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Tokyo declaration on Afghanistan backs India’s concerns on terror


July 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) Backing India's concerns over terrorist safe havens in the AfPak region, the Tokyo conference of international donors on Afghanistan Sunday endorsed key recommendations of a regional ... Read more...

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India to pitch for investment-driven Afghanistan revival


July 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Building upon the success of a regional investors' meet India hosted last month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday heads to the Tokyo Donors' ... Read more...

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Yemen to get over $3 billion Saudi Arabian aid


May 24th, 2012 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced to give over $3 billion aid to its unrest-ridden neighbour Yemen for developmental works, according to official SABA news agency.During "the Friends ... Read more...

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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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About 98,000 Pakistanis die of unsafe water, poor sanitation annually


November 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) An estimated 97,900 people in Pakistan die every year due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation, a report released by an international organisation has ... Read more...

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Reform of security sector vital to create peace: India


October 13th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian Minister Preneet Kaur stressed here Wednesday the importance of effective security sector reform (SSR) for countries that are in the midst of conflict or ... Read more...

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US gives $193 mn for Pakistan’s flood-hit families


June 14th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The US has released a sum of $193 million as aid for 1.6 million Pakistani families affected by the devastating floods last year, finance ministry officials ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation calls for investments for vaccines


May 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Tuesday asked government leaders from across the globe to increase their investments in vaccines with better accountability towards children, a ... Read more...

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WHO backs joint efforts to save lives in southeast Asia


March 9th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) As the southeast Asian region accounts for 26 percent of the world population and continues to struggle with a huge disease burden, the World Health ... Read more...

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Pak govt’s policies inviting martial law: Nawaz Sharif


November 10th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Khairpur, Nov 10 (ANI): Democracy is a horse and martial law is a donkey, but due to the (horse's) poor policies, the donkey is coming, Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif ... Read more...

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Azad urges nations to raise family welfare funds


October 26th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday urged all countries to increase their allocation of funds for family welfare programmes and called for greater commitment ... Read more...

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World Bank links Pak flood aid to responsible and transparent end use


September 20th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): The World Bank and the United States have urged Pakistan to take steps to reassure donor countries that it is capable of using their flood aid responsibly and ... Read more...

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Aid for maternal, newborn and child health doubled over 5yrs


September 17th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): New statistics have revealed that the amount of official development assistance (ODA) to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in developing countries has apparently doubled between 2003 and ... Read more...

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Fear of ‘flood aid embezzlement’ behind international donors’ reluctance: Pak analyst


September 9th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 9 (ANI): The international community is reluctant to dole out aid to flood survivors in Pakistan over fears that the funds donated for the purpose might be embezzled, said the ... Read more...

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Baloch people want direct flood relief aid, not via Islamabad: Minister


August 24th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta (Balochistan) Aug.24 (ANI): Fed up by the federal government's negligence over the plight of flood affected people in the province, Balochistan's Communication and Works Minister Mir Sadiq Umrani has urged donor ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pak asks IMF to restructure 11-bln dollar loan


August 24th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Pakistan has urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to restructure the existing 11 billion dollar loan to help it cope with the devastating floods, the worst to have hit ... Read more...

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IMF to review assistance for flood-hit Pak facing “massive challenge”


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.22 (ANI): Describing the devastating floods in Pakistan as a "massive economic challenge", the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that it would review the assistance and financial prospects of the ... Read more...

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UN sends SOS for more helicopters to save millions of flood victims in Pak


August 21st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.21 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has said that it needs more helicopters to continue the relief and rescue work in flood-hit Pakistan, as it remains the only means to reach ... Read more...

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Governments pledge over $200 mn in new funds for Pakistan: UN


August 21st, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 20 (DPA) Governments pledged more than $200 million during a debate in the UN General Assembly convened to show solidarity with flood-ravaged Pakistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said ... Read more...

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Qureshi says Pak media’s sensationalizing aid ‘misuse’ hitting country’s image abroad


August 17th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): Blasting the country's media for raising the issue of transparency in utilisation of foreign aid, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the doubts being raised ... Read more...

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Pak’s ‘image deficit’ affecting flow of international funds : UN


August 17th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Aug.17 (ANI): Pakistan's dented image concerning the utilisation of international funds is hindering the process of organising funds for the people of the country facing the worst floods in recent ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives in Pakistan


July 18th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan Sunday to discuss Pakistan's role in fighting Taliban militants in the region and outline America's strategy to withdraw ... Read more...

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US to strike off Taliban leaders’ name from UN blacklist on case to case basis


July 15th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The United States has made it clear that it would consider Afghan President Hamid Karzai's proposal to remove the names of some of the former Taliban leaders ... Read more...

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Lack of funds may affect anti-terror war: Pakistan


June 19th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday told special US envoy Richard Holbrooke that the anti-terror war could be badly affected if the international community failed to ... Read more...

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US largest donor to UN human rights agency


May 28th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 28 (DPA) The US was the largest donor in 2009 to the UN's main human rights office, a report showed Friday. The annual report of the Office of the High Commissioner ... Read more...

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World Bank gets more money, developing nations more say


April 26th, 2010 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (DPA) Governments Sunday approved nearly $90 billion in extra money for the World Bank and shifted the balance of voting shares in the institution slightly toward developing countries. Developing countries ... Read more...

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Donor countries pledge $10 bn in aid to Haiti: UN


April 1st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dozens of countries and organisations have pledged to give $10 billion to quake-hit Haiti in the next 10 years, the UN said. Of that amount, some $5.3 ... Read more...

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Bill, Melinda Gates donate $10bn for vaccines in developing countries


January 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): The decision of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to devote 10 billion dollars to vaccine research, development and delivery in the next ten years has drawn a warm ... Read more...

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Obama in dilemma over reconciliation with Taliban


January 27th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 27 (ANI): After committing 30,000 additional troops into Afghanistan, the Obama administration is facing a great dilemma over whether or not to extend an olive branch to Taliban fighters ... Read more...

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R-Com launches new mobile tariff plan (Business Capsule)


October 5th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (R-Com) Monday announced new mobile tariff plan here - all calls at 50 paise - effective from Tuesday. Under the new "Simply Reliance ... Read more...

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Pranab promises India’s contribution to South-South experience exchange facility


October 5th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul, Oct 5 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has announced that India would be an active partner in South-South experience exchange facility and would soon be making a contribution to this ... Read more...

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PPP says Transparency International’s corruption report detrimental to national interests


September 25th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep.25 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has criticized the recent report by the Transparency International, the global anti-corruption watch-dog, which questioned Pakistan's request from the donor countries for more ... Read more...

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‘Less aid, more debt for poor nations unless G20 changes situation’


September 25th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The UN Millennium Campaign has just released figures which show that unless rich countries marshal additional resources at the ongoing G20 summit, they are likely to deliver ... Read more...

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Pak can hardly expect aid in absence of anti-corruption law: Transparency International


September 24th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.24 (ANI): Just when Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is currently in New York to participate in the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) meeting, was eyeing utilizing the high ... Read more...

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Gilani tells US to end drone strikes, fulfill drone technology promise


September 18th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.18 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday told U.S. Ambassador Anne W Paterson in a meeting at the Prime Minister's House that the US must fulfill its ... Read more...

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