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Commonwealth asked to act on threat to Asma Jehangir


June 9th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) have called for immediate Commonwealth action after renowned Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jehangir recently claimed ... Read more...

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Maldives proposes presidential polls in 2013


April 18th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Male, April 18 (IANS) The Maldivian government Wednesday proposed a presidential election in July 2013, three months prior to the earlier schedule.Abbas Adil Riza, spokesperson for the President's Office here, ... Read more...

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Commonwealth appoints special envoy to Maldives


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) The 54-member Commonwealth of Nations Friday appointed Donald McKinnon as its special envoy to the Maldives.McKinnon will "encourage inclusive agreement among political leaders, promote consolidation of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth fails to pass the reforms test


October 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Although it has armed itself with greater powers of preventive diplomacy, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here failed to agree on a bulk of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to intervene in democracy subversion, rights monitor stalled


October 28th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The 54-nation Commonwealth Friday armed itself with powers to intervene early in countries that violate human rights and democratic norms, but a contentious move to ... Read more...

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Former Louisiana Senator sentenced to prison for role in money laundering


February 12th, 2010 - 4:44 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – Former Louisiana State Senator was sentenced for participating in a money laundering conspiracy on Thursday, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said.Derrick D.T. Shepherd, 40, from Marrero, Louisiana, ... Read more...

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Games Organising Committee to support Fiji’s cause


October 8th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Secretary general of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Lalit Bhanot said Thursday that India will support Fiji's membership to be retained for the 2010 Games here. "India is supporting ... Read more...

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Fiji faces expulsion from Commonwealth


April 14th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 14 (ANI): Commonwealth secretary-general's special envoy to Fiji Sir Paul Reeves has said that the island nation faces expulsion from the Commonwealth.Fiji is likely to be suspended from the Commonwealth, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka escapes Commonwealth focus despite British MPs’ demand


March 5th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) The political watchdog of the Commonwealth refrained from discussing the civil war in Sri Lanka despite a last-minute plea by a group of British MPs to place it ... Read more...

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Commonwealth readmits Pakistan


May 12th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (ANI): The Commonwealth decided on Monday to readmit Pakistan, suspended last year when President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule. In a statement issued at a news conference in London, ... Read more...

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Commonwealth set to readmit Pakistan


May 12th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (ANI): The 53-nation Commonwealth is to readmit Pakistan, suspended last year when President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule. Sources were quoted by a foreign news agency as saying that ... Read more...

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Pakistan set to be readmitted to Commonwealth


May 12th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 12 (IANS) Expelled for flouting democratic norms, Pakistan is set to be readmitted to the Commonwealth Monday after general elections ushered in a democratic government in February. ... Read more...

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Islamabad sees Commonwealth readmission next month: Pak Foreign Minister


April 21st, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 21 (ANI): Pakistani Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that he expected the Commonwealth to readmit his country to the 53-nation group next month.The Commonwealth group of former ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to decide Pakistan’s membership on May 12


April 18th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
London, April 18 (IANS) Expelled for flouting democratic norms, Pakistan's case for membership of the Commonwealth will be reviewed at a high-powered meeting in London next month, the Commonwealth said. The Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to reinstate Pakistan in May: report


April 10th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, April 10 (Xinhua) The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) will meet May 7 and 8 in London to restore Pakistan's membership to the Commonwealth, Daily Times reported Thursday. The newspaper quoted ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to restore Pak membership in May


April 10th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 10 (ANI): The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) will meet on May 7 and 8 in London with the objective of re-inducting Pakistan into the Commonwealth, diplomatic sources have ... Read more...

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Musharrafs policies led to increasing isolation of Pakistan: Benazir


November 25th, 2007 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that the suspension of Pakistans membership by the Commonwealth had demonstrated once again that the Musharraf regimes policies had led to ... Read more...

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Frendo highlights his credentials for being next Commonwealth Secretary General


November 24th, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen Kapoor Kampala (Uganda), Nov.24 (ANI): Maltese Foreign Minister Michael Frendo is pulling out all stops to achieve his objective of becoming the 53--member Commonwealth's next Secretary-General. In an interview to Al Jazeera, ... Read more...

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Commonwealth justifies Pak suspension


November 24th, 2007 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Kampala, Nov 24 (ANI): The Commonwealth has justified Pakistans suspension from the 53-member body saying that it would stand until democracy was restored in that country.We still believe that the democratic institution ... Read more...

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India had no role in Pak’s suspension from Commonwealth, says Menon


November 23rd, 2007 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen Kapoor Kampala (Uganda), Nov 23 (ANI):Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon today dispelled the notion that New Delhi has adopted a soft approach on Islamabad and said that it had ... Read more...

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Pakistan terms its suspension from Commonwealth as unjustified


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 23 (ANI): Pakistan has termed the Commonwealth decision to suspend it from the 53-member body because of emergency rule as "unreasonable and unjustified". The Foreign Office statement expressed deep regret ... Read more...

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Pak suspension from Commonwealth is symbolic, says Australia


November 23rd, 2007 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 23 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has backed Pakistan's suspension from the Commonwealth, with an admission that it is a symbolic penalty.It (the suspension) is symbolic more than anything, ... Read more...

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Pak barred from attending CHOGM after suspension


November 23rd, 2007 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Kampala, Nov 23 (ANI): Pakistan will now not attend the meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) on Saturday after its suspension from the 53-member organisation. The Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting in ... Read more...

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Pakistan urges Commonwealth to delay suspension decision


November 21st, 2007 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan today urged the Commonwealth to delay a decision on suspending it from the group over the declaration of emergency in the country. Pakistans Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mohammed Sadiq ... Read more...

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India not in loop on Pakistan’s likely suspension from Commonwealth: Pranab


November 21st, 2007 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
By Pankaj Chaudhary Sana'a (Yemen), Nov 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that India is out of the loop on the Commonwealth threat to suspend Pakistan from its membership. Mukherjee ... Read more...

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India silent on expelling Pakistan from Commonwealth nations


November 19th, 2007 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): India has not taken any definite stand on the issue of expulsion of Pakistan from the membership of Common Wealth Nations ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects Commonwealth demand to lift emergency by Nov 22


November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): Expressing its deep concern over the demands made by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) on the issue of lifting the emergency, Pakistan has made it clear that ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to discuss Pak emergency today


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
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Canada calls for tough Commonwealth stand on Pakistan


November 14th, 2007 - 10:27 am ICT by admin
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C’wealth special meeting to discuss emergency in Pak


November 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
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Pakistan may face suspension from Commonwealth


November 14th, 2007 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
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