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No Americans killed in Peshawar blast: US


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) The US embassy here Monday denied that two Americans were killed in a car bomb attack in Peshawar.An embassy spokesman said they had no reports of ... Read more...

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Three die in blast near UN office in Peshawar (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Three people were killed and five injured Monday when a huge car bomb exploded close to a UN office and the residential quarters of the US ... Read more...

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‘India heading for Mars, doesn’t need British aid money’


August 17th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) India, which has announced it will send a space probe to Mars, is now a country with more technological prowess than Britain and the "best ... Read more...

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Don’t attach conditions to Afghan aid: India tells the world


July 8th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) India Sunday called for ]indigenisation of foreign aid to Afghanistan and asked the international community to avoid the temptation to set "conditionalities" on such assistance ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines for foreigners


June 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan has issued guidelines for foreigners travelling to the country's tribal areas, saying they must seek permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by ... Read more...

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UAE, Switzerland discuss bilateral cooperation


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland held bilateral talks Saturday about strengthening their cooperation in foreign aid.The dicussions were held between the UAE's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka welcomes foreign aid


May 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ... Read more...

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Two kidnapped in Pakistan


February 29th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Two staffers of a hospital were kidnapped Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, a media report said.The abduction took place in Orangi Town when the ... Read more...

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Foreign aid for Pakistan social projects decline


February 16th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Foreign aid for developmental projects in Pakistan has declined considerably, the Pakistani Planning Commission has said.Expressing concern, the commission said assistance for the public sector development ... Read more...

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EU’s foreign aid chief visits Myanmar


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) European Union Development Commissioner Andris Piedalgs arrived here Sunday on a three-day visit to monitor latest developmental works in the country.The visit is significant as it ... Read more...

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Bedi to return excess airfare to Indore NGO


October 30th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) A NGO in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city Sunday said that former Indian Police Service officer and Team Anna core committee member Kiran Bedi, who had charged ... Read more...

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‘Foreign aid for flood-hit Pakistan inadequate’


September 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Though many countries have announced assistance for the flood-affected people of Pakistan, the aid is inadequate, officials said Tuesday.The international community has, so far, committed over ... Read more...

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UAE lauded for its work in Afghanistan


August 25th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) Afghanistan is now involved in a strenuous nation-building process that requires consistency and commitment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been helping the country ... Read more...

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Pakistan given $30 bn aid by US since 1948


June 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan has received more than $30 billion in aid from the US since 1948 -- and two-thirds of this came after the 9/11 attacks, a US ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army got only $1.4 bn American aid: Kayani


June 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The Pakistani Army used only $1.4 billion of the total $8.6 billion US funding made available over the last decade, not $13-15 billion as reported, according ... Read more...

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Pakistan either incompetent or involved: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) CIA Director Leon Panetta has told US lawmakers that Washington is trying to get to the bottom of Pakistan's "troubling" role in its professed ignorance about ... Read more...

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US lawmakers weigh paring down aid to Pak for sheltering Osama


May 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): US congressional leaders have expressed fury at Pakistan for its role in housing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for the past several years and have raised questions ... Read more...

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Pak public should come out on streets against US drone attacks: Shahbaz Sharif


April 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): Pakistan's public should come out on the streets in protest against drone attacks by the United States, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said.Speaking at a gathering in Hasilpur, ... Read more...

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UK’s aid to India despite latter having booming economy raises concerns


April 24th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): The fact that Britain, which is struggling to emerge from recession, has been donating money for projects to improve the economic condition of Indian states like Madhya ... Read more...

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Pakistan a haven for those who don’t pay taxes: Daily


April 21st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan has become a haven for those not paying their taxes, said a leading daily that noted "nobody will ask any questions, let alone arrest and ... Read more...

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British prime minister begins Pakistan visit (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Islamabad Tuesday on a day-long visit during which he will hold talks on bilateral and regional issues with ... Read more...

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Libya heading into civil war


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Mar. 2 (ANI): Libya appears to be heading into a civil war with armed anti-government rebels and forces loyal to regime leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi battling viciously and violently for ... Read more...

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Pakistan must crackdown on corruption: UAE daily


February 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) Pakistan must ensure the best use of its limited resources as the country is heavily dependent on foreign aid, a leading UAE newspaper said Friday."Smaller cabinet ... Read more...

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US will not suspend aid to Haiti over electoral crisis: Hillary Clinton


January 31st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince, Jan 31 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied reports that Washington would suspend aid to Haiti with intention to pressurise that country to accept recommendations made by the ... Read more...

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Obama cautions Mubarak not to use force against protesters


January 29th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has put his embattled Egyptian counterpart leader, Hosni Mubarak, on notice that he should not use his soldiers and police in a bloody crackdown ... Read more...

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Man wins race, crowned Nepal’s new ‘PM’ (With images)


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 22 (IANS) More than six months after Nepal's prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned and warring political parties failed to name his successor even after 16 rounds of ... Read more...

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Political dynasties have to come to an end, says Altaf Hussain


January 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.2 (ANI): Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday said that if the political dynasties do not come to an end, Pakistan's existence could come in danger.Hussain said the ... Read more...

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Pak’s existence can be in danger if political dynasties don’t come to end: MQM


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 2 (ANI): Pakistan's existence can come in danger if political dynasties do not come to an end, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said.The civil and military rulers ... Read more...

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`Berlusconi wanted to hike foreign aid to avoid Bono’s anger’


December 18th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi considered increasing the country's foreign aid budget during Italy' 2009 G8 presidency to avoid a "tongue lashing" from Irish rocker Bono, according to ... Read more...

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Pak won’t need foreign aid if corruption is eradicated from govt: Nawaz Sharif


December 9th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Faisalabad, Dec 9 (ANI): Pakistan will not require any foreign aid if corruption is eradicated from the government departments, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said.Addressing a public gathering at Karman ... Read more...

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Iran tests its new air defense system


November 16th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Tuesday launched a massive exercise aimed at examining its air defense system, state media reported, to prepare against any possible attacks "on public or nuclear sites."The ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister’s diktat: end corruption in 7 days


November 1st, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has given heads of various departments under his ministry a one week deadline to end corruption.Heads of departments would be responsible for ... Read more...

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US wants aid to Pak linked to results of ‘execution by soldiers’ video probe


October 9th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): In the wake of video clips showing Pakistani soldiers executing a group of blindfolded men in civilian dresses circulating on the Internet, the chairman of the US Appropriations ... Read more...

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Taliban refresh their stamp on Afghan justice


October 8th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 8 (ANI): The Taliban in Afghanistan appears to have expanded its judicial writ once again after a gap of eleven years.According to the New York Times, the insurgents are ... Read more...

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Zardari to pitch “trade, not aid” slogan to world to rescue flood-hit Pakistan


September 4th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi/Islamabad, Sept 4 (ANI): Pakistan president Asaf Ali Zardari has called for "trade, not aid", to deal with the devastation caused by floods in the country."We will press forward with this slogan ... Read more...

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