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Saudi embassy attacks: Egyptian cop gets five years in jail


August 26th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 26 (IANS) A Cairo criminal court sentenced a police officer to five years in jail and 74 others to one-year suspended sentence over attacks on the Saudi Arabian ... Read more...

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Five Al Qaeda terrorists escape from Yemen jail


June 27th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 27 (IANS) At least five terrorists of the Al Qaeda have escaped from a prison in Yemen, the country's official news agency Saba reported.The five members of the ... Read more...

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North Korea has no plans for n-test: Official


June 10th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", the country's official news agency KCNA reported.A foreign ministry spokesman said ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s health deteriorates in prison


June 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 6 (IANS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak severely deteriorated Wednesday, his fifth day in Cairo's Torah prison, and he was put on the ventilator five ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission


April 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine authorities mum on Zardari visit


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 2 (IANS) Rajasthan government officials and authorities at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti remained tightlipped Monday over preparations for the April 8 visit of ... Read more...

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North Korea to launch satellite


March 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 16 (IANS) North Korea has announced it will launch an indigenously-built satellite to mark the birth centenary of late president Kim Il Sung.North Korea is to launch the ... Read more...

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US tourists kidnapped, released in Egypt


February 4th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 4 (IANS) Two American tourists and their Egyptian guide were kidnapped by local tribesmen in Egypt on their way back from a local monastery, but were later released ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un declared North Korea’s supreme military commander


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kim Jong-un, the son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been officially declared the supreme commander of the armed forces, South Korea's Yonhap ... Read more...

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Tehran threatens to block Strait of Hormuz


December 28th, 2011 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's first vice-president has warned that no oil will be permitted to pass through the crucial Strait of Hormuz if the West imposes sanctions on ... Read more...

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China to plant 26 billion trees over next decade


December 14th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) China will plant around 26 billion trees over the next 10 years -- or two trees annually for every Chinese citizen -- to boost the country's ... Read more...

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Syria releases over 900 protesters


December 1st, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Wednesday freed 912 protesters arrested during the ongoing unrest in the country, the country's official news agency Sana said.Those freed do "not have ... Read more...

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North Korea says its building n-reactor


November 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Nov 30 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday said it was building a nuclear reactor and its production of low enriched uranium was underway.North Korea said that its nuclear activities related ... Read more...

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40,000 Zimbabwean men circumcised in a year


November 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) More than 40,000 Zimbabwean men have been circumcised so far since the programme began in 2010, in a bid to reduce the risk of HIV, the ... Read more...

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US accused of involvement in Syria violence: Arab League


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 7 (IANS) The Arab League announced Monday that it had received a message from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, which accused the United States of involvement in the ... Read more...

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11 Hungarians dead in Egypt accident


November 7th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 7 (IANS) At least 11 Hungarian tourists were killed and 27 others injured when their bus overturned in a resort city in Egypt, a media report said.The accident ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama asks China to review Tibet policy


November 5th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Friday asked the Chinese leadership to review 60 years of its Tibet policy, saying "using force is counterproductive and will ... Read more...

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Exiled Tibetans ask China to stop repressive policy


November 4th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 3 (IANS) Expressing concern over another self-immolation in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based here Thursday asked China to stop its repressive policy on Tibet and allow ... Read more...

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Egypt amends law to tackle discrimination


October 16th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 15 (IANS) The Egyptian Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) ratified Saturday an amendment to the criminal law to tackle discrimination among the Egyptians as tension between the ... Read more...

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Egyptian finance minister resigns after clashes


October 11th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 11 (IANS) Egyptian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi submitted his resignation Tuesday to Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.Beblawi said he resigned against the backdrop of the ... Read more...

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Emergency re-imposed due to Egypt’s security situation: Tantawi


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 3 (IANS) The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Hussein Tantawi Monday said the security situation the country was passing through was the reason ... Read more...

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Egyptian parties divided on army official’s meeting


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 2 (IANS) A consultant meeting held between Egyptian chief of staff of the armed forces Sami Anan and several political parties and movements pricked up divisions among parties ... Read more...

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Infrastructure on track for 2014 World Cup in Brazil


September 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazil's sports ministry says that mega-constructions of multiple stadiums and supporting infrastructure is on track for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.In a report submitted Wednesday, Brazilian ... Read more...

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Soccer fans and policemen injured in Cairo


September 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 140 people were injured in clashes between football fans and police following an Egypt Cup match in the Cairo Stadium between Al-Ahly and Kima ... Read more...

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Gaddafi crosses Libya-Algeria border: Report


August 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS) Six armoured vehicles, thought to be carrying Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his sons, have crossed the Libya-Algeria border, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported Saturday.Libyan ... Read more...

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London will be safe for 2012 Games: Olympics minister


August 10th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Britain's Sport and Olympics minister Hugh Robertson refuted claims made by China's official news agency Xinhua that London's image as the hosts of 2012 Olympics has ... Read more...

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Raul Castro hints at easing of Cuba’s migration policy


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) President Raul Castro announced Monday that his government is working on making Cuba's immigration policy "more flexible".Gen. Castro commented on the matter at the close of ... Read more...

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Two killed in Pakistani Kashmir polling (Lead, changing dateline)


June 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore/Muzaffarabd, June 26 (IANS) Two people were killed and scores injured as the g polls in Pakistani Kashmir Sunday were marred by widespread violence, a media report said.Rival political ... Read more...

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Tunisia begins extradition procedures against ex-president


June 18th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 18 (IANS) Tunisia has started extradition procedures against former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Xinhua reported.Ben Ali took power in a bloodless coup in 1987 and ... Read more...

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Malaysians get easy online access to PM


May 26th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, already in blogosphere tweeting to citizens, will next month introduce two new interactive platforms - a mobile application (app) ... Read more...

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Syria introduces new reforms with 10,000 jobs


May 13th, 2011 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) Reflecting its determination to push forward reforms, Syria introduced a new package of reforms while the government troops ended its mission in the central province of ... Read more...

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Ferry capsizes in Egypt, 22 killed


April 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) At least 22 people died and four had a narrow escape when a ferry sank in the Nile in southern Egypt, the official news agency MENA ... Read more...

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Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu to promote infrastructure projects in India


April 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (IANS) Ethnic Indian leader S. Samy Vellu's task as Malaysia's special envoy to India and South Asia is to promote infrastructure projects in these countries ... Read more...

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