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India, Seychelles to expand anti-piracy operations


October 28th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) India and Seychelles, the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago, Friday discussed ways to expand their cooperation in combating piracy and a host of security issues.Vice President Hamid ... Read more...

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Infrastructure development key to attracting investments: Envoy


July 11th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Infrastructure development is a key to attracting foreign investment in India, Japanese Ambassador Akitaka Saiki said here Monday."Infrastructure is a very important area for attracting ... Read more...

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US demands information on bin Laden compound from Pakistan


May 4th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): Obama administration officials have demanded that Pakistan quickly provide answers to specific questions about Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his years-long residence in a Pakistani city ... Read more...

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US warns Pakistan to ‘meet expectations’ to maintain current ‘level of assistance’


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23(ANI): Pakistan must meet expectations on counter-terrorism cooperation, abidance to human rights standards and its economic reforms in order to maintain the 'level of assistance' it has been receiving ... Read more...

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Former Egyptian President Mubarak to be questioned over abuse offenses


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday will stand before authorities to be questioned over financial and power abuse charges in Sinai.According to Al-Ahram newspaper, this will ... Read more...

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Disabled man consumes poison, tries to meet chief minister


April 8th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 7 (IANS) In a desperate move to attract attention to his condition, a disabled youth approached Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's house for financial help but after having ... Read more...

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Clinton faces tough task on Arab upheaval


March 16th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.16 (ANI): A coalition of six youth groups that have become vocal movers in Egypt's revolutionary movement have revealed on their Facebook page that they had refused an invitation to ... Read more...

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US not considering military, economic aid cut for Pak over Raymond Davis standoff


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The United States has said that it is building a strategic partnership with Pakistan, and wants to resolve the issue over its consular employee Raymond Davis, so ... Read more...

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Munter urges Bashir to certify diplomatic status of Davis to end US-Pak standoff


February 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 15(ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has urged Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Secretary Salman Bashir to certify the diplomatic status of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis to bring the ... Read more...

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Worried Pak eyeing other aid avenues to minimize consequences of US standoff


February 14th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 14(ANI): Taking note of the possible consequences of the standoff between Pakistan and the United States over double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US relations: Who will blink first (Part-III)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
As opposed to the stake that the US has in the persona of Davis and others like him across the world, are the stakes that the US has in Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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US failed to get Pakistani Army chief to target Taliban


January 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) All efforts by US officials to convince Pakistani Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to attack the Taliban's safe havens in Pakistan have failed so far and ... Read more...

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Holbrooke’s death leaves major void in Obama’s Afghan strategy


December 14th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 14 (ANI): A major void has been created in U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan with the death of his Special Envoy for these two countries, ... Read more...

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US, Pak realise broad-based ties in mutual political and security interest: Haqqani


December 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): The United States and Pakistan, which have been fighting terrorism since 9/11, have realised that an enduring and broad-based relationship is in their mutual political and security interest, ... Read more...

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Strategic dialogue broadening Pak-US relationship: Pak envoy to US


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani has said that both countries are working to broaden their relationship through a strategic dialogue."We have decided to move past the ... Read more...

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Hasina’s tri-nation tour to focus on tiger, n-plant


November 21st, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday began a tri-nation tour to Russia, Belgium and Japan during which she will attend a conference on tigers and discuss investments ... Read more...

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Obama administration vows to push for preferential trade programme with Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The US administration has vowed to redouble its efforts for getting Congressional approval on a preferential trade programme for Pakistan, under which products manufactured in designated zones can ... Read more...

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Mayawati meets PM; seeks flood relief, approval of airport project (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday to seek flood relief aid of Rs.2,351 crore, a special package for Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal ... Read more...

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Pak feels let down by US over its mere lip-service but little action


October 18th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 18 (ANI): With the third round of the US-Pak strategic dialogue all set to take place in Washington next week, Pakistani authorities are getting irritated over the lack of ... Read more...

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Self-employment scheme to become livelihood mission


June 25th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the restructuring of a centrally-sponsored rural self-emeployment scheme as a National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) given past ... Read more...

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India likely to get role in Afghan military affairs


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, June 22(ANI): The ongoing row between the NATO forces and allied European countries regarding provisions of training for the Afghan National Army is reportedly paving way for 'legalized' Indian presence in ... Read more...

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India’s work in Afghanistan limited to economic assistance only : US


May 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Rubbishing Pakistan's stand that India is providing military training to the Afghan forces, the United States has said that New Delhi's help to Kabul is limited only to ... Read more...

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China to give Pakistan trainer aircraft, 60 mn yuan


May 24th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, May 24 (IANS) China has agreed to provide four trainer aircraft to the Pakistan Air Force and 60 million yuan ($9 million) for training the country's armed forces. An agreement to ... Read more...

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SBA Administrator offers economic aid to Louisiana small businesses affected by oil spill


May 7th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Small Business Administration will offer low-interest loans to Louisiana small businesses which suffered financial losses due to the April 20 oil spill, SBA Administrator Karen Mills announced ... Read more...

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North Korea seeks China’s help for battered economy, international isolation


May 5th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 5 (ANI): China and North Korea are reportedly looking to give a boost to their bilateral economic ties and end the international blackballing of North Korea during the clandestine visit ... Read more...

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US, major countries must mediate between India, Pak to resolve issues: Gilani


April 10th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.10 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has once again urged the United States and other major countries to mediate between India and Pakistan in order to resolve long pending ... Read more...

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Obama’s blunt warning forced Pak to go after Afghan Taliban


February 19th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb.19 (ANI): A blunt warning sent by US President Barack Obama in November last year prompted Pakistan to go after the Afghan Taliban leadership, and is being cited as the ... Read more...

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No new funds before audit of previous disbursements: Kerry to Zardari


February 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): The United States has made it clear to Pakistan that it would not release funds under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for 2010 unless there is an audit of ... Read more...

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US must not abandon Pakistan this time: Gen Petraeus


January 25th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 25 (ANI): US Central Command Chief General David Petraeus has said that Washington should provide consistent assistance to Pakistan's war on terror, and not abandoned the country as it ... Read more...

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Mozambique wants ‘greater vigour’ in relations with India


January 14th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Mozambique wants to increase the intensity of its relations with India, re-elected Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza told visiting Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi ... Read more...

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India, Mozambique discuss issues of bilateral, international interest


January 14th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Maputo (Mozambique), Jan 14(ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Thursday met Mozambique President Armando Emilio Guebuza to discuss issues of bilateral, regional and international interest between the ... Read more...

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Kerry Lugar Bill contains only ‘accountability measures’ for aid use: John Kerry


October 8th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.8: US Senator John Kerry, the main sponsor of the controversial Kerry Lugar Bill, has said that there are no conditions in respect to the civilian and economic assistance attached to ... Read more...

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Pakistani military expresses concern over US aid bill


October 8th, 2009 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (DPA) Pakistan's army Wednesday expressed "serious concern" over a US financial aid package that critics say has conditions that compromise the sovereignty of the Muslim country. The US Congress ... Read more...

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US persuaded Pak not to conduct nuclear tests in 1998: Former US diplomat


October 4th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct.4 (ANI): The United States had made several attempts to restrict the then Pakistan government from conducting nuclear tests in response to India's nuke blasts in May 1998, former US ... Read more...

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Beijing says Pakistan saved it from embarrassment on Xinjiang violence


September 5th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.5 (ANI): China has said that Pakistan saved Beijing from embarrassment by persuading certain Islamic countries not to take the issue of ethnic violence in Xinjiang before the Organisation of the ... Read more...

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