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UN chief hails report on power transfer in Maldives


August 31st, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a report regarding the disputed transfer of power early this year in the Maldives, and called upon all ... Read more...

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US downplays Syrian offer to discuss Assad’s resignation


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US has downplayed the latest Syrian offer to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's resignation through dialogue, saying it sees nothing "terribly new", Xinhua reported.Referring to remarks ... Read more...

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Salehi warns against abrupt political change in Syria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi has warned that an abrupt political change in conflict-ridden Syria without a roadmap for managed political transition will lead to ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood seeks dialogue to ’save revolution’


May 26th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement has urged country's political forces to participate in a national dialogue ahead of a tough battle between an Islamist candidate and ... Read more...

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Russia retains stance on Syria after presidential poll


March 7th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on Syria has always been based on the principles of international law and it will not change, the foreign ministry said.A number of ... Read more...

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UN resolution on Syria shows ‘unilateral’ approaches : Russia


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) The newly adopted UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Syria reflected some countries' intentions to promote unilateral approaches to the Syrian crisis, according to the ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president


February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

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Yemenis go to polls as violence flares up


February 21st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 21 (IANS) Yemenis headed for polling stations Tuesday to vote for a successor to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hoping to pull the impoverished country back from possible civil ... Read more...

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US ‘disgusted’ by Russia, China veto on Syria resolution


February 5th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said she was "disgusted" by the Russian and Chinese veto on a UN Security Council resolution on ... 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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Only talks can end Syria unrest: opposition


October 16th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Oct 16 (IANS) Only negotiations, not the use of force, can end unrest in Syria, an opposition group has said. The Popular Front for Change and Liberation in Syria, however, ... Read more...

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Syrian president warns against foreign intervention


September 18th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Sunday warned that foreign intervention would alienate countries in the region and further the danger of extremism.Assad made the remarks during a ... Read more...

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Under rising pressure from West, Syria seeks India’s support (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As the UN Security Council mulls a resolution on Syrian violence and more of the country's officials face European Union sanctions, Syria has urged India, ... Read more...

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Syria seeks India’s support against ‘Western propaganda’


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As more Syrian officials face the European Union sanctions amid intensifying violence in that country, Syria has urged India, chair of the UN Security ... Read more...

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Syria vows to ‘overcome protests’ within two months


June 27th, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria hopes to gain control over the ongoing anti-government protests in two months.Syrian parliament speaker Mahmoud al-Abrash said Sunday that the anti-government uprising in Syria ... Read more...

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UN chief deeply concerned over Bahrain protesters’ sentencing


June 24th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern about the sentencing of Bahrainis who were involved in anti-government protests earlier this year, Xinhua reported Friday.UN ... Read more...

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Palin drops to fifth place in GOP 2012 presidential primary race


April 9th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 9 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appears to have peaked politically, as the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows her running in fifth place - with 10 percent ... Read more...

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Yemen opposition tells Saleh to quit, presents new plan (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 3 (IANS) Yemen's opposition Saturday told embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power to his deputy as part of a fresh initiative towards forming a temporary ... Read more...

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Jordanian parliament will not limit king’s powers


March 28th, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Jordan's lower house of parliament on Sunday rejected recent calls by the opposition to limit King Abdullah's constitutional powers as part of targeted political reforms."The house categorically ... Read more...

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Libyan Deputy FM claims Gaddafi is powerless, ceasefire with rebels is “credible”


March 20th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 20 (ANI): Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim has claimed that a ceasefire with the rebels is being respected, and that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is just playing a 'symbolic role' ... Read more...

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Libyan Govt. warns of more ‘action’ after taking over crucial towns


March 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 11 (ANI): The Libyan government has warned that 'it's time for liberation and action,' after its military assault forced the defeat of Libyan rebels in the town of Zawiya ... Read more...

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One killed, 100 injured in Yemen protests (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 9 (IANS) One person was killed and about 100 people were injured here when security forces opened fire at protesters demanding an end to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s king sacks four ministers


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 26 (IANS) Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa sacked four ministers as the kingdom kicked off a national dialogue after days of anti-government protests, Xinhua said, citing a local daily ... Read more...

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Yemeni leader orders troops to protect protesters, loyalists


February 24th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 24 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ordered the country's security forces to protect protesters trying to force him out of power and loyalists alike, a media report said ... Read more...

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Bahrain king pardons political prisoners


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manamma, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The king of Bahrain agreed to pardon political prisoners, but rejected other demands by protesters, a government source told RIA Novosti Tuesday.Thousands of mainly Shiite protesters have ... Read more...

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Policeman shot dead by Yemen protesters


February 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 20 (IANS) Anti-government protesters armed with rifles Sunday shot dead a police officer in Yemen's southern region of Aden, Xinhua reported, quoting the police."There was no protest in all Aden's ... Read more...

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Briton blamed for Bahrain crackdown


February 20th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manama/Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) A Briton who is an advisor to Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has been blamed for the violent crackdown on thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Manama's ... Read more...

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Bahrain opposition declines talks with government (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid swelling pro-democracy uprising in the country, Bahrain's opposition group Saturday declined to hold talks with the regime until the government resigned, while King Hamad bin ... Read more...

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66 injured as troops fire at protesters in Bahrain


February 19th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manama/London, Feb 19 (IANS) Troops fired at anti-government protesters in Manama, wounding at least 66 as Bahrain's king Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa asked his eldest son to start a national dialogue ... Read more...

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15 wounded in Yemen clashes (Lead)


February 17th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were injured in clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital Sanaa Thursday, Xinhua said. The demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued ... Read more...

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Two killed in clashes as protests continue in Yemen


February 17th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) At least two protesters have died of gunshot wounds during clashes with police in southern Yemen as anti-government rallies spread across the country.Besides the two deaths reported in ... Read more...

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17 injured, 165 detained during protests in Yemen


February 15th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were injured and 165 arrested Monday during various clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Yemen's capital Sanaa and the southern province of ... Read more...

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Mubarak approves committee to amend constitution


February 8th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 8 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday took another step towards democratic reforms as he approved a committee to oversee constitutional changes."The president signed a decree to form a ... Read more...

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Yemen president won’t seek reelection


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA (BNO NEWS) -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Wednesday he will not seek his reelection in 2013, after thousands of protesters demanded his resignation, the state-run Saba news agency ... Read more...

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Analysts welcome US’ demand for “orderly transition” to democratic govt in Egypt


January 31st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 31 (ANI): Analysts have backed a US demand for "orderly transition" and formation of a democratic government in Egypt.During phone calls to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi ... Read more...

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