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John Kerry to travel to France, Kuwait ahead of Syria conference

John Kerry to travel to France, Kuwait ahead of Syria conference

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to France and Kuwait from Jan 11 to 15 ahead of a key peace conference on Syrian crisis, the State Department said Wednesday. In Paris, the top US envoy will attend a ministerial meeting of the London 11, a group of countries backing the Syrian opposition, to discuss issues on Syria ahead ...

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Champions League: the 16 teams to enter pre-quarter-finals

Champions League: the 16 teams to enter pre-quarter-finals

Paris:Four teams each from England and Germany, three from Spain, a team each from France, Italy, Turkey, Russia and Greece have qualified for the last 16 knockout stage of the European Champions League football tournament. English clubs Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, Germany’s Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, Spanish teams Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, Italy’s ...

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Over 600,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey

Over 600,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey

Ankara: Over 600,000 Syrian refugees are presently taking shelter in Turkey, the Turkish disaster and emergency management authorities said here Monday. The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has increased to 600,000 as of Eid al-Adha, reported Xinhua citing the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), adding that 400,000 of them are living outside refugee camps. There are 21 refugee ...

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Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Rae Bareli

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Rae Bareli

Rae bareli: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today laid the foundation stone of Uttar Pradesh’s first All India Institute of Medical Sciences complex in her parliamentary constituency here. Gandhi, who was accompanied by her daughter Priyanka Vadra, performed “bhoomi pujan” near old sugar mill at Munshiganj after which construction work for the building has begun. The project is estimated to cost ...

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In Istanbul, Pranab stresses good governance

In Istanbul, Pranab stresses good governance

Istanbul: In a speech at Istanbul University Saturday evening, President Pranab Mukherjee talked no less than nine times about the importance of “good governance” and said stability, growth, progress can only be achieved by execution of “bold policy measures”. The remarks immediately set off speculation that the president, an intensely political person but who, by virtue of his constitutional position, is now ...

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Hope Nawaz Sharif will keep promise: President

Hope Nawaz Sharif will keep promise: President

Istanbul: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said his country appreciates the positive gestures towards India by new Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but he needed to live up to his promises on controlling terrorism if there was to be progress on normalisation of ties between the countries. In an interview to Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, the president, who began a visit to ...

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US supporting Al Qaida: Syria

US supporting Al Qaida: Syria

Damascus/Moscow: The Syrian foreign ministry Thursday accused the US and its Western allies of supporting the Al Qaida in Syria as 19 people were killed in blasts that ripped through two buses in the strife-torn country. In a letter addressed to the UN, the ministry alleged that the US was funding and arming the Al Qaida-linked groups in Syria against the administration ...

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1.5 tonne drugs seized in Turkey

1.5 tonne drugs seized in Turkey

Ankara: Police in Turkey have seized 1.5 tonnes of cannabis during a major anti-smuggling drive, Xinhua reported Tuesday. The cannabis, concealed in a gasoline tanker truck, could be recovered as police stopped the vehicle coming from Diyarbakir province Monday. The police also detained six suspects from the area, said the report. Turkey has long been a key transit point along the drug ...

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Turkey a destination for people seeking fertility treatments

Turkey a destination for people seeking fertility treatments

Istanbul: Turkey has become the preferred destination for couples from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and even the US who seek in vitro fertilization so they can have babies. The secret of success: a cutting-edge technology comparable to that of the best European and American clinics at prices up to five times cheaper and a welcoming atmosphere. “Five years ago my ...

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Sharmila finishes tied 17th in Turkey

Sharmila finishes tied 17th in Turkey

Antalya : Indian golfer Sharmila Nicollet played brilliantly on the final day of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open to finish tied 17 here. The Bangalore-based golfer had a final day score of one under 72 with four birdies Sunday to secure tied 17th position with a cumulative score of five over 297 at the end of the final round Sunday. The ...

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Iran, Turkey enjoy common interests: Ahmadinejad

Iran, Turkey enjoy common interests: Ahmadinejad

Tehran : Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday said that Iran and Turkey share common interests and must develop bilateral relations for their and the region’s benefit. ”Iran and Turkey are two large countries with plentiful talents, and the development of bilateral relations is in the interests of both countries and the entire region,” said Ahmadinejad while meeting with visiting Turkish Development ...

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Russia, Turkey seek to boost trade to $100 billion

Russia, Turkey seek to boost trade to $100 billion

Antalya : Russia and Turkey are committed to expand mutual investment and cooperation, aiming to bring bilateral trade to $100 billion, the Russian and Turkish energy ministers said on Saturday. The Turkish-Russian Joint Economic Committee (JEC) held its 12th Meeting in the southern province of Antalya with the participation of Turkish energy and natural sources minister Taner Yildiz and Russian energy minister ...

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Turkey 44th in FIFA rankings

Turkey 44th in FIFA rankings

Ankara:Turkey rose one spot to be 44th in FIFAs latest rankings. The Turkish team bounced back after falling to its lowest ranking in a decade following its modest performances last month, reports Xinhua. Turkey claimed a 3-0 win over Andorra but its chances of making it to the next year’s FIFA World Cup dimmed with a 1-1 draw against Hungary ...

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Kerry to visit Turkey for Syria meeting

Kerry to visit Turkey for Syria meeting

Ankara : US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the upcoming Friends of Syria meeting in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. Kerry’s trip to Turkey will be his third to the country in the two months since his appointment to the post, news agency  reported. The Friends of Syria meeting will gather 11 countries in a ...

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