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U.S., U.K. closed down embassies in Yemen

Oct 22, 2010
United States and United Kingdom closed down their embassies in Sana’a on 3rdJanuary 2010. The nations took the decision after a Nigerian national attempted to blow up a U.S. passenger plane in mid-air. The Nigerian national was a member of a branch of Al-Qaeda, based in Yemen. Despite the fact that Yemen is, an ally of U.S. Al-Qaeda manages to have a strong network in the country and poses a serious threat to U.S. interests.

Yemen Initiated Action Against al-Qaeda

Oct 22, 2010
The interior ministry of Yemen confirmed on 06January 2010 that they arrested three al-Qaeda men. Besides, the ministry made clear that they didn’t want any direct U.S. intervention in their internal affairs.

India and Croatia Signed Two Agreements

Oct 10, 2010
On 09 June 2010, India and Croatia signed two agreements during Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari’s visit to the latter. The visit was a part of his two -nation tour which also included Czech Republic.

India and Brazil Sought WTO Intervention against EU Custom Rules

Oct 10, 2010
On 12 May 2010, India and Brazil approached World trade Organisation (WTO) against Netherlands and European Union when European Union confiscated Indian generic drugs.

IMF Extended a Loan of 1.3 Billion Dollars to Pakistan

Oct 10, 2010
On 12 May 2010, International Monetary Fund (IMF) provided Pakistan a financial assistance of 1.3 billion dollars.

Hong Kong to firmly Deal with Illegal Immigrants

Oct 10, 2010
Hong Kong is all set to deal harshly with 6,400 illegal immigrants living inside its territory. The Hong Kong Immigration Department on 17May2010 issued a statement regarding this.

FTA between India and Australia

Oct 10, 2010
India and Australia moved closer to finalise FTA (Free Trade Agreement) between them when the Trade minister of Australia Mr. Simon Crean visited India from 2nd May to 8 may 2010.

French Government Sanctioned Law to ban Burqa

Oct 10, 2010
The French government on 19 May2010 sanctioned the draft law to ban the use of burqa from public places.The law says that no one in France will be allowed to wear the type of clothing, which hides the face.

David Cameron became 53rd Prime Minister of Britain

Oct 10, 2010
David Cameron the leader of Conservative Party on 12 May 2010 became the 53rd Prime Minister of Britain after he formed the coalition government with Liberal Democrat Party.

Constituent Assembly in Nepal Extended

Oct 10, 2010
The three biggest political parties in Nepal- the Maoists, the Nepali Congress and the Unified Marxists-Leninists- agreed to extend the constituent assembly for one more year until May2011.

China Urged Both Koreas to Maintain Peace

Oct 10, 2010
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on 30 May2010 urged for peace efforts in the region of Korean Peninsula after a summit meeting with South Korean President Lee Myuang-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in South Korea.

China denied visa to Kashmiri Doctor

Oct 10, 2010
In July 2010, China denied visa to Indian doctor V Kaul, born in Jammu and Kashmir. V. Kaul had to travel to China to take part in Beijing conference on Cardiology.

Bronislaw Komorowski Elected President of Poland

Oct 10, 2010
On 05 July 2010, Bronislaw Komorowski of the ruling Civic Platform Party was elected the President of Poland. He defeated his rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski of Law and Justice Party in the presidential elections held in June 2010.

Barmer district in Rajasthan banned Pakistan SIM cards

Oct 10, 2010
In July 2010, district administration of Barmer banned the use of Pakistan SIM cards. The decision was taken in the wake of Pakistan installing new mobile phone towers along the border area of Barmer despite India objecting to it.

Australian Prime Minister called for general election

Oct 10, 2010
On 17 July 2010, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made an announcement that the national general election would take place on 21 August 2010. She did so to seek the mandate from Australian people to continue as the Prime Minister of Australia.

Australia Rejected the Bill to ban Burqa

Oct 10, 2010
New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia on 20 May 2010 rejected a bill to ban Burqa. Frede Nile, leader of the Christian Democratic Party, had moved the bill.

Three Member Panel to Start Peace Process in Nepal

Oct 10, 2010
Major political parties of Nepal on 08 January2010 decided to form a three-member panel to start the peace process in Nepal and to write the constitution.

17th ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting held at Hanoi

Oct 10, 2010
17th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial meeting was held at Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, on 23rd July2010. The Foreign ministers and officials of all the 27 ARF member countries, including India, attended the meeting. The Indian side was represented by Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for foreign affairs.

16th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting

Oct 10, 2010
On 8-9 July 2010 India and Iran held 16th joint commission meeting in New Delhi. A 30-member delegation of Iran led by Shamseddin Hosseini participated in the meeting.

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