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No fireworks on Syria at NAM summit: India


August 30th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India doesn't expect any "fireworks" on Syria at the two-day summit of the Non-Aligned Movement NAM) beginning here Thursday, even as it again urged both sides ... Read more...

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India contributes $4.71 mn more to UN Democracy Fund


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India has made a further contribution of $4.71 million to the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) set up in 2005 to encourage participation of all ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu calls on Meira Kumar


February 8th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar here Wednesday with the two discussing women's empowerment and other related issues.Tutu ... Read more...

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Putin, Merkel, Gates nominated for Chinese peace prize


September 18th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have been nominated for the Confucius Peace Prize, China's equivalent to ... Read more...

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Lahore HC admits petition to make media reports part of Davis immunity case


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 2(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted for formal hearing a petition to make media reports regarding double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis part of the case record.Petitioner Advocate ... Read more...

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President awards customs officer who worked in Africa


January 25th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Debi Prasad Dash, an Indian Revenue Service officer who was a member of the UN's Security Council panel of experts to monitor arms embargo in Sudan from ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe President Mugabe threatens to “crush” opposition ahead of early polls


December 20th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Amid allegations that his forces are spreading out across the country in order to frighten voters ahead of elections, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that he and ... Read more...

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UN offered lucrative retirement package to Mugabe: Wikileaks


December 19th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe turned down a lucrative retirement package offered by the former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, according to secret US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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Mandela, Karzai, Gaddafi among WikiLeaks’ new releases


November 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks will release a whole cache of secret diplomatic messages to the US related to former South African president Nelson Mandela, Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai and ... Read more...

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New WikiLeaks files ‘to reveal American criticism of Mandela’


November 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' would soon reveal that Nelson Mandela is among the world leaders believed to have been criticised US diplomatic files that are to be leaked. ... Read more...

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Sibal wins Stephen P. Duggan award


May 13th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has been conferred the Stephen P. Duggan award for his support for global collaboration in education. This has been announced by the ... Read more...

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Tharoor’s cyber-supporters keep growing: 12,000 and counting (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 21st, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Three days after his resignation, a portal rallying around the beleaguered Shashi Tharoor has been deluged with over 12,000 pledges of support. The messages included one from ... Read more...

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Tharoor gets Kofi Annan boost


April 21st, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Former UN chief Kofi Annan has rallied to the defence of his former colleague Shashi Tharoor, asking the people of India to support "good politicians". "Hi ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina receives Indira Gandhi peace award


January 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious Indira Gandhi Peace Prize in recognition of her contribution to peace and democracy at a function in the ... Read more...

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Tharoor says development will be a key agenda in his constituency


March 20th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvanthapuram, Mar. 20 (ANI): Former UN Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor and Congress party candidate from Thiruvanthapuram in the forthcoming Lok Sabha election has said that his priority will be the ... Read more...

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Iran protests Sarkozy remark against Ahmadinejad


December 11th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) Iran has lodged a strong protest against French President Nicholas Sarkozy's remark against President Mehmoud Ahmadinejad and warned Paris of adverse impact on bilateral relations, official IRNA news ... Read more...

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Half of Zimbabwe’s population needs food aid: UN


November 26th, 2008 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 26 (DPA) Half of Zimbabwe's 12 million people would require food assistance and some households have already cut back on the number of meals a day, UN Secretary General ... Read more...

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Annan, Carter not allowed into Zimbabwe


November 22nd, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 22 (Xinhua) Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and former US president Jimmy Carter have cancelled their planned visit to Zimbabwe on a humanitarian mission after they were denied entry ... Read more...

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Ex-US official reveals Iran gave America key aid in countering Qaeda after 9/11


October 9th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Even though the Bush administration was not interested (in its help), after the 9/11 air attacks, Iran had provided it with key assistance in identifying hundreds of ... Read more...

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Food crisis mounts pressure on G8 to deliver in Africa


June 24th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 24 (DPA) Africa is once again set to be high on the agenda at the upcoming G8 meeting in Japan as the global food crisis threatens to set back ... Read more...

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Maoists shift stand on UN monitors


June 13th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 13 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas have indicated a sudden shift in their position on the deployment of the UN in the thorny peace process, saying the world ... Read more...

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Kenyan premier’s party wins three seats in peaceful by-elections


June 12th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 12 (DPA) The party of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga won three parliamentary seats Thursday after by-elections that were seen as the first major test for the grand coalition formed ... Read more...

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Kenyans vote in by-elections seen as test for fragile coalition


June 12th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 11 (DPA) Kenyans went to the polls in five by-elections Wednesday in what is seen as the first major test for the grand coalition formed in April to end months ... Read more...

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Maneka Gandhi to chair Energy Globe Awards in Brussels


May 21st, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, May 21 (IANS) India's former environment minister Maneka Gandhi will chair the ninth Energy Globe Awards for local environmental projects to be held at the European Parliament here May 26. Bollywood ... Read more...

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No crisis in Zimbabwe, says South African president


April 12th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, April 12 (DPA) South African President Thabo Mbeki Saturday downplayed the election standoff between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and the opposition, saying there was "no crisis" just as an emergency summit ... Read more...

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Pressure on neighbours to take tough line against Mugabe


April 12th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, April 12 (DPA) As southern African leaders arrived in Zambia Saturday for an emergency summit on the election crisis in Zimbabwe pressure on President Robert Mugabe's neighbours to take a tough ... Read more...

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Kenya’s parliament meets, power-sharing deal likely


March 6th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Nairobi, March 6 (DPA) Kenya's parliament re-opened Thursday with a bid to see through legal changes that would allow setting up of a coalition government, seen as the best way to bring ... Read more...

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World heaps praise on Kenya’s reconciled leaders


February 29th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by admin
DPA Nairobi, Feb 29 (DPA) Congratulations to Kenya's reconciled leaders poured in from across the world Friday, mere days after the international community threatened to push the politicians into a deal if they ... Read more...

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Kenya’s rival politicians sign coalition deal


February 29th, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Nairobi, Feb 28 (DPA) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga Thursday signed an agreement to form a coalition government, settling their differences over the outcome of presidential elections. Following ... Read more...

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Annan says agreement reached on Kenyan crisis


February 28th, 2008 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin
DPA Nairobi, Feb 28 (DPA) Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said Thursday that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga had reached a "coalition" agreement settling their differences over the ... Read more...

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‘No progress’ as talks in Kenya suspended


February 27th, 2008 - 12:46 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Nairobi, Feb 26 (DPA) Talks to end Kenya's crisis over disputed elections were suspended Tuesday after mediator and former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan said there had been a second day ... Read more...

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Kenya talks resume after Annan threatens to quit


February 26th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
DPA Nairobi, Feb 26 (DPA) Kenya's rival political sides were forging ahead with talks to end the stalemate Tuesday, a day after mediator and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan threatened to pull ... Read more...

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Rice arrives in Kenya to push for an end to crisis


February 18th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Nairobi, Feb 18 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived for a one-day trip to Kenya Monday to meet with rival politicians squabbling over a political settlement to end the crisis ... Read more...

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Bush begins Africa trip


February 17th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Feb 17 (DPA) US President George W. Bush arrived in Tanzania, his second stop in a six-day Africa visit that will also take him to Rwanda, Ghana and ... Read more...

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Ban welcomes progress in solving Kenya’s political crisis


February 16th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA New York, Feb 16 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the progress made in negotiations to end the post-election political strife in Kenya. "The understanding reached by the parties to the ... Read more...

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