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December 24, 2011 - December 29, 2011 - Christmas

China enjoys overall favorable national security environment

The 2011 annual meeting of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) was held in Beijing. Its chief Ma Xiaotian chaired the meeting...

Dmitry Rogozin appointed Russian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the "defense complex"

During a working meeting with Dmitry Rogozin, Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has appointed him Deputy Prime Minister. "You will coordinate your...

President Saleh says Yemen heading towards "reconciliation"

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has announced his support to the newly-formed national unity government, calling on the opposition not to procrastinate in...

Thailand and Cambodia to implement ICJ order

Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to implement the ICJ order on rovisional border measures, and in the meantime a joint working groupwill be set up...

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Following a Field Tour by OIC Delegation to Take Stock of the Conditions of Affected People in Mindanao, OIC Declares Cagayan de Oro and Iligan as the Cities Most Affected by Washi.
Spain - Ana Pastor: "The Ministry of Public Works must be a stimulus for the economic recovery, cohesion and structuring of Spain"
Spain - President of the Government attends the inaugural ceremony of the 10th Legislature in the Lower House of Parliament
Spain - President of the Government attends ceremony for the Director of his Cabinet and the Director of the Economic Affairs Office to take office
Spain - Fátima Báñez commences meetings with social stakeholders
UN - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, 27 december 2011
OAS Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) Trains and Prepares to Deploy Election Observers throughout Jamaica
Calm returns to Guinea-Bissau after disturbances – UN
Serbia - Active cooperation with ICTY to be continued next year
Romania - Minister Teodor Baconschi has met with the new ambassador of China
Israel - Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press, 28 Dec 2011
Syria - People's Assembly Passes Bill on Establishing National Fund for Investment
Syria - People of Tartous Governorate Organize Mass Gathering to Denounce Terrorist Acts
Romania - PM Emil Boc: The stake of merged elections in 2012 is the difficulties posed by economic year 2012 "
Romania - Prime Minister had working meetings with Ministers of Finance and Health
Syria - People's Assembly approves a draft resolution settling financial debts among public sector institutions
Syria - President al-Assad Issues Law Imposing 30% Fee on All Turkish Goods and Materials
Syria - Arab League Observer Mission Visits Neighborhoods in Homs City
National Union of Syrian Students in Bulgaria Calls Bulgarian Parliament to Inspect Reality of Syria's Events
Cuba - Latin America, the hard work ahead
Cuba - Latin America, the hard work ahead
India - Russian court dismisses ban plea
Cuba: Number of Fixed and Mobile Telephone Lines Increased in 18.5% in 2011
Best Cuban Sportspeople in 2011 Announced in Havana
Ecuador - Japanese company contributes to the Yasuní – ITT Initiative
Cuba Supporters from Australia, New Zealand to Arrive in Havana
Ecuador - Government of Georgia contributes to the Yasuní-ITT
Ecuador - German and European civil society supports the Yasuní-ITT
New Ambassador to Spain meets with Ecuadorian migrants
Cambodia - Greeting of HE Doctor Surin Pitsuwan
Philippines - Aquino urges public to refrain from using firecrackers to prevent injuries and loss of lives on New Year's day
Philippines - We will do better next year – Malacanang
Philippines - Lacierda urges Filipinos to support MMFF
Philippines - Government to start building homes for flood victims in Iligan City
Philippines - Aquino pardons foreign prisoner, grants commutation of sentence to four Filipino inmates
Malaysia - President Reconstitutes Information Communication Technology Consolidation Executive Committee
Malaysia - President Nasheed Arrives in Male’
Malaysia - President inspects Commissioning Parade at Sri Lanka Military Academy
Liberia - President Sirleaf Grants Executive Pardon – 9 Prisoners Set Free
Malaysia Sends Condolence Messages To The Democratic People's Of Republic Korea
South Africa - President Zuma condemns the series of Christmas day bomb attacks in Nigeria, conveys condolences to families and victims
U.S. Administrations Earmarked Over USD 200 Million for Subversion Plans against Cuba Since 1997
Thailand - "Yingluck Government Meets the People” Radio Program
Thailand - "Yingluck Government Meets the People” Radio Program
South Korea - Spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations Cho Byung-jae, 27 december 2011
South Korea - Next-Generation Leaders of the ROK and the Arab World Come Together
Speech to South Australia Proclamation Day Ceremony, Adelaide, 28 december 2011
Australia - Transcript of Joint Doorstop Interview, Adelaide, 28 december 2011
Bankers confident of India's growth
Australia - AUD 30 million to boost Adelaide Oval redevelopment
Vision for the Enhancement of India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership upon entering the year of the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
India - PM’s statement during joint media interaction with Prime Minister of Japan, 28 december 2011
India - EAM’s opening remarks during Address by Prime Minister of Japan on India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership
Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers' Telephone Talk
Japan - Summary of Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers' Telephone Talk, 23 december 2011
Japan - Telephone Conversation between Prime Minister Noda and President Obama, 20 december 2011
Japan - Additional Assistance to the Republic of the Philippines for Typhoon Disaster
UN - Secretary-General, Welcoming Memorandum of Understanding on Relocation of Camp New Iraq Residents, Warns That Forcible Solution Would Be ‘Unacceptable’
UN - Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Bombings in Nigeria
UN - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria, 27 december 2011
