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Four UN peacekeepers killed in West Darfur ambush


October 5th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by BNO News
NYALA, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Four Nigerian peacekeepers were killed Tuesday and several others were injured when gunmen ambushed a United Nations (UN) patrol in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the African Union-United ... 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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Belarus denies selling weapons to Syria


September 21st, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 20 (IANS) Belarus Thursday denied Washington's accusations of trying to sell weapons to Syria and violating a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution after the US imposed sanctions on ... Read more...

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India offers Burundi $40 million, sign pacts


September 18th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India Tuesday offered a $40 million soft loan to Burundi, a mineral-rich country in eastern Africa, and signed a clutch of pacts in areas of ... Read more...

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IAEA wants Iran to comply without delay on n-issue


September 14th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 14 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved a resolution, urging Iran to comply with its obligations on nuclear issue while expressing "serious concern" over Tehran's ... Read more...

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UN Security Council strongly condemns wave of attacks in Iraq


September 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) on late Tuesday strongly condemned a wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq over the weekend that ... Read more...

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UN Security Council condemns Iraq terror attacks


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations (IANS), Sep 12"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq on Sept. 8 and 9 causing numerous deaths ... Read more...

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Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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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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Bosnia war witness says paramilitary raped Muslims


September 7th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A prosecution witness in the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic has said she witnessed Serb paramilitary forces raping Muslim women in ... Read more...

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UN extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti)The UN Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year by unanimously adopting a resolution Thursday.The resolution extends the mandate of ... Read more...

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UN support: India to seek Pacific island nations’ support


August 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) As New Delhi renews its bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, India is looking to deepen its relations with the 16-nation ... Read more...

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Chinese UN military observers return from Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) The last four Chinese UN military observers finished their mission in Syria and returned to Beijing Saturday.The observers were among the last UN military observers in ... Read more...

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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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Syria awaits next step’s details from UN: deputy FM


August 24th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 23 (IANS) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said Thursday that his country is expecting news from the UN secretariat about the next step's details after the expiry ... Read more...

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India, US discuss Syria, Iran, UN reforms


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the escalating crisis in Syria, India and the US Wednesday discussed the impasse in the violence-torn West Asian country and ... Read more...

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Syrian government planning talks with opposition : Russia


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) The Syrian government is preparing for an immediate political dialogue with the opposition, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.During his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

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US downplays Syrian offer to discuss Assad’s resignation


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US has downplayed the latest Syrian offer to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's resignation through dialogue, saying it sees nothing "terribly new", Xinhua reported.Referring to remarks ... 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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Syria dismisses Obama threat as election ploy


August 21st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama's threat to intervene in Syria is an element of his election campaign, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Kadri Jamil said Tuesday."As ... Read more...

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UN observers leave Syria


August 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 23 international observers under the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) Monday headed to Lebanese capital Beirut as their mission officially expired Sunday, ... Read more...

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UN observers start leaving Syria


August 19th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Members of the UN Supervision Mission to Syria (UNSMIS) Sunday started leaving the unrest-hit country, Xinhua reported.As their mission officially was set to expire Sunday midnight, ... Read more...

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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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Russia urges new UN envoy to stick to Syria peace plan


August 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia hopes that Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League representative for Syria, will follow Kofi Annan's peace plan, the Geneva accords and UN Security Council ... 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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Anti-Assad protesters attack Russian embassy in London


August 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pelted the Russian embassy in London with stones overnight, causing significant damage to the building, the embassy said in ... Read more...

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Russia proposes deadline to stop Syria violence


August 17th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is proposing setting a concrete date for a new ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria, the Russian envoy to the UN ... Read more...

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UN to open Liaison office in Syria


August 17th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN will open a liaison office in Damascus after its observer mission in the war-torn Syria expires Sunday, said France's UN envoy Gerard ... 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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Russia urges UN observers to stay in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Moscow believes the UN observers in Syria should continue their work there, as a withdrawal of the mission would cause "extremely negative consequences", the Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Car bomb blast near UN hotel in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least three people were injured when a car bomb went off Wednesday near a hotel in Damascus used by the UN monitoring mission in ... Read more...

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US downplays Manmohan Singh’s visit to Iran


August 15th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Downplaying the significance of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit to western sanctions hit Iran, the US has hoped he would convey to Tehran ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Iran threaten ties with Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations between the US and Russia may suffer following new, wide-ranging US sanctions introduced against Iran, said a Russian Foreign Ministry official Monday."Washington should ... Read more...

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UN peacekeeper killed in armed attack at IDP camp in South Darfur


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
NYALA, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- A peacekeeper was killed Sunday when gunmen opened fire in a United Nations (UN) community policing center in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the African Union-United Nations Mission ... Read more...

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Ban backs UN presence in Syria


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to support continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution ... Read more...

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