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US eyes more cuts in Indian imports of Iranian oil

  • KOLKATA, India: Hoping to wean India from Iranian oil imports, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Indian leaders to explore alternative suppliers as she opens a three-day visit to the energy-starved South Asian giant that will also focus on regional security and easing trade...
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Russians protest over Putin’s return as president

  • MOSCOW: Russian demonstrators carried a black coffin bearing the word ‘democracy’ through the city of Vladivostok on Sunday at the start of protests against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his return to the presidency for another six years....
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Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy as French leader

  • PARIS: Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France’s presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity....
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KSA and India can work together for global peace

  • Arab News: You have spent a large number of your diplomatic years in the region, and especially in Saudi Arabia. Can you please tell us about the significant changes that you have noticed in the Arab world?...
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KSA and India can work together for global peace

  • Arab News: You have spent a large number of your diplomatic years in the region, and especially in Saudi Arabia. Can you please tell us about the significant changes that you have noticed in the Arab world?Talmiz Ahmad: Let me restrict myself to the countries of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula...
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Putin promises a strong Russia on world stage

  • MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin, speaking in Moscow’s Red Square with military generals at his side, said he would promote Russia’s might on the world stage in a patriotic speech on Wednesday glorifying the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two.Two days after being sworn in for a six-year...
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Myanmar: Suu Kyi beacon of a new era

  • IN any contest, the obvious winner is rarely ever the only winner. This is often lost sight of in the moment of euphoria. The overwhelming victory of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 45 by-elections to Myanmar’s Parliament has other winners, too.Myanmar’s...
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Tumultuous Israeli politics

  • Israel is currently experiencing the kind of turmoil that may or may not affect its political hierarchy following the next general election. However, there is little reason to believe that any major transformations in the Israeli political landscape could be of benefit to Palestinians. Former...
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ICC must not resort to selective justice

  • After 420 days of trial (over nearly four years), 115 witnesses, over 50,000 pages of testimony, and 1,520 exhibits, Charles Taylor, warlord-turned-president of Liberia, was found guilty on 11 counts by the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone.Taylor was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against...
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Greek leftist vows to reject loan terms

  • ATHENS: The head of Greece’s radical left-wing Syriza party said yesterday his cabinet will reject all austerity measures imposed under an EU-IMF loan deal, if he manages to form a new government.“The public verdict has clearly nullified the loan agreement and (pledges) sent to Europe and the IMF...
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