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Hamas PM reshuffles cabinet


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Spe 2 (IANS) Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday reshuffled his cabinet, replacing seven ministers.The new reshuffle included the ministers of agriculture, housing, finance, health, Islamic endowment, ... Read more...

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New Democracy party leads in Greek polls


June 18th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The conservative New Democracy party is leading at the pivotal parliamentary elections in Greece, the interior ministry said Sunday.Greece's two largest pro-bailout parties, New Democracy ... Read more...

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Palestinians not optimistic about peace with new Israeli government


May 9th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah/Gaza, May 8 (IANS) Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Islamic Hamas movement officials said Tuesday that they see no big hope in reviving the stalled peace talks with Israel after ... Read more...

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US ‘in lockstep with India’ on Maldives


February 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Noting that India has "traditionally played a strong role" in Maldives, the US has said it was working closely with India in resolving the political impasse ... Read more...

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Palestinian rivals prepare for Cairo summit


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Nov 13 (IANS) Palestinian rivals are making intensive contacts to prepare for a meeting between their leaders, initially scheduled to take place in Egypt's Cairo later this month, Palestinian ... Read more...

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EU urges Greek government to fulfil commitments on debt crisis


November 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 10 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) Thursday urged the Greek unity government to fulfil the country's commitments to get itself out of the debt crisis."The agreement ... Read more...

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Early Palestinian elections to be proposed


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Oct 2 (IANS) President Mahmoud Abbas will soon propose to the Islamic Hamas Movement to hold early presidential and parliamentary elections in the Palestinian territories, an official said Sunday.Jamal ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Prime Minister postpones resignation


August 14th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Saturday put on hold his resignation despite his pledge that he would resign if any notable progress was not made in ... Read more...

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Greek prime minister denies any resignation plan


June 16th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 16 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has denied any plans of resigning, saying that he will stay in office and move forward to a cabinet reshuffle Thursday, ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah to finalise unity government talks next week


June 15th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the recently reconciled Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah will hold a final round of talks on the creation of a new unity ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 4 (IANS) Palentine's two biggest factions - Fatah and Hamas - formally adopted a reconciliation agreement Wednesday in Cairo, CNN quoted Egytian state TV as saying.While Fatah is ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Palestinians celebrate unity deal


May 4th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
RAMALLAH (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday took to the streets to celebrate the unity deal signed by Palestinian factions, including Fatah and Hamas, in Cairo, Palestine News Network reported.People ... Read more...

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Yemen witnesses anti-Saleh protests, people seek his immediate departure


April 25th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Yemen Sunday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, with the biggest demonstrations staged in the capital Sana'a.Protesters ... Read more...

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About 200 protesters injured in south Yemen


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 3 (IANS) About 200 anti-government protesters were wounded in south Yemen during a clash with police Sunday, Xinhua reported Sunday.The protesters were injured as police fired live ammunition ... Read more...

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Hamas announces the formation of new Gaza government


March 11th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, on Thursday announced the formation of new Gaza government which includes a woman as minister.According to the Ma'an News ... Read more...

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Prominent Yemen cleric calls for president’s ouster, formation of Islamic state


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sana (Yemen), Mar. 2 (ANI): A prominent radical cleric has demanded the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and called for the creation of an Islamic state.Sheikh Abdul Majid al-Zindani ... Read more...

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Fresh protests in Yemen


March 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 1 (IANS) Thousands of anti-government protesters Tuesday gathered outside the Sana'a University here to demand the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a media report said.Thousands of government loyalists ... Read more...

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UN: At least 219 died in Tunisia uprising


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by BNO News
TUNIS (BNO NEWS) -- At least 219 people died during the month-long protests that culminated in the ouster of Tunisia's President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the United Nations said Tuesday.UN rapporteur Bacre ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s grip on power in Egypt is shaken


February 1st, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.1 (ANI): With the Egyptian Army declaring that it would not use force against the public, authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak days in power appear to be numbered.Compounding Mubarak's problems is ... Read more...

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Interpol issues global alert for Ben Ali


January 27th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Paris/Tunis, Jan 27 (IANS) The international police organisation Interpol said it has issued a global alert for the arrest of Tunisia's ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his six relatives."As stated ... Read more...

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Iraq PM Maliki stays in power for second term with help of tentative deal


November 11th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad (Iraq), Nov.11 (ANI): Iraq Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will remain the country's Prime Minister for a second term, thanks to leaders reaching a tentative agreement late Wednesday night to create ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists says ruling parties trying to misinterpret three-point agreement


May 31st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 31 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) on Monday said the ruling parties are trying to interpret the three-point agreement reached on Friday night according to their convenience.A meeting of the ... Read more...

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Zimbabwean President Mugabe pays 5,000 dollars a day to his guards


February 7th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 7(ANI): A recent report has revealed that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is so paranoid about his security during his foreign visits that he pays a special allowance of 5,000 dollars ... Read more...

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22 die in Zimbabwe measles outbreak


December 30th, 2009 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Dec 30 (DPA) Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported Tuesday. The Herald daily, which is close to ... Read more...

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US disappointed by Honduran vote on Zelaya


December 4th, 2009 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (DPA) The US was "disappointed" that the Honduran Congress failed to restore ousted president Manuel Zelaya, but emphasised the outcome was consistent with an accord designed to end the ... Read more...

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Honduran de-facto government resigns


November 6th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Nov 6 (DPA) The Honduran de-facto government of Roberto Micheletti resigned late Thursday, paving the way for a national unity and reconciliation government. The move was announced in a televised statement by ... Read more...

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Honduras mediation talks end without agreement


July 20th, 2009 - 8:25 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, July 20 (Xinhua) Talks between the representatives of ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and representatives of the post-coup regime ended without any agreement. Carlos Lopez, who led the delegation from the ... Read more...

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Persistent and serious human right violations continue in Zimbabwe: Amnesty


June 19th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, June 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe continues to face human rights violations on a "persistent and serious" scale, as elements in the nation's newly formed coalition are still using violence as a tool ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe could face ‘complete anarchy’ within a year


May 26th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Harare (Zimbabwe), May 26 (ANI): Zimbabwe could collapse into "complete anarchy" in a year if foreign aid does not bolster it's failing economy, a former judge has told Sky News Online.The nation ... Read more...

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Prachanda meets Koirala to discuss political scenario in Nepal


May 8th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 8 (ANI): Nepal caretaker Prime Minister and Maoist party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda met Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala to discuss the political scenario in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe could face more sanctions unless reforms: US


April 9th, 2009 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Harare, April 9 (DPA) The US ambassador to Zimbabwe Wednesday warned of new sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and senior members of his party unless they show willingness to reform. In an ... Read more...

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Palestinian talks still stalled on unity cabinet platform


March 19th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Gaza City/Cairo, March 19 (DPA) Palestinian factions had agreed in Cairo that the unity government they are trying to form will be a transitional one that would prepare for new elections to ... Read more...

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Hamas accuses Fatah of blocking dialogue


March 15th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 15 (Xinhua) The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, Sunday accused its rival Fatah movement of blocking the progress of the unity talks the factions hold in Cairo. Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman ... Read more...

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Palestinians agree to prohibit internal violence


March 14th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City, March 14 (DPA) Palestinian reconciliation negotiators signed an agreement in Cairo to prohibit fighting or the use of weapons to settle internal disputes, a Palestinian academic said Saturday. The agreement ... Read more...

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US envoy hailed for his Mideast peace plans


February 28th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 28 (Xinhua) US Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell is interested in making peace in the whole region rather than in just the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb ... Read more...

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