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UN chief slams `hateful film’, calls for calm


September 14th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 14 (IANS) Calling for calm and restraint at the time of rising tensions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned as "hateful" the anti-Islam that triggered anti-American ... Read more...

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US warns of more violence over anti-Islam video


September 14th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) With anti-US protests over an anti-Islam video spreading to 11 nations, Washington braced for a growing furore threatening US interests abroad and at home ahead of ... Read more...

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Build global governance structures, India urges NAM


August 30th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Pointing to deficits in global governance, India Thursday called on the Non-Aligned Movement to "take the lead" in rectifying this and sought immediate steps to ... Read more...

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Somali Olympic sprinter dies at sea


August 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 21 (IANS) A Somali sprinter, who was member of the Olympic team at the 2008 Beijing Games, died during an attempt to reach the Italian shores on a ... Read more...

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Iran car-maker to send 15,000 cars to ex-Soviet states


August 14th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's largest car-maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) is planning to export 15,000 cars to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Belarus by the end of this year.Iranian news ... Read more...

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FDI into South Africa soars


July 9th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (IANS) South Africa led the sub-region as foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into sub-Saharan Africa jumped by 25 percent in 2011, according to the 2012 World Investment ... Read more...

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Boat with Egyptian migrants held in Italy


June 13th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian fishing vessel trafficking 60 migrants has been intercepted by Italian police off the southern coast of Sicily. The fishing boat was taken to the ... Read more...

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Turkey to hold political dialogue with EU


June 7th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 7 (IANS) Turkey and the European Union (EU) will engage in a political dialogue in Istanbul Thursday. The meet will be part of Turkey's accession negotiation for the ... Read more...

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ECB signs seven-year deal with ESPN Star


June 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Monday signed a seven-year contract with ESPN Star Sports for multi-platform rights to broadcast its domestic and ... Read more...

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UAE, Switzerland discuss bilateral cooperation


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland held bilateral talks Saturday about strengthening their cooperation in foreign aid.The dicussions were held between the UAE's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Clinton pitches for FDI in multibrand retail (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for further opening up of the Indian economy, especially with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, US Secretary ... Read more...

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Osama dead but not terrorism, say US experts (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Terrorism was not dead and Pakistan remains its hotbed, said American analysts amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that ... Read more...

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Osama dead but terrorism far from over, say US experts (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a year ago, American analysts ... Read more...

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A year after Osama’s killing, terrorism far from dead


May 1st, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago, American analysts agree ... Read more...

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UN chief lauds India’s role in Security Council


April 27th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its ... Read more...

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UN finds human rights violations by Syria opposition


April 19th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A UN commission has found serious human rights violations committed by Syria's opposition movement, a Russian minister has said."The chair of the Independent International Commission ... Read more...

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Unicef to help displaced women, children of Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) The Unicef will address urgent issues related to health, education and other needs of thousands of displaced Syrian women and children, a UN spokesman said.According ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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Amnesty claims widespread rights violations in Iran


February 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Global human rights monitor Amnesty International has said there have been "widespread and persistent human rights violations in Iran", CNN reported Tuesday."It is essential if further ... Read more...

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US-UAE trade reaches record high of $18 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) Trade between the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached a record high of $18.34 billion in 2011, according to latest data.Increased trade and ... Read more...

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Indian hospitals to treat injured Libyans


January 31st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After initial dilly-dallying in recognising the new regime in Libya, India is now helping the north African country recover from its civil war by offering ... Read more...

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Taj plans Vivanta hotels in Africa, China, Dubai


January 30th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 30 (IANS) India's largest hospitality group, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, plans to open its Vivanta brand of hotels in Africa, China and Dubai.The group, which opened a ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.2 bn to help children in 2012


January 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third ... Read more...

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Ukraine to launch telecom satellite


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 28 (IANS) Ukraine plans to launch its first telecommunications satellite in 2013, an official said."The satellite will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013," head of the ... Read more...

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Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

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China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance ties


January 16th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 16 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz have vowed to enhance bilateral relations.Wen, who arrived here Saturday after an official ... Read more...

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Water supplies may run out by 2030


January 11th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production -- including in India, China and the Middle East ... Read more...

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Iranian president embarks on Latin American tour (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left for Venezuela Sunday to start a four-leg Latin American tour that will also take him to Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador, IRNA ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leaders leaving Pakistan, moving to Africa: Report


December 26th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) The Al Qaeda leadership, which has been weakened in Pakistan following the killing of many of its senior members -- including Osama bin Laden -- ... Read more...

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Africans replacing Indian workers in Gulf?


December 25th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In a trend that may work adversely on remittances to India and the region, Gulf nations are now increasingly hiring Africans over Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis ... Read more...

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Happiness lies in love, homeland is life: Putin


December 16th, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that a person is happy if he is able to love."Happiness lies in love," Putin said, speaking at his ... Read more...

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‘Arab Spring will lead to long, cold Arab Winter’


December 8th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Arab Spring will lead to a long and cold Arab Winter as the countries that have seen forcible regime changes either fragment along tribal ... Read more...

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Twitter reveals top subjects of 2011


December 7th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has revealed the most popular topics for tweets in 2011 -- #egypt and #tigerblood. The first refers to the unrest in Egypt and ... Read more...

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McCain like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ March Hare: Russian speaker


December 7th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Speaker of the Russian State Duma Boris Gryzlov has compared US senator John McCain to the March Hare from "Alice in Wonderland", after McCaine predicted ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planning to kidnap more Westerners


November 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers (Algeria), Nov 29 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda is planning a "wave of abductions" of Westerners in North Africa, Algeria's secret service agency has said.The Department of Investigation and Security ... Read more...

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