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Pakistani, Afghan, US envoys to meet for peace talks


April 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.Marc ... Read more...

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Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan authorities confirmed Monday that they are investigating the abduction of a Costa Rican diplomat in Caracas.Guillermo Cholele, trade attache at the Costa Rican Embassy, was ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party scripts landslide win


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won 40 of the 45 parliamentary seats so far in the recently held ... Read more...

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Norway children row: India steps back amid parents’ marital woes (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India has put on hold the visit of its diplomats to Norway in connection with the custody row of two children as their NRI parents ... Read more...

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Russia urges West to tone down anti-Syria stance


March 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Allegations by Western nations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime was illegitimate are "unacceptable", a Russian minister said Friday.Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the ... Read more...

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More money for Indian diplomacy (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With India's global profile growing, and opening of more missions planned in Africa and Latin America, the government Friday hiked budgetary outlay for the external ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria strengthen ties with Track II dialogue


March 16th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, March 16 (IANS) India and the oil-rich Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, have firmed up a Track II dialogue and unveiled new initiatives towards a strategic partnership that includes ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn its staff and diplomats, al-Arabiya reported citing a statement by Saudi Arabia's foreign ... Read more...

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Free political prisoners in Tibet: Italian MPs


March 11th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 11 (IANS) Resume dialogue, suspend religious control regulations and free political prisoners in Tibet, a visiting parliamentary delegation from Italy said here Sunday."We call on the Chinese government ... Read more...

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Japan safe again, resurgent: Ambassador to India


March 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Japanese ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki said Sunday his country was safe once again and the economy had bounced back a year after a devastating ... Read more...

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Call for liberalising trade and travel in South Asia (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A two-day South Asia conference Saturday resulted in a raft of suggestions, including liberalising trade and travel, for promoting quicker integration in the region that ... Read more...

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India pitches for private sector role in South Asian integration


March 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Saturday underlined its commitment to the ongoing transformation of South Asia and asked the private sector to play a greater role in regional integration.India's ... Read more...

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Kerala to hold road shows in 23 nations to lure investment


March 9th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) The Kerala government will hold road shows in 23 countries to attract prospective investors as participants at the "Emerging Kerala" event it would host in ... Read more...

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UAE’s first Confucius institute opened


March 8th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Wednesday opened the Confucius Institute for Chinese Language at ... Read more...

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Russia retains stance on Syria after presidential poll


March 7th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on Syria has always been based on the principles of international law and it will not change, the foreign ministry said.A number of ... Read more...

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Syrian President al-Assad signs draft constitution


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 percent of voters, the state-run SANA news ... Read more...

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US says it supports Pakistan’s territorial integrity


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to smooth key ally Pakistan's ruffled feathers over a lawmaker's call for self-determination in restive Balochistan, the United States has reiterated ... Read more...

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Wean from Iranian crude, US tells India, Pakistan (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Washington has said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do to "wean themselves" from Iranian crude as the US ... Read more...

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US asking India to ‘wean’ from Iranian crude


February 18th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) As the US imposed new sanctions against Iran, Washington said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do, particularly to ... Read more...

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Iran is undermining world stability : Israel


February 16th, 2012 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 16 (IANS) Israel has blamed Iran for undermining the world stability while critising it for targetting its envoys in India and Georgia.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday condemned ... Read more...

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Third Iranian suspect in Bangkok bombing held in Malaysia (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) A 31-year-old Iranian suspect in Tuesday's Bangkok bombings who managed to board a flight for Malaysia was Wednesday detained after his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, media ... Read more...

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Bangkok bombing’s Iranian suspect held in Malaysia (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian suspect in Tuesday's Bangkok bombings who managed to board a flight for Malaysia was Wednesday detained after his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, media reports ... Read more...

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India to provide extra security for Israeli mission


February 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack on an Israeli embassy car, India has agreed to provide Israel with extra security for its mission and ... Read more...

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Iranian terror suspect flees Thailand


February 15th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Thailand has been arrested along with a compatriot while a third Iranian managed to ... Read more...

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Sleep with gun under your pillow: Israeli diplomats told


February 15th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (IANS) The terror attack in India, a botched attempt in Georgia and three blasts in Thailand have prompted Israeli diplomats across the world to be extra ... Read more...

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Thank God! My kids were not with me, says Israeli victim (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) The wife of an Israeli diplomat who Monday survived a terror attack in New Delhi said she is fortunate her children were not in the ... Read more...

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It’s scary, admits Israeli embassy diplomat in Delhi


February 14th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) "It is scary," admitted an Israeli diplomat at its embassy in New Delhi after an employee was injured in a car bombing as she was ... Read more...

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Israeli diplomats world over use taxis after attacks


February 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) Israeli diplomats across the world used taxis or public transport after twin attacks in India and Georgia, a media report said here.Israeli institutions have been ... Read more...

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We feel very secure in India: Israeli envoy


February 13th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India will not tolerate attacks on diplomats on its soil, Israel's envoy here said Monday, adding that Israeli diplomats "feel very secure" in India."It is ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian help to train rookie diplomats


February 9th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Like many countries in Africa, Ethiopia has sought India's help in setting up an institute to train rookie diplomats.A four-member delegation from Ethiopia's foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Netherlands recalls ambassador from Syria


February 8th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) The foreign ministry of the Netherlands Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Syria, following similar steps by several nations to ramp up pressure against Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Britain recalls envoy in Syria for consultation


February 7th, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the country's ambassador in Syria has been recalled for consultation, following America's move to withdraw all diplomats from Damascus.The ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch asks India not to back Syria


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.The UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks preferential trade ties with Myanmar (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for enhancing two-way trade between Pakistan and Myanmar and establishing a preferential tariff arrangement leading to the culmination of a ... Read more...

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Iraq marks first Army Day


January 7th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 6 (IANS) Iraq Friday marked its first Army Day with a military parade in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.The occasion was celebrated by displaying the country's military prowess. Troops, ... Read more...

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