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Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

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1956 Olympics: India’s dominance continues


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
The discerning reckon the hockey team to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, led by centre-forward Balbir Singh, was one of the best ever to leave Indian shores. The squad was brimming with ... Read more...

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Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.The Public ... Read more...

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Three dead in Suez Canal blast


March 27th, 2012 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Three people died and nine others injured when a diesel tank of a tugboat exploded in Egypt's Suez Canal, the official media reported Monday.The vessel belongs ... Read more...

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Egypt foils planned attack in Suez Canal


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's National Security Service has foiled a planned attack against a foreign vessel in the Suez Canal, the MENA news agency reported.Officers detained two suspects ... Read more...

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Iranian warships heading to Mediterranean Sea


February 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Iranian warships are heading to the Mediterranean Sea to convey the message of "peace and friendship" to the regional countries, a navy commander said Saturday.The battleships ... Read more...

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NATO task force frees Italian ship seized by pirates


October 12th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 11 (IANS) The Italian ship seized by a group of Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden was freed on Tuesday in a blitz action carried out by ... Read more...

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Italian ship with six Indians onboard hijacked


October 11th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 10 (IANS) Suspected Somali pirates Monday hijacked an Italian ship with 23 crew members, including six Indians, onboard, a former regional maritime official said.According to the Italian-based firm ... Read more...

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Gurkhas, sonic arms, razor wire protecting cruise passengers from Somali pirates


April 18th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 18 (ANI): Cruise passengers are being protected from Somali pirates by razor wire, Gurkhas and sonic weapons.According to the Daily Express, this extraordinary range of security measures is now being ... Read more...

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Gaddafi says Libya could turn into ‘another Vietnam’


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London/Tripoli, Mar. 3 (ANI): Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has promised "another Vietnam" if foreign powers answer a Libyan dissidents plea for military intervention.In a fiery speech in Tripoli, the Libyan leader vowed ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces regain oil terminal town Al Brega


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi retook control of the eastern town of Al Brega and bombed the nearby town of Ajdabiyah Wednesday.Al Brega, ... Read more...

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US envoy to UN warns of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 2 (ANI): United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Libya in the wake of refugees beginning to flee to ... Read more...

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Syria, Iran sign naval training pact


February 27th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Feb 27 (IANS) Syria and Iran have signed a naval training agreement, media reports said.Taleb al-Bari, chief of Syria's navy, and his Iranian counterpart, Habibollah Sayyari, signed the agreement on the ... Read more...

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Iran bolstering its position as political balance shifts and shakes in Arab world


February 24th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Manama (Bahrain), Feb.24 (ANI): The balance of power appears to be shifting towards Iran as the Arab World continues to remain politically unstable and shaken.Regional experts say this week Iran sent two ... Read more...

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Two Iranian warships cross Suez Canal


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Iranian battleships, headed towards Syria for a training mission, have crossed the Suez Canal - controlled by Egypt - for the first time since 1979, media reports ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s departure will mark “beginning of a process” for Egyptian people: Middle East Expert


February 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): An expert on terrorism, Middle East politics and Homeland Security issues has said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's exit will usher a new political process in Egypt.Institute for ... Read more...

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Egyptian journo who posted ‘police torture videos’ arrested, but later released


February 5th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5 (ANI): Wael Abbas, a well-known Egyptian journalist who had posted hundreds of terrifying videos of police abuse on the web, has claimed that he was arrested, but later released ... Read more...

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Egyptian journo who posted ‘police torture videos’ in hiding fearing Mubarak retribution


February 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 4 (ANI): Wael Abbas, a well-known Egyptian journalist who had posted hundreds of terrifying videos of police abuse on the web, is reportedly 'playing hide and seek' with President Hosni ... Read more...

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Cairo running out of petrol, food items


February 2nd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A fuel-shortage has led to long queues at petrol vends in Cairo as anti-presidential protests continued for the ninth day on trot. The Egyptian capital was also ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 68 points lower, pares intra-day losses


January 31st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Monday made up for most of its intra-day losses, though it still ended lower amid weak and volatile market sentiments.The ... Read more...

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Time for new UN conference on laws of seas: Experts


January 31st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): An international conference of the SLOCs (Sea Lines of Communication) Group here today called for a United Nations Laws of the Seas conference to safeguard the massive volume ... Read more...

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Sensex pares some intra-day losses (Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Monday pared some of its intra-day lows in the afternoon, moving up from its intra-day lows although weakness persisted across ... Read more...

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Panama Canal Documentary Shown On TV


January 25th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday an installment of "The American Experience'' named "Panama Canal" was aired on WEAO-TV 49 and WVIZ-TV 25. The documentary takes the viewers back ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize ship with 12 crew


September 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship with 12 Ukrainian crew in the Somali Basin Saturday, Xinhua reported. The European Union (EU) Naval Force Somalia (Navfor) said the MV ... Read more...

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China has major presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Gilgit activist


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) China has massive presence in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, said a US-based activist from Gilgit who added that massive investments were made by Beijing in that frontier region to ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack ship with Indian crew


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship in the Gulf of Aden with 23 crew members, including Indians, on board, the European Union naval force said Monday. The MV ... Read more...

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Egypt court convicts 26 Hezbollah men for plotting terror attacks


April 28th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 28 (DPA) Egypt's Emergency State Security Court Wednesday convicted 26 men of plotting attacks in Egypt on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, al-Jazeera television reported. Judge Adil Abdel-Salam Gomaa ... Read more...

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Israeli strike on Iran’s nuke plan ‘imminent’


August 31st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) If Iran does not accept international proposals to roll back its nuclear programme by next month, it faces an imminent Israeli strike, a newspaper article said. In an ... Read more...

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US national security advisor discusses Iran with Israelis


July 30th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 29 (DPA) US National Security Advisor James Jones was in Israel Wednesday for briefings related to Iran's nuclear programme, in the midst of a week of intense US-Israeli diplomacy. General ... Read more...

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Archaeologists unearth largest fortress in Egypt’s eastern Delta


July 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Egyptian archaeologists digging near the Suez Canal have discovered the remains of what is believed to be the largest fortress in the eastern Delta.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Indian Navy heads for first Atlantic Ocean deployment


May 29th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Underlining its increasing strategic prowess, the Indian Navy has for the first time embarked on a two month-long deployment to the Atlantic Ocean, where it will participate ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover largest mud-brick temple yet found in northeastern Egypt


May 5th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old carving in the largest mud-brick temple yet found on northeastern Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula.According to a report in National Geographic News, the ... Read more...

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150 years on, Suez Canal remains political issue


April 24th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Cairo, April 24 (DPA) When French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps reached for his spade in the Egyptian city of Port Said April 25, 1859, London was far from happy.The British ... Read more...

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Ship crew fights off Somali pirates with fire hoses


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, April 22 (RIA Novosti) The Russian crew of a tanker in the Gulf of Aden prevented Somali pirates from boarding their vessel by using onboard fire hoses, a sailors' union spokesman ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release 16 Indian


March 22nd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 22 (ANI): An Indian ship, which was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, has been released today, by the pirates. The ship had 16 Indians onboard. No harm was caused ... Read more...

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