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Ecuador yet to decide on Wikileaks founder’s asylum


August 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has denied on Twitter that his country had already decided to grant political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange."The rumour about Assange's ... Read more...

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Israel trying to thwart UN fact-finding mission on settlements


March 19th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel is taking steps to prevent a Palestinian initiative at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish a fact-finding mission on West Bank settlements.According ... Read more...

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ISI chief visits Qatar (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha has met US officials during a visit to Qatar, which is also US Central Command's regional headquarters.Gen Pasha, ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy chief visits Qatar


December 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha has visited Qatar where he met US officials, sparking speculation of an attempt to set right troubled ties, ... Read more...

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UNESCO executive council votes for Palestinian membership


October 6th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (IANS) UNESCO's executive council voted Wednesday for allowing Palestine a membership, Xinhua reported.Some 40 of the 58 members of UNESCO executive council voted for the proposal against ... Read more...

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A factory for fake visas in Bangladesh


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) A raid at a printing unit in Bangladesh has revealed it was producing fake British documents on "an industrial scale", it was reported here.The Sun reported ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues over 60 visas to CIA officials


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan has issued five dozen visas to CIA officials with the understanding that all intelligence postings in the country would be "fully disclosed", it was reported ... Read more...

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Russia evacuates diplomats from Yemen


June 5th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will evacuate 14 diplomats from Yemen to Moscow by the nearest flight, a diplomatic source said Saturday.Yemen has been rocked with protests against President ... Read more...

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Courier who led US to Osama was a Kuwaiti (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The courier who led the US to the Abbottabad mansion of Al Qaeda's elusive leader Osama bin Laden has been identified as a Kuwaiti, a media ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold talks on Islamabad’s defence needs


May 1st, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A Pakistani defence delegation will arrive in Washington on Sunday for talks on a five-year plan for meeting the country's defence needs, according to diplomatic sources.Defence Secretary Athar Ali ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to convince IMF to release final tranche of $11.3bn loan


April 19th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19(ANI): The Pakistani delegation to the International Monetary Fund-World Bank spring meetings is set to return home without any agreement on the release of the final tranche of an 11.3-billion-dollar ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to get IMF assurance on $11.3 bn loan release


April 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to get any indications from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the release of the final tranche of an $11.3 billion loan package, ... Read more...

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Pak likely to replace Haqqani as Pak envoy to US


March 26th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, is likely to be replaced after expiration of his tenure in May.According to Gulf Times, Haqqani is blamed for issuing ... Read more...

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US-Pak ‘preparatory’ talks in Washington to pave way for strategic dialogue


March 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is expected to visit Washington in a few days for talks aimed at ironing out the differences that have adversely affected the US-Pakistan relationship.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants to buy more F-16 fighter jets


March 10th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan is looking to purchase more used F-16 fighter aircraft from the US to scale up its air capabilities "because of the disparity with India", ... Read more...

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US showing ‘no leniency’ on Pak terror-suspect Aafia Siddiqui to end Davis’ detention


March 1st, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): Despite the US-Pakistan standoff on double murder-accused Raymond Davis' detention issue that threatens to derail their partnership in the war against terror, the Americans are showing no leniency ... Read more...

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Davis case may end up at the International Court of Justice


February 24th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The ongoing dispute on whether US official Raymond Davis, who gunned down two men in Lahore, enjoys diplomatic immunity may get referred to the International Court of ... Read more...

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Davis case may end up in International Court of Justice if US-Pak standoff persists


February 24th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): The lingering US-Pak dispute over the diplomatic immunity issue of double-murder accused American official Raymond Davis may end up in the International Court of Justice, if efforts to ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan contacts now confined to Davis’s release


February 9th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) The discussions between the US and Pakistan are now confined only to the row over US official Raymond Davis, who was arrested after he shot dead two Pakistanis ... Read more...

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US puts all bilateral contacts with Pak on hold until release of murder-accused diplomat


February 8th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8(ANI): The United States has put all bilateral contacts with Pakistan on hold until Islamabad releases double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis, diplomatic sources have said.The dispute could affect three ... Read more...

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US puts bilateral contacts with Pakistan on hold: Report


February 8th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The US has put bilateral engagements with Pakistan on hold till US official Raymond Davis, who has been arrested for fatally shooting two Pakistanis in Lahore, is released, ... Read more...

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Canadian varsity to set up first India Chair (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) Canada's Carleton University will soon have an India Chair to promote research and understanding about the emerging South Asian giant.The Ottawa-based university will sign a memorandum ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan negotiating drone deal with US’


January 7th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan, which wants American drones for taking on militants, is still working on a deal with the US to acquire its own fleet of the surveillance aircraft, a ... Read more...

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Pak clerics’ refusal to issue ‘fatwas’ against terror raise sinister conspiracy theories


October 27th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27 (ANI): With fatwas (legal pronouncements in Islam) playing an important role in Muslim countries, it is questionable why most prominent clerics and muftis in Pakistan refuse to issue them ... Read more...

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Five-star hotel chains assist in cleaning CWG village


September 29th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Bringing heavy duty equipment and expert staff, top five-star hotel chains, including the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, are helping in the last-minute massive clean-up drive at ... Read more...

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Haqqani’s ‘dubious role’ in Aafia case exposed


September 26th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 26 (ANI): Pakistani scientist and terror suspect Dr Aafia Siddiqui might have escaped the 86-year jail term by a US court, had Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani acted ... Read more...

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SAS troops plan to rescue Britons amid Pak military coup fears


September 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Amid fears of a possible military coup in Pakistan, SAS troops across the border in Afghanistan are reportedly firming up plans to remove British embassy staff from ... Read more...

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North Korean leader unexpectedly stays in China: Report


August 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 29 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appeared to be visiting a third area in China Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap New Agency reported. The story was released a day after ... Read more...

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Kim Jong Il wraps up China visit


August 28th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Seoul, Aug 28 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is believed to prepare to leave China for home following a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, South Korean media reported Saturday. The ... Read more...

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British queen furious over CWG baton controversy


August 8th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The British Queen is in "cold fury" over allegations of financial irregularities involving a British firm and the Commonwealth Games baton relay, a media report said Sunday. Daily Express ... Read more...

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China dismisses possibility of Sino-DPRK military exercise


July 16th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 16 (ANI): China has dismissed the possibility of launching a joint military exercise with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a counter measure to upcoming drills by the ... Read more...

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India, Canada set to ink nuclear deal after G-20


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 22 (IANS) India and Canada are finally set to sign a civilian nuclear agreement during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit here for the G-20 summit at the ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Il arrives in Beijing: Reports


May 5th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (DPA) North Korea's highly secretive leader Kim Jong Il arrived in Beijing Wednesday to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao, after entering China by train two days earlier, news reports ... Read more...

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Nicolas Sarkozy carries lectern to stand tall during keynote speech!


March 31st, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): Nicolas Sarkozy has finally found a way to stand tall - the 5ft 5in French President carried a custom-built wooden stand with him as he flew to ... Read more...

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Cameron Hume likely to replace Patterson as US ambassador to Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.22 (ANI) : Cameron Hume is likely to replace Anne Patterson as US' Ambassador to Pakistan after the latter completes her three year-term in May."She (Patterson) deserves a less demanding job ... Read more...

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