Afghan Presidential Vote Date Set for April 5

Afghan Presidential Vote Date Set for April 5

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(Kabul) - Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission in a statement said Afghanistan’s presidential election will be held on April 5, 2014 months ahead of the final withdrawal of NATO combat troops from the insurgency-plagued nation.…
Qatari Emir Makes Landmark Visit to Gaza

Qatari Emir Makes Landmark Visit to Gaza

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(Gaza) - Qatar's emir is on a landmark tour of the Gaza Strip. The visit is first of any kind made by a head of state since the Islamist Hamas movement took over in 2007. Thousands of Qatari and Palestinian flags were fluttering across Gaza…
Obama Slams Romney on Final Debate

Obama Slams Romney on Final Debate

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(Boca Raton) - US President, Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of being wrong on all foreign policy choices he has taken, in a forceful start to the final debate before elections. The two candidates clashed over Syria, Libya and other…
Cameron Threatens to Veto EU Budget

Cameron Threatens to Veto EU Budget

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British Prime Minister, David Cameron has said that he would veto the EU’s 2014-20 budget. Cameron when asked if he would veto the EU’s seven-year budget at a summit in November, he answered “The short answer is yes", adding that “It…
Obama, Romney Clash in Debate Rematch

Obama, Romney Clash in Debate Rematch

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(New York) - US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly on jobs, energy and Libya in their second US Presidential debate, with Obama moving aggressively to challenge his opponent. Obama was much sharper and…
1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit held in Kuwait

1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit held in Kuwait

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(Kuwait) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, arrived in Kuwait heading the UAE delegation to participate in the 1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit. With over 30 countries…
Ali Zeidan Elected as Libyan PM

Ali Zeidan Elected as Libyan PM

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(Tripoli) - Libya’s General National Congress elected Ali Zeidan, a long-time opponent of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as Prime Minister. “Ali Zeidan is elected prime minister and is asked to propose a cabinet within two weeks,” Mohammed…
Brahimi Meets Saudi King

Brahimi Meets Saudi King

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(Jeddah) - King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia held talks with International Peace Envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi on ways to end the bloodletting in Syria. Both the leaders discussed situation in Syria and also condemned accusations by Syrian…
EU Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

EU Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

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(Oslo) - The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union, an institution wracked by crisis at present but has been credited for bringing more than half a century of peace to a continent ripped apart by World War II. Speaking at…
Chavez Wins Another 6-year Term

Chavez Wins Another 6-year Term

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(Caracas) - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has yet again triumphed at the ballot box and won another six-year term. Fireworks erupted across Caracas as "Chavistas" celebrated in front of the presidential palace after near-complete official results…
Turkey Hits Back after Syrian Strikes

Turkey Hits Back after Syrian Strikes

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(Akcakale) - Turkey's military fired an artillery round into Syria in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syria landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale, the second such incident in five days. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has…
Rasmussen wins 5th Year as NATO Chief

Rasmussen wins 5th Year as NATO Chief

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(Brussels) - Anders Fogh Rasmussen has won a fifth and final year at the helm of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the alliance said in a statement. "Following a process of consultations, Allies approved today Secretary General Anders…
US-GCC Strategic Cooperation Forum

GCC FMs and US discuss Strategic Cooperation

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(New York) - Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, held their second Ministerial Meeting within the framework of ‘The Strategic Cooperation Forum between the Gulf Cooperation…
Sheikh Abdullah Meets Somali PM, Spanish, Ethiopian, Sri Lankan FMs

Sheikh Abdullah Meets Somali PM, Spanish, Ethiopian, Sri Lankan FMs

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(New York) - Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE received the Somali Prime Minister at the sidelines of 67th session of United Nations General Assembly Meeting. Both the leaders discussed the bilateral cooperation. Sheikh…