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Syrian opposition group decries insult to Prophet Mohammad


September 14th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 14 (IANS) A major Syrian opposition group has expressed its distress over the insults caused by a US movie towards Prophet Mohammad but also stated that it is ... Read more...

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Russia to push Syria peace plan at UNSC


September 9th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will push the UN Security Council this month to endorse a Syria peace plan brokered in Geneva, Russia's foreign minister has said."We stressed at ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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Russian warships not to enter Syria port: Navy chief


July 27th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A flotilla of Russian warships off the coast of Syria will not dock at a port leased by Moscow in the violence-stricken Middle East country, ... Read more...

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Ethiopian PM misses AU summit, health rumours float


July 17th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) It's a mystery absence that has created a lot of hush-hush talk here. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been missing from the African ... Read more...

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NDA meet on presidential candidate begins in Delhi


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, the main opposition group in parliament, began here Sunday to decide upon supporting United ... Read more...

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Putin’s timepieces


June 11th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has a collection of watches worth almost six times his official annual salary of 72,000 pounds, it was reported here.One of ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition elects new leader


June 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.According to Al Jazeera, the 56-year-old ... Read more...

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Fresh Syria massacre was planned terror: Syrian envoy


June 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Militant groups are responsible for a fresh massacre that left some 100 people dead in a Syrian village, said the Syrian envoy here who added ... Read more...

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100 detained at Moscow rally


March 6th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 100 activists of opposition group The Other Russia were detained during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow.The rally was held near the office of the ... Read more...

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It is Mayawati vs all others in Uttar Pradesh


December 25th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) The race for the next assembly in Uttar Pradesh may be largely four cornered. But, it is increasingly evident that the electoral battle slated for ... Read more...

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Thousands protest in Moscow demanding fresh vote


December 25th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 29,000 protesters rallied in Moscow Saturday to demand new parliamentary elections in Russia.A long line of metal detectors were set up on the streets ... 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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Gaddafi’s rule in Libya has come to an end: Obama


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's rule in the country has come to an end and asked him to relinquish ... Read more...

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Rights group urges Vietnam to release jailed blogger


August 11th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Vietnamese authorities to release a French-Vietnamese blogger who has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of subversion.Professor Pham Minh Hoang, ... Read more...

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US pledges to protect Libyan embassy in Washington


August 6th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US government will protect the Libyan embassy and its personnel in Washington, the State Department said after handing over the embassy to the rebel National ... Read more...

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Kuwait to give Libyan rebels 180 mn dollars


April 25th, 2011 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, April 25 (IANS) Kuwait said Sunday it would grant the Libyan opposition group 50 million dinars (around $180 million) after the country's amir (ruler) met head of Transitional ... Read more...

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Six more dead in Yemen clashes


April 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa (Yemen), Apr.14 (ANI): Intense clashes between troops devoted to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and anti- government troops loyal to General Ali Mohsin in Yemen have led to six more people being ... Read more...

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NC-Congress combine bags 5 seats, PDP has surplus votes


April 13th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) While Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference-Congress alliance bagged all the five legislative council seats it contested for, the main opposition People's Democratic Party won just ... Read more...

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Vice chancellor issue rocks Jammu and Kashmir assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir assembly Tuesday witnessed heated exchanges between the chief minister's adviser and members of the opposition over the appointment of the vice chancellor ... Read more...

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Fresh protests in Yemen


March 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 1 (IANS) Thousands of anti-government protesters Tuesday gathered outside the Sana'a University here to demand the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a media report said.Thousands of government loyalists ... Read more...

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Protesters control four Libyan cities; Oman singed by protests (Intro Roundup)


March 1st, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Manama/Muscat, Feb 28 (IANS) Anti-government protesters in Libya gained control of four cities and formed a council to begin the transition of power from Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year-old regime as Canada too slapped ... Read more...

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Arab world unrest: Gaddafi stays on as 100,000 flee (Roundup)


February 28th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Manama/Muscat, Feb 28 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's vice-like grip weakened with nearly 100,000 people fleeing the country Monday and more areas slipping out of his control. The days also saw unrest ... Read more...

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Turmoil rages in Libya, UN slaps sanctions (Roundup)


February 27th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 27 (IANS) Anti-government protesters in Libya seized the third largest city Misurata and most of its oil fields as the UN Security Council slapped sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi's regime ... Read more...

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Libya to see more anti-Gaddafi demonstrations


February 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Anti-government protesters in Libya are due to hold a series of mass demonstrations Friday in an attempt to end the 41-year rule of authoritarian leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh assembly adjourned sine die after daylong uproar


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh assembly was adjourned sine die after daylong uproar that culminated in a prolonged sit-in by the opposition until late Monday night. Almost the entire ... 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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Investigators freeze millions belonging to Mubarak or associates in Swiss bank


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Berne, Feb 19 (ANI): Investigators in Switzerland have said that they have discovered millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts belonging either to the ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his family or ... 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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Egyptian revolution may spur rise of Islamists: Experts


February 12th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after 18 days of mass protests may spark similar unrest in other countries with Islamist forces hoping to ... Read more...

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Labour unions join protesters in Egypt


February 9th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 9 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptian factory workers Wednesday went on strike amid calls from their union leaders to join the ongoing mass agitation against President Hosni Mubarak.Around 20,000 workers stayed ... Read more...

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Egypt crisis continues; Is Mubarak headed for clinic? (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington/Hamburg, Feb 8 (IANS) The US said Egypt faces a "bumpy" process in its transition to a multi-party democracy as determined Egyptians continued with their protests for the 15th day against Hosni ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood joins opposition-Egypt Government talks


February 6th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.6 (ANI): Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, joined talks with Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman on Sunday in an attempt to end the country's political crisis.According to a CBC News ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood holds talks, Cairo crisis continues (Roundup)


February 6th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Protesters hunkered in Cairo's Tahrir square seeking President Hosni Mubarak's ouster as Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's best organised opposition group, Sunday opened talks with the beleaguered regime."We are starting ... Read more...

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Cairo square turns into tent city as protests continue


February 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 6 (IANS) Protesters braved rainy weather as they spent the night in downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square and kept up their unrelenting pressure on President Hosni Mubarak to quit now. Though ... Read more...

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