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Russia to push Syria peace plan at UNSC


September 9th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will push the UN Security Council this month to endorse a Syria peace plan brokered in Geneva, Russia's foreign minister has said."We stressed at ... Read more...

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India, US to brainstorm on Syria, Iran


August 16th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid the worsening crisis in Syria and Iran's last-ditch effort to save the beleaguered regime in Damascus, the US is expected to press India ... Read more...

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Iraq shares concern over Syrian issue: Annan (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq shares the concern over the Syrian crisis, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has said, adding that Baghdad supports his six-point plan and its comprehensive ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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Clinton to visit Scandinavia, Caucasus, Turkey


May 27th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undertake a week-long visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to the US State ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens in US


May 19th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The summit of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations opened Friday in Maryland, US.The two-day summit groups together leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, ... Read more...

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Car bomb rocks Damascus suburb, hits peace deal


April 25th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 24 (IANS) As the UN prepares to deploy 300 monitors and the US unveiled new sanctions, a car bomb Tuesday hit a suburb of Damascus, dealing a ... Read more...

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India, Brazil sign six pacts (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A day after the BRICS summit, India and Brazil Friday decided to step up efforts to push the UN reforms and signed half a ... Read more...

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BRICS says dialogue only answer for Syria, Iran


March 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Seeking to reinforce their growing economic heft with global diplomatic clout, the world's top emerging economies Thursday warned the West against allowing the Iran ... Read more...

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Exiles ask BRICS to raise Tibet with Hu


March 28th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Ahead of the 4th BRICS Summit in New Delhi, the Tibetan government-in-exile Wednesday urged BRICS leaders to raise the issue of Tibet with Chinese President Hu ... 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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India, EU to clinch FTA soon, to combat terror (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union (EU) Friday agreed to intensify talks to conclude a broad-based trade and investment accord soon and signed ... Read more...

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India, EU decide to step up trade deal talks, sign research pact


February 10th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union Friday signed two key pacts, including a joint declaration on research and innovation, and agreed to step up ... Read more...

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Iran: EU seeks India’s leverage, Manmohan backs diplomacy


February 10th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The European Union, which has imposed fresh sanctions against Iran, Friday asked India to use its leverage to broker talks with Tehran over its ... 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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Protesters camp at square in Bahrain capital


February 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 21 (IANS) Defiant demonstrators continued to camp at a roundabout in the Bahrain's capital Manama as a determined protester Monday reiterated: "All the people of Bahrain, they don't want the ... Read more...

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Protester shot dead as clashes intensify in Bahrain (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 15 (IANS) At least one protester was shot dead and several injured Tuesday after police opened fire at crowds who had gathered in this Bahrain capital for the funeral of ... Read more...

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Wikileaks releases documents that claim Iran devised new suicide vest for al-Qaeda use in Iraq


October 24th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 24 (ANI): Iranian-backed forces devised new forms of suicide vests for al-Qaeda to use in Iraq, assessments released by controversial web site Wikileaks reveal.Intelligence of variable quality hint at Iranian ... Read more...

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Israeli envoy in Turkey summoned


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 3 (DPA) Israel's ambassador to Turkey has been asked to explain recent remarks made by his country's defence minister regarding concerns he has about Turkey's new intelligence chief, Turkish officials ... Read more...

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Syria, Iran waive visas as leaders meet in Damascus


February 25th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Feb 25 (DPA) Syria and Iran Thursday signed an agreement waiving visa requirements for their nationals as the two countries' presidents met in Damascus to reaffirm their "deeply rooted" ties. Syrian President ... Read more...

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Four killed, three injured in attacks in Iraq


October 21st, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 21 (DPA) At least four people were killed and three injured in fresh violence in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, police said. Armed men burst into a family ... Read more...

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Lebanese opposition shies from renaming Hariri as premier


September 15th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 15 (DPA) Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition Tuesday refrained from renaming the head of the ruling majority, Saad Hariri, as prime minister on the first day of parliamentary consultations. The head of the ... Read more...

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Lebanon’s president names Hariri as premier


June 27th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, June 27 (DPA) Saad Hariri was designated Saturday Lebanon's new prime minister after his anti-Syrian coalition won the majority in parliament earlier this month. Hariri was nominated Saturday by 86 of the ... Read more...

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Israel sees no reason to sign ‘ineffective’ NPT


May 7th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, May 7 (ANI): Israel has said that it has the capability to deter and defend itself against any threat or possible combination of threats.Israel's policy of ambiguity with regard to ... Read more...

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Lebanon’s election is crucial: Clinton


April 26th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 26 (DPA) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary election is crucial for an "independent and sovereign Lebanon". Clinton, who arrived in Beirut on a ... Read more...

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US unhappy with UK decision to reach out to Hizbullah


March 14th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Mar 14 (ANI): A senior US official has expressed strong disagreement with the British decision to begin contacts with Lebanese terror group Hizbullah.The British Government hold an opposing view of ... Read more...

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Hariri tribunal should not be used for revenge: Opposition


March 1st, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, March 1 (DPA) Lebanon's pro-Syrian opposition led by Hezbollah said Sunday the chief prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Judge Daniel Bellemare, should ensure that the court does not become ... Read more...

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US envoy warns against rearming Lebanon’s Hezbollah


December 18th, 2008 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, dec 18 (DPA) US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Hale warned Wednesday against the continuous rearming of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah by Syria and Iran."The ... Read more...

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IAEA approves Syria nuclear aid despite concerns


November 27th, 2008 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 27 (DPA) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) members Wednesday approved nuclear aid for Syria, despite misgivings of several western countries that are concerned about Syria's alleged secret nuclear programme, according ... Read more...

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Hezbollah chief appears on TV to deny poison report


October 26th, 2008 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 26 (DPA) Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah late Saturday denied an Iraqi website report that he had been poisoned and then saved by Iranian doctors."This information is totally unfounded," the head ... Read more...

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EU sees possibility of more Syria partnership talks


September 12th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Adam Entous Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept 12 (Reuters): The European Union is willing to renew talks for a partnership pact with Syria once Damascus takes more steps to meet Western demands, ... Read more...

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Syria-Iran talks focus on Iran’s nuclear issue


July 18th, 2008 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
DPA Damascus, July 18 (DPA) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Thursday after talks with Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki in Damascus that brainstorming over Iran's nuclear issue will continue. "Participation of US envoy ... Read more...

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Lebanese rivals reach deal to end crisis


May 21st, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beirut/Doha, May 21 (DPA) Lebanese rivals have reached an agreement at dawn Wednesday to end the political crisis in Lebanon after five days of talks in Doha and a president is scheduled ... Read more...

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17 killed in northern Lebanon


May 11th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, May 11 (DPA) A relative calm was restored Sunday to Beirut as the fighting reached north Lebanon where 17 people were killed in clashes between fighters loyal to the opposition and ... Read more...

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US says Syria, Iran linked to Lebanon violence


May 10th, 2008 - 5:27 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 10 (DPA) The US said Friday groups tied to Syria and Iran were fuelling violent clashes in Lebanon, where the Shia movement Hezbollah earlier took control of large parts of ... Read more...

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