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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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India pledges $10 mn for Palestine


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pitching for durable peace in the West Asia and Gulf region, India Tuesday said it will continue to work for full membership of the ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives parties to respect inquiry outcome


August 29th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the release of a crucial probe report on the Feb 7 transfer of power in the Maldives, India Wednesday urged all political parties ... Read more...

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Russia calls for political dialogue in Syria


August 25th, 2012 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Moscow has called for a political dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition, and it supports a peaceful settlement of the prolonged crisis in the ... Read more...

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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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Syrian government planning talks with opposition : Russia


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) The Syrian government is preparing for an immediate political dialogue with the opposition, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.During his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

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Russia to attend meeting on Syria in Iran


August 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS) Russia will attend an international consultative meeting on Syria to be held in Iran Thursday, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.Moscow will be represented by the Ambassador ... Read more...

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Russia calls for UN monitors to stay in Syria


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has urged the international community to keep the UN monitors in Syria and uphold the Geneva agreements following the resignation of UN and Arab ... Read more...

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Russian, Western differences on Syria exaggerated: Medvedev


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There is less difference between the Russian and Western stances on the Syrian crisis than is perceived because both Moscow and its Western partners ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Annan to discuss Syria crisis


July 16th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan in Moscow July 17 to discuss the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said."In ... Read more...

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Iraq shares concern over Syrian issue: Annan (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq shares the concern over the Syrian crisis, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has said, adding that Baghdad supports his six-point plan and its comprehensive ... Read more...

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Russia upbeat on Syria conference


June 30th, 2012 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping an international conference on Syria -- to be held in Geneva Saturday -- will facilitate the country's progress to peace, the foreign ... 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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Syria on brink of foreign instigated war: Assad


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Sunday that the country faces a "real war" waged by external forcesAddressing parliament in a speech broadcast by Syrian television, ... Read more...

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Myanmar forms peace group to deal with ethnic insurgents


May 18th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) A high-level peace group headed by President U Thein Sein has been formed in Myanmar to carry out peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups in the ... Read more...

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US concerned over Egypt violence


May 5th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over a recent clash in Egypt that led to the death of at least 11 people and injured more than 200 ... Read more...

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Polls critical step in Myanmar reform: UN


April 12th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council has praised the by-elections held in Myanmar as important progress in the country's democratic reform process."Council members welcome the successful by-election ... Read more...

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Assad regime accepts Kofi Annan’s peace plan


March 27th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian government has agreed to a peace plan put forward by UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan, his spokesman said Tuesday.The plan calls for an end to ... Read more...

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Russia supports Syrians’ decision on leadership


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS) Voicing support for Syrians' decision on their leadership, Russia has urged a ceasefire and political talks in the violence-wracked country.Russia believes the Syrians could make decisions ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for honest effort to solve crisis


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 10 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday stressed that his country was ready to make any honest effort to solve the recent domestic unrest, state-run SANA news agency ... 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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Concerned India backs democracy transition in Syria (Intro Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) India has voted for an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution denouncing the violent crackdown in Syria and calling for a democratic transition, but Russia ... Read more...

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Russia, China kill India-backed resolution on Syria (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) As a UN Security Council draft resolution to pressure Syria failed after China and Russia voted against it, India said it backed the motion ... Read more...

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Hague praises Myanmar reforms


January 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrapped up his two-day official visit to Myanmar Friday by praising the reforms initiated by the new government."If the country continues ... Read more...

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Development must to fight Maoists: Jairam Ramesh


November 19th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Nov 19 (IANS) Citing non-development as the main reason why Maoists are flourishing, union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the government needed to focus ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit a big event for Tajikistan


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Oct 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tajikistan considers the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an important political event for the future cooperation between the two countries, a ... Read more...

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Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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UN Security Council eases Libya sanctions


September 17th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to ease sanctions against Libya, and set up a UN mission to help restore security and ... Read more...

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Medvedev lauds India’s achievements on I-Day


August 16th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday said India rightfully enjoyed high authority in the world and lauded the "impressive tempo" of the country's all-round development."Keeping ... Read more...

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Government in ‘back channel’ talks with Bodo militant leader


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government was in talks with Ranjan Daimary, the jailed chief of the separatist National Democratic Front of ... Read more...

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BJP denies irate Yeddyurappa smashed laptop


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday dismissed as "totally baseless" a media report that former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa angrily smashed the laptop ... Read more...

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Zardari wants early finalisation of engagement plan with EU


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for an early finalisation of a five-year engagement plan between Pakistan and the European Union.Talking to Foreign Minister of Poland ... Read more...

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NDFB offers indefinite ceasefire


July 26th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) An influential faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) led by guerrilla leader Ranjan Daimary Tuesday offered an indefinite ceasefire aimed at ending ... Read more...

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UN chief urges political solution to Libyan crisis


July 19th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged to keep dialogue channel open between the Muammar Gaddafi government and the opposition to find out a political ... Read more...

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