UN - Secretary-General, Hailing Adoption of 2012-2013 Programme Budget, Pledges Efficient Delivery of Mandates, Greater Cost Savings
UN - Secretary-General Condemns Use of Force to Settle Differences in Guinea-Bissau
Haiti: UN envoy sends condolences after boat tragedy claims 38 lives
UNICEF welcomes Mexican budget move to invest in children
UN human rights officials urge Haiti to probe alleged killings and acts of torture
UN - Ban deplores use of force to settle differences in Guinea-Bissau
New UN initiative to boost Mozambican crop yields
Philippines: UN grant enables agencies to give help to storm survivors
New Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement between China and Grenada Was Signed
Philippines: UN targets children’s needs in areas hit by deadly tropical storm
An article by H.E. Ambassador Song zhe on EU-China Observer
Ambassador Gao Yanping Meets with former Israeli Ambassador to China
UN France - Syria – Terror in Homs, 26 December 2011
UN France - Visit of Arab League observers in Syria, 27 December 2011
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates Moscow’s Romen Music and Drama Theatre on its 80th anniversary
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates the staff of the Government Executive Office on its 20th anniversary
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks at a ceremony on the occasion of Rescuer’s Day
President Dmitry Medvedev meets with the Russian government at the White House to sum up the socio-economic development results in Russia in 2011
Saudi Arabia - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs the Cabinet Session
Saudi Arabia - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives Minister of Finance, and a number of officials
Italy - MinisterTerzi speaks by telephone with new Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic
Italy - Camp Ashraf: Minister Terzi hails signing of a protocol of understanding between the Iraqi government and the United Nations
Saudi Arabia - Minister of Foreign Affairs receives Ukraine’s Foreign Minister
Germany - Federal Foreign Office welcomes agreement between United Nations and Iraq on Camp Ashraf
Poland EU Presidency - Presidency draws to a close
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev inspects Aziz Aliyev Istitute of Advanced Medical Studies after Major Overhaul
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev inaugurates Newly-reconstructed National Diagnostics Center
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev visits construction site of Heydar Aliyev Center
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev inspects with Newly-Reconstructed children`s hospital for Neurology
Turkmenistan - Two-story white marble kindergarten erected in Garavekil village
Turkmenistan to launch specialized magazine “Standard, Quality and Safety”
Institute of History of Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan invites to international conference
Chief Editor of "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper relieved of his duties
Japan - The Central Disaster Prevention Council
Presidents of Turkmenistan and Belarus exchange New Year greetings
Atajan Berdyev becomes “Star of the Year” in Turkmenistan
Turkmen-Polish archaeological expedition makes unique discovery
Turkmenistan - Administration of Mary province holds international tender
Azerbaijan - Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the “AAC” plant of modern construction materials in the Garadag district
Ilham Aliyev received US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza
Azerbaijan - Ilham Aliyev reviewed the Children’s Neurological Hospital commissioned after major overhaul
Azerbaijan - Ilham Aliyev reviewed progress of construction of the Heydar Aliyev Center
Azerbaijan - Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of a museum built at the Gobustan state history and art reserve
Afghanistan to Sign Oil Extraction Contract with Chinese Petroleum Corporation
OIC Secretary General calls for the respect of constitutional order in Guinea Bissau
Japan - Extra Press Conference by the Defense Minister, 20 december 2011
Afghanistan - President Karzai Vows Reforms in Civil Service for Job Security
Afghan Government Fully Prepared to Proceed with Peace Talks
Afghanistan - All Human Rights Commissioners (IHRC) to Be Replaced
UNICEF staff member dies as a result of Nigerian terrorist attack
Uzbekistan - President Islam Karimov congratulates Chinese President Hu Jintao
Uzbekistan - China’s President Hu Jintao Greets President Islam Karimov
Oman - Renewal of MoU in Military Fields Between Sultanate and India
Oman - Salalah Port Wins International Safety Award
Oman - RAFO Celebrates Graduation of New Recruits
Oman - Ethiopian Airlines Operates Flights to Muscat International Airport
Singapore - MFA Press Statement: Appointment of Singapore’s Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community, 28 december 2011
Uzbekistan - President Islam Karimov congratulates Chinese President Hu Jintao
Uzbekistan - China’s President Hu Jintao Greets President Islam Karimov
Fiji - Hope For Proactive Private Sector
Fiji - Parents Advised To Spend Wisely
Canada - International Trade Minister Ed Fast Advances Harper Government’s Job-Creating, Pro-Trade Plan in 2011
Qatar Condemnation and Denunciation to the recent attacks and blasts in the Federal Republic of Nigeria
The State of Qatar Condemns Nigeria's Attacks
Azerbaijan - A program dedicated to Ilham Aliyev, “Formula of power”, was shown on “Russia” State Television Chann
Cyprus - Statement by the President of the Republic, Mr Demetris Christofias, 28 december 2011
Press release by the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, 28 december 2011
Singapore - MFA Press Statement: Appointment of Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, and Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Pacific Islands Forum, 28 december 2011
Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko holds telephone talk with President of Turkmenistan
Belarus - Commentary to decree No. 602 of 27 December 2011
Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko signs decree to award state decorations
Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko attends New Year charity show for children
Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko visits children's rehabilitation hospital
Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented “Belarus. Facts, 2012”
7th meeting of Belarus- Latvia Intergovernmental Commission Took Place in Riga
Armenia - PM Congratulates Spanish Counterpart
Lithuania to deliver as the EU Council president if its society is united, says Lithuanian Foreign Minister
Armenia - PM Visits Diplomatic School
Israel - PM Netanyahu's Greeting for 2011 Shirutrom Telethon
Netherlands - ‘Resolving debt crisis must not lead to divided Europe’
Kosovo - KFOS and MOFA join resources for public diplomacy and capacity increase
Greece - MFA - Foreign Ministry spokesman’s reply to a question on a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman concerning a case before the Greek Judiciary
Estonia Supports Activities of NGOs through USA Government Fund
Estonia Helping Georgia Combat Violence Against Women
Estonia - Christmas Greetings of the President of the Republic on 24 December 2011
Denmark - Traffic deaths fall to record low
Cyprus - The Minister of Foreign Affairs will present the book “Poland-Cyprus. From the Chopin country to the island of Aphrodite
OIC General Secretariat Renews Call For End Of Violence In Syria
Austria - Spindelegger sharply criticizes religious acts of violence in Nigeria
Israel - PM Netanyahu Congratulates Winners of National Adult Bible Quiz
Singapore Red Cross sends second team to Philippines
White House - Statement by the President on Senator Ben Nelson's Retirement, 27 december 2011
US Dept of State - U.S. Visa Application for Ali Abdullah Saleh
US Dept of State - Regime Violence in Syria
US Dept of State - ICTR Judgment Against Former MRND Officials
US Dept of Defense - Panetta ‘Will Not Tolerate’ Bullying, Hazing
US Dept of Defense Releases Sexual Assault Report, Announces New Policies
Maldives - President Nasheed announces Universal Health Insurance Programme of 1 Lakh Rufiyaa
Maldives - President Nasheed Calls for the Continuation of Moderate Islam, at Large Rally in Male’
Maldives - President departs for Sri Lanka
Maldives - President Appoints members to the Board of Directors for “Aa Sandha Pvt. Ltd.”
Maldives - President Nasheed arrives in Sri Lanka
Egypt - Foreign Minister condemns Syrian blasts
Lebanon - Congratulation delegations on the Occasion of Christmas and the New Year, 23 december 2011
Lebanon - Dinner party in honor of UNIFIL Commander, 25 december 2011
Lebanon - Entertainment party dedicated to the martyrs’ families
Sudan - President of the Republic issues two Republican decrees for appointment of State Ministers
Japan - Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the recent situation in Nigeria, 26 december 2011
Liberia - Information Minister Cletus Sieh Relived of Post
South Sudan - “American business community to invest in RSS”, US ambassador
South Sudan - Fire guts Beijing Juba Hotel again
Rwanda - This is what regional integration is all about; shared commitment to our countries’ development
Cuba - Statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcos Rodríguez Costa, 23 december 2011
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister urges to end the embargo against Cuba
Cuba and Ecuador agree to strengthen cooperation
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister places wreath at the José Marti monument
Ecuador and Cuba sign agreement on criminal justice
Ecuador in the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference
Israel - Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press, 27 Dec 2011
Chile - Foreign Ministry supports local governments
Chile - Ambassador Segundo Andrango meets with Foreign Minister of El Salvador
Cuban VP Ricardo Cabrisas in China on Official Visit
Chilean Government expresses its regret at Václav Havel´s death
Chile - Greeting to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to Chile
Chile - Foreign Ministry celebrates Christmas with Quillahua girls´ shelter
Chile - New Zealand grants agrément to Isauro Torres
Philippines - OIC Mission in Cagayan De Oro to Assess ‘Sendong’ Damage
Vietnam - Party Central Committee holds fourth meeting
Thailand - Prime Minister chairs the “OTOP Thailand Flood Relief” opening ceremony
Thailand - PM inaugurates Nature Classroom Learning
India - Restoring Delhi’s Crowning Jewel
Croatia - Handover of duty of the Minister of Defence
Croatia - Farewell visit of the Slovenian military attaché
Thailand - PM : Isan community welfare reflects the unity among people
Thailand - PM insists on working for people and never feels discouraged to implement every policy of the government
21st meeting between Vietnamese-Lao border delegations
Sri Lanka - India welcomes LLRC
South Korea - Preparations for the Side Events of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit Take Off
Director of the Peace Corps Aaron S.Williams has sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov expressing gratitude for his support of Peace Corps in Kazakhstan
UK - MFA - Foreign Office responds to article in The Telegraph on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East
Visit of Foreign Minister of Thailand to India
Fiji –Australia Trade Agreement Extension Provides Greater Potential for Fiji’s Garment Industry
Canada - Statement by Minister Baird on the Situation in Syria, 26 december 2011
Jordan - King chairs Cabinet meeting, 15 December 2011
Jordan - King meets Fuheis residents, extends Christmas wishes
Jordan - King attends KAFD’s 10th anniversary celebration
Oman - State Council's Chairman Receives Algerian Ambassador
Oman - Green Chemistry Forum Begins in SQU
Yemen - President Saleh says Yemen heading towards "reconciliation"
HH Deputy Emir Issues Emiri Decision to Transfer Qatar Ambassador in USA
Sudan's President Bestows Nelein Order on Qatar's Ambassador
US Dept of Defense - Mattis Directs Corrective Actions Following Pakistan Border Incident
Qatar - Prime Minister, Arab League Chief Discuss Arab Monitors Mission in Syria
OIC Secretary General receives Algerian Consul General
In the Seventh Anniversary of the Tsunami, OIC and IDB Thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his support to the Tsunami Orphans Program and Lauded again the Sponsors of the Project.
