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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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Jordan home to over 180,000 Syrian refugees


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 3 (IANS) The total number of Syrians who have fled unrest in their country and arrived in Jordan since early 2011 has exceeded 180,000, according to Jordan's Foreign ... Read more...

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Nepal to introduce new visa regime


August 25th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) Nepal is set to introduce a new visa regime in an attempt to discourage foreign criminals from using Nepal as a transit point to sneak into ... Read more...

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UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

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Syria refugees in neighbouring countries on rise


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug17 (IANS/WAM) The UN refugee agency Friday reported a sharp rise in the number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey and Jordan.According to the UN agency, the total number ... Read more...

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Russia proposes deadline to stop Syria violence


August 17th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is proposing setting a concrete date for a new ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria, the Russian envoy to the UN ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Rehabilitate Pakistani Hindus, demands BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday demanded the government rehabilitate the Hindus who have arrived in India from Pakistan.Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya ... Read more...

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Ban backs UN presence in Syria


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to support continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution ... Read more...

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UAE charities help Myanmar refugees in Thailand


August 10th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 9 (IANS) Food, clothes and 34 tonnes of dates donated by UAE charities have been distributed to displaced Myanmar Muslims in Thailand.The effort is aimed at helping the ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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BSF stops Bangladeshi tribals’ bid to enter India


August 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled an attempt by over 250 Chakma tribals, including women and children, from Bangladesh to enter India after their homes ... Read more...

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US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... Read more...

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Centre should take steps to tackle Assam problem: Left


July 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Urging the union government to take "concrete steps" to tackle the ongoing violence in Assam, West Bengal Left Front Friday requested the state government to ... Read more...

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Mamata assures shelter for Assam refugees


July 26th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Calling the situation in violence-raved areas of Assam "shocking", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday pledged that the displaced people fleeing to her state ... Read more...

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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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9,000 Syrian refugees reach Iraq


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 22 (IANS)Iraq's Kurdish region has received up to 9,000 Syrian refugees looking to flee their homeland following ongoing violence, Xinhua quoted a Kurdish official as saying."The camps, which ... Read more...

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40,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey


July 14th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/AKI) Around 40,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Turkey amid the fighting that has killed thousands during the 16 months of violence, according to Turkey's disaster relief ... Read more...

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130,000 Syrians fled to Jordan since 2011


July 9th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Amman, July 9 (IANS) Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh has said that about 131,000 Syrians have entered Jordan since 2011 when the unrest started in Syria, the state-run Petra news ... Read more...

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Over 30,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UN


July 9th, 2012 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 9 (IANS) There are over 30,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon receiving aid from UN Refugees Agency in coordination with the Lebanese government's relief committee and other non-governmental ... Read more...

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Britain tops EU asylum seekers’ list


June 30th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Britain granted asylum to more people than any other European Union (EU) country last year, official figures show.Some 14,360 immigrants were given asylum within the UK ... Read more...

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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Refugees in our own country: Kashmiri pandits


June 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Kashmiri pandits, who have been forced out of the Kashmir Valley, gathered at Jantar Mantar here Wednesday, seeking rehabilitation and government's support.The protest was organised ... Read more...

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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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Military operation in Pakistan may displace 600,000 people


June 8th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) Military operation against the militants in a Pakistani tribal region will displace nearly 600, 000 people, an international aid agency has said.According to Save the ... Read more...

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150 Sri Lankans caught on illegal trip to Australia


June 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam, June 4 (IANS) Some 150 Sri Lankans were caught following an aborted attempt to reach Australia on a boat from here, police said Monday.According to police, some locals got ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks solution on Mayanmarese asylum seekers


May 25th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Myanmar's rights panel to engage with the government at Yangon to press for a solution to the ... Read more...

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Reang refugees’ return to Mizoram stalled again


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) The repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram is hanging in the balance again as most of the tribals are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Syrian Christians fear Islamist rule if Assad goes


May 15th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Christians living in conflict-torn Syria are afraid their community would fall victim of religious extremism if President Bashar al-Assad's regime collapses and Islamists come to ... Read more...

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MPs should live up to standards of founding fathers: Sonia (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said that integrity and independence of parliament must be protected at all cost and the the conduct of MPs ... Read more...

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Reang refugee repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram begins


May 4th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 4 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to neighbouring Mizoram began Friday but there is uncertainty over whether all the migrants will return ... Read more...

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Repatriation of Mizoram refugees from Tripura fails again


April 27th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram has failed to kick off yet again as they are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Refugees’ return to Mizoram from Tripura put off


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 26 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram did not start Thursday as the inmates are unwilling to return to their villages ... Read more...

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Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram


April 25th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether ... Read more...

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One killed, four hurt in Indonesia quakes


April 12th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 12 (IANS) One person was killed and four injured following massive earthquakes in Indonesia's Aceh Wednesday, an official said here Thursday.Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Data Center, Information ... Read more...

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