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Obama condoles Ethiopian PM’s death


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday offered his condolences to Ethiopia over the death of the country's prime minister, Meles Zenawi, and hailed his contribution to ... Read more...

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Russia suspends Syria action group meet


August 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian-sponsored initiative for a meeting of the Action Group on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York has been suspended indefinitely, the ... Read more...

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Russia calls for UN monitors to stay in Syria


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has urged the international community to keep the UN monitors in Syria and uphold the Geneva agreements following the resignation of UN and Arab ... Read more...

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Syria’s Assad not ready to stand down


July 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Friday denied reports that said President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to leave office "in an orderly way".A statement on Syrian state television said ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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Geneva talks call for transitional government in Syria


July 1st, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The participants in the Geneva talks support creation of a transitional government in Syria in which all forces participate, UN and Arab League special envoy ... Read more...

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Moscow hails Mali political settlement


April 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday hailed the conclusion of an agreement on restoring constitutional order in the west African nation of Mali, where a military junta has seized ... Read more...

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Yemen’s Saleh hands over power to new president


February 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 27 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Monday marked the end of his 33-year rule in the Middle East nation by formally handing over power to newly-elected president ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president


February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

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Yemenis go to polls as violence flares up


February 21st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 21 (IANS) Yemenis headed for polling stations Tuesday to vote for a successor to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hoping to pull the impoverished country back from possible civil ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s bloodied shirt, ring up for sale


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's wedding ring and the shirt he wore when he was killed by rebels last October have been put up for ... Read more...

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Arab Spring sweeps away despotic regimes (2011 in retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) Huge pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 booted out some of north Africa's most powerful and long-serving regimes. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have ... Read more...

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EU to unfreeze Libyan banks’ assets


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union will begin unfreezing Europe-based assets of the Libyan Central Bank and its subsidiary, Libyan Arab Foreign Bank, blocked as part of sanctions ... Read more...

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When Italian senate applauded likely caretaker PM


November 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 11 (IANS/AKI) Mario Monti, who is expected to be named Italian prime minister, was greeted with a round of applause Friday as he appeared in the Senate a ... Read more...

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Libya to be ruled by Islamic law: NTC


October 24th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Islamic sharia law will prevail in Libya and any existing laws that contradict this will be repealed, National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said ... Read more...

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New rulers declare Libya officially liberated


October 24th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Benghazi, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's transitional government Sunday declared national liberation."Declaration of Liberation. Raise your head high. You are a free Libyan," National Transitional Council (NTC) deputy head Abdel ... Read more...

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Video shows Muammar Gaddafi being sodomized


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by BNO News
SIRTE (BNO NEWS) -- A video released by the Global Post appears to capture an unidentified man sodomizing ousted Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi with an object before he was eventually ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s daughter sick after seeing dead father on TV


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi's daughter Aisha was hospitalised in Algeria after learning that her father and brother Muttasim had been killed by Libyan transitional government forces, according ... Read more...

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Vatican recognises Libya’s NTC


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican Friday recognised Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and wished it success, a day after the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi breaks into Latin on Gaddafi’s death


October 21st, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) After hearing about the death of his former friend Muammar Gaddafi, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi used a Latin phrase to say that everything is transitory."Sic ... Read more...

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Obama hails Gaddafi death as ‘momentous day’


October 21st, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) As the new rebel Libyan government announced the death of the former strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, US President Barack Obama hailed the event as a ... Read more...

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Justice still eludes Nepal’s civil war rape victims


October 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 1 (IANS) Five years after a decade of violent Maoist insurgency ended with the former guerrillas now heading the transitional government, hundreds of silent victims who suffered rape ... Read more...

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Libya’s NTC fails to agree on interim government


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 19 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has failed to reach an agreement on an interim government, as some members could not solve their differences, Xinhua reported.The NTC ... Read more...

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White House welcomes new Libyan ambassador


September 10th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has received new Libyan Ambassador to America Ali Aujali and accepted his credentials to represent his country and its transitional ... Read more...

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Teacher in London becomes Somalian deputy PM


September 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) In what could be termed a bizarre chain of events, a teacher in a London college failed to return when classes reopened after summer recess. His ... Read more...

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Italy unfreezes 350 mn euros of Libyan assets


August 26th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Aug 25 (IANS/AKI) Italy has unfrozen 350 million euros (around $503 million) of Libyan assets that can be used by the transitional government to pay salaries and provide other ... Read more...

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Mastermind of US embassy bombings killed in Somalia


June 12th, 2011 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 12 (IANS) The mastermind of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has been killed in Somalia, an official said here Saturday.Comoros-born Fazul Abdullah ... Read more...

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Gulf Cooperation Council calls for power transfer in Yemen


April 11th, 2011 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 11 (IANS) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has called for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer power to enable the opposition to form a transitional unity government, ... Read more...

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India, Somalia agree to tackle Somali pirates menace jointly


March 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): India and Somalia on Monday agreed that there was the need to chalk out a common strategy to tackle the menace of the Somali pirates.An understanding to ... Read more...

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India committed to work towards peace in Somalia


March 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) India has told the UN it is committed to cooperating with the transitional government in Somalia and at working towards peace and reconstruction in the ... Read more...

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We are witnessing history unfold in Egypt: Obama


February 11th, 2011 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Keeping a close watch on developments in Egypt as speculation mounted that President Hosni Mubarak would step down Thursday night, US President Barack Obama said "we are ... Read more...

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Egypt situation very fluid: US


February 11th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Amid mounting speculation of Hosni Mubarak likely to quit as president Thursday night, the US described the situation in Egypt as "very fluid"."We're watching a very fluid ... Read more...

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Free, fair elections still distant prospect in Egypt


February 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.9 (ANI): Free and fair elections in Egypt are still a distant prospect if democracy activists are to be believed.While millions of Egyptians have taken to the streets to clamor for ... Read more...

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Egyptian VP, top military leaders planning ‘graceful exit’ for Mubarak


February 5th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman along with other top military leaders are reportedly discussing steps to limit President Hosni Mubarak's decision-making authority and possibly remove him from the presidential ... Read more...

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Assassination attempt on Egypt vice president: Report


February 5th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) An assassination attempt on Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman has failed, but it left two of his bodyguards dead, a media report said.The attempt to kill Suleiman ... Read more...

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