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India votes for Syria resolution in UNGA

NEW YORK: The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution that condemned the violent crackdown in Syria and urged the Syrian President, Mr Bashar al-Assad to step down. India supported the Arab League-backed resolution, but made it clear that it was opposed to use of force.

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President ask Nasheed’s party to join govt; MDP denies

MALE: Making it clear that the elections would be held as per schedule in 2013, the Maldives' new President, Mr Mohammed Waheed Hassan has asked the ousted leader, Mr Mohammad Nasheed's MDP to join the national unity government, an offer which was turned down by the party demanding snap polls.

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