foreign policy

‘Significant headway due to thaw in India-Pakistan relations’


September 10th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Significant headway has been made in the past two years due to the thaw in the India-Pakistan relations, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday."Ever since India ... Read more...

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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

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Uzbekistan bans foreign military bases on its territory


August 31st, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Aug 30 (IANS) Uzbekistan's parliament voted Thursday to ban foreign military bases on its territory, reported Xinhua.The members of the Senate, parliament's upper house, approved a foreign policy bill ... Read more...

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Uzbekistan bans foreign military bases


August 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan will not host any foreign military bases on its soil, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Thursday."There will be no foreign military bases or (military) ... Read more...

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Russia calls on US to ratify CTBT


August 30th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the US will speed up the document's entry into force, the speaker of the Russian ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants cordial relations with India, says Ashraf


August 15th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his country's resolve to find a negotiated settlement to all disputes with India."We want cordial relations with India ... Read more...

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‘Chinese army poses no threat to any nation’


July 31st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's military development does not target or pose a threat to any nation, said a senior Chinese army officer Tuesday."The development of the Chinese armed forces ... Read more...

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UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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US keen to boost defence trade with India


July 28th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to boost defence sales to India, the US is touting the "technical and political advantages" of its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of ... Read more...

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Putin to deepen cooperation with India, China


July 10th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has listed India and China among his foreign policy priorities and vowed to deepen cooperation with the two emerging powers, Xinhua reported.Addressing Russian ... Read more...

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Russia warns West of ‘big war’ in Syria


July 6th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow lashed out Thursday at the Western position on Syria, saying it could aggravate the situation to the point of war."Their (Western) position is most ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines on exporting conventional arms


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan has promulgated guidelines on the export of conventional arms and ammunition, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The initiative reflects the abiding commitment of Pakistan to ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Morsi as Egypt’s new leader


July 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has welcomed the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president."We congratulate President Morsi on his inauguration. This ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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Putin to undertake Middle East tour


June 25th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will Monday start his tour of the Middle East, according to presidential aide Yury Ushakov.During his two-day visit to the region, ... Read more...

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China, Bhutan ready to forge diplomatic ties


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley have expressed willingness to establish formal diplomatic ties between their countries.The two leaders met in ... Read more...

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US extends sanctions against North Korea


June 19th, 2012 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US Monday extended its sanctions against North Korea for another year.In a notice sent to Congress, US President Barack Obama said North Korea posed ... Read more...

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‘Nehru’s foreign policy needs to be revisited’ (IANS Books)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In these turbulent times, Jawaharlal Nehru's policies of non-alignment and mixed economy need to be revisited, says P.C. Jain, author of a book on India's ... Read more...

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Putin begins state visit to China (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here Tuesday, kicking off a state visit to China.He will also attend the 12th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) ... Read more...

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Putin, Obama to meet at G20 summit in June


May 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will continue efforts to improve bilateral ties and sign an agreement on future cooperation ... Read more...

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Clinton to visit Scandinavia, Caucasus, Turkey


May 27th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undertake a week-long visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to the US State ... Read more...

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Medvedev meets Obama


May 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met US President Barack Obama for an informal chat on the sidelines of the Group of Eight summit in Camp ... Read more...

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China warns Philippines over island row


May 10th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's military daily Thursday warned the Philippines, saying it won't allow anyone to take the sovereignty of the Huangyan Island away from Beijing.The PLA Daily said: ... Read more...

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US extends sanctions on Syria


May 10th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided to extend the existing sanctions on Syria for one year, citing the "unusual and extraordinary threat" posed by the ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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EU condemns Afghanistan attacks


April 16th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has condemned Sunday's Taliban attacks on government buildings and western embassies in Afghanistan, her spokesperson said in ... Read more...

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Iran n-talks constructive: EU


April 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 15 (IANS) Talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme have been described as "constructive and useful" by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.Speaking ... Read more...

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Six-party talks on Iran n-programme ‘positive’ (Lead, Correcting day in intro)


April 14th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Key talks involving six major countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, which resumed Saturday after a 15-month impasse, have been described as "positive" ... Read more...

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Six-party talks on Iran n-programme ‘positive’


April 14th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Key talks involving six major countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, which resumed Friday after a 15-month impasse, have been described as "positive" ... Read more...

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Japan wants better ties with China


April 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Japan is seeking better relations with China.On the 40th anniversary of normalization of Japan-China diplomatic ties, Tokyo was looking forward to have extensive exchange and cooperation ... Read more...

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Brazil seeks association with US in education, science


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's drive to establish a partnership with the US in the spheres of education, science, technology and innovation will be a key topic of President ... Read more...

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Pakistani MPs oppose NATO arms supply


March 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A majority of Pakistani parliamentarians Friday urged the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to foreign forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Participating in a ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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