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UN chief ‘working hard’ to constitute Bhutto probe


May 6th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes to soon constitute a commission to probe the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. "We are looking ... Read more...

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UN tribunal frees four accused in Hariri case


April 29th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague/Beirut, April 29 (DPA) A UN tribunal Wednesday ordered the immediate release of four former Lebanese generals detained for four years without charge in connection with the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's ... Read more...

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Lebanon opens embassy in Damascus for first time


March 16th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus/Beirut, March 16 (DPA) Lebanon Monday opened an embassy in neighbouring Syria for the first time in a step toward normalising relations. The move comes after the two countries agreed earlier this year ... Read more...

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Obama to fulfill promise of visiting Muslim nation soon


March 8th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey) Mar. 8 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that President Obama will fulfill his promise of visiting a Muslim nation within 100 days of joining the ... Read more...

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US says talks with Syria ‘constructive’


March 8th, 2009 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Damascus/Washington, March 8 (DPA) Senior US officials met with Syrian counterparts in Damascus Saturday for the highest level talks between the two countries in years, as part of US President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Bhutto murder has limited duties, states Ban


February 6th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 6 (DPA) A commission to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is limited to just six months and cannot carry out criminal proceedings, UN Secretary ... Read more...

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US envoy warns against rearming Lebanon’s Hezbollah


December 18th, 2008 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, dec 18 (DPA) US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Hale warned Wednesday against the continuous rearming of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah by Syria and Iran."The ... Read more...

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French veterans oppose Assad’s presence at Bastille Day parade


July 11th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, July 11 (DPA) The French government has banned a demonstration by French veterans meant in part to protest against the presence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an honoured guest at ... Read more...

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Mubarak meets Lebanese premier on political crisis


April 7th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Cairo, April 7 (Xinhua) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held talks with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora on the latest developments in Lebanon, the official MENA news agency reported. After talks with ... Read more...

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Arab League leaders in Beirut to mediate political crisis


March 17th, 2008 - 3:05 am ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, March 17 (DPA) A delegation of parliamentarians commissioned by the Arab League arrived in Beirut Sunday in a bid to break the deep political crisis in Lebanon. "We in the Arab ... Read more...

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US sends warship towards Lebanon


February 29th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, Feb 29 (DPA) The US has sent a warship towards waters off the Lebanese coast in a show of support for stability in the region, US officials have said. The USS ... Read more...

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US senators and Human Rights Watch demands for UN probe into Benazirs killing


January 26th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): The US senators and Human Rights Watch have demanded a United Nations probe into assassination of Benazir Bhutto which has been welcomed by the Pakistan Peoples Party. Eight US ... Read more...

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PPP demands UN probe into Benazir’s assassination


December 30th, 2007 - 11:29 pm ICT by admin
Larkana, Dec 30 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Sunday demanded a UN probe into the assassination of its former Chairman Benazir Bhutto, similar on the lines of a UN inquiry ... Read more...

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