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Russia terms UK foreign secretary's comments "Russophobic hysteria"

Updated: Oct 12, 2016 18:53 IST      
Russia terms UK foreign secretary's comments "Russophobic hysteria"

London [UK], Oct. 12 (ANI): Coming down heavily on British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Russia said Wednesday that his comments calling for investigating Moscow for war crimes in Aleppo were " Russophobic hysteria".

"There were no Russian planes in the area of the aid convoy to Aleppo. That is a fact," the CNN quoted Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, as saying.

Johnson's speech was "a storm in a glass of muddy London water", he added.

During a Commons debate on Tuesday Johnson has said that those responsible for war crimes in Syria would eventually face charges before the international criminal court. He also called for demonstrations by anti-war protesters outside the Russian embassy in London.

Meanwhile air raids in eastern Aleppo using powerful bunker-buster bombs which resumed on Tuesday

Doctors said they had documented 34 dead and 216 injured on Tuesday alone, adding that the total number was likely to be higher as some families retrieved their dead from bombarded sites without taking them to local hospitals.

One doctor described the bombing on Tuesday as akin to "resurrection day".

The resumption of intensive airstrikes by Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian allies followed several days of relative calm in which the government reiterated its demands for rebels in the eastern districts of Syria 's commercial capital to lay down their arms and abandon the city, and for civilians to flee to the regime-held western half.

The see-saw of destruction appears aimed at sowing division among members of the opposition and civilians, about 250,000, still living in the area, pressuring them with the prospect of prolonged suffering to abandon their redoubt. (ANI)

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House on Monday.

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Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:42 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday.

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Al-Qaeda releases Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:40 IST     

Stockholm [Sweden], June 27 (ANI): Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish national who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released.

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Washington DC [United States] June 27 (ANI): Pakistan is the United States' 'frenemy' and not an ally in war on terror, said a United States security expert on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist shows that the United Sates recognises that India is a victim of terrorism, said a senior political scientist here.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Speaking ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump here on Monday, former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani expressed hope that with closer India-U.S. ties, Islamabad would also change its policies towards terror groups.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with Secretary of State United States of America Rex W. Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Corps General James Mattis discussed ways to counter terrorism effectively.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): India on Monday welcomed Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist.'

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Washington DC [U.S.A.], June 26 (ANI): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to meet US President Donald Trump today, Senior Associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Michael Kugelman said that counter-terrorism is a major area of co-operation between the two countries, and the war against Islamic terrorism is bound to bring both nations together.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.], June. 26 (ANI): In a major vindication for India and embarrassment for Pakistan, the U.S. Department of State on Monday designated Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'.

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Washington D.C.: PM Modi meets US State Secy and Defense Secy

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 22:06 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Director of India Initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Pande has said that closer ties between India and U.S. will surely send a strong message to China and especially Pakistan, who would come under pressure to take action against terror groups enjoying safe haven in the country.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Trump administration to partially reinstate the travel ban which would affect people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that the former administration failed to take action against Russia for election meddling, as it was confident of Hillary Clinton's win.

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PM Modi, President Trump to meet at White House 1.20 a.m. IST

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 18:12 IST     

Washington [United States], June 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump will have a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office of the White House for 20-minutes between 3.50 p.m. and 4.10 p.m. (EST) (that is tentatively between 1.20 a.m. and 1.40 a.m.IST on Tuesday June 27).

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an opinion piece published in Wall Street Journal, has said that India and United States share the determination to defeat the scourge of terrorism.

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Pakistan celebrates two Eids

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 17:02 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan] June 26, (ANI) : People in Pakistan celebrated two Eids. The Central-Ruet-i-Hilal committee announced that Eid will be celebrated across Pakistan on Monday.

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Bangladesh marks Eid ul-Fitr

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 16:32 IST     

Dhaka [Bangladesh] June 26,(ANI) : People in Bangladesh celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, across the country on Monday.

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Indo-Nepal border sealed due to local polls

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 16:29 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], June 26 (ANI): The India-Nepal border was sealed for three days beginning Monday ahead of the second phase of local level election scheduled to take place on June 28.

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