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Anti-Islam film protests in Pakistan turn violent, at least 19 killed


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least nineteen people were killed and scores injured across Pakistan as widespread protests against the anti-Islam film turned violent, local media reported Friday.In the southern port ... Read more...

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Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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Obama foresees more protests in Middle East


September 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Golden (Colorado), Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Thursday in an interview with EFE that he expects more anti-US protests in the Middle East in the coming days, ... Read more...

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Putin condemns attack on US diplomats in Libya


September 14th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attack on US diplomats in Libya while urging governments to react strongly and timely to provocations against people's ... Read more...

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US sends warships to Libya


September 13th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) The US Navy has sent two destroyers to Libyan waters after an American ambassador was killed in that country, a media report said Wednesday.The ships ... Read more...

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‘Emerging Kerala’ runs into protesting Kerala


September 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) "Emerging Kerala", the three-day event meant to showcase the state to potential investors, ran into a wall of protest on the very day of its ... Read more...

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Libyan protesters storm US consulate, one personnel killed (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 12 (IANS) A US diplomatic personnel was killed Tuesday night after hundreds of protesters, agitated by an alleged US-made movie that insults the Prophet Mohammed, broke into the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

`Pakistan, India yet to recover ground lost to Mumbai attack’


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) New Delhi and Islamabad have yet to recover the ground lost to the Mumbai attack, observed a leading daily Sunday, a day when Indian External ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kuwait football coach out of coma


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade (Serbia), Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The coach of the Kuwait national football team has come out of a coma after being shot last month.Goran Tufegdzic is awake, in a ... Read more...

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Police guarding Lebanese envoy’s house in Syria killed


September 5th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Armed men abducted and "brutally killed" two Syrian policemen guarding the residence of the Lebanese ambassador to Damascus, according to Lebanese newspaper As Safir.The police officers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India more opportunity than threat: Pakistani daily


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) India is more opportunity than threat, said a Pakistani daily that noted the thaw in ties between Islamabad and New Delhi."Today, India is more opportunity ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US acts on its own: Pakistani daily


August 27th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Drone strikes show that there has been no real change in the relations between the US and Pakistan, said a daily that criticised Washington for continuing ... Read more...

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A popular touch to President Pranab’s At Home reception


August 15th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Rain played the perfect tease, drizzling just a little for a couple of minutes on a hot sultry evening as President Pranab Mukherjee hosted ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Czech Republic buys armoured car for ambassador in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic has bought a special armoured BMW X5 car for its ambassador in Syria, the Czech News Agency quoted a Czech foreign ministry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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Ashanthi’s peace song official number for motorbike journey


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan hip hop artist Ashanthi's new single "Let's give peace a chance" is the official song of the De Paix Yatra, a motorbike journey in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks India to fast-track land accord, Teesta pact (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India Tuesday assured Bangladesh that it will ratify the land boundary agreement after forging a consensus as Dhaka agreed to allow New Delhi more ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Bangladesh to boost counter-terror cooperation, border, Teesta


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Imparting a renewed momentum to bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh Tuesday held talks to bolster counter-terror cooperation and discussed issues ranging from border management ... Read more...

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Myanmar observers Martyrs’ Day


July 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar held the first state-level Martyrs' Day ceremony in more than two decades here Thursday in the presence of the government leadership to commemorate fallen national ... Read more...

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Ukraine sentences two diplomats for spying


July 18th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two diplomats, identified only as coming from Asia, have been sentenced to eight years in prison for an attempt to steal secret rocket technology from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No foreigners at Egypt president’s inauguration


June 29th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi has said there will be no foreign guests at his inauguration ceremony.Morsi will be inaugurated Saturday in Cairo."I was categorically against ... Read more...

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Beyond champagne chic: a peek into Indian diplomacy


June 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Indian diplomacy is 50 percent protocol, 30 percent alcohol and 20 percent T.N. Kaul (India's legendary foreign secretary in the late sixties), so goes the ... Read more...

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African countries invite Indian investment in agriculture


June 21st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) African nations like Zambia, Ethiopia and Mozambique invited Indian investors to invest in various sectors, especially in agriculture, saying this has the potential to provide food ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of civil conflict: Lavrov


June 10th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS) The situation in Syria is teetering on the brink of full-fledged civil conflict, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."It looks like Syria is on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Pakistan top diplomats to meet June 29, visa accord soon (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday affirmed that the liberalized visa treaty with India will be signed soon as the foreign secretaries of the two countries prepare to meet ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Japan embassy gets bombing threat in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Japanese government has asked its diplomats and citizens living in Pakistan to take extra safety measures following bomb attack threats to its embassy in Islamabad, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arms seized from US officials’ cars in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Two vehicles of US embassy officials were Monday stopped in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, and pistols and automatic rifles were confiscated from them, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Diplomatic travails, airlines & odd balls on bookshelf (IANS Books this Week)


May 26th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) This week's bookshelf is way off the often-walked track, full of unusual tales and surprises. Browse with IANS...1. Book: "The Ambassadors' Club: The Indian Diplomat ... Read more...

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India calls for stronger ties with resurgent Africa


May 25th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Toasting the African resurgence on the occasion of Africa Day, India Friday underlined its commitment to build a stronger partnership with the 54-nation continent that ... Read more...

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Pakistan is a ‘black hole’ for US aid


May 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where ... Read more...

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UN chief suffers fracture playing soccer


May 15th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon suffered a fracture in his left hand while playing in the UN diplomats' spring soccer tournament and now has his arm ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat’s daughter sues New York City


May 8th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 8 (IANS) The daughter of an Indian diplomat has filed a $1.5 million suit against New York City over her arrest on cyberbullying charges - but her ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace


April 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process ... Read more...

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