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Al Qaeda providing free electricity in Yemen


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 3 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has started offering free electricity and gas to villagers in Yemen's restive southern region, according to a Saudi ... Read more...

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NATO urged to properly plan Afghan withdrawal


January 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan should be properly planned and executed to ensure that the law and order situation does not go out of ... Read more...

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Libya to form interim government in 8 months


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Oct 22 (IANS) The Libyan authorities should be allowed to form an interim government after a national congress is elected within eight months, said a top leader of Libya's ... Read more...

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In post-Gaddafi Tripoli, vigilantes rule


September 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) After the takeover of Libyan capital city Tripoli by the rebel troops, it is not they who reign supreme there, but a group of lawyers, accountants ... Read more...

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Don’t rush to celebrate the post-Gaddafi era: Xinhua


August 27th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Though Gaddafi's fate remains unknown, his era has "undoubtedly come to an end". However, Libyans should remain cautious about the country's future as there were tremendous ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama plans to step down


March 11th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dharmsala, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, has plans to step down as Tibet’s political leader. He announced on Thursday that his decision is to allow the exiled ... Read more...

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France opens investigation on ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali’s assets


January 25th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- France on Monday opened an investigation over assets of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Radio France Internationale reported.The investigation was launched by Paris’s state prosecutor office ... Read more...

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N.Korea engaged in secret operations in Myanmar: London Varsity scholar


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): A renowned London University scholar on Myanmar has confirmed that "North Korea is present in Myanmar and is engaged in work not open to public".Dr. Marie-Carine ... Read more...

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Al Qaida making an attempt to return in Iraq with defecting US-backed fighters


August 11th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Al-Qaida leaders are reportedly attempting to make a comeback in Iraq by enticing scores of former Sunni allies to rejoin the terrorist group and by paying them ... Read more...

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India, China will now be engaged in new ‘Great Game’ in Indian Ocean


June 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new "Great Game" between China and India for primacy in the Indian Ocean is likely in the coming decades, especially in the wake of India and Sri ... Read more...

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Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua Dies At 58


May 6th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On late Wednesday the Nigerian state TV announced the death of its President Umaru Yar'Adua. The 58-year-old President has been suffering from some health problem for ... Read more...

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U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission to be inaugurated in April


April 6th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – United States of America Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nigerian Secretary to the Government Yayale Ahmed will inaugurate the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission on Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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Pak critical for successful solution to Afghan conflict: Ex-ISI chief


January 28th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.28 (ANI): Continuing his rhetoric, former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (retired) Hamid Gul has said the United States can not succeed in Afghanistan by sidelining Pakistan, and ... Read more...

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Nigerian court asks cabinet to decide ill president’s future


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Abuja, Jan 22 (DPA) Nigeria's Federal High Court Friday gave a two-week deadline to the West African nation's cabinet to decide whether President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit to continue as leader. Yar'Adua has ... Read more...

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Nigerian court adjourns cases on absentee president (Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Jan 14 (DPA) A Nigerian court Thursday delayed three cases aimed at shedding light on who runs the country in the absence of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has been in a ... Read more...

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Nigerian courts to hear cases on absentee president


January 14th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Jan 14 (DPA) Nigerian courts were Thursday due to hear three cases aimed at shedding light on who runs the country in the absence of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has been ... Read more...

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Cromwell, Tudor England come alive in Booker winning epic (IANS Book Review)


October 8th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Book: Wolf Hall; Author: Hilary Mantel; Publisher: HarperCollins-IndiaEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat away from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country will be ... Read more...

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Death of Pak’s enemy no. 1 doesn’t mean end of Taliban


August 8th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 8 (ANI): Despite the killing of Pakistan's enemy number one Baitullah Mehsud in a US drone strike, Islamabad has a long way to go in fighting terrorism, Pakistan's Information ... Read more...

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End of war can spark instability in Sri Lanka’s Tamil areas: CSM


May 28th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Tamil activists say that the end of the 26-year war for a separate state for Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil minority should allow more moderate voices to emerge, but ... Read more...

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India fomenting trouble in Balochistan, Pakistan meddling in northeast: Editorial


April 7th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) India is "fomenting trouble" in Balochistan while Pakistan is "meddling" in its neighbour's northeast, an editorial in a leading English daily contended Tuesday, urging both nations ... Read more...

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End second-class treatment of Tamils, Sri Lanka urged


January 28th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 28 (IANS) If Sri Lanka's Sinhalese majority doesn't accommodate the aspirations of Tamils, the LTTE-led insurgency could stage a comeback, warns a Canadian daily.In an editorial Tuesday, the respected Globe ... Read more...

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Ethiopia begins Somalia withdrawal


January 3rd, 2009 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 2 (DPA) Dozens of trucks full of Ethiopian soldiers and their belongings left the Somali capital Mogadishu Friday as Ethiopia began to withdraw from its neighbour after a two-year occupation.Ethiopian ... Read more...

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Turkey cautions Obma against withdrawal of US troops from Iraq


November 14th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): Turkey''s Ambassador to India, Levent Bilman, on Friday cautioned United States President-elect Barrack Obama against a hurried withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Speaking on "India and Turkey: ... Read more...

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Quartet a ”creating power vacuum” in Middle East, says report


September 25th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.25 (ANI): The international Quartet consisting of the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia is being accused of creating a "vacuum of leadership" as the aid agencies complain ... Read more...

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US hopes Zardari will bring stability to counter terrorism, extremism


September 9th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): The US hopes that Pakistans new President Asif Ali Zardari will provide some stability within the government so that it can get down to the task of ... Read more...

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Troop withdrawal to complete by Friday: Medvedev


August 20th, 2008 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 20 (DPA) The promised withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia will be completed by Friday (Aug 22), Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.The withdrawal will be total with the exception ... Read more...

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Pakistan situation ‘fragile’, but no power vacuum: US


August 19th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice does not subscribe to the view that Pervez Musharraf's resignation as president would leave a power vacuum in Pakistan though admittedly the ... Read more...

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US officials urge stability in Pak sans Musharraf


August 19th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 19 (ANI): US officials and experts on South Asia have said that the coalition government in Islamabad must now resolve to bring about stability in the country, and ... Read more...

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Pak politicians acting as bystanders as country sits on powder keg


July 9th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 9 (ANI): Politicians in Pakistan seem to be oblivious of the explosive situation Pakistan was currently going through, and taking advantage of this behavior of the political leaders, ... Read more...

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Go for gas pipeline and now, Iran tells India (Lead)


July 2nd, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 2 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked India to go for the proposed gas pipeline involving Tehran, New Delhi and Islamabad "as soon as possible". The president made the ... Read more...

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Iran insists on pipeline, president tells Narayanan


July 2nd, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 2, (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a strong backing to the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline while talking to India's National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan here Tuesday, official news ... Read more...

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