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Attack on US consulate in Libya deplorable: UAE papers


September 13th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) Leading English dailies of the UAE have said the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which four Americans, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, were ... Read more...

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Venezuela drops arms trafficking charges against US ship


September 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Venezuelan authorities have dropped charges of arms trafficking against the crew of a US-flagged cargo ship, CNN reported.The Ocean Atlas ship with its captain and 14 ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists welcome US’ removal of terror tag


September 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has welcomed the US State Department removing it from its list of terrorist organisations - six years after the end ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists taken off US terror list


September 7th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) The US State Department has removed the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from its list of terrorist organisations, RIA Novosti reported."The (State) Department has determined that ... Read more...

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US hires private firms for ‘dirty work’: Russian diplomat


August 29th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Allowing private security companies to work in conflict zones helps the US government "avoid responsibility" for violating the norms of international humanitarian law, a Russian ... 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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‘US sending wrong signals over South China Sea’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) A recent statement by the US State Department on the South China Sea sent wrong signals, and did not help with the peace and stability in ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

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LeT still going strong in Pakistan’s terror core: US (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Even as western strikes have weakened the Al Qaeda core in Pakistan, the terror group's affiliates are still increasing "operational capabilities", with no decrease in the ... Read more...

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China’s respect for freedom in Tibet deteriorated: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 31 (IANS) The US State Department has said there was a marked deterioration in the Chinese government's respect for and protection of Buddhist religious freedom in Tibet and ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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US critical on religious freedom in Russia


July 31st, 2012 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US State Department report on religious freedom in the world says problems have remained in Russia because authorities "often failed to distinguish between peaceful ... Read more...

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China opposes US-Taiwan relations


July 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday said it was opposed to official relations between the US and Taiwan, after an American official visited the island nation off the eastern coast ... Read more...

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China opposes unilateral sanctions against Iran


July 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) China has reiterated its opposition to unilateral sanctions against Iran.The Chinese foreign ministry expressed the country's opposition again after Washington exempted China and Singapore from ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president’s ouster is not coup: US


June 26th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US has not determined the ouster of Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo by impeachment as a coup in the South American nation but is closely following ... Read more...

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US worst human trafficker: Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has accused the US of being the world's biggest importer of trafficked humansThe Russian foreign ministry said Monday that the US which ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies harassing US diplomats


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) The foreign ministry Friday rejected a US State Department claim that American diplomats in Pakistan were "increasingly being harassed".Xinhua quoted an internal State Department report as ... Read more...

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US hails Russia’s contribution to Afghan mission


June 19th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US recognises Russia's contribution to building a better future for the Afghan people and hopes for further cooperation in providing security in the ... Read more...

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US, Russia continue Syria discussions


June 15th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia are continuing discussions on a post-Assad transition strategy despite some disagreements on approaches to the settlement of a political crisis in ... Read more...

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India, US announce eight educational partnerships


June 12th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) In a milestone in the educational partnership between India and the United States, eight institutional partnership projects, four each led by either country, were announced ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda says Tunisia’s constitution violates Quran


June 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 12 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has "violated" the Quran by accepting a constitution that is not based solely on Islamic law, Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ... 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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US team visits Moscow over Syria crisis


June 8th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US State Department officials Friday met Russian foreign ministry officials in Moscow to try to take a common position on the escalating crisis in Syria."A ... Read more...

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Around 90 killed in fresh massacre in Syria: Report (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, in which at least 86 people were killed. The government, ... Read more...

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US senator introduces bill to stop Pakistan aid (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) An American lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Senate, seeking to eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan until the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the physician ... Read more...

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Osama killing: US awaiting clarification on Pakistani doctor


June 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US State Department says it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Shakeel Afridi, the doctor held by Islamabad for helping the ... Read more...

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Bolivia to set up 12,000 new libraries


June 4th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 4 (IANS) Under a programme aptly titled "Bolivia reads", the South American country will open 12,000 new libraries to encourage and nurture reading habits among "freshly literate" ... Read more...

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Clinton to visit Scandinavia, Caucasus, Turkey


May 27th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undertake a week-long visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to the US State ... Read more...

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China issues report on human rights in US


May 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China, which termed a US report on human rights as "full of overly critical remarks" and "distortions" on China, has hit back with a report on ... Read more...

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China calls US criticism over human rights as ‘biased’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China has described the US government report on Chinese human rights practices as "biased" and suggested it to stop interfering in other nations' internal affairs, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US spotlights government corruption in India


May 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US state department has highlighted "widespread corruption at all levels of government" and separatist, insurgent and societal violence among the most significant human rights problems ... Read more...

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US asks Chinese academics to leave country


May 24th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) The US State Department has ordered Chinese academics with visas that offer cultural and educational exchange programmes in America to leave the country in June, saying ... Read more...

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US hopes to draw 100 mn visitors annually by 2021


May 11th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US government has announced a national strategy to attract 100 million international visitors annually by 2021 in a bid to boost economic growth and job ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leaders killed in Yemen air strike


May 7th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 7 (IANS) Two wanted terrorists of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have been killed in a US air strike in a mountainous region ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda hid attack plan in porn movie (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Over a hundred Al Qaeda documents embedded inside a pornographic movie have revealed plots of carrying out terror strikes in Europe similar to the November 2008 ... Read more...

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