Sheikh Abdullah takes part in GCC- US Strategic Cooperation Forum

Sheikh Abdullah attends GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum

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(Riyadh) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister is taking part in the First Ministerial meeting of the GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum that has commenced at the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The…
Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

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(Riyadh) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister to discuss the Syria conflict against a backdrop of tension with Iran and oil policy differences. “Both sides have recognised that their…
US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

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(Washington) - The United States is planning to grant $100 million to Tunisia to help the transitioning democracy pay its debts and focus on boosting its economy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while speaking by telephone with Prime…
Assad agrees to Annan's Syria Peace Plan

Assad agrees to Annan's Syria Peace Plan

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(Geneva) - The government in Damascus has agreed to accept UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan on ending the bloodshed in Syria, the former UN chief's spokesman said. Annan's peace plan calls for a UN-supervised halt to fighting…
Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung wins Hong Kong election

(Hong Kong) - According to official results, Former government adviser and property consultant Leung Chun-ying has won Hong Kong’s leadership election. Leung, 57, will replace outgoing chief executive, Donald Tsang in June after winning 689…
Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

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(Seoul) - US President, Barack Obama has warned North Korea against test launch of a long-range missile which Pyongyang says will put a satellite in orbit. Speaking with South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak ahead of global nuclear security…
Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

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(United Nations) - Russia and China have joined the Security Council in voicing support for U.N.-Arab League envoy 's bid to end violence that has brought Syria to the brink of civil war. Western diplomats said the agreement on a statement…
Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

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(Moscow) - Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov during a news conference with his Lebanese counterpart said that Russia is ready to support United Nations resolution endorsing Kofi Annan's plan for settling the Syrian crisis, signaling it…
Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

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(Riyadh) - All six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria to protest year-long crackdown in the country, said Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) head Abdullatif al-Zayani. Zayani asked the international community to "act urgently…
1000 Syrians flee to Turkey in single day‎

1000 Syrians flee to Turkey in single day‎

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(Ankara) - As Syrians commemorated the first anniversary of their revolution, around 1,000 Syrian refugees crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours,  said. “The number of Syrian refugees currently staying in Turkey boomed by 1,000 in a single…
Military intervention in Syria disastrous EU

Military intervention in Syria disastrous: EU

(Copenhagen) - European Union (EU) foreign ministers have warned against the temptation of military intervention in Syria despite the growing human suffering, saying boots on the ground could ignite “a large-scale fire”. Germany’s Guido…
Obama favors Diplomatic Solution for Syria

Obama favors Diplomatic Solution for Syria

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(Washington) - Barack Obama, President of United States of America remains committed to end the violence in Syria through diplomatic efforts, despite calls from a leading Republican senator for military action against the government of President…
Putin wins Russia's Presidential vote

Putin wins Russia's Presidential vote

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(Moscow) - Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia's presidential election. Putin tallied 58-59 percent of vote, according to exit polls cited by state television. Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov received…
Romney wins Washington state caucuses

Romney wins Washington state caucuses

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(Washington) - Mitt Romney has rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the runup to 10 Super Tuesday contests across America. Rick…