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Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours


July 27th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.Lukashenko ... Read more...

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Outrage in US as Americans barred from leaving Egypt


January 27th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities have been sent some strong words after the country refused to allow six US citizens to leave the country. The new Egyptian leaders have slapped ... Read more...

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Toll in Iranian boat tragedy rises to 17 (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Seventeen people died after a boat sank off the Iranian coast, Fars news agency reported Sunday.The boat with 22 passengers and crew members aboard was moving ... Read more...

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Saadi Gaddafi’s plot to enter Mexico thwarted


December 8th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's 38-year-old son Saadi Gaddafi was to be smuggled into Mexico but his plan was thwarted by Mexican authorities, the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka launches online visa approval system


October 1st, 2011 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday launched an online visa approval system for people on a short stay, Xinhua reported.The system, Electronic Travel Authorization ETA, will come into effect ... Read more...

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EU bans Syrian oil imports


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday imposed a ban on importing Syrian oil by itself, in a step towards tightening its noose around Syrian President Bashar Al ... Read more...

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U.S. State Department designates al-Qaeda operative Othman Al-Ghamdi


June 17th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday designated Othman al-Ghamdi, an operative with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as a terrorist.The designation was made under ... Read more...

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Syria imposes travel ban on President’s cousin


June 14th, 2011 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 14 (IANS) The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousin has been banned from travelling by the recently formed judicial committee that probes the nationwide deadly events, Xinhua reported.The committee ... Read more...

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EU expands sanctions against Libya


June 7th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) decided Tuesday to extend assets freeze on six Libyan ports to ratchet up pressure on its embattled government, Xinhua reported Tuesday."The Council ... Read more...

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US brands Haqqani network commander as terrorist


May 11th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) In a crackdown on terrorists operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US has designated the commander of a Pakistan-based insurgent group as a terrorist and ... Read more...

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66 Indians evacuated from war torn Ivory Coast


April 13th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Sixty six Indian nationals, including 11 women and 12 children were safely evacuated from Abidjan, the capital of strife torn Ivory Coast and taken to Accra, the ... Read more...

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Egypt freezes assets of top Mubarak-era officials


April 5th, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 5 (IANS) Egypt has frozen the bank accounts of several former officials and their families, as part of the anti-corruption campaign since the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak.The ... Read more...

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UN chief names special envoy to Libya


March 7th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appointed former Jordanian foreign minister Abdelilah Al- Khatib as his special envoy to Libya.A statement issued by Ban's spokesman ... Read more...

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Mubarak still in Sharm El-Sheikh: Egyptian official


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, March 3 (IANS) Terming as false a report suggesting that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a senior diplomat has said he is ... Read more...

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Canada pre-empts Gaddafi plan to withdraw millions from banks (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Canada imposed sanctions on Libya in a swift Sunday night move after reports that embattled Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and his family were planning to ... Read more...

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Canada sanctions freeze Gaddafi’s millions in its banks


February 28th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Canada Sunday joined the UN and the US in imposing sanctions on Libya.The sanctions Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced will freeze millions of dollars reportedly held ... Read more...

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India backs UN sanctions against Libya (Lead)


February 27th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS) India joined other UN Security Council members to back sanctions against Libya and to refer the bloody crackdown on anti-government protests to the International Criminal ... Read more...

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UN Security Council imposes sanctions, refers Libya to the International Criminal Court


February 27th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to impose sanctions against Libyan authorities, slapping the country with an arms embargo and freezing the assets of ... Read more...

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India backs UN sanctions against Libya


February 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS) Joining other members of the UN Security Council in backing sanctions against Libya, India has said it is going with the consensus for referring the ... Read more...

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Qaddafi has “lost legitimacy to rule” and should step down ‘now’: Obama


February 27th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi "has lost the legitimacy to rule" Libya because he is only using "mass violence" to cling on ... Read more...

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Gaddaffi’s cousin defects to Egypt: report


February 25th, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's cousin and one of his closest aides, Ahmed Gadhaf al-Dam, has defected to Egypt in protest against the clampdown on protesters.Gadhaf al-Dam's entourage ... Read more...

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Three ex-ministers among four held in Egypt


February 18th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authority has detained three former ministers and a top leader of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) for misusing public money, state-run MENA ... Read more...

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Egypt bans ex-minister from travelling abroad


February 17th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 17 (IANS) Egyptian judicial authorities Wednesday barred former minister of agriculture Amin Abaza and two National Democratic Party (NDP) members from travelling abroad and froze their assets, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Ex-premier, senior officials barred from leaving Egypt


February 13th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's chief prosecutor has barred former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and other senior officials from leaving the country to prevent them from escaping corruption charges, soon after ... Read more...

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Philippines Catches Women Faking As Nuns Going To Lebanon


January 30th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Six women pretending to be nuns were caught at the Manila airport of Philippines and the authorities reported that they were trying to go to Lebanon. ... Read more...

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US may support removal of more Taliban from UN blacklist to aid peace talks: Crowley


October 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): The United States has indicated that it is open to the removal of more Taliban militants from a UN sanctions list in order to facilitate peace talks ... Read more...

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US imposes new sanctions on North Korea


August 31st, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The US said Monday it has imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities connected to North Korea. The Treasury Department said the four individuals and eight entities being designated ... Read more...

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UK lifts Sri Lanka travel ban advisory for first time in 30 years


August 7th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A security assessment carried out by the British High Commission in Sri Lanka has concluded that the country is now safe for travelers, and completely lifted the travel ... Read more...

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UN drops 35 Al-Qaeda, 10 Taliban members from terror blacklist


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3(ANI): A United Nations (UN) panel has removed 35 Al-Qaeda and 10 Taliban members and affiliates from its sanctions terror list."As a result of the review of 488 ... Read more...

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UN removes five former Taliban members from sanctions list


July 31st, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 30 (IANS) The UN announced Friday it has removed five former senior members of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan from its sanctions blacklist. The UN Security Council Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Pakistan must act against Haqqani terror network: US


July 24th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has told Pakistan it must ban travel, freeze assets and put an arms embargo against key leaders of Pakistan-based Haqqani Network, identified as ... Read more...

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EU for ‘toughest ever’ sanctions against Iran


July 24th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 24 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is all set to impose its "toughest ever" package of economic sanctions on Iran, a media report said Friday. Legally binding measures to ... Read more...

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Karzai, UN square off over removing 50 ex-Taliban officials from blacklist


July 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, July 12 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to seek the removal of up to 50 former Taliban officials from a U.N. terrorism blacklist, in a gesture intended to ... Read more...

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EU renews sanctions against Myanmar


April 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, April 26 (DPA) The European Union (EU) decided Monday on a 12-month extension to sanctions against Myanmar, condemning moves by its military junta to prevent the opposition from taking part in ... Read more...

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China may end travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China may end a decades-old travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the country, a media report said. The ban may be lifted after the Chinese Cabinet Monday ... Read more...

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