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Russia urges new UN envoy to stick to Syria peace plan


August 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia hopes that Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League representative for Syria, will follow Kofi Annan's peace plan, the Geneva accords and UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Annan’s exit may bring forceful action in Syria: Russia


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan "opens the gates" for those backing a military intervention into the country to ... Read more...

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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... Read more...

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Miffed Azam Khan offers to quit UP cabinet


July 26th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Miffed at his powers being curtailed, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has sent a terse letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav offering to quit the ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis: nine ministers withdraw resignations (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The political crisis in Karnataka was heading towards a solution, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday after nine ministers loyal to former chief ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces prospect of string of PMs: daily


June 29th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan faces the prospect of having a series of prime ministers until the next election, warned a daily, adding that the legal process to evict ... Read more...

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US, Russia continue Syria discussions


June 15th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia are continuing discussions on a post-Assad transition strategy despite some disagreements on approaches to the settlement of a political crisis in ... Read more...

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Moscow ready to host conference on Syria


June 13th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is ready to host an international conference on Syria to discuss peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.In order ... Read more...

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Once bitten, Karnataka not shy to woo investors again


June 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Unfazed by the poor record of implementing the investment proposals that were flagged at the previous Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2010), the Karnataka government is ... Read more...

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UNSC discusses Syria at closed-door meeting


May 31st, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting to discuss the situation in Syria following a massacre of more than 100 civilians in the ... Read more...

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Syria situation remains serious: UN chief


May 26th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The situation in Syria "remains extremely serious" and UN efforts to end the political crisis in the country have seen only "small progress", UN Secretary-General ... Read more...

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Direct talks in Syrian standoff unlikely: Russia


May 15th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia does not see any prospect of direct talks between the government and opposition in Syria in the near future, a minister has said.Despite a ... Read more...

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India’s largest-ever steel installation at Delhi mall (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The diveristy of new media art in India added yet another feather to its cap with the official unveiling of "Line of Control", a monumental ... Read more...

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‘Sex-and-money’ involved in Briton’s death in China


April 15th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Accounts published on Chinese websites about a British businessman murdered in a hotel claim to expose a sex-and-money scandal behind China's biggest political crisis in a ... Read more...

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UNSC adopts plan to send observers to Syria


April 15th, 2012 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Saturday the draft resolution to send a group of unarmed observers to Syria to oversee the ceasefire, CNN ... Read more...

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Ousted Maldives president coming to press for early polls


April 11th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With the political deadlock persisting in the Maldives, ousted president Mohamed 'Anni' Nasheed comes to India next week to seek New Delhi's diplomatic push ... Read more...

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Maldives president to visit India in May


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, April 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday held talks with his Maldivian counterpart Abdul Samad Abdulla here as the Maldives government announced that President Mohammed Waheed ... Read more...

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Amid flux, India to get Maldives situation update (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With the political flux continuing in the Maldives, India is gearing up to hear two contrasting views on the situation in the the Indian ... Read more...

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Krishna to talk to Maldivian foreign minister


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Nearly two months after a sudden transfer of power in the Indian Ocean atoll nation, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla arrived here Monday on ... Read more...

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Annan asks UNSC to speak in one voice over Syria


March 17th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 17 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the joint special envoy of the UN and the Arab League on the Syrian crisis, said Friday that he has urged the UN ... Read more...

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China sends special envoy to Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China has sent a special envoy to Syria to discuss and find out a solution to the political crisis in the country, Xinhua reported.Li Huaxin, after ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives parties to stick to roadmap


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With two key Maldivian political parties withdrawing from all-party talks for early elections, India Friday pressed for discussions to find "a peaceful and viable solution" ... Read more...

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India pushes for early elections in Maldives, parties agree (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) On his second visit to the Maldives in nearly a fortnight, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai held wide-ranging discussions in the capital Male that culminated in ... Read more...

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Tunisia ready to grant asylum to Syrian president


February 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 29 (IANS) Tunisia is ready to grant political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if necessary, Tunisia's official TAP news agency reported Wednesday."If the ... Read more...

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No crisis in Karnataka: Arun Jaitley


February 24th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Denying reports of a standoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party and former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, senior party leader Arun Jaitley said there ... 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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Opposition hails Indian intervention in Maldives


February 17th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian opposition led by former president Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down Feb 7, has hailed India's intervention in the ongoing political crisis.Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, spokesperson ... Read more...

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Maldives’ new government agrees to hold early elections


February 17th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian government Thursday agreed to hold early presidential elections, a step towards ending the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.The country plunged into turmoil ... Read more...

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Maldives assures safety for tourists


February 12th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Ending a week of political turmoil, the Maldives Saturday invited tourists to its world's top luxury resort destinations assuring complete safety and protection.Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed ... Read more...

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Don’t turn back clock on journalists rights, Maldives urged


February 10th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has urged the new authorities in the Maldives to respect the right of journalists to go about their work without fear ... Read more...

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UN chief hopes change in Maldives will bring peace


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed "strong hope" that a shift in power in the Maldives will help quell the violence and tensions the island ... Read more...

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Excerpts from UN Syrian resolution


February 5th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Excerpts from the UN Security Council resolution on Syria that India voted for but was vetoed by Russia and China:- Noting the deployment of the ... Read more...

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UNSC draft on Syria sends unbalanced signal: Russia


February 5th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said he vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria because "it sends an unbalanced signal", and ... Read more...

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Kuwait’s ruler appoints new prime minister


December 1st, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Dec 1 (IANS) Kuwait's ruler Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Wednesday appointed country's defence minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as the new prime minister.The 63-year-old Jaber succeeds Nasser ... Read more...

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FDI deadlock deepens, Advani rejects Pranab’s offer


November 30th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The deadlock over FDI in retail deepened Wednesday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejected the government's plea for toning down its adjournment motion ... Read more...

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