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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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Amid Tamil Nadu unrest, Manmohan to meet Rajapaksa


September 18th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Thursday, and is expected to press for a viable political solution in the ... Read more...

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No intention to intervene in Syria: NATO chief


September 11th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 10 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday repeated that the military alliance has no intention to intervene in Syria and called for a political solution."Our position ... Read more...

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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

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Iran stresses support to Syria


August 27th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 27 (IANS) Iran's national security chief has said his country stands against any foreign intervention in Syria, and that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran will aim ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi seeks UN solution for Sri Lankan Tamils


August 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday requested the prime minister to introduce a resolution in the United Nation (UN) General Assembly and the UN Human Rights ... Read more...

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Goa’s water share important than party: Parrikar


August 7th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said that he would not listen to central leaders of his BJP if they press him to sacrifice Goa's ... Read more...

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Still time to avoid civil war in Syria, says Hollande


July 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has said there is still time to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoid a civil war in the ... 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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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis subsides, nine ministers withdraw resignations (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) subsided Monday with nine ministers withdrawing their resignation after an assurance from party to considertheir ... 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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China, Russia to make joint efforts for Syria


May 11th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) China and Russia have pledged to make joint efforts to seek a political solution to the ongoing Syrian turbulence as the two countries' foreign ministers held ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka against disguising global influence


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.Addressing a May Day rally ... Read more...

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NATO chief against arming Syrian rebels


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called for "a peaceful and political solution" to the Syrian crisis and warned against providing weapons to Syrian rebels."I ... 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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Clinton regrets Afghan shooting incident


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed "deep regret" over the shooting incident in Afghanistan in which a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians, ... Read more...

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Russia not considering sheltering Syrian president


March 8th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia was not considering providing political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin said."This issue has not been discussed," ... Read more...

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Mathai leaves for Maldives


February 15th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives continuing, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday rushed to the island nation to hold discussions with key political leaders ... 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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Krishna holds talks with Sri Lankan president, PM


January 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday held a breakfast meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the second day of his four-day visit to ... Read more...

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Japan invites Pakistan for conference on Afghanistan


January 17th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Japan has invited Pakistan for a conference on Afghanistan to be held in Tokyo this July.The invitation was extended by Japan's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan ... 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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Only democracy can resolve Tibetan issue: Sangay


January 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Jan 12 (IANS) China needs democracy for Tibet to gain "genuine autonomy", Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said Thursday.Delivering a public lecture at the Jindal School of International ... 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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No hidden agenda in Afghanistan: Khar


November 19th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan had no hidden agenda in Afghanistan, says Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar Friday said Pakistan was only interested in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.Addressing a ... Read more...

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PM to Sri Lanka: Use of force on fishermen not acceptable


November 13th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he had conveyed to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the use of force in ... 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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We will address people’s aspirations: Kashmir interlocutors


September 21st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) The recommendations of the interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir will address the political, social and cultural aspirations of the people without disrupting the identity of the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to formulate political solution: Tamil party


September 18th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has agreed to formulate a political solution to the ethnic issue very soon, a key minority Tamil political party said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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