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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions: Lavrov


September 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Though everyone wants to see a Syria free of turmoil, Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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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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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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UN observers pelted with stones in Syria


May 12th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 12 (IANS) Unidentified people pelted a UN observers' convoy with stones Friday near a suburban area of Syrian capital city of Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to witnesses, the convoy ... Read more...

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Moscow hails Mali political settlement


April 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday hailed the conclusion of an agreement on restoring constitutional order in the west African nation of Mali, where a military junta has seized ... Read more...

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US in touch with India on Maldives issue


April 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The US is in touch with India over the situation in the Maldives, a US embassy official has said.The US appreciates work other countries are undertaking ... 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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PM reminds Rajapaksa India’s key role in Geneva


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India played a key role to introduce "an element of balance" in the US-sponsored resolution in Geneva on Sri Lanka rights violations, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Will India’s vote drive Sri Lanka closer to China?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India has made it clear to Sri Lanka that its vote on the US-backed resolution was aimed at speeding up the reconciliation process in the ... Read more...

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More needs to be done in Afghanistan: India to UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Although progress made till date in war-torn Afghanistan has been significant, "much more needs to be done" in the country, Hardeep Singh Puri, India's permanent ... Read more...

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Probe ‘atrocities’, CPI-M tells Sri Lanka


March 19th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday urged Sri Lanka to conduct "a credible and independent investigation" into charges of atrocities against civilians during the ... Read more...

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‘India hoping for forward-looking outcome on Sri Lanka resolution’


March 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Indian government is trying to achieve a forward-looking outcome and reconciliation rather than deepening confrontation and mistrust ... Read more...

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Probe Sri Lanka killings, CPI-M says


March 13th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday called for "a credible investigation" into widespread allegations of extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka."The Indian government should take ... Read more...

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US confirms three-way talks with Taliban


February 17th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The US has confirmed to have participated in three-way talks with the Afghan government and Taliban.According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, the US side ... Read more...

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Maldives crisis deepens, India pushes for political deal (Roundup)


February 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 10 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives deepening as former president Mohamed Nasheed took to streets to protest his ouster, India Friday sent a special ... Read more...

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‘Nasheed never sought India’s help’


February 10th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India has denied that former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed had sought New Delhi's intervention to prevent his ouster and underlined that it has urged ... Read more...

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India backs move against Assad, rights body pats Delhi (Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 4:49 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, but Russia and China vetoed it saying it ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa has given firm commitment to empower Tamils: Krishna


January 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
On Board Special Aircraft, Jan 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna secured a firm commitment from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on devolution of powers to the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa assures Krishna of empowering ethnic Tamils (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday assured Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna that he was committed to giving local powers to the ethnic Tamils for ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka ink four pacts


January 17th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Tuesday signed four agreements to promote bilateral ties and boost trade between the two countries to $5 billion this year.The agreements were ... Read more...

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Krishna to push for political settlement of Tamil issue (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will urge Sri Lanka to seek an early political settlement of the Tamil issue during his four-day visit, a ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils want self-determination: Diaspora group


January 16th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora group said Sunday that it will support discussions for a political settlement on the island if the solution alters the structure ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Lanka, hopes for solution to Tamils’ problems (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday hoped for a lasting political solution to the outstanding issues between the minority Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans and the government."It ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Sri Lanka, devolution tops agenda


January 15th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna heads to Sri Lanka Monday on a three-day visit that will focus on pushing the reconciliation and devolution process in ... Read more...

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Reconciliation ministry mooted in Sri Lanka (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) An advisor to the Sri Lankan president has suggested setting up a temporary ministry to fast-track the reconciliation process following the end of the dragging ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Sri Lanka Jan 16


January 7th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will leave here Jan 16 on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka during which he will discuss the progress in ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa to meet in Maldives, Tamil issue on agenda


November 9th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll/New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) India has taken note of some progress in resettling displaced Tamils and in Colombo's dialogue for reconciliation, key subjects that will be discussed ... Read more...

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Pakistan abets Afghan insurgents to limit Indian influence: US report


October 29th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Pointing at insurgent safe havens in Pakistan as the biggest security threat, the US says Pakistan continues to tolerate and abet the insurgency in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Afghanistan in but Pakistan absent in IBSA Declaration


October 19th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) Even though the Tshwane Declaration of India, Brazil South Africa issued Tuesday spoke at length on terrorism and had specific references to virtually every conflict ... Read more...

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Mathai raises issue of Tamil fishermen with Sri Lanka


October 10th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Monday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and underlined the need for "national reconciliation" and also took up the sensitive issue ... Read more...

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Cut aid to Pakistan: Imran urges Britain


September 26th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has urged Britain to cut aid to Pakistan, saying it fuels corruption.Imran, also the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, told BBC Radio ... Read more...

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Probe rights abuses, CPI-M tells Colombo


August 7th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday asked Sri Lanka to probe the "serious allegations" of rights abuses by its military in the war against the ... Read more...

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Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority: Krishna


August 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement that ... Read more...

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