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Indian envoy seeks direct flights to Cambodia


July 24th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 24 (IANS) India's Ambassador Dinesh K. Patnaik pledged Tuesday to urge Indian airlines to operate direct flights to Cambodia in order to boost bilateral relations in trade, ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan talks on CBMs Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) India and Pakistan will hold bilateral talks Thursday in Islamabad to review confidence building measures (CBMs) between the two countries, said an official Tuesday."The Joint ... Read more...

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NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

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South Asian nations seek total elimination of piracy


November 18th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Maritime nations of Asia Friday want piracy eliminated from the Indian Ocean waters, even as it was projected that the cost of tackling Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Order will be restored in Libya, says Tunisia


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Oct 22 (IANS) Tunisia is confident that order and stability will be restored in Libya after the death of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the Tunisian foreign affairs ministry ... Read more...

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UAE issues travel alert for Bangkok


October 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has issued a travel alert for its citizens planning to visit Bangkok that is threatened by floods due to heavy rains.Hamad Saeed Al ... Read more...

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Belarus calls off nuclear fuel swap programme with US


August 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has suspended a joint programme for exchange of highly enriched nuclear fuel with the US in response to additional economic sanctions imposed by Washington, ... Read more...

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India, UAE sign pact on political consultations (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday signed an agreement to hold political consultations on international and regional affairs, a move that is expected ... Read more...

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India, UAE to hold talks, sign pacts Monday


June 25th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will touch down here Sunday night on a 24-hour visit ... Read more...

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Thailand denies violating Cambodian territory


June 6th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's Foreign Affairs Ministry denied accusations made by the Cambodian government that Thai military aircraft had violated that country's airspace recently, said Thani Thongpakdi, director-general of the Ministry's ... Read more...

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58 bodies washed ashore on Tunisian coastline


May 11th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 11 (IANS) A total of 58 bodies were found washed ashore the Tunisian coastline, Xinhua quoted a media report as saying.As per the official press agency TAP, these ... Read more...

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Indonesia sends police to confirm Bali bomb terrorist arrest in Pakistan


March 30th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Indonesia announced on Wednesday that a police team has been deployed to Pakistan to review the arrest of Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek, who is ... Read more...

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Japan thanks India for woollen blankets


March 16th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Japan Tuesday thanked India for its offer of assistance and said the first batch of relief supplies, comprising 25,000 blankets, from New Delhi will ... Read more...

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123 Indonesians still waiting for evacuation from Libya


March 11th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 123 Indonesians are still in Libya, more than the previous number announced by the government earlier this week, the Jakarta Globe reported Thursday.

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Pak court dumps petition seeking ban on Facebook for ‘displaying blasphemous material’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has disposed of a petition seeking a ban on social networking website Facebook for displaying blasphemous material.Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry disposed of the ... Read more...

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Pak to review visa policy for US officials and diplomats following Davis fiasco


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 23(ANI): The Pakistan government has reportedly decided to review its visa policy for US officials and diplomats, and withdraw special powers granted to the country's Ambassador in Washington, Hussain Haqqani, ... Read more...

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Investigation demanded against Australian over war Sri Lankan war crimes


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Feb 22 (ANI): Two international Tamil organisations have lodged a complaint in the International Criminal Court against Palitha Kohona, an Australian citizen and senior Sri Lankan diplomat, accusing him of being ... Read more...

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Tunisians demand recall of new French envoy


February 20th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 20 (IANS) A number of people in Tunisia have demanded that newly-appointed French Ambassador to Tunisia Boris Boillon be recalled. Hundreds of protesters Saturday gathered before the French embassy ... Read more...

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Egypt unrest: Malaysia may fly out more of its nationals


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Malaysia, which has flown out 5,000 of its nationals from Egypt, would mount another operation if the situation there worsens, says Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Abdul ... Read more...

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N. Korea accuses US of goading S. Korea into provocation


December 19th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (N.Korea), Dec. 19 (ANI): North Korea has accused the United States of goading South Korea into provoking it.The country's official news agency KCNA, quoted a spokesman of the North Korean Foreign ... Read more...

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Ex-Pak Human Rights Minister praises India for releasing prisoners


September 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 14(ANI): The United Nations Expert Adviser on Human Rights and former Pakistan Human Rights Minister, Ansar Burney, has appreciated the Indian government's gesture of assuring the release of over ... Read more...

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India, Poland to sign agreement on cultural exchange programme on Tuesday


September 6th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.6 (ANI): India and Poland will sign an agreement on cultural exchange programme during the delegation level talks to be held between the two sides on Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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‘Royal’ Qureshi fundraiser visit to New York cost ‘broke’ Pak over 20,000 dollars


August 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.25 (ANI): While the country is begging for more funds from the international community to cope with the devastating floods, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi spent thousands of dollars ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court seeks report over detained Indian fishermen


August 13th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has ordered the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Sindh government to submit a report on the detention of Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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Dr Aafia’s fate will take a while to be decided: US envoy to Pak


June 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 1 (ANI): The fate of Pakistani neuroscientist with alleged Al Qaeda links, Dr Aafia Siddiqui will take a while to be sealed, as the matter was still sub-judice said US ... Read more...

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US-China human rights talks to begin today in Washington


May 14th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The two-day human rights dialogue between China and US will commence today in Washington.Thus far the US approach to China's reported disregard for human rights has been ... Read more...

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UAE to host meeting of Arab League, Pacific island states


May 13th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 13 (IANS) The foreign ministers of the Arab states and the Pacific island nations will meet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in June to discuss cooperation between the ... Read more...

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Mexico Emits Travel Warning Due to The Litigious Arizonian Law On Immigration


May 1st, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Mexican government on Tuesday discharged a travel warning for its nationals intent on journeying to the American state of Arizona. The journey admonition has ... Read more...

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Now, Musharraf accused of selling properties ‘gifted’ by Indonesian Prez for ‘peanuts’


April 28th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.28 (ANI): A report prepared by the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry has charged former President General Pervez Musharraf and his cronies of selling government owned non-movable properties in Jakarta at ... Read more...

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US, China to hold human rights talks in May


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The US and China will hold talks on human rights May 13-14 here, the US State Department said Thursday. Assistant secretary for democracy, human rights and labour Michael ... Read more...

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May take 9 years to settle boundary row with India: Dhaka


March 14th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 14 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign affairs ministry has projected a nine-year period to settle maritime boundary dispute with India and Myanmar and has sought funds till 2017-18, a media report ... Read more...

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UAE launches Pacific islands partnership programme


February 19th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday launched a $50-million fund to finance projects in the Pacific region, WAM news agency reported Friday. The "Partnership in the Pacific Programme" ... Read more...

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Pak govt puts riders on foreign diplomats’ unfettered movements across set boundaries


January 15th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.15 (ANI): The Pakistan government has issued directives to foreign diplomats to seek official permission for movement beyond prescribed limits.According to sources, the government has decided that the foreign diplomats present ... Read more...

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Pak admits issuance of fake passports to Indians by consulate in Houston


January 12th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 12(ANI): Pakistan's consul general in Houston has confirmed the allegations by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that fake Pakistani passports were issued to Indian citizens.Aqil Naeem appeared in an ... Read more...

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India welcomes Pakistan’s release of 100 Indian fishermen, denies delay


December 23rd, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) Denying reports of a delay in accepting 100 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan, India Wednesday welcomed the decision and underlined that arrangements were being made to receive ... Read more...

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