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Kazakh cops jailed for attacking protesters


May 29th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five police officers have been sent to jail for their heavy-handed response to a protest by striking oil workers in Kazakhstan last year.At least 15 ... Read more...

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Russian troops won’t be sent to Syria: Lavrov


March 15th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed the possibility of Russian combat troops being sent to Syria, which is in the thores of protests ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Syria’s broadcasting group


March 6th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The US Monday slapped sanctions on Syria's General Organization of Radio and TV, the latest in its efforts to press the Syrian government to stop the ... Read more...

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India’s foreign policy under threat due to US pressure: CPI-M


March 4th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) Alleging that India's foreign policy was under threat due to US pressure, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday railed against New Delhi's vote for an ... Read more...

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Ramdev may appeal against apex court


February 26th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Baba Ramdev is considering an appeal against the Supreme Court judgement that blamed him too for the violent crackdown on his supporters in Delhi's Ramlila ground ... Read more...

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India votes for Syria resolution in UN General Assembly


February 17th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution that condemned the violent crackdown in Syria and urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for constitutional referendum


February 8th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will declare a date in the near future for a referendum on a new constitution for his country, Russian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Russia defends decision on Syria resolution


February 7th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has defended its rejection of a UN resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria, saying the Security Council was too hasty in putting it ... Read more...

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Concerned India backs democracy transition in Syria (Intro Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) India has voted for an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution denouncing the violent crackdown in Syria and calling for a democratic transition, but Russia ... Read more...

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India backs move against Assad, rights body pats Delhi (Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) India has voted for an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution denouncing the violent crackdown in Syria, but Russia and China vetoed it saying it ... Read more...

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U.S. Ambassador Ford pulled from Syria due to threats


October 24th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government has decided to pull Ambassador Robert Ford from Syria as a result of 'credible threats' made against him, officials said on Monday morning.Ford, who ... Read more...

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Top Syrian law official resigns on YouTube


September 1st, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS/AKI) A senior Syrian law official has resigned over online video-posting site YouTube in protest against the government's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.Announcing his resignation, the Attorney-General ... Read more...

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Iran considers closing British embassy to protest violence


August 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A senior Iranian lawmaker on Wednesday warned that it is considering to close the British embassy in Tehran to protest the "violent crackdown" on British citizens, referring to ... Read more...

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France transfers Gaddafi funds to Libyan rebels


August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The French government on Monday announced that it will transfer the frozen assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC), which France considers ... Read more...

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UN urges Syria to stop violent crackdowns against protesters


June 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday condemned the ongoing violent crackdown against peaceful protesters by Syrian authorities and called on the Government to respond to the repeated ... Read more...

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Syrian troops shoot unarmed civilians : Al Arabiya


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS) Government troops in Syria shot dead at least two unarmed civilians in the city of Ankahal Friday, as President Bashar Assad's regime continued its violent ... Read more...

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Amnesty International demands justice for victims of Egypt’s January revolution


May 20th, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- At least 840 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured in the violent repression that took place during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, Amnesty International ... Read more...

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US imposes sanctions on Syrian president


May 19th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials for the continuing crackdown on anti-government protesters.According to the order issued by ... Read more...

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Libyan leaders may face UN arrest for war crimes


May 4th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has said that he would advise the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that Libyan leaders, including Colonnel ... Read more...

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All set for Will-Kat wedding


April 29th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) She will walk down the aisle a commoner but walk out a princess. Kate Middleton and Britain's Prince William will Friday exchange wedding vows ... Read more...

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Syria ‘erratic’ as UN urges end to excessive force against protesters


April 25th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Monday denounced the Syrian Government's increasingly violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and urged an immediate end to the use of excessive force.UN ... Read more...

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U.S. condemns Syria’s violent crackdown on protesters


April 13th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- The White House on Tuesday condemned the "outrageous" repression of protesters by the Syrian government as reports that the wounded were being denied medical care emerged."We are deeply ... Read more...

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UK’s ‘dirty secret’ of selling arms to Libya months before war revealed


April 5th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Britain sold weapons to Libya and other dictatorships in North Africa and the Middle East just four months before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ordered a crackdown on a pro-democracy ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces carrying out disappearance campaign: Amnesty


March 29th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar. 29 (ANI): Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused the Gaddafi regime of carrying out a campaign of forced disappearances in an attempt to crush opposition to his rule.Amnesty said ... Read more...

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Three top Yemen generals join opposition against President Saleh


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22 (ANI): Three top generals of Yemen, including Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, have thrown their support behind the protesters, as have several ambassadors and diplomats.The withdrawal of support ... Read more...

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4901 Pak nationals back from strife-torn Libya so far: Foreign Office


March 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): 4901 Pakistani nationals have returned from strife-torn Libya to the country, the Foreign Office has said.103 Pakistanis arrived from Cairo and six from Algeria on board commercial flights on ... Read more...

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123 Indonesians still waiting for evacuation from Libya


March 11th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 123 Indonesians are still in Libya, more than the previous number announced by the government earlier this week, the Jakarta Globe reported Thursday.

On Monday, Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Embattled Colonel Gaddafi has control over huge cash deposits: Experts


March 10th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10(ANI): Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi reportedly has "tens of billions" in cash secretly hidden away in Tripoli, allowing him to prolong his fight against rebel forces, experts have said.Kenneth Barden, ... Read more...

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Three Bangladeshis fleeing Libya drown off Greek island of Crete


March 6th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
CRETE, GREECE (BNO NEWS) -- At least three Bangladeshi evacuees from conflict-ridden Libya drowned on Sunday after jumping from a Greek ferry as it was docking at Souda in the southern Greek ... Read more...

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Italy to send ships, planes to ease refugee crisis in Libya


March 4th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (IANS/AKI) Italy will send ships and planes to help rescue thousands of people caught between the borders of Tunisia and Libya, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has said ... Read more...

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LSE director quits over Gaddafi links


March 4th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has resigned over financial ties with the family of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported ... Read more...

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Libyan unrest will damage tourism industry: Egyptian officials


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 2 (IANS/AKI) The turmoil rocking the Arab world and currently engulfing Libya will harm tourism in Egypt, according to industry officials.Some 450,000 Libyan tourists visit Egypt annually, more ... Read more...

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U.S. government blocks $30 billion in Libyan assets, largest U.S. blocking ever


March 1st, 2011 - 2:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday said it has blocked at least 30 billion dollars in assets owned by the Libyan government, the largest blocking ... Read more...

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Libya’s Gaddafi: “All my people love me”


March 1st, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi on Monday denied there are anti-government protests in the country's capital and said his people love him.Libya has been plunged into chaos ... Read more...

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Protesters ransack Gaddafi’s summer home


February 28th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-government protesters have ransacked a summer home belonging to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Dubai-based Gulf News newspaper reported on Sunday.Gulf News reporter Abbas Al Lawati and ... Read more...

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