US-India Defense Cooperation Act introduced in Senate

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on US-India Defense Cooperation Act introduced in Senate 

Washington, May 11 — Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected visit here next month, two top American senators have introduced a legislation which if passed by Congress would elevate the status of the Indo-US defence relationship on par with that of America's closest allies like NATO and Israel.

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Abbas: Muslim countries should support Palestine in conflict with Israel

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Abbas: Muslim countries should support Palestine in conflict with Israel 

MOSCOW, April 13 — It is the duty of Iran and all other Muslim states who are members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to support Palestine in conflict with Israel, Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian Authority, told Sputnik.

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Palestinians want to join world to end conflict with Israel

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Palestinians want to join world to end conflict with Israel 

RAMALLAH, Feb. 22 — The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman Sunday and told him the Palestinian leadership is working with the international community to hold an international peace conference to find a 5+1 formula and end the conflict with Israel.

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New changes in UN Security Council may serve Palestinian cause: official

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on New changes in UN Security Council may serve Palestinian cause: official 

RAMALLAH, Jan. 2 — The new changes in the United Nations Security Council may serve the Palestinian cause, a senior official in Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Saturday.

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Bus explosion near Damascus university leaves 9 wounded

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bus explosion near Damascus university leaves 9 wounded 

DAMASCUS, Dec. 21 — An improvised rocket slammed a passenger bus near a university compound west of the capital Damascus on Sunday, leaving nine people wounded, state news agency SANA reported.

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Lebanon deploys more troops to Israeli borders following rocket attacks against Israel

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lebanon deploys more troops to Israeli borders following rocket attacks against Israel 

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, Dec. 21 — The UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) head Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano, said on Sunday that additional troops have been deployed along the border between Lebanon and Israel and patrols are intensified in coordination with the Lebanese army to prevent an escalation.

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Palestine, ahead of UN chief's visit, urges int'l protection

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Palestine, ahead of UN chief's visit, urges int'l protection 

RAMALLAH, Oct. 20 — Palestinian officials said Tuesday that they will urge United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to respond to Palestinian request for international protection.

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PLO forms new committee to study transition from PNA to state

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on PLO forms new committee to study transition from PNA to state 

RAMALLAH, Oct. 7 — Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Tuesday commissioned a special committee to study plans of turning the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to a state as soon as possible.

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Clashes renew in Jerusalem holy site

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Clashes renew in Jerusalem holy site 

JERUSALEM, Sept. 28 — Fresh clashes broke out on Monday morning between Palestinians and Israeli police for the second consecutive day in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, ahead of opening the site to Jewish visitors.

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Feature: Milan expo showcases innovations to help solve world food problems

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Milan expo showcases innovations to help solve world food problems 

MILAN, Sept. 19 — The idea of growing crops on the walls of buildings or discovering the nutritional value and environmental impact of a food product simply by touching it may sound futuristic — but that is precisely what the future could have in store.

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