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Former Egypt PM jailed for corruption


September 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) A court in the Egyptian capital has sentenced former prime minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in prison for corruption, BBC reported Thursday.Nazif, who was prime ... Read more...

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They alleged my son was on drugs and set himself on fire: Bedabrata Pain


September 12th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Bedabrata Pain has lost his case in a Los Angeles court over his son's death and says the authorities "alleged that my boy was ... Read more...

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17 killed in Syrian car bombing


September 10th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 people were killed and over 40 wounded after a car loaded with explosives went off in Syria's Aleppo city Sunday night, SANA ... Read more...

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Two guerrillas gunned down in Chhattisgarh


August 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 25 (IANS) In an overnight fierce gun-battle, security forces gunned down two Maoist ultras and arrested four woman insurgents in Narayanpur district, police said Saturday.Narayanpur district is located ... Read more...

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Terrorist leader killed in Syria


August 13th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities have killed one of the ringleaders of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group that has been active since the beginning of the uprising in ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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Assad’s father-in-law gives advice on covering up violence


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) British resident Fawas Akhras, a cardiologist by profession and the father-in-law of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been giving advice to the leader on how to ... Read more...

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Half of Russia sees foreign meddling in Syria


July 28th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost half of Russians -- 46 percent -- believe that the Syrian conflict is the result of interference by hostile foreign powers seeking to increase ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels


July 25th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels.Abdel ... Read more...

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Russia hits out at West’s ‘chilling’ stance on Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday accused Western powers of encouraging terrorism over their refusal to condemn the suicide bombing that killed Syria's defence minister last week."In other words, ... Read more...

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Chechens not fighting in Syria: Kadyrov


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leader of Russia's Chechnya region Ramzan Kadyrov has rejected media reports about Chechens allegedly taking part in the Syrian conflict.Syrian opposition forces seized two crossings ... Read more...

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Russian airline to shut flights to Damascus


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot will shut down its service to Damascus Aug 6 due to business reasons, an airline official said Monday."Yes, we will close ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East country."In view of the deteriorating security ... Read more...

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Hemsworth in Spielberg’s next


July 21st, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth will reportedly star in filmmaker Steven Spielberg's sci-fi film "Robopocalypse".The 28-year-old is expected to star the movie based on Daniel H ... Read more...

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Egypt’s vice president under Mubarak dies in US


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Omar Suleiman, Egypt's vice president under Hosni Mubarak, who announced the president's resignation to the world, has died in a US hospital, CNN reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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40,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey


July 14th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/AKI) Around 40,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Turkey amid the fighting that has killed thousands during the 16 months of violence, according to Turkey's disaster relief ... Read more...

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UN Syria resolution unacceptable: Russia


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has objected to a draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council by a number of Western nations, since it may lead ... Read more...

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Top Syrian military defector contacts opposition


July 13th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top general who recently defected from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has established contacts with the opposition, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.Brig. ... Read more...

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Russia, China must pay for supporting Assad: Clinton


July 6th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China should be told that they will pay a price for their support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State Hillary ... Read more...

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Protesting DMK leaders arrested in Tamil Nadu


July 4th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Several prominent DMK party leaders, including M.K. Stalin, T.R. Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, were arrested during their state-wide "fill the jails" ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Morsi as Egypt’s new leader


July 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has welcomed the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president."We congratulate President Morsi on his inauguration. This ... Read more...

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Russia upbeat on Syria conference


June 30th, 2012 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping an international conference on Syria -- to be held in Geneva Saturday -- will facilitate the country's progress to peace, the foreign ... Read more...

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India congratulates Egypt’s president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Monday congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi, who won an historic election Sunday, defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and a senior leader ... Read more...

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Tunisia extradites ex-Libyan prime minister


June 25th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Tunis/Tripoli, June 25 (IANS) Libya's ex-prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, who served under slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been extradited from Tunisia to his native country, state-run TAP press agency reported.Mahmoudi ... Read more...

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Iran must participate in Syria Talks: Russia


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dismissing the US and British objections to Iran's participation in an international conference on Syria, Russia has said it should take part in it."We are ... Read more...

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25 killed in fresh Syria massacre


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 22 (IANS) At least 25 people were massacred Friday by "terrorists" in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, state-run SANA news agency reported.Xinhua said armed terrorist groups abducted a ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote for new leader


June 17th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 17 (IANS) Egyptians were Sunday participating in the second round of the presidential election, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down from his position by ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote in presidential poll run-off


June 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptians are going to polls in the second round of presidential election Saturday, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down by an ... Read more...

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France offers communications gear to Syrian opposition


June 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France is ready to supply communications equipment to the Syrian opposition and to individuals and is ready to make the shipments on its own, the ... Read more...

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France urges new Syria sanctions


June 14th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France will ask the US and its European Union partners to impose new sanctions against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Russia giving Syria with combat helicopters: Clinton


June 13th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US suspects Russia of supplying Syria with combat helicopters that will be used against peaceful protestors, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said."We ... Read more...

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Moscow ready to host conference on Syria


June 13th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is ready to host an international conference on Syria to discuss peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.In order ... Read more...

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‘Terrorists may get hold of Syrian chemical weapons’


June 12th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons may end up in the hands of terrorists as the ruling regime and anti-government forces continue fierce fighting, an ... Read more...

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Russia to discuss Syria with Iran


June 12th, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Iran June 13 to discuss his country's proposal for convening an international conference on Syria, the foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition elects new leader


June 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.According to Al Jazeera, the 56-year-old ... Read more...

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