UN - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Camp Ashraf, 26 december 2011
Macedonia - Government's 'Red Carpet for Citizens'
Indonesia - Two Darwin High School Students Receive Indonesian Language Awards
The Ministry Studies the Improvement of Indonesian Migrant Workers Overseas Placement and Service
Indonesia - RI’s Chance on Regional Integration in Latin America and the Carribean
Promoting the Beauty and Diversity of Indonesia in Khartoum
Indonesia - FM: Trust and Tolerance are Fundamental to Advance Development Goals
Latvia - Foreign Ministry to closer cooperate with LCCI
Indonesia Aims for the Skill Labour Market in South Africa
Indonesia - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: the Ministry Receives an Award
Georgia - Mikheil Saakashvili opened a library in Akhaltsikhe
Cyprus - A team of OSCE experts came to Cyprus to provide advice for the destruction of obsolete ammunitions
Cyprus - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays host to children from the tsunami-hit areas of Japan
Armenia - PM Visits Diplomatic School
The newly appointed Ambassador of Kuwait to Armenia presented his credentials to President Serzh Sargsyan
Remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Board of Trustees Meeting, Moscow, December 26, 2011
Russian MFA Press and Information Department Comment on Some Media Outlets’ Reports about the Alleged “Secret” Visit of Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa to Moscow
Russia - Exchange of Messages between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Singapore tops Foreign Policy’s 16 Global Cities to Watch
Russia - Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov Meets with Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad
NATO - 20 years of engaging partners
Syria - Patriarch al-Rai Condemns Damascus Terrorist Attacks
NATO - 2011: a year in review
Syrian People's Assembly Condemned Terrorist Attacks against Security Headquarters in Damascus
UN urges South Sudan to act now to avert large-scale violence in Jonglei
Italy - Minister Giulio Terzi condemns attacks against Christian churches in Nigeria
China - Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun Talks about Vice President Xi Jinping's Visits to Vietnam and Thailand
The Rapid Development of China's Diplomacy in a Volatile World
Pakistani President Zardari Meets with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo
Iraq - Secretariat of League of Arab States Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad
Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani Meets with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo Addresses the Ceremony Marking the 60th Anniversary of China-Pakistan Diplomatic Relations and the Close of China-Pakistan Friendship Year
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo Meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister
China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei Meets with ROK Chief Negotiator for the Six-Party Talks Lim Sung-nam
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends a session of the State Council of the Russian Federation
Philippines: UN targets children’s needs in areas hit by deadly tropical storm
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds a government meeting
Ukraine - President signs laws
Ukraine - President gives instructions based on his press conference results
Ukraine - President vetoes a law
UN - Iraq: Ban welcomes deal on voluntary relocation of Iranian exiles
Afghanistan: UN refugee agency distributes winter supplies to needy families
UN urges South Sudan to act now to avert large-scale violence in Jonglei
Syria - Patriarch al-Rahi Meets Delegation from Tartous, Calls for Confronting Plots against the East
Kremlin - State Council meeting
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Ministry employees on their professional holiday, Rescuer Day
Kremlin - Meeting with the Government
Venezuela: UN human rights experts voice alarm at extended detention of judge
Kremlin - Dmitry Medvedev submitted to the State Duma a number of draft laws to ensure the rights of orphaned children
Kremlin - Vyacheslav Volodin has been appointed First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office
Kremlin - Vladislav Surkov has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister
Russian Committee for Solidarity With Syria Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Damascus
PM Igor Lukšić: Montenegro boosts EU accession bid and achieves economic recovery, through social dialogue and synergy
Syrian Students Studying Abroad Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks in Damascus
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov, Head of the Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin and Delovaya Rossiya President Alexander Galushka
Armenia - Serzh Sargsyan visited the Arabkir Service Center of the RA Cadastre State Committee and the Traffic Police division
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with the leader of the Republic of Mordovia Nikolai Merkushkin
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Russian Popular Front’s campaign headquarters and Coordinating Council
India - Joint Statement on the Sixth Round of India-Pakistan Expert Level Talks on Nuclear CBMs
Joint Statement on the Sixth Round of India-Pakistan Expert Level Talks on Nuclear CBMs, 27 december 2011
Action Plan adopted on expanding Latvia - France relations
Portugal - Christmas message from President and Mrs. Cavaco Silva
Germany - Federal Minister Westerwelle condemns attacks in Nigeria and Afghanistan
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev visits quarters built for refugees and IDPS in Agjabadi
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin
Azerbaijan - President inaugurates settlement for internally displaced families in Agjabady region.
