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International trade fair opens in China


June 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) An international trade fair opened in the ancient Chinese Silk Road trading hub of Kashgar Thursday.The eighth Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair is expected ... 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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Russia threatens Tajikistan with import sanctions


November 21st, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday threatened to slap sanctions on vegetable imports from Tajikistan, a move that comes shortly after the jailing of a Russian pilot in the ... 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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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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Post Osama, Indian PM readies for Afghanistan trip


May 10th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) With a new chill in US-Pakistani ties following Osama bin Laden's killing, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is all set to travel to Afghanistan, ... 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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Kyrgyz President Otunbayeva refuses participating in upcoming fall elections


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva on Monday said that she will not participate in the upcoming fall presidential elections, 24.kg news agency reported."I am grateful to people who ... 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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Kazakhstan pushes ahead with nuclear fuel bank plan


December 21st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Dec 21 (ANI): Kazakhstan is pushing ahead with an international plan for it to host a global nuclear fuel bank to allay fears of Iranian raw material enrichment, despite Iran's ... 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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India has allayed US concerns over nuclear liability


December 16th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US concerns about India's nuclear liability law have been addressed by New Delhi signing an international treaty and assuring a level playing field for US companies, says ... Read more...

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Terrorism inside Pakistan a high US priority


December 16th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Addressing terrorism that exists inside Pakistan remains a high priority for Washington, a senior US official has said asserting that its pressure on a key ... 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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Toll in Kyrgyz ethnic clashes jumps to 294


June 28th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in ethnic violence in the south of Kyrgyzstan has increased to 294, according to the 24.kg news agency citing the country's health ministry. According to official ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan violence mounts refugee crisis


June 16th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Osh (Kyrgyzstan)/Moscow, June 16 (DPA) Ethnic Kyrgyzs and Uzbeks clashed again overnight in fighting which included the use of grenades, the interim government said Wednesday, as the estimated refugee crisis in the ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan PM pledges to curb violence


June 15th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Osh, Kyrgyzstan/Moscow, June 15 (DPA) Kyrgyzstan's acting prime minister insisted Tuesday the government could bring the inter-ethnic violence in her country under control - whilst admitting the death toll could be many ... Read more...

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India no threat to Pakistan: US


June 4th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.4 (ANI): The United States has clarified that it does not see India as a threat to Pakistan, thus it would continue to urge Islamabad to move out troops from the ... Read more...

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India important, Pakistan indispensable in Afghanistan: US


June 2nd, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The US Wednesday said while India had a very important role in Afghanistan through its development programmes, the action against terrorism in the war-ravaged nation will not ... Read more...

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Obama to attend Krishna reception to underscore India ties


May 30th, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 30 (IANS) It is rare for the US president to attend a reception for a visiting minister, But to counter a public perception that President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Pak action on 26/11, trade, precursor to Kashmir issue in Indo-Pak talks: US


May 29th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Reiterating that resumption of talks between India and Pakistan was of great importance in order to stabilise the region, the United States has underlined that contentious issues like ... Read more...

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India’s work in Afghanistan limited to economic assistance only : US


May 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Rubbishing Pakistan's stand that India is providing military training to the Afghan forces, the United States has said that New Delhi's help to Kabul is limited only to ... Read more...

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US putting constant pressure on Pak to act tough on terror groups targeting India: Blake


May 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): The United States has said that it has been consistently pressing Pakistan to act tough against terror groups flourishing in the Punjab province, such as the banned ... Read more...

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‘US consistently pressing Pakistan to rein in anti-India terror groups’


May 29th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 29 (IANS) The United States says it has consistently pressed Pakistan to stop the continuing infiltration into India by Punjab-based terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taeba and Jaish-e-Mohammed as ... Read more...

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