deteriorating security situation

UN observer mission pulls out of Syria’s Aleppo


August 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) has temporarily relocated its teams from the restive northern province of Aleppo due to the deteriorating security situation, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Malaysia to evacuate citizens from Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Malaysia is removing its citizens from Syria following the fast deteriorating security situation in that country, according to Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman.In a ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East country."In view of the deteriorating security ... Read more...

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Karachi traders to stage sit-in


June 25th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 25 (IANS) Traders' associations in Karachi will stage a sit-in Tuesday to protest against the city's deteriorating security situation.The sit-in will be held at 5.00 p.m. in front ... Read more...

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Netherlands to reopen embassy in Libya


September 17th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 17 (IANS) The Netherlands will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli as soon as possible, the Dutch minister for foreign affairs has said.Uri Rosenthal announced ... Read more...

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Pakistan government indifferent to people, says Nawaz


September 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Friday accused the Pakistan government of not being interested in ordinary people's problems at a time when the country is ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist chief in India?


September 10th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party and former Nepali prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is in India, according to Nepal's media fraternity.The former revolutionary, ... Read more...

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Hafeez Contractor debuts in Nepal


June 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Renowned Indian architect Hafeez Contractor is making his debut in neighbouring Nepal with a high-end apartment complex in Kathmandu, targeted for completion by 2012.The 60-year-old, who ... Read more...

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Economic revival Pakistan’s key concern: Gilani


June 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has that revival of the economy was the key concern of his government."We have earmarked Rs.730 billion for the ... 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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References to Pakistan in Indo-Russia statement “unwarranted, unacceptable”: Pak FO


December 24th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 24 (ANI): Islamabad has taken strong exception to the Indo-Russia joint statement, terming the references to Pakistan "unwarranted and unacceptable".Pakistan's Foreign Ministry released a statement, commenting on the joint statement ... Read more...

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India Russia urge Pakistan to bring 26/11 culprits to justice


December 21st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 21 (ANI): Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is in India for an annual summit, today said: " No civilized country can hide terrorists as law abiding citizens."In a joint ... Read more...

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India, Russia focus on UN’s draft Comprehensive Convention to fight terrorism


December 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Reaffirming that international terrorism is a threat to global peace and security, India and Russia on Tuesday called for the early completion of negotiations on the ... Read more...

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UK Border Agency ‘may be unlawfully discriminating against Pakistanis’


November 4th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): The UK Border Agency (UKBA) may be unlawfully discriminating against Pakistanis, as there was a worrying lack of confidence in the work of the visa section, particularly in ... Read more...

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US shies from comment on Musharraf admission


October 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The US has taken a hands-off approach to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's admission that his regime trained militant groups to fight India in Kashmir, ... Read more...

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Kidnapped engineer not held by Al Qaeda: Japan


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Midi, Nov 23 (IANS/AKI) A Japanese engineer kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen earlier this month was not being held by Al Qaeda, the Japanese embassy in Yemen said Monday. A tribal source had said ... Read more...

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Pakistan using terror as instrument of state policy: PM


November 20th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan was using "terror as an instrument of state policy" and the US must use "all its influence" to get it to desist from that path, ... Read more...

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Terror spree forces UN to suspend operations in North Western Pakistan


November 2nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov. 2 (ANI): The United Nations on Monday suspended development work and withdrew its international staff from North Western Pakistan in the wake of deteriorating security situation there."The UN will reduce ... Read more...

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Punjab, India celebrate Gurparab


November 2nd, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Nov 2 (IANS) Millions of devotees lined up at gurdwaras across Punjab and elsewhere in the country early Monday morning to celebrate Gurparab -- the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, ... Read more...

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1,500 devotees leave for Pakistan for Gurpurab


November 1st, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite the recent advice by the union home ministry asking Indian nationals to avoid travelling to Pakistan in view of the security situation there, a contingent of nearly ... Read more...

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Avoid Pakistan, government tells pilgrims (Lead)


October 27th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Amritsar, Oct 27 (IANS) The government Tuesday advised Indian pilgrims to avoid visiting Pakistan in view of the deteriorating security situation there. But the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) said it ... Read more...

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Avoid Pakistan, government tells pilgrims (Second Lead)


October 27th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Amritsar, Oct 27 (IANS) The government Tuesday advised Indian pilgrims to avoid visiting Pakistan in view of the deteriorating security situation there. The Haryana government has cancelled a pilgrimage for a ... Read more...

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Haryana cancels pilgrimage to Pakistan after travel advisory


October 27th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday cancelled the pilgrimage to Sikh shrines in Pakistan following a travel advisory issued by the union home ministry. The home ministry asked Indians to ... Read more...

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MHA advises Indian pilgrims to avoid visiting Pakistan


October 27th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has advised Indian citizens to avoid visiting Pakistan in view of deteriorating security situation there.In an advisory, the MHA has ... Read more...

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India advises pilgrims not to travel to Pakistan


October 27th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The government Tuesday advised Indian pilgrims to avoid visiting Pakistan in view of deteriorating security situation there following a string of militant attacks on military, police and ... Read more...

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PM alerts defence chiefs to deteriorating security situation


October 20th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday exhorted senior defence commanders here to shore up their preparedness in the wake of the worsening security scenario in the sub-continent, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan assessment, a catalyst for Obama


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.22 (ANI): The 66-page assessment report provided to U.S. President Barack Obama by his top military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley A. McChrystal could be read in two possible ways. ... Read more...

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India ready to implement 34-point agreement with Nepal


September 15th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep 15 (ANI): Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao here on Tuesday said that India would give priority to implement the recently concluded 34-point agreement with Nepal.During a meeting with Prime ... Read more...

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Taliban now terrorise 80% of Afghanistan after eight years of war: Report


September 12th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep. 11 (ANI): Almost eight years after the war began in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the 9/11 carnage, the Taliban insurgency has spread across 80 percent of the country.The ... Read more...

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Three killed in Bangladesh drive against Left extremists


September 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) Security and defence forces in Bangladesh early Saturday killed three "outlaws" belonging to Left extremist organisations in a drive demanded by lawmakers in the wake of a ... Read more...

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Twenty20 win gives terror-hit Pakistan reason to rejoice


June 22nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, June 22 (DPA) Jubilations are rare these days in Pakistan as suicide bombers roam around looking for targets, but the nation's victory in the Twenty20 World Cup provided ... Read more...

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ICC Twenty20 Championship would put Pakistan back on world stage: Khan


June 1st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun.1 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Younus Khan is hoping the ICC World Twenty20 tournament would open the door for his side to participate in international events.Khan said he was glad to ... Read more...

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Demand of security gadgets soars in Rawalpindi due to terror threat


June 1st, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, June 1 (ANI): The sale of security gadgets, such as close-circuit television cameras (CCTV), spy cameras, beam sensors, motion sensors and fire alarms, has gone up in Rawalpindi in the ... Read more...

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Bullet-proof cars more pressing need than national security for Pak Ministers


June 1st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 1 (ANI): Instead of discussing national security, Pakistani ministers spent their time asking Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to provide them with bullet-proof vehicles and security escorts during a recent ... Read more...

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UN secretary general ‘most concerned’ by Sri Lanka fighting


April 23rd, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 23 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "most concerned" by the recent upsurge of fighting in Sri Lanka, he told journalists in Brussels Thursday. "I am most concerned at the ... Read more...

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