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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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British PM plans cabinet reshuffle to boost economy


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to reshuffle his government this week as members of parliament returned Monday for a new term after the ... Read more...

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British, German spies helping Syrian rebels: Report


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Spies from Britain and Germany are providing rebels in Syria with intelligence about the movements of Syrian troops, Iran's state-run Press TV reported Sunday.According to the ... Read more...

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Britain refuses Assange safe passage to Ecuador


August 17th, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain will not allow Julian Assange safe passage out of the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague said after Ecuador granted the Wikileaks founder political asylum.British authorities ... Read more...

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Peaceful solution to Syria crisis unlikely: Hague


August 5th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the situation in Syria as "bleak" and said that a peaceful solution to the 17-month-long crisis was now unlikely, ... Read more...

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Britain to step up help for Syrian rebels: Hague


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the government has been helping Syrian rebels in a "practical and non-lethal way" and intends to step up such help.The ... Read more...

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Hasina warns of possible terrorist threat from Mynmarese refugees


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of possible terrorist connections among thousands of Muslim refugees trying to enter her country from neighbouring Myanmar.In an ... Read more...

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UN chief to carry Olympic torch


July 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (IANS) United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its ... Read more...

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Russia slams West over Syria allegations


July 20th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday hit out at Western powers over what it said was an "unacceptable" attempt to blame Moscow for worsening violence in Syria."Attempts by certain ... Read more...

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Goa Police to probe if British woman was murdered


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to diplomatic pressure, Goa Police have reopened the case of a British woman's mysterious death here in April 2010 to find out if she was ... Read more...

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Russia denies holding talks over Assad exit


June 16th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied that Russia was conducting talks with other nations on an exit plan for Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad."If ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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Karzai wants neighbours’ closer cooperation for peace


June 14th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 14 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a closer cooperation among regional countries is required as his country is undergoing a critical period of transition, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Three-day mourning in Kenya after chopper crash


June 11th, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 11 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has declared three-day national mourning which begins Monday onwards, following a helicopter crash near the capital Nairobi in which a minister, his ... Read more...

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Both Syrian forces, rebels to blame for massacre: Russia


May 29th, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Both the government forces and rebels were responsible for the recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."There can ... Read more...

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Spain to seek dialogue with Britain over Gibraltar


May 24th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said here Wednesday that he will convey an offer of dialogue with Britain over the future of Gibraltar when he ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer ... Read more...

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Chinese politician’s wife probed over Briton’s death (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) A rising star of the Chinese political scene has been demoted from the country's powerful politburo after his wife was named by police as a prime ... Read more...

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Britain looks forward to working with Russia


March 7th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Britain "looks forward to working with the Russian government" on improving bilateral ties, following Vladimir Putin's win in the presidential election, Foreign Secretary William Hague ... Read more...

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British diplomats withdrawn from Syria


March 1st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Britain has withdrawn its diplomatic staff from Syria and closed it embassy in Damascus on security grounds, The Independent reported Thursday.Ambassador Simon Collis and his staff ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign minister leaves for Britain


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Sunday left for Britain for a two-day official visit, media reports said.During her trip, Khar is expected to meet her ... Read more...

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Iran nuclear-programme could start cold war: Hague


February 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) If Iran acquires nuclear weapons it could lead to a new cold war in the Middle East, a former British foreign secretary has warned.The world would ... Read more...

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18 premature babies die in Syrian hospital


February 9th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Eighteen premature babies in incubators were said to have died after their hospital was hit by electricity cuts in turbulent Syrian city of Homs, the ... Read more...

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Netherlands recalls ambassador from Syria


February 8th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) The foreign ministry of the Netherlands Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Syria, following similar steps by several nations to ramp up pressure against Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Britain recalls envoy in Syria for consultation


February 7th, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the country's ambassador in Syria has been recalled for consultation, following America's move to withdraw all diplomats from Damascus.The ... Read more...

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Time to study, invest in India, says Britain


January 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) India is making its mark on the global economy with "electrifying skill, innovation and dynamism" and now is the time is right to study, invest ... Read more...

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British envoy meets Pakistani foreign minister


January 17th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) British High Commissioner Adam Thomson Tuesday called on Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad and discussed matters related to enhancing bilateral relations, the ... Read more...

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Britain not ruling out military action against Iran


January 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain has not ruled out military action against Iran because of the country's "increasingly dangerous" development of nuclear weapons, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.Hague ... Read more...

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Iran starts enriching uranium to 20 percent


January 10th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Washington, Jan 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran has started enriching uranium to the 20-percent level, which can easily be turned into fissile ... Read more...

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Hague praises Myanmar reforms


January 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrapped up his two-day official visit to Myanmar Friday by praising the reforms initiated by the new government."If the country continues ... Read more...

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British foreign secretary meets Myanmarese president (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 5 (IANS) Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague Thursday met with Myanmar President U Thein Sein hours after he arrived in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.Hague also met ... Read more...

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British foreign secretary visits Myanmar


January 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague Thursday arrived in Myanmar on a two-day official visit.This is the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Myanmar since ... Read more...

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‘US withdrawal closes important chapter in Iraq history’


December 16th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US military formally started its withdrawal from Iraq Thursday, British foreign secretary William Hague said it "closes an important chapter" in the country's recent ... Read more...

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British envoy blames Iran for embassy storming


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The expelled British ambassador to Iran, Dominick Chilcott, has accused the Iranian government of supporting Tuesday's storming of British embassy compounds by Iranian students."That sort of ... Read more...

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Khar speaks to Hague on NATO strike


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Friday apprised British Foreign Secretary William Hague about the NATO air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.Khar received a phone ... Read more...

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