... Read more...

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NRIs will be on India’s electoral rolls soon: PM


January 8th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India has decided to merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls ... Read more...

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US-allies plan more sanctions against Iran


December 11th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Dec 11 (ANI): The United States and its allies have planned new sanctions against Iran with an intention to force that country into suspending its production of nuclear fuel, according ... Read more...

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Chinese premier arrives on three-day visit next week


December 7th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will arrive here on a three-day state visit next week, attempting to put onto track bilateral relations which had hit a ... 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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Queen Elizabeth to pay tribute to 9/11 Ground Zero victims in July


June 9th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9(ANI): Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will visit the former site of the Twin Towers during her North America tour in July to pay tribute to the 2,749 people killed in ... Read more...

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Iran to break off talks about nuclear program if sanctions are imposed


June 9th, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) – Iran says it will break of all talks regarding its nuclear program if new sanctions are imposed on Wednesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday, the Guardian ... Read more...

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Iran ready to send six satellites into space


May 9th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 9 (IANS) Iran is preparing to launch five to six satellites into the space as part of its aerospace development programme. "We are currently carrying out a project which will see ... Read more...

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Iran to launch two satellites with Russia in 2010


May 4th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 4 (IANS) Iran is working on a plan to launch two communication satellites with Russia by the end of this year. During the Moscow visit of Iran's Minister of Telecommunication Reza ... Read more...

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Iran to begin work on new nuclear plant


April 20th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) The Iranian government has given its nod to the setting up of a new nuclear plant by the end of this year, a senior official said. "The president has ... Read more...

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Haiti Death Toll Ticking Up Every Moment


January 16th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Haiti, Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The earthquake in Haiti, has claimed the lives of thousands of people and the death toll is ticking up every moment. As per the official ... Read more...

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Relief teams helping Haiti’s traumatised quake victims (Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Sao Paulo, Jan 14 (DPA) A mammoth relief operation slowly picked up Thursday in a race against time to help survivors of the earthquake that devastated the Haiti capital of Port-au-Prince. Relief teams ... Read more...

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UN starts food distribution in Haiti


January 14th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 14 (DPA) Small scale food distributions were underway in Haiti, UN officials said Thursday, while warning of health threats to the vulnerable population of the Caribbean nation. "Food distribution started yesterday ... Read more...

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Twenty sailors rescued after ship sinks off Lebanon (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 18 (DPA) At least 20 crew members were rescued from a ship that sank off the northern Lebanon port of Tripoli Thursday, Lebanese security and UN sources said. "The rescue mission ... Read more...

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Ship sinks off Lebanon


December 18th, 2009 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 18 (DPA) A ship carrying 87 passengers sank in bad weather off the northern Lebanon port of Tripoli on Thursday, Lebanese security sources said. The Lebanese army and members of the ... Read more...

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India votes against Iran nuclear program, Pakistan abstains


November 27th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Vienna (Austria), Nov.27 (ANI): India on Friday supported the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog's governing body's resolution that prevents Iran from developing a uranium-enrichment facility in secrecy.On ... Read more...

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PM meets his Bangladeshi, Vietnamese counterparts in Egypt


July 16th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), July 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh held bilateral meetings with his Bangladeshi and Vietnamese counterparts -- Sheikh Hasina and Nguyen Tan Dung respectively on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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Five UNSC permanent members agree to impose tough new sanctions on N. Korea


June 11th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
United Nations, June 11 (ANI): The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - The United States, Britain, China, Russia and France -- have agreed to impose tough new ... Read more...

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Death toll in Pakistan hotel blast rises to 16


June 10th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (DPA) The death toll from a suicide car bombing at a luxury hotel in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar rose Wednesday to 16, which included two foreign UN officials ... Read more...

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North Korea reported to have launched a fifth missile


May 27th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), May 27 (ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has reportedly launched a third short-range missile from its east coast, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Susan Rice protests against North Korea’s Nuclear Test


May 26th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by GD
The nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has angered and worried various world bodies and countries about the safety of the nuclear arrangements and the political will in ... Read more...

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China planning to build aircraft carriers to protect its maritime territory


December 24th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): In a statement, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense in the Chinese Government, has said that China will seriously consider building aircraft carriers to ... Read more...

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