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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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US expects South Africa to make Iran shun n-programme


August 9th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged South Africa to use its "rare authority" to persuade Iran in giving up its nuclear programme, Xinhua ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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Russia hits out at West’s ‘chilling’ stance on Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday accused Western powers of encouraging terrorism over their refusal to condemn the suicide bombing that killed Syria's defence minister last week."In other words, ... Read more...

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Indians in Syria asked to leave (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday asked its nationals and families of the staff of the Indian mission in Damascus to ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... Read more...

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Arab League offers safe exit if Assad resigns


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Monday called on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly cede power in exchange for a "safe exit" for him and his ... Read more...

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Putin warns against bypassing UNSC Syria veto


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin opposes any action related to Syria not authorised by the UN Security Council, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday."In the Russian ... Read more...

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US breaks Pentagon-Russian arms exporter ties


July 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US lawmakers have passed a bill which breaks the relationship between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport.According to the House of Representatives's ... Read more...

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Iran holds air defence drills


July 12th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 12 (IANS) The Iranian Army has successfully completed three days of air defence exercises, where military units downed several mock pilotless aircraft, state-run Press TV reported.Brigadier General Shahrokh ... Read more...

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UN chief wants reduced Syria observer mission


July 7th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has urged the Security Council to reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria and focus more on political ... Read more...

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Governments urged to ensure journalists’ security


July 6th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon all governments to ensure security of journalists, saying "a free media is critical to true democracy and sustainable ... Read more...

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Russia lifts embargo on arms supplies to Libya


May 8th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lifted an embargo on the arms supplies to Libya, according to an official legal information portal.Dmitry Medvedev, the outgoing president, signed the decree ... Read more...

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US has not threatened sanctions: India


April 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The US has not threatened to impose sanctions on India for having economic relations with Iran, parliament was told Thursday.In a written reply to the ... Read more...

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Iran making progress on indigenous missile


April 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the country was making progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the Russian S-300 ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon welcomes resolution to send observers to Syria (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 15 (IANS) The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2042 to authorise the dispatch of the advance team of UN observers to ... Read more...

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UNSC deplores North Korea’s satellite launch (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday deplored the satellite launch by North Korea, which it said violated the council's resolutions banning Pyongyang from using ballistic ... Read more...

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UNSC meets on North Korea’s satellite launch


April 13th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday started an emergency closed-door session on how to respond to the satellite launch by North Korea.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday ... Read more...

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India concerned at North Korea’s rocket launch attempt


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday voiced serious concern over a rocket launching attempt by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from such steps that adversely impact peace ... Read more...

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North Korea rocket launch fails (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) A North Korean satellite, which South Korea calls a "ballistic missile", failed to enter orbit after its launch Friday morning, the official KCNA news agency reported.Scientists ... Read more...

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North Korea satellite launch provocative: US


April 10th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday."North Korea's launch of a missile would be highly provocative, ... Read more...

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North Korea prepares for underground nuclear test


April 8th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea is preparing for a third underground nuclear test, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Sunday."North Korea is making clandestine preparations for a ... Read more...

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Pentagon urges North Korea to give up missile launch (Lead)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Department of Defense has urged North Korea not to go ahead with its plans to launch a satellite."The North Koreans will be violating ... Read more...

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Japan on alert ahead of North Korea satellite launch


March 27th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's armed forces received an order to put on alert its missile interceptors ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese Defence ... Read more...

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UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan to visit Russia


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will visit Moscow in the very near future to discuss the situation in the Middle East country, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Russia ready to back Annan proposals on Syria in UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to support a UN Security Council resolution on Syria based on UN envoy Kofi Annan's proposals on how to resolve the crisis ... Read more...

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Japan to deploy interceptors to counter North Korean launch


March 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will deploy missile interceptors on a southern island chain ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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US welcomes North Korean invitation to n-experts


March 20th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has welcomed North Korea's move to invite UN nuclear experts to resume monitoring its nuclear programme, but cautioned Pyongyang against a planned ... Read more...

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Russian aid planes reach Syria


March 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian planes with humanitarian aid for conflict-torn Syria landed in Damascus Monday, the emergencies ministry said. The flights were ordered by the Russian ... Read more...

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Syrian minister joins opposition


March 9th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's deputy oil minister has announced his defection, saying he was joining the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, Al Jazeera TV reported."I, Abdo Hussameldin, deputy ... Read more...

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Russia retains stance on Syria after presidential poll


March 7th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on Syria has always been based on the principles of international law and it will not change, the foreign ministry said.A number of ... Read more...

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Putin’s return will not change Russia’s stance on Syria


March 6th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Putin's re-election as Russian president will not affect the country's stance on Syria, analysts say.Russia's foreign minister is preparing to meet Arab League ministers ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Egypt, Syria on agenda


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday left for Egypt on a three-day visit during which he is expected to forge relations with the new dispensation ... Read more...

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China calls for peaceful solution to Syrian crisis


February 25th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China has said its veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria was "misunderstood", and called for a peaceful solution to the crisis."China's stance wasn't ... Read more...

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Russia, Iran oppose foreign interference in Syria


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have spoken out against foreign interference in Syrian internal affairs.Medvedev and Ahmadinejad Wednesday discussed the ... Read more...

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