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Russia condemns attacks on journalists in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has strongly condemned attacks on journalists in Syria and has called on countries that have influence on Syrian rebels to take steps to ensure ... Read more...

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India bats for UN-led resolution of Syria crisis


August 14th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India is set to push for a UN-led solution to the thickening Syrian crisis amid partisan posturing when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to ... Read more...

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20 Palestinians killed in Syria attack


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 3 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 Palestinians died near Damascus Friday when government forces fired mortar rounds into a refugee camp near the capital, al-Arabiya news channel reported.Overnight fighting ... Read more...

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Abducted Turkish journalists released in Syria


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Two Turkish journalists, who had been captured by members of Syria's Democratic Union Party, have been released and are back in their own country, CNN Turk ... Read more...

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Both Syrian forces, rebels to blame for massacre: Russia


May 29th, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Both the government forces and rebels were responsible for the recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."There can ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of civil war: Russia


April 21st, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria faces a catastrophic civil war if both sides in the crisis fail to take advantage of the current ceasefire there, Russia's foreign ministry said."A ... Read more...

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US senators seek sanctions on Russian firm


March 13th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A group of 17 US senators have urged the defence department to stop doing business with a Russian state-owned arms exporting company, which they accused of ... Read more...

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Arab Spring sweeps away despotic regimes (2011 in retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) Huge pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 booted out some of north Africa's most powerful and long-serving regimes. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have ... Read more...

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EU to unfreeze Libyan banks’ assets


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union will begin unfreezing Europe-based assets of the Libyan Central Bank and its subsidiary, Libyan Arab Foreign Bank, blocked as part of sanctions ... Read more...

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Gaddafi killing smacks of war crime: Prosecutor


December 16th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) The killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by rebel forces "creates suspicions" of war crimes, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ... Read more...

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An alcoholic drink to be named after Gaddafi


November 24th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Russian liquor maker intends to manufacture a drink named after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Russia’s RIA Novosti reports that drink maker Alexandrovy Pogreba has submitted ... Read more...

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Russia urges fair trial for captured Saif al-Islam


November 20th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) Russia Saturday hailed Libyan leaders' decision to send Saif al-Islam, the arrested son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to court and expressed hope that he ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son Saif captured


November 19th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Nov 19 (IANS) Saif al-Islam, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was captured in southern Libya Saturday, Xinhua reported. A military official said he was captured in Sebha. Thousands of ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son to remain in Niger


November 16th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saadi Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will remain in Niger until the UN lifts a ban on his freedom of movement, ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son Saadi granted asylum in Niger


September 12th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saadi, one of the sons of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has received asylum in Niger, the country's justice minister said.Saadi, 38, the third of ... Read more...

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Italy to give Libyan rebels 500 mn euros


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 2 (IANS) Italy has decided to increase its initial funding to the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council to 500 million euros (around $714 million) from an earlier announced ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s youngest son Khamis dies: Report


August 30th, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 30 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's youngest son Khamis has been killed in a clash with the rebel forces near Tripoli, media reports said.Khamis, born in 1983, had ... Read more...

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Gaddafi crosses Libya-Algeria border: Report


August 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS) Six armoured vehicles, thought to be carrying Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his sons, have crossed the Libya-Algeria border, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported Saturday.Libyan ... Read more...

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UN chief discusses Libya with regional organisations


August 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has discussed with heads of leading regional organisations ways to rebuild Libya after more than six months of hostilities, the ... Read more...

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US to release $1.5 bn in Libyan funds


August 26th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will unfreeze $1.5 billion in Libyan assets to provide humanitarian aid to cash-strapped opposition forces fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi's regime, a ... Read more...

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UN to help Libya post-conflict


August 26th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS) The UN will assist Libya at the directives of its new government after the current conflict in the North African nation comes to a close.United ... Read more...

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Reporters imprisoned in Libya


August 24th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of international journalists are being held in a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli. The journalists were in the city to cover the rebel ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels search for Gaddafi (Lead)


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Benghazi/Tripoli (Libya), Aug 23 (IANS) Libyan rebels have vowed to capture Muammar Gaddafi as NATO continued air strikes on his compound in Tripoli early Tuesday, Xinhua reported.Libyan rebel forces took ... Read more...

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Libya finds echo at Ramlila ground


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The announcement that Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi's sons had been captured by rebel forces was greeted with a roar of approval Monday at the Ramlila ... Read more...

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Italy calls on Gaddafi to surrender


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is on the verge of losing power as rebels surround his compound and three of his sons are arrested, Italian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s rule in Libya has come to an end: Obama


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's rule in the country has come to an end and asked him to relinquish ... Read more...

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Gaddafi pledges not to surrender in new speech


August 22nd, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 22 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has pledged not to surrender in an audio speech broadcast Sunday, even as fighting between his forces and the rebels continued in ... Read more...

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Russia sends food aid to Libya


July 26th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian government aircraft will deliver humanitarian aid to Libyan capital Tripoli Tuesday, a ministry spokesman said.The emergencies ministry Ilyushin Il-76 plane, carrying 36 tonnes ... Read more...

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Indians advised to leave Yemen


May 27th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The ministry of external affairs Friday advised Indian nationals to leave Yemen as early as possible following breaking out of clashes between government and rebel ... Read more...

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India backs resumption of political process in Libya


May 24th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) With Libya reeling under NATO air strikes and political uncertainty, India Tuesday said it wants peace to return to the north African country and ... Read more...

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Libyan tribal chiefs call for amnesty


May 8th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan tribal chiefs have urged a general amnesty for all fighters engaged in the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, the Al Jazeera news network has reported.In ... Read more...

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UN staff to leave Tripoli


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 1 (IANS) UN staff would be leaving the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a spokesperson for the organisation's humanitarian office told Xinhua Sunday.Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the UN ... Read more...

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Cameron refuses to rule out arming Libyan rebels


April 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to rule out the possibility of arming Libyan rebels against Colonel Gaddafi as the Cabinet was told to prepare ... Read more...

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Rebel leaders puzzled over withdrawal of Gaddafi’s troops from Misurata


April 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 24 (ANI): The quick withdrawal of forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi from the western city of Misurata on Saturday has puzzled the rebel commanders, and there are no ... Read more...

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China disapproves of all acts beyond UNSC authorization


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 23 (ANI): A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said Beijing does not recognize any act that lies beyond the authorization of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).Hong Lei was responding ... Read more...

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