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Orderly transition in Ethiopia, business ties with India to grow : Envoy (Interview)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There will be orderly transition in Ethiopia despite the the death of its long-time leader Meles Zenawi, the country's envoy has said, and assured ... Read more...

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Navy chief to be Myanmar’s new vice president


August 15th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets leaders of 14 political parties


August 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country's 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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Top Myanmar officials to report their assets


July 31st, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 31 (IANS) Myanmar's top officials will now have to report their assets to the president, a media report said Tuesday.Myanmar President's Office has notified the government members at ... Read more...

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Restore civilian rule in Mali by July 31: AU


July 15th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Voicing concern over the post-coup crisis in Mali, home to priceless treasures of Timbuktu, as one of biggest security threats to Africa, the 54-nation African ... Read more...

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New US ambassador takes office in Myanmar


July 11th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 11 (IANS) Newly-appointed US Ambassador Derek J. Mitchell presented his credentials to Myanmar President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.This signified the re-establishment of diplomatic relations ... Read more...

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Myanmar, Voice of America ink pact


June 6th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 6 (IANS) Myanmar's state-run radio and television (MRTV) and the Voice of America (VOA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), official media reported Wednesday.The MoU was signed ... Read more...

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Japan, Myanmar open trade talks


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has opened negotiations with Myanmar on an investment agreement, the trade ministry said."Since many Japanese private companies are trying to do business with Burma (Myanmar), ... Read more...

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Factfile on Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Factfile on Myanmar, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday began a three-day visit - the first by an Indian prime minister in 25 years.* President - Thein Sein, a former ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh in Myanmar: An Indian PM’s visit after 25 years (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 27 (IANS) Manmohan Singh arrived in Myanmar's new capital Sunday on a three-day trip that will see India expanding trade and connectivity with its oil-rich ... Read more...

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Myanmar: An isolated nation opens up


May 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Yangon, May 26 (IANS) Myanmar, which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Sunday, was for decades isolated from the world but has begun opening up and embracing democracy.Sandwiched ... Read more...

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Defence preparedness should be on par with threat: BJP


May 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India's defence preparedness should be on par with the threats it faces in a "difficult neighbourhood", Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday ... Read more...

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A group of influential American human rights organisations has said the US may be moving too quickly in relaxing sanctions against Myanmar.The group, which includes ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 18th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is to make a symbolic visit to Britain after accepting an invitation from British Prime Minister David Cameron.She ... Read more...

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Army movement was nothing unusual, says Antony (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday denied that the Indian army had intimidated the civilian government by moving two of its units towards the capital in January ... Read more...

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White House applauds Myanmar by-election


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The White House has applauded the parliamentary by-election in Myanmar, calling it an important step in the country's democratic transformation."This election is an important step in ... Read more...

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Myanmar holds landmark votes


April 1st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Polling began Sunday in Myanmar's by-elections that promise to be the most open contest in decades, with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among those standing.Standing ... Read more...

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Canadian foreign minister visits Myanmar


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 8 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a one-day official visit.This is his first visit to the country after a new civilian government ... Read more...

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Zardari instucted Haqqani on memo: Ijaz


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz said Thursday that Husain Haqqani, Islamabad's former envoy to the US, had "directives" from Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on delivering ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising Aung San Suu Kyi's over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi


January 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising her over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very soon.This was announced ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s dynamic instability: Road to real democracy? (Comment)


January 29th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pakistan is again going through a crisis. But this time for optimists like me the instability is dynamic. It is dynamic because this kind of struggle between a civilian government ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily castigates Gilani for flip-flop


January 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Retracting statements is a form of appeasement, a daily said Friday, referring to "unpredictable" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's u-turn after calling the army chief ... Read more...

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No turning back on democracy: Myanmar foreign minister


January 25th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid the democratic transition in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin Friday assured the international community that there will be "no turning back or ... Read more...

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US will wait for Pakistan to reassess ties: AfPak envoy


January 20th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Seeking to downplay Pakistan's refusal to allow him to visit the country, US Special Representative for the Afghanistan-Pakistan region Marc Grossman Friday said he will ... Read more...

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Civil society vulnerable in Pakistan: Faiz’s daughter


January 16th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani social activist Salima Hashmi, the daughter of renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, feels civil society in her country is under pressure and extremely ... Read more...

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Army to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz


January 13th, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A meeting of the Pakistan Army's top commanders has decided to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz, one of the central figures in the memo scandal, ... Read more...

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India tracking developments in Pakistan


January 11th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) With the tension mounting between the military and the civilian government following the dismissal of Pakistan's defence secretary, India is closely watching developments in ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Taliban dreading pro-India Kabul: former CIA analyst


December 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Army helps the Afghan Taliban in fighting the Afghan government because it dreads a pro-India regime on its western border, according to a former ... Read more...

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‘ISI not in Pakistan government control’


December 6th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ambitions run far beyond Afghanistan (Comment)


December 5th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Throughout its short history, Pakistan has bewildered its critics by lurching from crisis to crisis and yet somehow not only surviving but seeming to emerge militarily charged after every trial.While ... Read more...

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Memogate raised critical questions about Pakistan: Foreign Minister


November 26th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has admitted the "memogate" controversy raised questions about the strength of the country's civilian government and the army's preponderant ... Read more...

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India offers help to aid Myanmar’s democratic transition


October 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Lauding Myanmar's "transition towards a democratic government", India Friday offered to share its experience in parliamentary practices, signalling New Delhi's strategic move to scale ... Read more...

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Why Myanmar president’s visit to India matters


October 11th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
President Thein Sein visits India this week against the backdrop of crucial developments that would impact on India-Myanmar relations. The visit takes place in a context which is significantly different ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military unveils schedule of power transfer


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council Sunday unveiled a schedule of power transfer to a civilian government.As per the schedule, the People's Assembly, the lower house of ... Read more...

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