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‘WikiLeaks bid for transparency derailed’


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Many considered the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures as ripping the culture of secrecy that cloaked governmental functioning and heralding a new world of 'radical transparency'. But a ... Read more...

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US to enhance trade with Pakistan: envoy


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The US is firmly committed to building strong commercial relations with Pakistan, says US Ambassador Cameron Munter."Pakistan has huge long-term potential for commercial growth in its ... Read more...

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Kayani warns US against anti-Pakistan offensive


October 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions, Pakistan's all powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has warned the US not to launch any military offensive into his country's ... Read more...

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LeT can’t replace Al Qaeda, but can threaten US, says expert


May 4th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) While Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the Mumbai terror attacks, is unlikely to replace Al Qaeda at the forefront of global jihad, it has ... Read more...

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Pakistan trying to sidestep US to safeguard own interests in Afghanistan: NYT


April 19th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 19(ANI): Pakistan is making efforts to befriend Afghan President Hamid Karzai, so that it can sidestep the United States and improve its own leverage in Afghanistan, a US newspaper ... Read more...

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North Korea detains another US citizen


April 14th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Apr.14 (ANI): An American citizen, Jun Young Su has been detained in North Korea for his involvement in illegal missionary work in that country.Prongyang has informed Washington. Jun is reportedly being ... Read more...

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Obama not pushing for Yemen president to go because of Al Qaeda threat: Experts


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has refrained from joining Yemeni protesters and one-time government loyalists in calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down due to the ... Read more...

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Mugabe threatens to seize UK firms in Zimbabwe


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Harare (Zimbabwe), Mar.3 (ANI): President Robert Mugabe has threatened to seize British businesses in retaliation for Western economic sanctions targeting him and his supporters over alleged human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.Mugabe made ... Read more...

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Pak shifting troops from Afghan to Indian border will be “very damaging” to US interests


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2(ANI): US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian Affairs Robert Blake has appreciated Pakistan for deploying approximately 140,000 troops from its Indian border to the Afghan border, ... Read more...

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‘Wikileaks revelation caused less ‘real, lasting’ damage to American diplomacy’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): The "embarrassing" act of releasing US secret diplomatic cables by the whistleblower website 'Website' has caused less real and lasting damage to American diplomacy, state department officials have ... Read more...

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US cautions people named in WikiLeaks cables


January 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) The US has warned hundreds of human rights activists, foreign government officials and businesspeople identified in leaked diplomatic cables of potential threats to their safety and also ... Read more...

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Political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests in region: US media


December 29th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): The current political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests if the PPP-led coalition government crumbles and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes back to power, the ... Read more...

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Army faces no danger from WikiLeaks, says Army Chief


December 5th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Pilani (Rajashthan), Dec.5 (ANI): Army Chief General V.K. Singh said on Sunday that the Army is facing no danger from the information revealed through WikiLeaks.Interacting with mediapersons in a school here, Singh ... Read more...

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US reaches out India about dangers of possible WikiLeaks release


November 27th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.27 (ANI): The US State Department has reached out to India and some other key governments about a new potentially embarrassing release of classified documents by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, which ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks release may harm ties with India, says US


November 27th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) The US has alerted India on an upcoming publication of classified documents by online whistleblower WikiLeaks, which it says may harm American interests and create tension with ... Read more...

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Pak must act against LeT, bring Mumbai perpetrators to speedy justice: Blake


November 17th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Pakistan must make progress against terrorists in places like North Waziristan, and there must be progress against the Punjab-based groups such as Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT) that pose a ... Read more...

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Police: Bomb found on UPS plane could have detonated over U.S. East Coast plane


November 11th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Scotland Yard on Wednesday said an explosive device found aboard a U.S.-bound UPS cargo plane in England last month could have detonated over the U.S. East Coast, possibly ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims ‘cargo bombs’ responsibility


November 6th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Militant group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for sending two parcel bombs on cargo planes bound for the US last week, in messages ... Read more...

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Endorse India’s quest for UNSC seat: US expert


October 29th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) As US President Obama embarks on his first visit to India, a noted US scholar has suggested that he make a bold move to endorse India's ... Read more...

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‘Obama’s Asia trip underscores re-engagement strategy’


October 29th, 2010 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's visit to Asia next month underscores his Asia strategy of renewed engagement, a top aide has said.According to Xinhua, US engagement in ... Read more...

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Pak won’t alter its ‘double game’ on terror even after 2bn ‘conditional’ aid by US: Expert


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The two billion-dollar military aid to Pakistan announced by the United States during their strategic talks comes with a privately issued warning- that it risks losing this ... Read more...

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Chavan allays industry fears on nuclear bill


September 25th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Prithviraj Chavan Saturday dismissed apprehensions that the terms of a law on nuclear suppliers' liability in case of an accident ... Read more...

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Quran burning would have “strengthened radicals”: Ground Zero mosque imam


September 13th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 13(ANI): Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York, has said that Florida Pastor Terry Jones' plans to burn copies of the ... Read more...

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Mumbai attacks bared LeT’s global ambitions: US report


August 6th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) With the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai revealing Lashkar-e-Taeba's (LeT) global ambitions, the Pakistan-based terror outfit remains a serious threat to Western interests too, ... Read more...

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Iran threatens to retaliate against any US attack


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 2 (DPA) An Iranian military commander Monday warned the United States that it would retaliate against any military attacks, the official news agency IRNA reported. Mike Mullen, chairman of the US ... Read more...

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Iran blames CIA for its nuclear scientist’s abduction


July 5th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Iran has lodged a written complaint alleging that the CIA had abducted one of its nuclear scientists, Shahram Amiri amidst international mystery over the fate of the man. ... Read more...

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Swiss envoy summoned over US ‘abduction’ of Iranian scientist


June 9th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 9 (IANS) Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador to express objection to the abduction of an Iranian scientist allegedly by US intelligence agencies and called for his immediate release, a ... Read more...

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Russia/US Nuclear Weapons Deal Worries The Russians


March 26th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A brand new US/Russian treaty is unofficially expected to be signed in April, by Presidents Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama. It is thought that the event may ... Read more...

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PM has breached parliamentary propriety, says BJP


March 4th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A day after sparring with Manmohan Singh in the Lok Sabha, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday told a meeting of party MPs ... Read more...

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US did not broker India-Pakistan talks: Experts


March 4th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 4 (IANS) Leading South Asia experts have discounted speculation that it was the US which brought India to the table for last week's meeting with Pakistan in ... Read more...

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Terrorists under pressure in their Af-Pak headquarters: US


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Concerned about the emergence of terrorists in new areas as they come under pressure in the Afghan-Pakistan border region that is "potentially their headquarters", the US ... Read more...

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Embassies in Yemen reopen after closures over threats (Lead)


January 5th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Jan 5 (DPA) The US embassy in this Yemeni capital reopened to the public Tuesday after a two-day closure prompted by threats from the regional branch of Al Qaeda, ... Read more...

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Clinton calls Yemen situation threat to global security


January 5th, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) The unstable situation in Yemen poses a threat to regional and global security, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday. International efforts to support the Yemeni government ... Read more...

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US, British embassies in Yemen still closed over terror threats (Lead)


January 4th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Jan 4 (DPA) The US and British embassies in Sana'a extended their closure for the second day Monday over terrorist threats, a Yemeni government official said. The official, who spoke on ... Read more...

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US, British embassies in Yemen shut over Al Qaeda threat


January 4th, 2010 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Jan 4 (DPA) The US and British embassies in the Yemen capital Sana'a were closed Sunday amid terrorism threats threats from the regional branch of Al Qaeda, a Yemeni security ... Read more...

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