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UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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India to pitch for fast-tracking UN reforms, combating terror


September 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India will pitch for fast-tracking reforms of the UN Security Council and press for expanded global cooperation in combating terrorism, piracy and climate change during ... Read more...

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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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UN lauds UAE’s contributions during disasters


September 21st, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN has appreciated substantial contributions UAE's humanitarian and charitable organisations were offering to alleviate suffering of underprivileged population at times of regional and international ... Read more...

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UN chief asks for help to end Syrian conflict


September 5th, 2012 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 5 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all outside parties, especially countries in the Middle East, "to do all they can" to help end the ... Read more...

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Russia calls on US to ratify CTBT


August 30th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the US will speed up the document's entry into force, the speaker of the Russian ... Read more...

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Amid Russia’s warning, India and US to discuss Syria


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the US threatening unilateral action against Syria and Russia warning against it, India and the US are set to appraise ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi seeks UN solution for Sri Lankan Tamils


August 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday requested the prime minister to introduce a resolution in the United Nation (UN) General Assembly and the UN Human Rights ... Read more...

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Nukes protect India from blackmail by other powers: Menon


August 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament, but underlined that until the world arrived at "this happy state" ... Read more...

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Kolkata students rally on World Humanitarian Day eve


August 18th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Amidst a chorus of Michael Jackson's "We are the World", around 2,000 students took to the streets here on the eve of World Humanitarian Day ... Read more...

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India bats for UN-led resolution of Syria crisis


August 14th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India is set to push for a UN-led solution to the thickening Syrian crisis amid partisan posturing when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to ... Read more...

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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain to boost cooperation on Syria


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain have almost similar views on some elements of the Syrian crisis and will work together to find possible solutions to the ... Read more...

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Russia to oppose UNGA’s Syria resolution


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not support a UN General Assembly draft resolution on Syria proposed by Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as it "intrudes into the UN ... Read more...

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Obama invites Egyptian president to visit US


July 9th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has officially invited his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US to discuss bilateral relations, Egyptian state media reported Sunday.Visiting ... Read more...

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International Happiness Day created


June 30th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Enjoying life finally has a place on the world's calendar now, as the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution appointing March 20 as the ... Read more...

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UN to review Sri Lanka rights situation


June 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) A UN review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will take place in October-November, officials said Sunday.The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of some countries, ... Read more...

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Clinton, Annan discuss situation in Syria


June 9th, 2012 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday discussed situation in Syria with UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan during a meet held in Washington."Syria is ... Read more...

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Peace plan not implemented in Syria: Annan


June 8th, 2012 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, has said that his six-point peace plan to end the Middle East country's 16-month ... Read more...

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China opposes outside armed intervention in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) China has expressed firm opposition to "outside armed intervention" in Syria or "any attempt to forcibly promote regime change" in the Middle East country, Xinhua ... Read more...

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UN observers shot at in Syria: Ban


June 7th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 7 (IANS) UN observers trying to reach the scene of the latest reported massacre of Syrian villagers were shot at with small arms, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ... Read more...

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Udaipur’s Mewar gets UN award for saving India’s living heritage


June 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 7 (IANS) Arvind Singh Mewar of the erstwhile royal family of Udaipur, the second Indian to win the eighth Women Together Award for "Contribution to Universal Culture ... Read more...

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Today is World Environment Day 2012


June 5th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) World Environment Day (WED) will be observed today all over the world. Run by the UNEP (UN’s Environment Programme), the aim of this event is to ... Read more...

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China assumes rotating UNSC presidency


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 2 (IANS) China Friday assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for June.Li Baodong, China's permanent representative to the UN, took over the presidency from ... Read more...

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China to take over UNSC rotating presidency


May 31st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 31 (IANS) China will take over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in June.China will "adhere to the principle of being fair, neutral, efficient and ... Read more...

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World’s oceans need greater protection: UN chief


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world's oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.He ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8-9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, the Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.He ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent for 20 years: Montek Ahluwalia


May 18th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at between 8 or 9 percent for the next 20 years with a supportive global environment, its Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

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Indian parliamentarians for a global parliament at UN


May 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) In order to improve the democratic character of global governance, Indian parliamentarians have lent their support to a global campaign for the creation of ... Read more...

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UAE elected to UN Women’s executive board


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly President Al-Nasser calls for end to ‘modern-day slavery’


March 27th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Monday called for a comprehensive approach to end 'modern-day slavery,' which includes child labor, human trafficking and ... Read more...

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Cross-cultural understanding essential for peace: UN


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the UN General Assembly, has said that encouraging cross-cultural understanding and dialogue was essential for peace and development.The General Assembly ... 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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Kerala-origin tycoon gets global harmony award


March 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) UAE-based business magnate M.A. Yusuf Ali, who belongs to a village in Kerala, was Thursday presented with the prestigious Interfaith Harmony Award at a function in ... Read more...

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