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Palestinian president arrives Monday on state visit


September 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India Monday night on a state visit during which he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Palestine leader heads to India next week (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India will reinforce its commitment to the Palestinian cause and will sign three pacts during the visit ... Read more...

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India to host Palestinian leader next week


September 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India is set to roll out the red carpet for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week and reiterate ... Read more...

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Clinton, Morsi discuss US-Egypt relations


July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held bilateral talks with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.The two leaders Saturday discussed Egypt's transition to democracy ... Read more...

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US urges Palestinians, Israelis to end violence


March 13th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) The US government Monday urged the Palestinians and the Israelis to end violence as the ongoing conflicts between Israel and militants in Gaza entered its fourth ... Read more...

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Krishna to boost ties with Middle East, Israel


January 7th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Stepping up ties with the energy-rich Middle East, home to a six million-strong Indian diaspora, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday begins a whirlwind four-day ... Read more...

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FTA will bolster India-Israel trade: Envoy


December 7th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Israel is likely to grow to $15 billion from the present $5 billion if the two sides agree to sign ... Read more...

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India offers to play role in achieving Middle East peace


December 1st, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) Underlining the importance of the West Asian region to the international community, India has expressed its readiness to play a supportive role to achieve ... Read more...

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Israel freezes Unesco funding


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 3 (IANS) Israel would stop its $2 million in annual funding to the Unesco in the wake of a vote that admitted Palestine as a full member, Prime ... Read more...

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US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine


November 1st, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US government Monday halted its $60 million financial contribution to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) after the latter admitted Palestinian National Authority ... Read more...

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Palestine becomes Unesco member; US upset


November 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) Palestine Monday became the 195th full-time member of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The White House has termed the admission "premature" and threatened ... Read more...

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India ready to play a role for Mideast peace


October 25th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Stressing dialogue and negotiations rather than resorting to arms to address people's grievances, India has said it stands ready to play its role ... Read more...

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Palestinian official accuses Blair of bias towards Israel


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 1 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official Saturday slammed Tony Blair, former British prime minister and special envoy of the Middle East mediating quartet, accusing him of being biased ... Read more...

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UAE minister meets UN chief


September 28th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 27 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his visit to New York ... Read more...

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US asks India to modify nuclear liability regime


September 27th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday asked India to ensure that its nuclear liability regime conforms with the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear ... Read more...

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Palestine applies for UN membership


September 24th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Palestine Friday formally applied to the UN for its membership, Xinhua reported.The application was forwarded to the president of the UN Security Council, hours after ... Read more...

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UN envoy slams Israel’s plan for new housing in East Jerusalem


August 12th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations has said Israel's announced plan to develop new housing units in East Jerusalem is a "provocative action" which undermines the peace process with Palestinians.Robert ... Read more...

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Obama discusses Middle East peace with Netanyahu


August 11th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have discussed regional issues and efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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Kashmir conflict will last for 100 years, says Cohen


May 31st, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 31 (IANS) A leading American expert on South Asia feels that the India-Pakistan conflict over Jammu and Kashmir will last for 100 years -- or perhaps even more.Stephen ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth welcomes President Obama, Michelle


May 24th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were Tuesday welcomed to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II on his first state visit to Britain, ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 4 (IANS) Palentine's two biggest factions - Fatah and Hamas - formally adopted a reconciliation agreement Wednesday in Cairo, CNN quoted Egytian state TV as saying.While Fatah is ... Read more...

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Omar Suleiman Israel’s favourite to replace Mubarak: WikiLeaks


February 8th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Egypt's new Vice President Omar Suleiman is a long-standing favourite of Israel who spoke daily to the Tel Aviv government via a secret "hotline" to Cairo, US diplomatic ... Read more...

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Egypt’s transition must begin now: Obama


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Hours after embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced that he would not run for re-election in September, President Barack Obama warning of "difficult days ahead" ... Read more...

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Palestinian negotiator rejects claims of back door deals with Israel


January 27th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The Palestine Liberation Organization's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has described the leak of confidential memos documenting a decade of Middle East peace talks as a "slander campaign".He also insisted ... Read more...

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British consulate employees in Jerusalem charged for arms trafficking


January 4th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 4 (ANI): Israel has charged two Palestinian staff at British consulate in Jerusalem for arms trafficking.According to The Telegraph, five Palestinians were arrested in November last year by Israel police ... Read more...

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‘UK-America “on the same page” over war in Afghanistan’


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have reportedly agreed that both the countries are "on the same page" on Afghanistan in a telephonic ... Read more...

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US role in Mid_East stands discredited after WikiLeaks disclosures


November 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): In what could discredit the US's role in the Middle East peace process, missions in Israel, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt were asked to gather biometric information 'on ... Read more...

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President Patil to visit UAE, Syria


November 21st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): India will seek to boast its ties with the Gulf region during President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's nine-day visit to the UAE and Syria from Sunday.President Patil will ... Read more...

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Clinton-Netanyahu Meeting Fails To Unblock Stalled Middle East Peace Negotiations


November 12th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Nov 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a lengthy meeting with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday but the talks between the ... Read more...

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Britain, UAE discuss Middle East peace process


October 26th, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS/WAM) Britain and the United Arab Emirates Monday vowed to strengthen bilateral ties and discussed regional and international issues including developments of the Middle East peace process.After ... Read more...

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Former U.S. President Carter calls for including Hamas in peace talks


October 20th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called for the inclusion of the militant group Hamas in the Middle East peace process, local media reported."We believe that ... Read more...

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Hindus disappointed with Pope-Sarkozy meet


October 10th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 10 (ANI): Hindus are disappointed at Pope Benedict's meeting with France President Nicolas Sarkozy at Vatican on October eight, saying that Pope reportedly did not bring up the issue ... Read more...

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Middle East peace talks in jeopardy


September 27th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) The future of the Middle East direct peace talks appeared to be in jeopardy after Israel refused to extend a ban on West Bank settlements, a media ... Read more...

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Egyptian daily under fire over altered photo


September 16th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.16 (ANI): Egypt's state-run newspaper - Al Ahram -- has come under fire for altering a photograph to suggest that President Hosni Mubarak was leading the Middle East peace talks.Al-Ahram ... Read more...

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US ready to take lead in facing global challenges: Clinton


September 9th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.9 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said that the United States faced a number of challenges in the global context, none of which could be viewed or ... Read more...

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