President of Azerbaijan inaugurates Museum of Gobustan
Messages from the President of the Government delivered by video-conference to Spanish units on international missions
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev inaugurates plant of modern construction materials “AAC” in Garadag district
Lithuania - British Minister thanks Lithuanian Foreign Minister for successful Organization of the OSCE Ministerial Council
Lithuania - The Netherlands to represent Lithuania when issuing Schengen visas in Ghana, Aruba and Curaçao
Lithuania - OSCE participating states approve 2012 OSCE Budget
Sri Lanka - National Safety Day today to remember the tsunami victims
Sri Lanka - Loss of civilian lives during military action not IHL violation - Norway
Sri Lanka - Message of peace on earth has relevance to world today
Syria - Medical Engineering University Student Shot Five Students, Killing one, Injuring Four
Sri Lanka - India welcomes LLRC report, offers support in the spirit of partnership
Sri Lanka - NARA to promote seaweed farming
Sri Lanka - Task force to develop handloom industry
Sri Lanka - Port Authority to launch online payment facilities
Sri Lanka - Govt to widen & reconstruct 46 bridges on national road network
Sri Lanka - Cairn to enter second phase of oil exploration
SriLankan recommences flights to Zurich
Maldives - President visits the islands of Narudhoo and Feevah in Shaviyani Atoll
Maldives - President Meets with Island Councils of Filladhoo and Milandhoo
Maldives - President Begins a Tour of some Northern Islands
Japan - Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Terrorist Bombings in Damascus, 26 december 2011
Iran - President: Issue resolutions against another country by dictators, the most stupid joke
Ireland - Government shipment of emergency supplies for families hit by floods in Philippines
Ireland - Statement by the Tánaiste on Vaclav Havel, 23 december 2011
Finland - Greetings from Foreign Minister Tuomioja for the New Year
Czech Republic - Address by Minister Karel Schwarzenberg at the Funeral service, 23 december 2011
Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko sends anniversary greetings to Lev Durov
Belarus - Commentaries to Decrees No. 590 and No. 591 of 23 December 2011
Belarus - Christmas greetings to all Christians of Belarus who celebrate Christmas on 25 December
Belarus - Lukashenko sends anniversary greetings to Ilham Aliyev
Presidential scholarships awarded to young Belarusian scientists
Alexander Lukashenko holds press conference for Belarusian and foreign mass media
US Dept of State - Situation at Ashraf, 25 december 2011
Belarus - Distinguished Belarusians honored with state awards
Belarus - Mikhail Myasnikovich discussed the creation of a new passenger car production
Armenia - President Serzh Sargsyan sent a letter to the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
Serzh Sargsyan attended a festive event dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Armenia’s Public Radio and 55th anniversary of Public TV
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran arrived to Armenia on official visit
Armenia - The Foreign Minister received the new Kuwaiti Ambassador Bassam Muhammad Alqabandi
PM Welcomes Newly Appointed UNICEF Permanent Representative In Armenia
Armenia - PM Meets With IRI President
Armenia - PM: We Seek To Turn ASPU Into One Of Armenia’s Best Universities By 2020
Good time for NRIs to invest in India
US Dept of State - Cuban Prisoner Release Announcement, 24 december 2011
India to be among most favourable listing destinations by 2015
UN - Secretary-General’s Concern Grows as Damascus Blasts Escalate Violence in Syria
UN - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Damascus, Syria, 23 december 2011
UN - Secretary-General Condemns Killing of World Food Programme Staff in Somalia
UN and Iraq sign agreement to relocate thousands of Iranian exiles
UN - Ban condemns deadly bombings in Nigeria
Ban welcomes approval of UN budget for next two years
Ethiopia’s rural poor to benefit from USD 100 million in UN loans and grants
Philippines: UN tackling maternal health issues in areas affected by tropical storm
UN - General Assembly President pleased with cooperation on major global issues
US Dept of State - Outcomes Related to the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference, 23 december 2011
Nicaragua files suit against Costa Rica at UN World Court over border violations
UN - FROM THE FIELD: Keeping hope alive in Mogadishu
UN deplores murder of three aid workers in Somalia
UN - Syria: Ban reiterates concern over worsening bloodshed as blasts claim more lives
Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan meets with Pakistan's Foreign Minister
Saudi Arabia - Minister of Foreign Affairs holds a press conference in the presence of the Secretary General of GCC
Saudi Arabia - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques bids farewell to Their Majesties and Highnesses, Leaders and Heads of Delegations of GCC Member States
Saudi Arabia - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud calls for the Performance of Rain-Seeking Prayers
