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UN chief reiterates full support for new Syria envoy


August 25th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 25 (IANS) Days ahead of the new UN-Arab League joint special representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi takes charge, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has reiterated his ... Read more...

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China calls for dialogue in solving Kosovo issue


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) China has given a call to all concerned parties for solving the Kosovo issue through dialogue and to avoid any move which may deteriorate the ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills seven at funeral


August 19th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday at a policeman's funeral in Russia.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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10 die in attack on Mexican bar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Ten people were shot dead at a bar in Monterrey, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, by gunmen who identified themselves ... Read more...

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Euro-missile defense could intercept Russian ICBMs


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The projected European missile defense system could have the ability to intercept Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles by 2020, Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai ... Read more...

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African Union suspends Mali from its membership


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 23 (IANS) The African Union (AU) Friday suspended Mali from its membership after Malian soldiers announced they have taken power in the country.The union Thursday condemned the ... Read more...

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No plan to arm Syrian rebels: British envoy


March 7th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) British ambassador to Syria Simon Collis, who was withdrawn from Damascus recently, said here that there was no plan for Britain to arm the Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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Listen to Africa on African affairs: India to UN


January 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 13 (IANS) India Thursday stressed the need for the UN and its Security Council to "listen to Africa and its organizations" for a "better understanding" of the ... Read more...

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China supports peaceful reconstruction in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 20 (IANS) China supports a peaceful reconstruction process in which Afghanistan is run and owned by Afghans, the Chinese permanent representative to the UN has said.Li ... Read more...

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Peacebuilding must respect sovereignty: China


November 1st, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) Post-conflict peacebuilding should be carried out on the basis of full respect to the sovereignty and will of the country concerned, a Chinese diplomat said ... Read more...

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Reform of security sector vital to create peace: India


October 13th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian Minister Preneet Kaur stressed here Wednesday the importance of effective security sector reform (SSR) for countries that are in the midst of conflict or ... Read more...

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UN pledges key role in Libya reconstruction


September 21st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) The UN will play a key role in the political transition and reconstruction in Libya, said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th UN General ... Read more...

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UN to help rebel-led NTC build Libya’s future: Ban


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN and the international community would work together with Libya's rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) to realise political transition in the conflict-torn North African country, ... Read more...

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Clinton pushes India to promote democracy in Myanmar


July 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Against the backdrop of China's increased assertiveness in East Asia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday pitched for a bigger role for India and ... Read more...

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Afghanistan making progress in security: British official


July 7th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) Britain's permanent representative to the UN has praised steps taken towards making Afghanistan more secure, a media report said."Despite the challenges, significant progress has been ... Read more...

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Germany calls for prosecution of Somali pirates


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Somali pirates must be prosecuted and imprisoned, and "adequate structures" need to be established to reach that goal, the deputy permanent representative of Germany to ... Read more...

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India backs re-election of Ban Ki-moon as UN chief


June 7th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it supports the re-election of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a second term.The Asian Group at the UN met in ... Read more...

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NATO extends mission in Libya


June 1st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will continue its military campaign in Libya until at least September, NATO Secretary General Andres Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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Report of plot on Indian mission worrisome: PM


May 13th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday termed as "worrisome" reports that the Indian mission in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan was the target of a terror plot ... Read more...

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Russia slams NATO targeting of Gaddafi, relatives


May 12th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Declaring Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his relatives a legitimate target of NATO attacks is "going overboard", said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday."The coalition ... Read more...

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India reiterates support for revitalising UN General Assembly


April 16th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 16 (IANS) India has reiterated its "constructive support" and participation in an ongoing exercise for the revitalisation of the UN General Assembly."India has consistently held the view ... Read more...

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Chinese President calls for joint efforts to maintain world peace, stability


April 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for joint efforts to maintain world peace and stability, saying that it forms the prerequisite and foundation for development.Jintao said that all ... Read more...

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UN Yearbook released for first time as ebook


April 1st, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 1 (IANS) The UN's annual yearbook was released Thursday for the first time in a fully-searchable digital format as an ebook.The newest edition available is for 2007 ... Read more...

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Over 6 in 10 Americans don’t want military sent to Libya: Poll


March 18th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Regardless of the belief that the United States should always promote democracy, over 6 in 10 Americans don't want the country's military to be sent to Libya, according ... Read more...

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India abstains from Libya vote, fears it may worsen situation (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 18 (IANS) As the Security Council authorised the use of force in Libya, India abstained from the vote out of a concern that the measures may not ... Read more...

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6 policemen kidnapped in Mexican city


March 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), March 12 (IANS/EFE) Six police officers have been kidnapped in this northern Mexican metropolis by men armed with assault rifles, authorities said.Witnesses said several SUV-loads of men armed ... Read more...

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‘Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham’ for India at UN


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) The never ending debate over Security Council reforms reminds the Indian envoy to the UN of the hit Bollywood movie "Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham" or ... Read more...

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Gaddafi vows to fight to the last man


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 2 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Wednesday vowed to fight to the "last man and last woman" to defend his country.Calling on the UN and NATO to ... Read more...

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Terrorism, nuclear proliferation, piracy and arms smuggling major challenges facing Asian region: An


February 16th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K Anthony on Wednesday said the prominent challenges facing Asian region include terrorism, nuclear proliferation, piracy and smuggling of arms.Inaugurating the 13th edition of ... Read more...

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5 mutilated bodies found on Mexican highway


February 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The police found five mutilated bodies over the weekend on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon along with a message from a drug ... Read more...

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Peace process in Nepal moving toward critical period: UN official


December 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (ANI): United Nations Under Secretary General for Political Affairs B Lynn Pascoe has said that Nepal's peace process was moving toward critical period and urged the political leaders to ... Read more...

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Kashmir dispute between India-Pak continues to hold international relevance: Qureshi


November 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Nov 17 (ANI): Despite the US-India ties, the Kashmir issue continues to hold international relevance, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Speaking to media representatives after the Eidul Azha prayer ... Read more...

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Obamaspeak that is music to India’s ears


November 8th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Highlights of US President Barack Obama's speech in parliament that has come as music to India's ears:* Indeed, the just and sustainable international order that America ... Read more...

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India will reassert Kashmir position: Tharoor (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) India will reassert its position on Kashmir if Pakistan raises the issue again at the United Nations, former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Thaoor said ... Read more...

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Pakistan may raise Kashmir in UN, says Tharoor


October 13th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, who would lead a delegation of Indian lawmakers to the UN in the coming week, said Wednesday that Pakistan might raise the Kashmir ... Read more...

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