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…
Ban and Brahimi Meet to Discuss Syria

Ban and Brahimi Meet to Discuss Syria

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(New York) - UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon and UN International mediator to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi met to discuss the situation in Syria, expressing hope that an upcoming UN General Assembly summit will help improve the humanitarian situation…
US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders

US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders

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(Washington) - The United States lifted sanctions on two of Myanmar's top leaders as the Congress hailed Aung San Suu Kyi as a hero of democracy in a lavish ceremony unthinkable only months ago.The move to end the sanctions on Myanmar President…
UN adds 5% to Budget for 2012-2013

UN General Assembly holds its 67th session

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(New York) - The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has started its 67th session at the UN Headquarters in New York. Vuk Jeremic, the former Serbian foreign minister who was elected president of the 67th UNGA session on June 8, in an opening…
Suu Kyi meets Clinton

Suu Kyi meets Clinton

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(Washington) - Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is on her first official visit to Washington, punctuating the remarkable thawing of tensions between the United States and Myanmar over the last year. She met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham…
GCC condemns Anti-Islam Film, urges calm

GCC condemns Anti-Islam Film, urges calm

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(Dubai) - The Gulf Cooperation Council condemned an anti-Islam film as well as the violence it has triggered. “This film cannot be accepted or excused as it abuses the feelings of Muslims and non-Muslims who reject insulting prophets, religions…
Brahimi begins 'difficult' Syria Mission

Brahimi begins 'difficult' Syria Mission

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(Cairo) - UN Peace envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi has started his mission of combating Syria crisis. Commenting on his new job he admitted that he faces a "very difficult" task as he launched his mission to Syria, where warplanes bombed rebel zones…