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Major powers supply weapons in Syria: UN report

Major powers supply weapons in Syria: UN report

🕔09:58, 18.Jun 2014

Geneva, June 18  A UN inquiry commission report has revealed influential states are supplying Syrian government and opposition forces the weapons to carry out war crimes and violate human rights, Xinhua reported. Presenting the latest report of UN Human Rights

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US to create world’s largest marine sanctuary in Pacific

US to create world’s largest marine sanctuary in Pacific

🕔09:57, 18.Jun 2014

Washington, June 18  US President Barack Obama announced plans to create what could be the world’s largest marine sanctuary in the south-central Pacific Ocean to protect the ocean and its marine ecosystems. Obama announced his executive actions in a video

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UN chief concerned over violence in Iraq

UN chief concerned over violence in Iraq

🕔09:51, 18.Jun 2014

Geneva, June 18  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed his deep concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. “I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the

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New Policies to usher in large foreign investments in oil & gas sector : Petroleum Minister Pradhan

New Policies to usher in large foreign investments in oil & gas sector : Petroleum Minister Pradhan

🕔20:28, 17.Jun 2014

By TN Ashok / Energy Editor New Delhi, June 17, 2014:  Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today told the World Petroleum Congress in Moscow that the Modi government would draft new policies to attract larger foreign investments in

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Egypt’s new government sworn in

Egypt’s new government sworn in

🕔13:47, 17.Jun 2014

Cairo, June 17  Egypt’s new cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, was sworn in Tuesday. Mahlab, had served for five months as interim prime minister, Xinhua reported. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the presidential palace here. The new

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US calls for more efforts to protect oceans

US calls for more efforts to protect oceans

🕔11:42, 17.Jun 2014

Washington, June 17  US Secretary of State John Kerry said the oceans are facing threats from over-fishing, pollution and acidification, and called for “a comprehensive, global strategy” to protect them, media reported Tuesday. Kerry made the remarks Monday while inaugurating

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US Sikh group opposes immunity to Manmohan Singh

US Sikh group opposes immunity to Manmohan Singh

🕔11:41, 17.Jun 2014

Washington, June 17  US based rights group “Sikhs for Justice” has challenged US government’s suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. The US Department of Justice

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Russia urges Ukraine to secure diplomatic missions

Russia urges Ukraine to secure diplomatic missions

🕔11:38, 17.Jun 2014

Moscow, June 17  Russia urged Ukraine to take all necessary measures to ensure security for its diplomatic missions in the war-torn country, the foreign ministry said. “The situation of Russian missions in Ukraine has deteriorated dramatically. On June 14, 2014,

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China’s FDI inflows down

China’s FDI inflows down

🕔11:38, 17.Jun 2014

Beijing, June 17  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland fell 6.7 percent year-on-year to $8.6 billion in May, the ministry of commerce said Tuesday. In the first five months, the FDI, which excludes investment in the financial sector,

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Jordan’s UN envoy to be new human rights chief

Jordan’s UN envoy to be new human rights chief

🕔08:46, 17.Jun 2014

United Nations, June 17  The UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday unanimously approved the nomination of Jordan’s UN ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, as the new United Nations high commissioner for human rights. Prince Zeid al-Hussein was nominated by UN

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Ukraine declares emergency in energy sector

Ukraine declares emergency in energy sector

🕔08:44, 17.Jun 2014

Kiev, June 17  Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk Monday declared a state of emergency in the energy sector after Russia suspended its natural gas supplies to the country. “I authorise the energy ministry and justice ministry to prepare a draft

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FAO awards China for halving undernourished population

FAO awards China for halving undernourished population

🕔08:43, 17.Jun 2014

Rome, June 17  The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Monday recognised China’s “outstanding progress” against hunger for having achieved the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) — halving the proportion of its undernourished people since 1990. During a ceremony held

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Up to 275 US troops to be deployed in Iraq: Obama

Up to 275 US troops to be deployed in Iraq: Obama

🕔08:42, 17.Jun 2014

Washington, June 17  Amid concerns over a militant group’s advancement toward the Iraqi capital, US President Barack Obama Monday notified Congress that up to about 275 US military personnel will be in Iraq to provide support and security for US

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Bahrain withdraws diplomats from Iraq

Bahrain withdraws diplomats from Iraq

🕔08:41, 17.Jun 2014

Manama, June 17  Bahrain Monday recalled its envoy from Iraq as Al Qaeda-backed militant groups have consolidated their positions and are moving close to Baghdad. Bahrain’s foreign affairs ministry said in a statement that it has instructed Bahrain’s Ambassador to

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Russia demands pre-payment for gas from Ukraine

Russia demands pre-payment for gas from Ukraine

🕔13:56, 16.Jun 2014

Moscow, June 16  Russian energy giant Gazprom Monday decided to introduce pre-payment regime with Ukraine’s Naftogaz company, as the latter failed to pay its multi-billion gas debt. “The decision was made because of the chronic nonpayment by Ukraine’s Naftogaz. Debt

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NATO chief to visit Turkey amidst Iraq crisis

NATO chief to visit Turkey amidst Iraq crisis

🕔09:59, 16.Jun 2014

Ankara, June 16  NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Turkey for talks over dozens of Turkish nationals taken as hostages in Iraq, said the foreign ministry, media reported Monday. “We urge the abductors to release the hostages immediately. Nothing

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US steps up embassy security in Iraq

US steps up embassy security in Iraq

🕔09:57, 16.Jun 2014

Washington, June 16  The US said Sunday that it was boosting security for its embassy in Baghdad amid worsening situation in Iraq as Islamic militants were sweeping across the northern part of the country. “As a result of ongoing instability

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Russia protests against border violation

Russia protests against border violation

🕔11:04, 14.Jun 2014

Moscow, June 14  The Russian foreign ministry sent a note of protest to Ukraine over border violation by Ukrainian soldiers, a statement said. Moscow has demanded Kiev to stop provocations on the Russian border, which “hamper the incipient process of

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US offers rewards for information about African militants

US offers rewards for information about African militants

🕔11:02, 14.Jun 2014

Washington, June 14  The US has offered rewards for those who will give information about four African militants, media reported. The US State Department offered rewards of $5 million each on Khalid al-Barnawi, leader of the Nigeria-based terrorist group Ansaru,

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Ukraine offers compromise in gas price with Russia

Ukraine offers compromise in gas price with Russia

🕔11:01, 14.Jun 2014

Kiev, June 14 Ukraine is ready to compromise to resolve its natural gas supply dispute with Russia, Naftogaz Andrey Kobolev, head of the state-run energy company, said here Friday. “The Ukrainian side is ready to continue talks between Naftogaz and

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