Saudi Arabia - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and their Majesties and Highnesses, Leaders and Heads of Delegations of GCC issue the Final Statement of the Summitand Riyadh Declaration
Kremlin - Draft federal law to liberalise the requirements to political parties submitted to State Duma
US Dept of State - U.S.-Romania Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement, 23 december 2011
Kremlin - Draft federal law amending certain legislative acts to exempt political parties from collecting voter signatures at elections submitted to State Duma
Kremlin - Dmitry Rogozin appointed Deputy Prime Minister
Kremlin - Telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
Kremlin - Meeting with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Kremlin - Interview to Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (AzTV), 24 december 2011
Kremlin - Condolences to President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates REN TV on its 20th anniversary
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds a Government Presidium meeting
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting in St Petersburg on training skilled workers
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in a document signing ceremony on the construction of the Western High-Speed Diameter (WHSD)
US Dept of State - Violence in Damascus, 23 december 2011
Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits the Polytechnic College of Municipal Economy during a working visit to St Petersburg
Russia - Response by MFA Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a Question from Russian Media about Recent Remarks of German Human Rights Commissioner
Russia - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Speaks to Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba by Telephone
Russia - Replies by MFA Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to Questions from Interfax News Agency on Russian-Georgian Agreement in Context of Russia’s WTO Accession
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Interview to Reuters News Agency, December 23, 2011
Russian MFA Press and Information Department Comments Regarding Russia’s Proposal for Investigation of Civilian Deaths during NATO Operation in Libya
UK - MFA - Foreign Secretary speaks to South Korean Foreign Minister
UK - MFA - Foreign Secretary condemns bomb attacks in Nigeria
UK - MFA - Philippines: Foreign Office Minister welcomes decision to grant Billy Burton clemency
UK - MFA - Foreign Office Minister condemns bomb attacks in Syria
White House - Statement by the Press Secretary on Nigeria, 25 december 2011
Foreign Minister: Egypt's strength stems primarily from Egyptians' resolve
Japan - First Day of the Prime Minister's Visit to China
Japan - Press Conference by the Defense Minister, 20 december 2011
Japan - Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the recent situation in Nigeria, 26 december 2011
Japan - Addition of lists for the measures to freeze the assets of President Bashar Al-Assad and his related individuals and entities in Syria
China - Vice President Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
China - Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao Meets with the Delegation of the UK Parliament's All Party Parliamentary China Group
UK - PM - David Cameron has recorded a Christmas message for the people of the Falklands.
Israel - PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting, 25 december 2011
Israel - PM Netanyahu Speaks with Public Security Minister Aharonovitch about Attitudes toward Women in the Public Sphere
White House - Readout of Vice President Biden's Calls to Iraqi Leaders, 25 december 2011
Israel - Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press, 26 Dec 2011
Israel strongly condemns terror attacks in Nigeria
Israel - Cabinet communique, 25 Dec 2011
Israel - Working together to create a united society
The Israeli Economy - Summary of 2011
Iraq - Foreign Minister Arrives Baku
Iraq - Foreign Minister Meets Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Minister of Communications and Information Technology and the Arab Ambassadors in Azerbaijan
Parliament passes Macedonia's budget for 2012
Macedonia - Business community looks optimistically forward 2012, urges government to apply measures for speedy, sustainable growth
Iraqi Azerbaijani Talks under the Chairmanship of Both Countries' Foreign Ministers
Thailand and Cambodia to implement ICJ order
Thailand - Prime Minister assured support and rehabilitation for flood victims
Thailand - Government Spokesperson : PM instructs agencies to utilize government projects for social and economic rehabilitation
Presidents of Turkmenistan and Russia discuss issues of comprehensive cooperation
President of Turkmenistan returns from Moscow
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat to host VI specialized exhibition of Iranian goods
Turkmenistan’s main New Year tree lights up in Ashgabat
New collection of Turkmen classic literature published in Moscow
More than 400 kg of drugs destroyed in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan - Total amount of transactions at Turkmenistan’s Commodity Exchange exceeds USD 45 million
