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Democratic Myanmar gets world leaders


May 28th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar's decision to embrace democracy is getting the once isolated nation plenty of VVIP visitors from around the world.Manmohan Singh, who landed here ... Read more...

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s expansive, surreal capital (With image)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Constructed less than seven years ago in literally the middle of nowhere, Myanmar's new capital -where Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived Sunday ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to polls Wednesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) More than 50 million voters in Egypt will Wednesday decide who will lead them as president after more than a year since the fall of Hosni ... Read more...

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Thousands converge on Cairo’s Tahrir Square


April 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Cairo's Tahrir Square, symbol of Egypt's pro-democracy revolution, witnessed a massive gathering of protesters Friday in one of the largest demonstrations since last year's 18-day revolt ... Read more...

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Cameron invites Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 14th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the country later this year.Cameron met Suu Kyi Friday ... Read more...

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Egyptian military rulers meet US top military official


February 11th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's top military rulers held talks Saturday with visiting US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey here amid a recent row over illegal ... Read more...

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Over 600 injured as police-protesters clash in Egypt


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 600 people were injured in clashes between police and protesters that broke out in downtown Cairo following a deadly football-match riot in Port ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising Aung San Suu Kyi's over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi


January 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising her over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very soon.This was announced ... Read more...

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One year on, Egyptians back at Tahrir Square (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptians gathered Wednesday at Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, RIA Novosti reported.Supporters of ... Read more...

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Dictators have no chance of returning: Gilani (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) In an oblique reference to the country's past military rulers, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday said "dictators" who boasted of curbing corruption while ... Read more...

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Dictators not coming back: Gilani


January 20th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) In an oblique reference to the country's past military rulers, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday said "dictators" who boasted of curbing corruption while ... Read more...

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Cease-fire finally ends 60 years old Myanmar war


January 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Myanmar, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Myanmar government has penned a cease-fire agreement with the country’s rebels, giving hope that the 60-year-old war may be coming to an end. The conflict is ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military council appoints new PM (Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 25 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council has appointed Kamal Ganzouri as the new prime minister, a media report said.Ganzouri had earlier headed the government under the Hosni Mubarak ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military rulers approve anti-discrimination law


October 16th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egypt's ruling military council on Saturday approved new amendments to the criminal code punishing all forms of discrimination, nearly one week after Coptic Christian protesters were attacked during ... Read more...

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Egyptians protest return of emergency laws


September 17th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptians on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against military trials and the reactivation of emergency laws by military rulers, local media reported on Saturday.Protesters held ... Read more...

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Mubarak arrested in his bed after heart collapse


April 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Apr. 14 (ANI): Egyptian prosecutors arrested ousted President Hosni Mubarak while he was in his bed last night on charges of alleged corruption and abuse of power during his 30-year ... Read more...

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Ex-Egyptian president Mubarak has heart attack during questioning


April 13th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr. 13 (ANI): Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack during questioning by prosecutors investigating graft and abuse allegations which prompted his admission to the hospital overnight.State television reported ... Read more...

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Mubarak, family to reveal overseas bank accounts


April 10th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak said Sunday he and his family have agreed to any measures to be taken to reveal their overseas bank accounts.Mubarak's remarks ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military criticised for dictatorial rule


April 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 9 (ANI): Egypt's military rulers are now being criticised for behaving like the ousted President Hosni Mubarak by trying to exert control over people in a dictatorial manner.Protesters staged ... Read more...

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‘Cricket diplomacy’ to go a long way in improving frosty Indo-Pak ties: Pak official


March 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): The 'cricket diplomacy' over Wednesday's high-voltage Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash will go a long way in overcoming the differences in the frosty relationship between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Mubarak and family under house arrest: Egypt military


March 29th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.29 (ANI): Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his family are under house arrest in Egypt, said the country's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.The Telegraph qouted, Egypt's prosecutor general ... Read more...

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Mubarak, family under house arrest: Egyptian military


March 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family are under house arrest and they have not fled to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's military rulers said Monday."There ... Read more...

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Queen’s head to go from Fiji currency


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Fiji has decided to remove the Queen's head from its currency notes and coins.The military rulers took the decision following a row over Britain's support to ... Read more...

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Military rulers demand apology from Suu Kyi’s party for supporting western sanctions


February 20th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Myanmar, Feb.20 (ANI): Burma's military rulers have demanded an apology from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party for backing western sanctions, which it said were restricting development in the country.They said: ... Read more...

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Egypt rulers form committee to amend constitution


February 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 15 (IANS) Egyptian military rulers Tuesday formed a committee to suggest amendments to the constitution that will complete its task within 10 days.The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has ... Read more...

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Protesters disperse as Egypt’s military set to ban strikes (Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 14 (IANS) Egypt's military leaders are set to ban strikes and act against "chaos and disorder" to restore order following protests that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, as security ... Read more...

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Demonstrators trickling out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square


February 14th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 14 (IANS) Thousands of demonstrators have left the Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital after the country's new military rulers said they would dissolve parliament and suspend the constitution, media ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military rulers dissolve parliament, suspend constitution (Roundup)


February 14th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military leadership Sunday dissolved both the upper and lower houses of the parliament and suspended the constitution.Earlier Sunday, scuffles broke out between Egyptian soldiers and protesters ... Read more...

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Egypt: test of US policy of supporting dictators


February 12th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The Egyptian crisis has exposed American hypocrisy more starkly than ever before. In a classical case of a confrontation between autocracy and freedom, which the upsurge in Egypt represents, ... Read more...

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Political dynasties have to come to an end, says Altaf Hussain


January 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.2 (ANI): Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday said that if the political dynasties do not come to an end, Pakistan's existence could come in danger.Hussain said the ... Read more...

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Pak’s existence can be in danger if political dynasties don’t come to end: MQM


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 2 (ANI): Pakistan's existence can come in danger if political dynasties do not come to an end, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said.The civil and military rulers ... Read more...

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Bond girl Michelle Yeoh in talks to play Aung San Suu Kyi


December 9th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh is apparently planning to play Aung San Suu Kyi in a film about the Burmese pro-democracy leader.Yeoh visited Suu Kyi to discussed the plan ... Read more...

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Why India likes a dictator Obama loves to hate (Comment)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy US President Barack Obama's impassioned appeal to India to speak out against the military junta in Myanmar is unlikely to impact New Delhi's policy. Myanmar is one of ... Read more...

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Government capitulating to secessionists in Kashmir: Advani


September 14th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Terming the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government as "totally clueless and spineless" on tackling Kashmir, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Tuesday accused ... Read more...

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