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Iran-Russia ties key to ‘regional, global peace’


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and Russia have common views on a large number of international issues and closer bilateral ties between them will facilitate regional and international peace ... Read more...

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‘Iran, Pakistan can establish peace in the region’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Iran and Pakistan could play an important role in establishing peace and stability in the region, a top Pakistani politician has said.Senate chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain ... Read more...

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India-Singapore Friendship Group in Indian parliament launched


July 12th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) An India-Singapore Friendship Group in the Indian parliament was launched here Thursday on the visit of a four-member parliamentary delegation from Singapore.The delegation, led ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliament meets despite court ruling


July 11th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of the Egyptian parliament reconvened Tuesday despite the Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve it.The lawmakers met after newly elected President Mohamed ... Read more...

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India steps up ASEAN diplomacy, Singapore PM on way


July 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Ahead of the summit with the 11-nation ASEAN this year-end, India is set to step up its Look East policy as Singapore Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Raul Castro secures cooperation commitments in China


July 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Talks here Thursday between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Cuba's Raul Castro ended with the signing of eight accords, including one on a loan to finance ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood claims victory, army promises to give up power (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS) With all votes counted in the Egyptian presidential election and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi claiming victory, Egypt's ruling military council Monday vowed to hand ... Read more...

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The Dalai Lama: A year after devolving political authority


May 28th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 28 (IANS) "He's my boss," the Dalai Lama said last week of Tibetian Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, adding: "Although, when it comes to spiritual affairs, I'm still ... Read more...

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Tibetan parliament congratulates France, Russia


May 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 9 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile Wednesday congratulated France's Francois Hollande and Russia's Vladimir Putin for winning their presidential elections.In the letters sent to Putin and Hollande, parliament speaker ... Read more...

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Tibetan youth who immolated himself cremated


March 30th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 30 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles gathered in this Himachal town Friday for the funeral of a man who immolated himself earlier this week in Delhi demanding freedom ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama not to address Tibetans on ‘uprising day’


March 9th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 9 (IANS) For the first time in 53 years, Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will not address a gathering of Tibetans March 10, the day the Chinese ... Read more...

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Khamenei orders institute to control cyberspace


March 8th, 2012 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the setting up of an institution to control the cyberspace, Xinhua reported.In a decree issued Wednesday, Khamenei gave ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar surprised at Pakistanis’ love for Indians


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who led a 17-member Indian parliamentary delegation to Pakistan, said she was "pleasantly shocked" to see the love of Pakistanis ... Read more...

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Fast, prayers mark Tibetan New Year festival (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamshala, Feb 22 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan assembled in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala town, on the first day of the sacred Losar New Year festival on wednesday, offered prayers for ... Read more...

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Prayers, hunger strikes mark Tibetan sacred festival


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 22 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town Wednesday on the first day of the sacred Losar festival, and offered prayers for peace and ... Read more...

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Tibetans urged not to celebrate New Year


February 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 20 (IANS) Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Monday asked his emigre community to only follow the spiritual rituals and shun celebrations of Losar - the Tibetan New Year ... Read more...

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Losar will be a muted in McLeodganj this year


February 18th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 18 (IANS) It will be a muted Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharamsala's suburb of Mcleodganj this year as the community expresses solidarity with those suffering under ... Read more...

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Nasheed not to seek asylum in Sri Lanka: Daily


February 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed has said he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here but instead continue to fight ... Read more...

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Iran makes arrests in scientist’s killing


January 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has arrested several people in the killing of a nuclear scientist that Tehran blamed on Israel and the US, parliament speaker Ali Larijani told ... Read more...

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Iraq’s speaker criticises human rights violation


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 3 (IANS) Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi Monday criticised the massive human rights violations in the country."The human rights in Iraq have suffered massive violations by using violence ... Read more...

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Raul Castro’s daughter launches blog


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of the National Sexual Education Center, has launched a blog."El blog de Mariela Castro" featured ... Read more...

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Bangladesh speaker, MPs to pay income tax


November 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet decided Monday to make it mandatory for the parliament speaker, deputy speaker and MPs to pay taxes on their remuneration.The cabinet approved ... Read more...

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Iranian lawmakers call for review of cooperation with IAEA


November 14th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 13 (IANS) Iranian lawmakers said Sunday that after the recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on the country's nuclear programme, the cooperation between the Islmaic Republic and ... Read more...

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Japanese parliament speaker is dead


November 5th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Takeo Nishioka, president of the Japanese parliament's upper house, died of pneumonia early Saturday at the age of 75, the Kyodo news agency reported. A ... Read more...

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International community apprised on Tibetans’ plight


October 23rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 23 (IANS) Tibetans in exile are reaching out to the international community to intervene in ending human rights violations of Tibetans in China.An official of the Central Tibetan ... Read more...

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Japanese support Dalai Lama’s policy on Tibet


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 23 (IANS) A Japanese delegation that included two parliamentarians has supported Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's policy of 'middle-path' that demands greater autonomy for Tibetans, an official ... Read more...

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US denies role in Iranian scientist’s death


July 26th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US State Department has denied the allegation that Washington was involved in the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, Xinhua reported.Reacting over ... 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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Saleh wounded in shelling on presidential palace in Sana’a


June 3rd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 3 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and several high-ranking officials suffered injuries in shelling on the presidential palace in Sana'a Friday, Xinhua quoted a security official as ... Read more...

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Tibetan parliament-in-exile proposes charter amendments (Lead)


May 28th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 28 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile Saturday passed a draft that proposes amendments in its charter to allow smooth transition of political powers to the new elected leadership, earlier ... Read more...

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Don’t give up ceremonial role, Dalai Lama urged


May 25th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 24 (IANS) The grand congregation of exiled Tibetans to deliberate on draft constitutional amendments in the Tibetan Charter concluded here Tuesday with the gathering unanimously approving a proposal ... Read more...

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Pakistani speaker role model for women: UN chief


May 14th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the role played by Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza for numerous initiatives towards empowerment of women, and said ... Read more...

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Air strikes on Libya violate UN resolution: Turkish parliament speaker


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (IANS) Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin said Tuesday that the airstrikes against Libya were contrary to the UN Security Council resolution on creating a no-fly zone.According ... Read more...

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48 killed as coalition forces target Libyan air defence


March 20th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 20 (IANS) At least 48 people were killed and 150 others wounded in air strikes carried out by coalition forces to enforce a UN resolution imposing a no-fly ... Read more...

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Three options on Dalai Lama


March 14th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 14 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile has three options before it while deciding on the issue of the Dalai Lama's wish to shed political authority.The matter is to figure ... Read more...

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