Iraq's Ambassador to Malaysia Receives a Number of the Iraqi Community
Turkmen karate fighters win World Cup prizes
Nomination of presidential candidates continues in Turkmenistan
Oman - Oil & Gas Minister to Approve Procedural Tools for Documents Management Tomorrow
China: UN deeply concerned by conviction of human rights activist
Afghanistan - President Karzai Condoles with Polish President over Troop Deaths
Afghanistan - No Strategic Deal until Night Raids and House Searches Stopped: President Karzai
Afghanistan - President Karzai Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Takhar Province
Afghanistan - President Karzai Chairs Judicial Meeting on Criminal Cases
Afghanistan - President Karzai Chairs National Security Meeting
Armenia, Iran sign five agreements
White House - Remarks by the President, 23 december 2011
President of India's message on the occasion of Christmas, 24 december 2011
South Korea - ROK and China to Hold a Strategic Dialogue
Vietnam - Party leader sends condolence wreath to DPRK
Vietnam - National Assembly Chairman holds talks with President of the Senate of Thailand
Vietnam - State, Gov’t leaders receive Thai Senate President
Thailand - Foreign Minister Surapong hosts talks with Relevant Ministers as preparations to meet with Myanmar Counterparts regarding the Dawei Deep Seaport and Industrial Estate
Taiwan - President Ma holds press conference to explain discussions held by Financial and Economic Task Force
Uzbekistan - Congratulations by President, 26 december 2011
Oman - Majlis A'Shura Services and Local Communities Development Committee Meets
Iran - President in a meeting with Armenian PM: Stress on development in Tehran- Yerevan ties relations in all fields
Oman LNG agreements to Support Oman Tourism College, Technology College in Ibri
Oman - Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Heads for India
Oman - RNO Takes Part in "Sea Breeze"
Details of the Oman Traditional Poetry Council Unveiled
Oman - Signing HQs' Agreement between Sultanate and Riyadh MoU on Port State Control
Oman - Celebration to Hand over H.M Cup Award for Best Five Factories 2011
Oman - Al Qurum & Al Naseem Parks Are Closed
Fiji - President Christmas Message , 26 december 2011
Fiji - Prime Minister's Christmas Message, 26 december 2011
President in a meeting with the Armenian Parliament Speaker: Iran, Armenia have common stand on international issues
Canada Condemns Attacks in Nigeria, 25 december 2011
Canada Disappointed with Tymoshenko Ruling
Canada Further Expands Sanctions Against Syria
Australia condemns Syria bombings, 24 December 2011
Bahrain - Foreign Minister receives a letter from Turkey’s Foreign Minister
Qatari Embassy in Romania Celebrates National Day
Qatar - General Assembly Nears End of Main Part of its 66th Session : Al-Nasser
Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Qatari Ambassador
Qatari Embassy in Brunei Darussalam Celebrates National Day
Qatar - HH the Deputy Emir Issues Decisions
Tunisia deposits OIC charter ratification documents
Iran - President felicitates Malaysian King
Aezrbaijan - A program dedicated to Ilham Aliyev, “Formula of power”, was shown on “Russia” State Television Channel
Aezrbaijan - President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev telephoned President Ilham Aliyev
Aezrbaijan - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych telephoned President Ilham Aliyev
Aezrbaijan - Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin telephoned President Ilham Aliyev
Aezrbaijan - Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili telephoned President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
Aezrbaijan - President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gul made a telephone call to Ilham Aliyev
Aezrbaijan - Ilham Aliyev reviewed residential buildings constructed for refugee and IDP families in Agjabadi District
Aezrbaijan - Ninth President of the Republic of Turkey Suleyman Demirel telephoned Ilham Aliyev
Aezrbaijan - Ilham Aliyev attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Baku White City project
Aezrbaijan - Ilham Aliyev and his family members visited the grave of great leader Heydar Aliyev
President in a meeting with the Iranian expatriates in Armenia: Powerful Iran able to tip all of the global equations in favor of the peace and justice
Aezrbaijan - Ilham Aliyev signed a Decree on pardoning 92 prisoners
Aezrbaijan - Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of a new circular road and two road junctions on the 9th kilometer of the Alat-Astara highway
OIC Secretary General condemns the latest violence in North Eastern Nigeria
Turkey - H.E. President Abdullah Gül’s Message on the Christmas Festival
UN - Remarks to the General Assembly following the adoption of the programme budget for 2012-2013
UN - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Syria, 23 december 2011
UN - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Somalia, 23 december 2011
Greeting of the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to the Christian World at the occasion of Christmas and New Year.
