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Ban condemns Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel statement


August 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israeli statements."The secretary-general is dismayed by the remarks threatening Israel's existence attributed over the ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission


April 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un gets new party post


April 12th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 12 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been appointed chairman of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).The appointment was made ... Read more...

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No crisis in Karnataka: Arun Jaitley


February 24th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Denying reports of a standoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party and former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, senior party leader Arun Jaitley said there ... Read more...

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Gadkari tries to end Karnataka power struggle


February 24th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Friday began a series of meetings here to end the power struggle in the party's Karnataka unit in ... Read more...

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No evidence North Korean leader dead: US official


February 11th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US intelligence has found no evidence to suggest that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was dead, an official said following web posts in China ... Read more...

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Kabir Suman mocks at Mamata’s visit to Irom Sharmila


January 28th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has mocked at his party chief Mamata Banerjee for promising voters in Manipur that the Trinamool will ensure withdrawal of ... Read more...

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RSS, not BJP high command, rules Karnataka unit (Karnataka Newsletter)


January 15th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 15 (IANS) The more the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserts that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) does not involve itself in its internal affairs, the greater ... Read more...

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RSS plain talk makes Karnataka BJP sing unity tune


January 12th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 12 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka Thursday apologized to its cadres and supporters for the unseemly fight on the leadership issue, a day after ... Read more...

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Documentary hails North Korea’s new leader


January 9th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's state television Sunday aired a documentary about the country's new leader Kim Jong-un, in which he is shown inspecting troops and manoeuvring a ... Read more...

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BJP’s Kushwaha gamble adds to its Karnataka mess (Karnataka Newsletter)


January 8th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) northern gamble of inducting the tainted Babu Singh Kushwaha as part of a grand plan to recapture power in Uttar ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar talking peace with US


January 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in ... Read more...

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Taliban won’t attack Pakistani security forces: Report


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban factions have announced they will not attack security forces in the country and instead focus their attention against the US-led forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un declared North Korea’s supreme military commander


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kim Jong-un, the son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been officially declared the supreme commander of the armed forces, South Korea's Yonhap ... Read more...

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Don’t expect us to change, North Korea tells world


December 30th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has said the international community should not "expect any change" in its policies after the death of leader Kim Jong-il."We declare solemnly and ... Read more...

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South Korea’s former first lady in Pyongyang for condolences


December 26th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korea's former first lady and the Hyundai Group's chairwoman crossed into North Korea Monday to pay condolences over the death of Kim Jong-il.Lee Hee-ho, the ... Read more...

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No hostility, South Korea tells North


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 22 (IANS) South Korea said Thursday its response to the death of Kim Jong-il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was meant to show ... Read more...

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Kim’s death rocks South Korea’s financial market


December 19th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea's financial market was rocked Monday after North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-il died.Market watchers said the focus would move to whether power shift to ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies on train (Lead, changing dateline)


December 19th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died Saturday during a train journey "from a great mental and physical strain". He was 69, the country's official KCNA news ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies


December 19th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died, state-run TV announced Monday. He was 69.Kim Jong-il's death was announced in an emotional statement read out on national ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar urges Taliban not to hurt civilians


November 5th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 5 (IANS) The elusive Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has urged his fighters not to hurt civilians while continuing the war against NATO-led forces in Afghanistan."Our ... Read more...

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Iran to disclose documents on US as ‘terrorism sponsor’


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tehran will release 100 documents to reveal Washington's role in sponsoring terrorist activities in Iran and the entire Middle East region, Supreme Leader of ... Read more...

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Ready to examine US evidence on alleged assassination plot: Iran


October 18th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Monday that the country is ready to examine evidence on Tehran's alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ... Read more...

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Iran to respond ’strongly’ to any ‘destructive’ US act


October 16th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 16 (IANS) Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Sunday that Iran will respond "strongly" to any "destructive" act by the US against the ... Read more...

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Masters degree must for Iran’s lawmakers


April 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 29 (IANS/AKI) All candidates running for Iran's parliament must have postgraduate degrees in future, the Guardian Council's spokesman, Abbasali Kadkhodai, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-Il had nightmares about people stoning him


March 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il, who has ruled the country with iron fist since its founding in 1948, told a visiting businessman he had nightmares of being ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM-in-exile urges Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision


March 10th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Mar 10 (ANI): Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibet's Prime Minister in exile, on Thursday urged the Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision to step down as their political leader."Vast majority of the Tibetan ... Read more...

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Iran’s ex-president ousted as head of key state body


March 8th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was ousted as head of a key clerical body Tuesday after being criticised by hardliners for his proximity to the ... Read more...

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Pak expresses gratitude for Iran’s support over Kashmir


December 13th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 13 (ANI): Pakistan on Monday expressed its gratitude to the support extended by Iran's Supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, over Kashmir.The Nation quoted Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, Abdul ... Read more...

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Mulla Umar refused Karzai’s 35,000-govt jobs offer for Taliban fighters


November 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Taliban Supreme leader Mulla Umar has turned down the Afghan government's offer of 35,000 jobs for his fighters, putting an end to all hopes of a breakthrough ... Read more...

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Khamenei urges Islamic world to “sympathise, provide assistance” to Kashmir


November 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 16 (ANI): The Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has urged the Islamic Ummah to sympathise and provide assistance to Kashmir, and called the United States an arrogant, "self-styled ... Read more...

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US pressure behind Pak “freeing” secret peace talks Taliban chief Mullah Baradar?


October 16th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 16(ANI): Taliban's top military commander Mullah Baradar, who was arrested earlier this year in Karachi, and was involved in secret negotiations with the Afghan government over a possible peace ... Read more...

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China, North Korea seek early resumption of six-party talks


August 31st, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): To ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese and North Korean leaders have agreed to seek an early resumption of the six-party talks.The pledge comes at a ... Read more...

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Iran asks US to change approach before talks


August 19th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 19 (DPA) Iran's supreme leader called on the US Wednesday to change its approach before asking Iran to resume talks, ISNA news agency reported. "Naturally if they (US) step down ... Read more...

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Bolivian Priest Arrested After Being Found With Cocaine


August 1st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez La Paz, Bolivia, Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bolivian authorities have taken into custody an Aymara priest who is known to have blessed Bolivian President Evo Morales at an inauguration ceremony ... Read more...

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