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Venezuela releases US ship, skipper (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela has released a US-flagged cargo ship and its captain after investigating an undeclared weapon found on it, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.The vessel ... Read more...

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Venezuela releases US ship, skipper


September 12th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the western port city of Maracaibo released a US-flagged cargo ship and its captain after investigating an undeclared weapon found on the vessel, Venezuelan ... Read more...

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Zardari to attend Islamic meet in Saudi Arabia


July 29th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will attend a two-day Islamic summit in Makkah in Saudi Arabia in August, Geo News reported.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz ... Read more...

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Visit Pakistan, Zardari to tell Manmohan


April 8th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan when the two leaders meet Sunday, a media report said here.All ... Read more...

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HuJi link to Delhi attack on Israelis?


February 21st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Investigators probing the Feb 13 bombing on an Israeli embassy car are tracking a possible Bangladeshi terror link to the attack blamed by Israel ... Read more...

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Attacked Indian student’s family gets British visa


February 12th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The family members of an Indian student critically injured in an attack in Britain have got visas to go and visit him.British visas have been ... Read more...

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EU’s foreign aid chief visits Myanmar


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) European Union Development Commissioner Andris Piedalgs arrived here Sunday on a three-day visit to monitor latest developmental works in the country.The visit is significant as it ... Read more...

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India mediates in Maldivian political crisis (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India said Tuesday it was "closely" monitoring the situation in the Maldives, where president Mohamed Nasheed quit after four years in office after overnight protests ... Read more...

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British foreign secretary meets Myanmarese president (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 5 (IANS) Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague Thursday met with Myanmar President U Thein Sein hours after he arrived in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.Hague also met ... Read more...

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India protests ill-treatment of diplomat in China


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) India Monday summoned the Chinese deputy chief of mission here to lodge a protest over the alleged ill-treatment of an Indian diplomat in Shanghai ... Read more...

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Palestinian membership bid report sent to UNSC


November 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 11 (IANS) The UN Security Council's admissions committee Friday forwarded to the 15-nation body its report on the Palestinian request for full UN membership, the council president ... Read more...

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2G issue: I defend all my ministers, says PM (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Amid a raging storm back home over a finance ministry note on the role of Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the allocation of 2G ... Read more...

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Pranab says he will comment on 2G issue only in India


September 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is arriving here Saturday night to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid a raging controversy back home over a note ... Read more...

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2G controversy: Pranab to meet PM Sunday


September 24th, 2011 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is in Washington, is coming here Sunday to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of a controversy over ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ministers say Teesta pact will be done


September 6th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh leadership had not given up on an agreement on sharing of the Teesta river waters with several ministers saying that it would be ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army chief to visit Britain end-September


September 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will visit Britain in the last week of September for discussions on military ties between the two countries.Kayani's ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s wife, three children cross into Algeria


August 30th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Aug 30 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Mohammed arrived in Algeria Monday, state media reported. The government has informed the UN ... Read more...

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Indian national security advisor visits Dhaka


August 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 29 (IANS) India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has held comprehensive talks with top Bangladeshi officials ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Sep 6-7 visit here.Menon, who ... Read more...

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Ensure safe recovery of abducted American: US to Pakistan


August 19th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The US has told Pakistan to ensure safe recovery of its national who was abducted from Lahore.Warren Weinstein, 63, was kidnapped Aug 13 from his ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats hold discussions with MQM senator


August 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Two Indian diplomats visited the Parliament Lodge here Sunday and held discussions with a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator despite having no permission or invitation to ... Read more...

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Hina’s visit works wonders: Pakistani diplomats


July 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The first-ever visit of new Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to India has been most successful with New Delhi seeming willing to talk on several ... Read more...

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Krishna’s trip to infuse dynamism in ties: Bangladesh


July 6th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives in Bangladesh Tuesday on a three-day trip that is "expected to infuse fresh dynamism into the continuously evolving ... Read more...

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India seeking details on Brahmaputra diversion (Lead)


June 13th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) India Monday said details have been sought from its embassy in Beijing about reports that China was considering a new plan to divert the ... 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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Oz hands over Indian-origin man’s body to his wife


April 25th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): The dead body of Lakhwinder Singh, the Indian-origin man who was stabbed at Rushworth in Australia on Friday, has reportedly been returned to his wife in India. ... Read more...

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Indian youth’s death in Australia ‘tragic’: Deputy Oz envoy


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): The Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to India, Lachlan Strahan, on Saturday said that the killing of another Indian youth in Australia is a "tragic incident".Lakhwinder ... Read more...

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US facilitating Pak-Afghan talks on bilateral water treaty


April 20th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): The United States is facilitating initial talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan on a bilateral water treaty as part of its efforts for trilateral water cooperation, according to informed sources.US-led ... Read more...

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BRICS leaders issue Sanya Declaration


April 14th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) Leaders of China, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa issued a joint declaration as they wrapped up the BRICS summit in Sanya Thursday. The ... Read more...

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US-Pak talks on April 21-22 for improving ’strained’ bilateral relations


April 9th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir will visit Washington later this month on the invitation of the United States, for crucial talks to mend bilateral ties tattered by the drone ... Read more...

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Washington invites Bashir to mend US-Pak ties tattered by drone attack, visa issues


April 6th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): The United States has invited Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir for crucial talks to mend ties with Islamabad, which have been in tatters since the March 17 drone attack ... Read more...

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Will China keep its promise of undoing stapled visas?


April 5th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): The issue of stapled visa remains unresolved and continues to be a major irritant in Sino-India ties, even as the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, heads ... Read more...

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US pursuing carrot and stick focus on N. Waziristan operations


March 28th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): The United States is considering various options, including typical hardcore solutions based on its carrot and stick policy in repairing strained relations with Pakistan by demanding military operation ... Read more...

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Yemen’s top army generals join protesters


March 21st, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 21 (IANS) A group of Yemen's senior military officers, including General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, announced Monday he was joining the protesters against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Xinhua reported.Al-Ahmar ... Read more...

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Did Saudi Arabia arrange blood money for Davis’ release?


March 18th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Saudi Arabia is believed to have arranged the 'blood money', making the release of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis possible after spending two months in a Lahore ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia not involved in Davis case discussions with Pakistan: Report


March 16th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): Saudi Arabia or its embassy in Pakistan has no role to play in the case of double murder-accused CIA defence contractor Raymond Davis, who is currently under detention ... Read more...

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