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Iran mulling oil refineries in Africa


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 3 (IANS) Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has said the country is considering the construction of small oil refineries in some African countries, local media reported Monday.Qasemi said ... Read more...

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India unveils Connect Central Asia policy


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 12 (IANS) India Tuesday unveiled its Connect Central Asia policy that is aimed at greater political, economic and people-to-people engagement with the energy-rich Central Asian countries, both ... Read more...

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India ups SCO sales pitch


June 7th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) India Thursday pitched for a "larger and more constructive role" in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a full member and underlined that the grouping ... Read more...

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India seeks China’s support for SCO membership


June 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) India Wednesday sought China's support for membership of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), dominated by Beijing and Moscow, and underlined that it will bring many ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants full SCO membership


June 6th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari would pitch for Pakistan's full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the two-day meeting of the regional grouping that starts ... Read more...

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India pitches for SCO’s membership, Afghan role


June 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kunming/Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A day before the SCO summit opens in Beijing, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for full membership of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization and backed ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Krishna leaves for SCO summit in China


June 5th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) With India increasingly looking to Central Asia for its energy security needs, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna left Tuesday for Beijing, where he will pitch ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to China for SCO summit


June 4th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With India's growing stakes in the energy-rich Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday goes to Beijing, where he will pitch for a bigger ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss Iran


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India and China are expected to hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Beijing later this week to review the progress ... Read more...

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India to pitch for larger role at SCO summit


May 27th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India will pitch for a greater role in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and an expanded partnership with it in stabilising Afghanistan when External ... Read more...

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India world’s largest recipient of arms, Pakistan no.3 (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 19 (IANS) India is the world's largest recipient of arms while South Korea is second and Pakistan and China are tied in third place, says the Stockholm International ... Read more...

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India world’s largest recipient of arms, says study


March 19th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 19 (IANS) India is the world's largest recipient of arms while South Korea is second and Pakistan and China are third in the list, reveals data on international ... Read more...

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Britain eyes Afghanistan transit routes


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain is seeking overflight and land transit accords with Central Asian states to allow the shipment of military supplies in and out of Afghanistan as ... Read more...

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Global conference to focus on water crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With water predicted to become an arena of conflict, experts from around the world, including China, Pakistan, Britain and Bangladesh, will gather here later this ... Read more...

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New Kyrgyz president calls for closure of US airbase


November 1st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's President-elect Almazbek Atambayev has called for the closure of the US airbase at Manas in the central Asian republic."I don't think the base ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Tajikistan road to cost Rs.2 bn


October 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A road that would connect Pakistan with Tajikistan is estimated to cost Rs.2 billion.The proposed road between Gilgit-Baltistan and Tajikistan would open up new avenues ... Read more...

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Cultural affinity between India, Kazakhstan: PM


April 16th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, April 16 (IANS) Relations between India and Kazakhstan date back to antiquity and there is shared cultural affinity between the people of the two countries, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Pakistan to sign extradition treaty with Uzbekistan


March 25th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Tashkent, Mar 25(ANI): Pakistan is reportedly going to sign an extradition treaty with Uzbekistan as it faces security threats from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, whose militants are most ... Read more...

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US behind Arab unrest, alleges Bahrain lawmaker


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The popular unrest in Arab countries that led to the fall of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt is part of a US-designed strategic project dubbed "New Middle ... Read more...

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US hopes spirit of Indo-Pak dialogue spills over for political solution in Afghanistan


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The United States is 'encouraged' by the news that India and Pakistan have decided to resume bilateral dialogue aimed at building trust, and it encourages both nations to work ... Read more...

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761 Pakistanis currently detained in Indian prisons: Qureshi


February 4th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamanad, Feb 4 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has told the National Assembly that around 1,786 Pakistanis are imprisoned in 14 countries for various crimes, out of which 761 are ... Read more...

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Nepal launches tourism gala to exorcise civil war, IA hijack ghosts


January 14th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) Twelve years after the hijack of an Indian Airlines aircraft, followed by a decade of civil war, devastated Nepal's economy, the Himalayan republic Friday kicked off ... Read more...

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Pak links up with China’s Kashgar ahead of Premier Jiabao’s visit


December 15th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 15 (ANI): Pakistan and China have inaugurated the first air cargo service linking Islamabad with Kashgar in China's northwest Xinjiang province, just three days before the visit of Chinese Premier ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan to further strengthen ties


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Appreciating India's efforts to help restore normalcy in Afghanistan, country's Ambassador to India, Nangyalai Tarzi has expressed desire to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.Speaking ... Read more...

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Foreign fighters support Taliban in Afghanistan


August 7th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) About 40 foreign fighters have been supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, police said Saturday. They have been fighting under Uzbek extremist commander Tahir Yaldash, provincial ... Read more...

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Canadian government, media bat for BlackBerry


August 6th, 2010 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 6 (IANS) The Canadian government and the media Thursday came out in support of embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM), which is facing a ban in the United Arab ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma to attend 3rd CICA Summit in Istanbul


June 6th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industries Minister Anand Sharma will attend the 3rd Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit in Istanbul, the largest ... Read more...

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Fourteen countries elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council


May 14th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Ali Treki, on Thursday announced the fourteen elected countries that will serve on the UN Human Rights Council.Angola, Libya, ... Read more...

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Clashes in Pakistan kill 40 militants, four soldiers


April 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (DPA) Forty militants and four soldiers were killed Monday in fresh clashes in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, government officials said. Asmatullah Kkhan, an official at the ... Read more...

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Asian states urged to ratify criminal court treaty


March 26th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday welcomed the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Bangladesh, EuAsiaNews reported. "This ratification Tuesday, bringing the number ... Read more...

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Chinese city isolated, divided after ethnic killings


December 13th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, Dec 13 (DPA) Many residents of China's far western city of Urumqi spent the second half of 2009 cut off from the world after the government sent in paramilitary ... Read more...

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US, NATO under pressure to find alternatives to beleaguered troop supply lines


April 13th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.13 (ANI): US and NATO officials are reportedly under pressure to find alternatives to their beleaguered supply lines in the wake of Sunday's pre-dawn attack by militants on a NATO ... Read more...

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New Afghan policy of the US could fail: Official


April 5th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The new Afghan policy of the US will remain ineffective and further multiply problems for the NATO forces until a solution to the war was found through ... Read more...

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‘US will not get involved in Kashmir issue’


March 28th, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 28 (IANS) The United States has made it clear that it would steer clear of the Kashmir issue as it seeks to involve India and other key ... Read more...

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India seen as key stakeholder in Obama’s new Afghan strategy


March 28th, 2009 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) Recognising India as a key stakeholder in the war against terrorism, President Barack Obama proposes to include New Delhi as well as Iran in a ... Read more...

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