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Tunisia: Constituent Assembly election, 2011

On 23 October 2011, an election to the Constituent Assembly was held in Tunisia. The elections have been tagged as Tunisia’s first truly free elections, the culmination of a popular uprising that set off similar rebellions across the Middle East. The Tunisians voted a 217-seat assembly that will appoint a new government and then write ..

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ONGC gets 25% in Kazakh Oil Field

India’s Flagship explorer ONGC’s overseas investment arm, ONGC Videsh,has sealed the deal to take a 25% stake in Kazakhstan’s Satpayev acreage in the Caspian Sea, marking India’s first firm foothold in the hydrocarbons-rich Central Asia. OVL’s agreement with the Kazakh government for amending the contract formally makes it a stakeholder in the concession. It had ..

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China-Afghanistan Relations

The Afghanistan government of Hamid Karzai and China established a formal diplomatic relationship in late 2001 shortly after the collapse of the Taliban regime. Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited China for the first time in 2002. He later made some more official visits, the most recent in March 2010. Former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai visited ..

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Armenian Genocide: Sarkozy says that Turkey should accept accountability

The Armenian Genocide (or Armenian Holocaust / Armenian Massacres and by Armenians, as the Great Crime), the first genocide of the 20th Century, occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres. It was deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman ..

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India – Afghanistan: Strategic Partnership Agreement Signed

India and Afghanistan have signed the following agreements recently: Agreement on Strategic Partnership between India and Afghanistan MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Development of Hydrocarbons MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Mineral Resources Development Objective of the SPA (Strategic Partnership Agreement) signed at Hyderabad House in New Delhi is to reinforce security ..

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