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Harry to visit China to improve tense relations


September 10th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Prince Harry has reportedly been asked by the Foreign Office to visit China next year to help improve tense British relations with the country, the Daily ... Read more...

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Stable Pakistan in everyone’s interest: Krishna (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) India wants to see a "stable" Pakistan that "would be in the best interest of everyone", Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday after arriving ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... Read more...

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China condemns Russia blast


August 20th, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China has condemned the bomb attack in Russia Sunday that killed five policemen at a funeral, the Chinese foreign office said.The blast took place at 9.30 ... Read more...

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Assange gets asylum in Ecuador (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 16th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was finally granted political asylum by Ecuador Thursday, two months after he took refuge in the Andean nation's London embassy while fighting ... Read more...

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India, US to brainstorm on Syria, Iran


August 16th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid the worsening crisis in Syria and Iran's last-ditch effort to save the beleaguered regime in Damascus, the US is expected to press India ... Read more...

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British boy falls to death in Malaysia


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A nine-year-old British boy has died after falling from a hotel window while holidaying in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.Matthew Hamer, of York, was a popular member ... Read more...

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India hopeful fishermen captured by Sri Lanka will be released


July 24th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India said Tuesday it has been pressing Sri Lanka for the early release of 23 its fishermen who were captured by Sri Lankan Navy on ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to ink supply route agreement


July 12th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan and the US will sign an agreement to formalize the supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the government said Thursday.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan hold talks, focus on Jindal disclosures (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India and Pakistan Wednesday began talks in a bid to keep the dialogue process on track amid new disclosures on 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan begin talks, focus on Abu Jindal


July 4th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Amid new disclosures on 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal's links with Pakistani terrorists and state actors, the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan Wednesday began two-day ... Read more...

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13 Pakistani soldiers killed in Afghan attack (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) At least 13 Pakistani soldiers were killed Monday in a cross-border attack launched by militants from Afghanistan. Of the total, seven were found beheaded.The attack took ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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China blames Britain for damaging relations


June 14th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) China has said it hopes Britain will take effective and practical steps to repair relations affected by British Prime Minister David Cameron's meeting with the ... Read more...

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Panetta’s safe haven comment unhelpful: Pakistan (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country and said "such statements are unhelpful in bringing about ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects Panetta’s safe haven comment


June 9th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country."We strongly believe that such statements are misplaced and unhelpful ... Read more...

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70,000 foreign office files declassified


June 5th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IANS) In an important step that should cheer academics and researchers, over 70,000 declassified files of the external affairs ministry dealing with sensitive issues like India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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Amid China foray, India to invite South Sudan president


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) As China steps up its ties with Juba amid its standoff with Khartoum, India is planning to invite South Sudan President Salva Kiir in a ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves for US to attend NATO summit


May 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Chicago to attend a NATO summit as Pakistan mulls the reopening of supplies for the coalition forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India to talk Siachen on June 11, 12


May 11th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan and India will hold discussions on the Siachen glacier row June 11 and 12, less than a month after army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani ... Read more...

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India has toughened its Siachen stand: Kayani


May 4th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) India has toughened its stance on Siachen, the world's highest battleground, said Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.Kayani made the remark to media personnel after ... Read more...

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Pakistan willing to discuss alternatives to drone strikes


May 4th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan has said it was willing to look at alternatives to the drone attacks by the US, which Islamabad termed "illegal" and "totally unacceptable"."We ... Read more...

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Manmohan must put foot down on Siachen: Pakistani daily


April 17th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A settlement on Siachen, the world's highest battleground, will have a positive effect on the overall relationship between Pakistan and India, said a leading daily ... Read more...

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Salman Bashir is new Pakistani envoy to India


April 14th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday formally announced the appointment of Salman Bashir as its new high commissioner to India.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan said the government has appointed ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet may be reshuffled, expanded


April 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet is expected to be reshuffled and expanded within the next few days, a media report said Friday.As many as 4-5 new ministers could ... Read more...

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Gilani to visit Britain in May


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to Britain in May, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Prime Minister Gilani will hold wide-ranging ... 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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Pakistan hails Indian bail to doctor


April 9th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday welcomed the Indian Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail ... Read more...

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Siachen avalanche: Pakistan welcomes India’s offer


April 9th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday appreciated India's offer for assistance in the operation to rescue over a hundred soldiers trapped in an avalanche in Siachen.The Pakistani Foreign Office ... Read more...

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Zardari to invite Manmohan to Pakistan, all issues on table


April 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) In his first visit to India, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit his country "by the end ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Zardari to discuss ‘important’ issues


April 7th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Although President Asif Ali Zardari is going to India Sunday to pray at the Ajmer Sharif, he will discuss "issues of importance" with Indian Prime ... Read more...

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Can’t act against Saeed without evidence: Pakistan


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan cannot take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)chief Hafiz Saeed in the absence of solid evidence, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The US Monday announced an award of ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes Manmohan-Zardari talks will push peace (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India has maintained a studied silence over the forthcoming meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari even as Islamabad ... Read more...

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PM to hold pre-lunch talks with Zardari, all issues on table


April 4th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It' set to be more than a photo-op as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gears up to hold one-on-one talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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PM to hold pre-lunch talks with Zardari, all issues on table


April 4th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It' set to be more than a photo-op as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gears up to hold one-on-one talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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