foreign affairs

Over 60 journalists to accompany Krishna to Pakistan


September 6th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Over 60 Indian mediapersons will accompany External Affairs minister S.M. Krishna on his three-day visit to Pakistan Friday.The media delegation will include editors, foreign affairs' ... Read more...

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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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Fareed Zakaria keeping jobs at Time, CNN


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Celebrated Indian American journalist Fareed Zakaria, who was suspended by Time and CNN last week after he apologised for plagiarizing a paragraph from the New Yorker ... Read more...

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India re-evaluating Vietnam oil block in South China Sea


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Unfazed by China's objections, India is re-evaluating a Vietnamese offer for oil exploration in the South China Sea and will go ahead if ONGC Videsh ... Read more...

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China to react if India seeks oil in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Vietnam should be given a "strong response" if they insist on exploring oil and gas in waters claimed by China, a Chinese newspaper has ... Read more...

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EU to slap new sanctions on Syria


July 20th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is all set to impose more sanctions against Syria, said an EU foreign affairs official Friday.It has so far approved 16 rounds ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases 2.4 mn e-mails on Syria


July 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks said Thursday it has begun publishing more than 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian officials, government ministries and companies between August 2006 and ... Read more...

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Terms of Indira-Abdullah 1975 accord were never fulfilled: Mustafa Kamal (Interview)


July 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) While the central interlocutors' report on Jammu and Kashmir is yet to find any serious takers here, Mustafa Kamal, a senior ruling National Conference (NC) leader ... Read more...

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Discuss Siachen as part of Kashmir issue: Omar


June 14th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday termed talks between India and Pakistan on Siachen a positive step but wanted the issue not to be ... Read more...

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Turkey to hold political dialogue with EU


June 7th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 7 (IANS) Turkey and the European Union (EU) will engage in a political dialogue in Istanbul Thursday. The meet will be part of Turkey's accession negotiation for the ... Read more...

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UAE, Lithuania to tighten economic ties


May 8th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lithuania held bilateral talks Monday to strengthen their economic relations.The meeting was held between Minister for Foreign Trade Sheikha ... Read more...

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Apex court hints Pakistani virologist may get relief (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday resisted convicted Pakistani Mohammad Khalil Chisty's plea seeking permission to travel to his country but the Supreme Court indicated that it may ... Read more...

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China launches tourist train to North Korea


April 29th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.The train, carrying 65 Chinese tourists ... Read more...

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British, Japanese journalists held in Bahrain


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A British TV crew and two Japanese journalists were detained by the Bahraini police Sunday."We can confirm that our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller and ... Read more...

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UAE to adopt new strategy for island issues


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has plans to adopt a new political strategy to handle issue of its islands, occupied by Iran.Minister of State for Foreign ... Read more...

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Montenegro minister visits India


April 10th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Montenegro Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Milan Rocen arrives here Tuesday night on a three-day official visit of India.It will mark the first high-level ... Read more...

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Maldives president to visit India in May


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, April 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday held talks with his Maldivian counterpart Abdul Samad Abdulla here as the Maldives government announced that President Mohammed Waheed ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 seek Spanish citizenship


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 2 (IANS/EFE) A total of 503,439 people, most of them in Latin America, have requested Spanish nationality by virtue of a law according to which the descendants of ... Read more...

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New round of Iranian nuclear talks set in Turkey


April 1st, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in the Turkish city of Istanbul on ... Read more...

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Obama calls Putin


March 10th, 2012 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the Russian presidential election in a telephone call Friday.It is the first time ... 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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Clinton to attend G-20 foreign ministers’ meet in Mexico


February 16th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will join the first G-20 ministers of foreign affairs informal meeting in Mexico which commences later this week, the State Department ... 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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UAE, Libya sign cooperation agreement


January 20th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Libya have signed a cooperation agreement in Tripoli, it was announced Thursday.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the representatives of ... Read more...

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UAE, US hold talks


January 17th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have held talks on taking their economic partnership to new heights.The UAE is interested ... Read more...

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Man wishes death to Bangladesh PM on Facebook


January 4th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) A Bangladeshi university teacher who allegedly "whished death" to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook has been sentenced in absentia to six months in prison ... Read more...

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Enough is enough, says Pakistan on spilling citizens’ blood


November 30th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday said NATO forces will no longer be allowed to spill even a single drop of blood of Pakistani citizens ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks strategic dialogue with EU


November 25th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistan wants to hold a strategic dialogue with the European Union to forge a broadbased partnership.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar reaffirmed Pakistan's desire to formally launch ... Read more...

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China learns parliamentary politics in Caribbean


November 8th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 8 (IANS/CMC) A delegation from China has arrived in the Caribbean for a visit to three countries in the region to observe the parliamentary system of government.The delegation, ... Read more...

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UAE, US discuss ways to combat human trafficking


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 2 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have met and discussed ways to combat human trafficking.Anwar Mohammed Gargash, UAE minister of state ... Read more...

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UAE welcomes Palestine’s Unesco membership


November 1st, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed Palestine's membership of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed ... Read more...

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China, EU vow to strengthen military ties


October 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China and the European Union Monday pledged to strengthen military relations.The pledge was made during Defense Minister Liang Guanglie's meeting with Catherine Margaret Ashton, EU high ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s spy chief takes refuge in Niger


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Niamey (Niger), Oct 23 (IANS) The intelligence chief of killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has taken refuge in Niger on the southern border with Libya, Xinhua reported.Bazoum Mohamed, Niger's minister ... Read more...

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‘US ambassador recants sex tourists remark’


October 9th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 9 (IANS) The government said Sunday that a statement by US Ambassador Harry Thomas on sex tourists coming to the Philippines, which he later recanted, would not hurt ... Read more...

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Mufti Sayeed accuses National Conference of ‘double standards’


September 24th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 24 (IANS) In a broadside against the ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir, main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has charged it with double standards, saying ... Read more...

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