asian affairs

‘US sending wrong signals over South China Sea’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) A recent statement by the US State Department on the South China Sea sent wrong signals, and did not help with the peace and stability in ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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China considering more joint military exercises with India


June 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China is considering India's proposal for holding the third round of joint military exercises, codenamed Hand-in-Hand, and this is at the "working level discussions" stage, a ... Read more...

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China keen to avoid ‘diplomacy issues’ concerning India, Pakistan


June 24th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) China is keen to avoid any "diplomatic issues" between China, India and Pakistan and the issue of stapled visa to people from Jammu and Kashmir, including ... Read more...

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UAE, Indonesia hold talks


May 16th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 15 (IANS/WAM)) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Indonesia have held discussions to enhance bilateral relations in various sectors that could benefit both the countries.Ahmed Abdullah Al ... Read more...

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China thanks India for curbing Tibetan protests (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) China Thursday blamed the Dalai Lama for stoking extremist views and thanked India for taking "effective and concrete" steps to curb protests by Tibetans during ... Read more...

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China says Dalai Lama stoking extremist views


March 29th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) China Thursday blamed the Dalai Lama for stroking extremist views and thanked India for taking "effective and concrete" steps to curb Tibetans during President Hu ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan wants US out of Manas airbase in 2014


February 21st, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan has reiterated that the US must withdraw all its troops from the Manas airbase in the country when the current lease agreement expires ... Read more...

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US favours independent probe in Maldives


February 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 14 (IANS) The US government backs an independent mechanism to investigate the transfer of power in the Maldives, the US State Department has said.US Assistant Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Maldives assures safety for tourists


February 12th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Ending a week of political turmoil, the Maldives Saturday invited tourists to its world's top luxury resort destinations assuring complete safety and protection.Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed ... Read more...

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US envoy calls for new coalition government in Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) A senior US diplomat said here Saturday that it was too early to conduct a snap poll in the Maldives and urged former president who claimed ... Read more...

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US envoy to visit Maldives


February 9th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) A senior US envoy scheduled to tour South Asia will make a stop in the Maldives Saturday, as the island nation is grappling with violence after ... Read more...

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Two top US officials visit South Asia


February 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Under Secretary of State Maria Otero and Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake are visiting South Asia to meet government leaders, rights activists and ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean being used for terrorism: US official


November 14th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Ocean is being used to transport weapons for terrorist groups, a top US official said Monday.Robert M. Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defence for ... Read more...

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Childless by choice: a growing norm in China


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) China, the world's most populous nation, is experiencing winds of demographic change. The one-child norm of Chinese couples is fast being replaced by the trend ... Read more...

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Confident of strengthened trade ties with Bengal: US official


June 17th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A top US diplomat Friday exuded confidence in the commitment of West Bengal's new regime to developing bilateral commercial ties but said the region faced ... Read more...

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Corruption poses major challenge for Indian companies: US diplomat


June 17th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A senior US diplomat Friday quoting a World Bank report to say that corruption and lack of transparency posed major challenges to Indian companies."As the Indian ... Read more...

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US-India economic ties balanced despite criticism over outsourcing: Official


April 27th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by ANI
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US), Apr. 27 (ANI): A senior Obama administration official has said the controversy surrounding the outsourcing of jobs from the United States to India or China will always be a ... Read more...

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US-India nuke ties will maintain momentum inspite of Japan nuke crisis: Official


April 27th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by ANI
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US), Apr. 27 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that while there will be a discussion in Washington and New Delhi on nuclear safety issues ... Read more...

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Yunus can’t be Grameen managing director: Dhaka


March 21st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has told a top US official that Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus can return to the Grameen Bank but as its honorary chief, not ... Read more...

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US opposes China-Pak nuclear deal


March 19th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19(ANI): The United States has said that it opposes China's plans to build two nuclear reactors in Pakistan, but also emphasized that the Obama administration has been very clear on ... Read more...

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Important partner India, a very constructive force in the world: US


March 19th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19(ANI): The United States has said that the relationship with India is one of the defining partnerships in the 21st Century, adding that New Delhi is going to be a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh resents US remarks on Yunus’ removal


March 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) Bangladesh has expressed reservations over the US criticism of Dhaka's decision to remove Nobel laurate Muhammad Yunus from the post of managing director of Grameen ... Read more...

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US-India collaboration in key human security areas will enhance agri value chain


January 28th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that collaboration between the United States and India in key human security areas will enhance the agricultural value ... Read more...

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US, India believe clean energy future makes clear economic sense


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): The United States and India are both committed to charting a clean energy future because it makes clear economic sense and because it supports mutual objectives to help ... Read more...

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Building strong economic plank key to taking US-India strategic ties forward: Official


January 28th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): The United States is of the view that building a strong economic plank with India is the key for building and taking forward the existing strategic partnership into ... Read more...

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‘Pak Army paid wages to terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba’


December 18th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): The Pakistan Army "paid wages" to terror organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and sustained it, according to a diplomatic cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.According to the January 2009 ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Boucher, Menon disagreed on tactics regarding Pak elimination of LeT


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 17 (ANI): India's National Security Adviser, Shiv Shankar Menon, and US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian and Central Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher agreed that there was a need ... Read more...

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‘China has high expectations from Premier Wen’s India visit’


December 15th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A top Chinese official says Beijing has high expectations and attaches significant importance to the three-day India visit of Premier Wen Jiabao, who arrived here Wednesday ... Read more...

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‘Chinese Premier’s visit to India will smoothen two nations’ trade ties’


December 14th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 14 (ANI): Senior Chinese officials have said that Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to India this week would pave the way for a number of commercial deals, which would eventually smoothen ... Read more...

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China and India to sign economic and trade deals


December 13th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The governments of China and India are expecting to sign additional economic and trade agreements, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.Liang Wenzhao, deputy director of ... Read more...

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LeT biggest threat to US after al-Qaeda: US envoy


November 27th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Assistant Secretary, US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O Blake Jr has said that following the attack on Indian parliament in 2001, the US ... Read more...

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Japan ramps up nuclear talks with India, third round soon


November 14th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) With Seoul upstaging Tokyo in concluding a civil nuclear pact with New Delhi and the US announcing the easing of high-tech exports, Japan is ... Read more...

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US delegates to visit China to ‘reduce military and economic tensions’


September 4th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 4 (ANI): The White House has said that the US Deputy National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon and National Economic Council director Lawrence Summers would be on a three-day visit to ... Read more...

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