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Somalia: At least 14 killed in twin bomb attacks in Mogadishu


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, local authorities said Thursday.The attack occurred at the popular Village Restaurant ... Read more...

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Salehi warns against abrupt political change in Syria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi has warned that an abrupt political change in conflict-ridden Syria without a roadmap for managed political transition will lead to ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto UNSC draft resolution on Syria


July 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 19 (IANS) Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council, Thursday wielded their veto power over a Western-proposed draft resolution on Syria, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Morocco, Syria declare each other’s envoys persona non grata


July 16th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, July 16 (IANS) The Moroccan government Monday declared the Syrian ambassador to its country persona non grata in the wake of last week's carnage at Syria's Traimseh town. In ... Read more...

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US sees no Iranian role in ending Syrian violence


July 11th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US has insisted that it sees no role for Iran in ending violence and bloodshed in Syria, Xinhua reported."I don't think anybody with ... Read more...

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Russian warships head to Syria


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 10 (IANS/AKI) A fleet of Russian warships Tuesday began sailing towards Syrian ports, Iran's Arabic TV network al-Alam reported.Russia has opposed international moves towards a political transition in ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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Clinton warns Russia over Syria policy


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Russia that its support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will have negative consequences."The situation ... Read more...

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Over 400,000 Nepalis leave for jobs overseas


June 12th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) More than 400,000 Nepali youths have left the country in 10 months of the current fiscal year in search of jobs, a media report said. The ... Read more...

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US denounces civilians’ killings in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The White House has denounced the reported killings of civilians in the Qubair village in Syria's Hama province, calling for joint efforts in support of a ... Read more...

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Clinton seeks Russia, China’s help in Syrian crisis


June 7th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on China and Russia to use their influence on Damascus to stop the Syrian bloodshed, RIA Novosti ... Read more...

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Snapshots of 19th century Bengal in paintings of Kalighat (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European ... Read more...

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India welcomes Syria ceasefire, wishes Annan success


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the ceasefire in Syria and hoped that the UN mission led by Special Envoy Kofi Annan will have "further success" in ensuring ... Read more...

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Nepal, China to enhance trade relations, economic ties


March 26th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Nepal and China Sunday agreed to enhance trade relations and economic ties between them."I am confident that our cooperation will move forward quickly with more exchanges," ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to go on four-nation trip


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will Feb 23 start a tour of Britain, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco."On February 23, Clinton will begin a four-nation ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats leave for Maldives as crisis deepens


February 10th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With the Maldives slipping into a deeper crisis with defiant ousted president Mohamed Nasheed alleging a coup, a team of senior officials of the ... Read more...

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US closes embassy in Syria


February 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Monday closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out its staff, including ambassador Robert Ford, over security concerns, the State Department said."The US ... 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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Obama urges Libya to start reconciliation process


October 24th, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has hailed the declaration of liberation in Libya as the "beginning of a new era of promise", and urged the country ... Read more...

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A new chapter opened in Indo-Nepal relations: Bhattarai


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after India unveiled a $250 million line of credit for Kathmandu and signed a crucial investment pact, Nepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai ... Read more...

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India offers assistance to Libya for political transition


October 20th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Reacting to the killing of Libya's long-standing ruler Muammar Gaddafi, India Thursday hoped for return of stability to the North African country and offered assistance ... Read more...

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UN pledges key role in Libya reconstruction


September 21st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) The UN will play a key role in the political transition and reconstruction in Libya, said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th UN General ... Read more...

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India supports Libyan rebels at UN


September 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India Saturday extended its support to the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya to attend the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in ... Read more...

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Britain to continue its support to Libya: Cameron


September 6th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that though the future of Libya belongs to its people, Britain would continue its support to the North ... Read more...

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UN to help rebel-led NTC build Libya’s future: Ban


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN and the international community would work together with Libya's rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) to realise political transition in the conflict-torn North African country, ... Read more...

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UNSC voices grave concern over Yemen


August 10th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern over what it said was a serious deterioration of the economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen amid ... Read more...

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US asks Yemeni president to hand over power


July 11th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US has called upon Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to "fulfill expeditiously" his pledge of signing a deal for peaceful transition in his country.A ... Read more...

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Mass graves found in Cote d’Ivoire


May 10th, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 10 (IANS) At least 68 bodies have been found in 10 graves near the Cote d'Ivoire's main city of Abidjan, Xinhua reported.According to the UN Office of ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s departure non-negotiable: US


April 12th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's departure from power is "non-negotiable", Xinhua Tuesday quoted a US State Department spokesman as saying."We've said it's our bottom line, it's a ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda making major gains amid political unrest in Yemen: FM Dr Abu Bakr al-Qirbi


April 6th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Apr 6 (ANI): Yemen's Foreign Minister Dr Abu Bakr al-Qirbi has warned that al-Qaeda is taking advantage of the political unrest in country to plot new terror attacks.The Telegraph quoted al-Qirbi ... Read more...

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Tunisians celebrate one month anniversary of president’s toppling


February 14th, 2011 - 8:46 am ICT by ANI
Tunis (Tunisia), Feb.14 (ANI): Tunisians are celebrating the one-month anniversary of the toppling of their authoritarian president, Zine al- Abidine Ben Ali, but the country's travails are showing signs of going out ... Read more...

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`Egyptian uprising portends fundamental change in Mideast’


February 12th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The non-violent Egyptian revolution bringing the Mubarak era to an end may trigger fundamental changes in the Middle East with some experts even predicting the end ... Read more...

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World leaders welcome end of Egypt crisis


February 12th, 2011 - 8:20 am ICT by ANI
New York/London, Feb.12 (ANI): World leaders and officials have greeted the departure of President Hosni Mubarak with full-throated expressions of support for the people of Egypt along with some measured words ... Read more...

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Egyptian VP target of assassination attempt that killed two bodyguards


February 5th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman was recently the target of an assassination attempt, in which two of his bodyguards were killed.According to Fox News, a senior Obama administration official ... Read more...

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Rumsfeld unapologetic about US going to war against Iraq


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): Sounding characteristically tough and defiant in his 800-page autobiography "Known and Unknown," former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remains largely unapologetic about his overall handling of the Iraq ... Read more...

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