OIC - Ihsanoglu deems invalid the bill on declaring Al-Quds as a capital of Israel and of the Jewish people
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns terrorist bombings in Baghdad
Iran - President felicitates election of new Bulgarian president
OIC - Ihsanoglu sends a humanitarian mission to the Philippines following typhoon Washi
IMF Executive Board Adopts New Rule for Basic Rate of Charge on IMF’s GRA Lending, 22 december 2011
IMF Executive Board Reviews Progress Toward Implementation of the 2010 Quota and Governance Reform
IMF - Transcript of a Conference Call on the Fifth and Final Review Under a Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia, 22 december 2011
IMF - Transcript of a Conference Call on the Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consulation with Canada, 22 december 2011
IMF Executive Board Completes Midyear Review of Fund's Income Position
UN - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on bombings in Nigeria, 25 december 2011
UN - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 23 december 2011
Switzerland - The President of the Confederation to travel to Turkey
Switzerland - Transfer of dossiers within the FDFA
Iran, Armenia presidents emphasize expansion bilateral, regional and international ties
Serbia, Montenegro want to improve relations in all fields
Serbia continues along EU integration path
Serbia - Cvetkovic extends Christmas greetings
Spain - José Luis Ayllón and Carmen Martínez de Castro appointed State Secretaries for Parliamentary Relations and Communication
Spain - Council of Ministers sets schedules for priorities announced by President of the Government in his investiture speech
Spain - President of the Government expresses the Government and society's recognition of Spanish military personnel on international missions
Spain - Mariano Rajoy leads his first Council of Ministers meeting
Spain - Handover of responsibilities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Serbia - Jeremic on visit to Turkey
Ukraine - President: Affordable Housing national program is extremely important
India - Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission of Sri Lanka
President: Ukraine will continue its foreign policy of national pragmatism
Ukraine - President: Government does its best to avoid raising gas price for population
Ukraine - President: Economic growth is needed to solve social issues
Ukraine - President gives interview for "Evenings with Vitaliy Korotych"
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko attended the 25th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which took place on December 16th, 2011 in Moscow
Ukraine - The Eighteenth Meeting of the National Commission on Foreign Ukrainians chaired by the First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Ruslan Demchenko took place on December 21th, 2011 in Kyiv
Ukraine and Turkey Signed the Agreement on Establishment of Visa-Free Regime
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko took part in the funeral ceremony of former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel
The next round of Ukrainian-Swiss Political Consultations was held in Kyiv on December 15th, 2011
Romania elected vice-chair of Provisional Commission of International Anti-Corruption Academy
India - Consular assistance to an NRI couple in Norway
U.S.-Romania Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement
Romania - Minister Teodor Baconschi meets with Japan’s Ambassador in Bucharest
Romania - Christmas Message by Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Baconschi
Poland - The last day of President’s visit to China
Poland - Happy Christmas from the President
Poland - Prime Minister visited soldiers in Afghanistan
Poland - Press release of the Operational Command of PAF, 22 december 2011
Montenegro - Goverment to focus on implementation of adopted legislation
Montenegrin police arrests 16 members of international drug trafficking ring
Montenegro - PM Lukšić’s annual press conference, 26 december 2011
India - Briefing by Officer on Special Duty (XP) and Joint Secretary (East Asia) on Japanese Prime Minister’s visit, 26 december 2011
Montenegrin police file criminal charges against Naser Keljmendi and former mayor Gzim Hajdinaga
Dr. Veselin Aga Simović and Adil Kulenović Awarded by the President of Montenegro
Montenegro - President Vujanović at the Solemn Session of the Capital City
Greece - Wishes extended by the political leadership of the MOD at the Christmas celebration, 23 december 2011
Georgia became a UN Fund contributor
The President of Georgia attended the funeral services for Vaclav Havel
Georgia - Mikheil Saakashvili congratulated the Catholics living in Georgia on the Christmas holiday
The President of Georgia hosted the delegation of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
The President of Georgia congratulated the Cacholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia – Ilia II on the 34th anniversary since becoming the leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church
Ireland - Minister Joe Costello authorises an emergency airlift for flood-hit Philippines
Australia - Transcript of the Prime Minister's Christmas message, 25 december 2011
US Dept of Defense - Soldiers in Afghanistan Focused on Allen’s 2012 Objectives
Chinese PLA Daily’s first branch established in Beijing MAC
Chinese Beidou satellite system to offer free service to world
China’s "BeiDou" to cover Asia-Pacific region in 2012
China’s first national aero strategy research institution established
China's homegrown navigation satellite network starts providing services
CIISS Chief Ma Xiaotian says China enjoys overall favorable national security environment
Chinese PLA senior officers offer condolences on Kim Jong Il's death
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie meets with Nepalese guest
Chinese PLA official Cai Yingting meets with Lao delegation
Statement by the spokesperson of the EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on the latest developments in Guinea Bissau
Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the judgement against two Swedish journalists on terrorism-related charges in Ethiopia
Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Füle on the new government in Tunisia
US Department of State, Daily Press Briefing (December 27, 2011)
More than 10,000 military dogs serving in Chinese army, says official
Chinese PLA Deputy Chief Ma Xiaotian meets with representatives at SCO defense and security forum
Chinese Military mobile phone signal covers frontier companies
Chinese PLA air force builds multi-type aircraft support bases
9th Chinese naval escort taskforce escorts 280 ships
Japanese warship ends five-day visit to China
Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the terrorist attacks in Nigeria
Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the signature of Memorandum of Understanding regarding Camp Ashraf
Statement by the Spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the outcome of the appeal in the case of Yulia Tymoshenko

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