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Belarus denies selling weapons to Syria


September 21st, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 20 (IANS) Belarus Thursday denied Washington's accusations of trying to sell weapons to Syria and violating a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution after the US imposed sanctions on ... Read more...

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New visa regime to top India-Pakistan talks


September 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan will discuss the roadmap of bilateral relations when their foreign ministers meet in Islamabad Saturday, with a new visa regime likely ... Read more...

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Egyptian president to visit China


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will pay a state visit to China from Aug 28 to 30 at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, said Foreign ... Read more...

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Russia dismisses West’s Pussy Riot criticism


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has lashed out at the West over its criticism of the Pussy Riot case and the lack of freedom of artistic expression in ... Read more...

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China urges Japan to stop territorial sovereignty violations


August 17th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China has requested Japan to refrain from any action that might violate the former's territorial sovereignty and suggested using dialogue and negotiation to resolve the ongoing ... Read more...

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India-educated Vietnamese may get ASEAN’s top job


August 11th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh, an alumnus of India's Jawaharlal Nehru University, may become the ASEAN's next secretary-general, according to reports here.Vietnamese foreign ministry ... Read more...

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UN chief concerned over Syrian chemical weapon plans


July 24th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, July 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the possibility of Syria using chemical weapons, calling such an action "reprehensible"."It would be reprehensible if anyone in ... Read more...

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Russia slams West over Syria allegations


July 20th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday hit out at Western powers over what it said was an "unacceptable" attempt to blame Moscow for worsening violence in Syria."Attempts by certain ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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China mourns death of Indian doctor’s wife


June 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) China Friday expressed condolences over the death of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis's Chinese wife Guo Qinglan. Guo, a Chinese woman who married Kotnis in November 1941, ... Read more...

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Russia warns US on Georgia support


June 7th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has warned the US over the latter's support to Georgia in its efforts to spread propaganda.The US administration does not fully appreciate the ... Read more...

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Clinton seeks Russia, China’s help in Syrian crisis


June 7th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on China and Russia to use their influence on Damascus to stop the Syrian bloodshed, RIA Novosti ... Read more...

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China calls US criticism over human rights as ‘biased’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China has described the US government report on Chinese human rights practices as "biased" and suggested it to stop interfering in other nations' internal affairs, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Iran warns Google over changing Persian Gulf’s name


May 17th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iran Thursday warned the US-based Google company of legal action over using "alternative words" for the Persian Gulf on its online map service, a media report ... Read more...

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India test-fires 5,000 km Agni-V missile, China cautious (Roundup)


April 19th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Launching itself into an elite club of nations with the capability of hitting targets 5,000 km away, India Thursday successfully tested a long-range nuclear-capable ... Read more...

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India no rival, says China as daily slams ‘missile delusion’ (Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) India is not a rival but a cooperation partner, China said Thursday after India test-fired a 5,000 km range nuclear capable missile. In sharp contrast to ... Read more...

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China urges dialogue after North Korean satellite launch


April 17th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has called for more dialogue and consultations after the UN Security Council (UNSC) Monday strongly condemned North Korea over its failed satellite launch, Xinhua reported."It ... Read more...

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China hails warming India-Pakistan ties


April 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China has welcomed Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's trip to India and the improvement in India-Pakistan ties."China is glad to see the improvement in India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss Hu’s visit Thursday


February 29th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi touched down here Wednesday evening on a two-day visit that is expected to firm up the agenda for President ... Read more...

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Iran condemns Bangkok blasts


February 15th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) Iran Wednesday condemned the three blasts in Bangkok in which five people were injured, including an Iranian who lost both his legs after a bomb he ... Read more...

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Abandon Cold War mentality, China tells US


February 6th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China Monday asked the US to abandon its "Cold War mentality" and cease making groundless accusations against Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesperson said. Spokesperson Liu Weimin ... Read more...

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Gilani to talk Afghan peace in Qatar (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will brief the Qatar leadership about Pakistan's talks with Afghanistan during a three-day official visit to Qatar, a country where ... Read more...

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China warns US against interfering in internal affairs


December 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China Tuesday told the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues.China is willing to engage in dialogues with ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties set to top envoys’ meeting in Pakistan


December 12th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) A two-day conference of Pakistani envoys opened in Islamabad Monday to deliberate on "different aspects" of the country's foreign policy with special focus on reviewing ... Read more...

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China warns India against giving ‘platform’ to Dalai Lama


November 28th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) China Monday said it is opposed to any country providing "a platform" to the Dalai Lama for his "anti-China activities" even as the Tibetan leader's ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike kills 25 Pakistani troops, Gilani condemns


November 26th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 others were injured after NATO helicopters from Afghanistan attacked a border checkpost early Saturday, leading to ... Read more...

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It was cordial meeting with Karzai: Pakistan


November 13th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday said that the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, on the sidelines of the SAARC summit ... Read more...

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Not shifting n-weapons on busy roads: Pakistan


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday rejected a US magazine's report that its nuclear weapons are "transported in delivery vans on congested and dangerous roads", terming this "baseless and motivated". ... Read more...

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China reaffirms commitment to ties with India


October 25th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) China Tuesday underscored its commitment to consolidating ties with India after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke positively of relations between the two countries."We've noticed ... Read more...

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Respect our accord with Vietnam, China tells other nations


October 17th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) China Monday called on other countries to respect its agreement with Vietnam on maritime issues. "The fact that China and Vietnam have agreed to settle maritime ... Read more...

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US issues worldwide travel alert for its nationals


October 12th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) The US issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans Tuesday after a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington was exposed."The Department of State alerts ... Read more...

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China, Indonesia condemn Delhi terror attack


September 8th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) China and Indonesia Thursday condemned the terror attack in New Delhi that killed 12 people and injured more than 90 others Wednesday.The explosion took place around ... Read more...

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Don’t hold Obama-Dalai Lama meeting: China


July 16th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) China Saturday urged the US to immediately withdraw a decision to arrange US President Barack Obama's meeting with the exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. "The ... Read more...

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US, Vietnam to hold joint navy activities


July 8th, 2011 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) The US and Vietnam will hold joint navy activities this month, a Vietnamese official said.Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga said Thursday that the two ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM to visit China


May 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to China from May 17 to May 20, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.Gilani's ... Read more...

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