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US envoy to Libya killed in Benghazi (Fourth Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three of his staff were killed as an armed mob apparently incensed over a US-made film critical ... 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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Engage China in water dialogue: Experts


February 13th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) China's move to extensively dam the Yarlung-Brahmaputra as it flows through Tibet and its intention to also divert the river came into sharp focus at ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks preferential trade ties with Myanmar (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for enhancing two-way trade between Pakistan and Myanmar and establishing a preferential tariff arrangement leading to the culmination of a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pakistan ties improving, says Pakistani minister


July 5th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has said that the relations between India and Pakistan were improving and hoped her visit ... Read more...

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South Asia hand Burleigh takes charge of US mission


July 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Veteran diplomat and South Asia specialist A. Peter Burleigh Friday took charge as the charge d'affaires of the US mission in India."Ambassador Burleigh's substantial diplomatic ... Read more...

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America to blame for trust deficit with Pakistan: Musharraf (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


June 9th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Blaming "a strategic shift of US policy towards India" for an "acute deficit of trust" between Washington and Islamabad, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has ... Read more...

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Tweeting gives a sense of mission, says Nirupama Rao


March 8th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao says she feels "a sense of mission" to post responses to public queries on the microblogging website Twitter, a growing ... Read more...

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Holbrooke was America’s most dedicated public servant: Clinton


December 14th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing her grief over the untimely demise of Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since ... Read more...

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EU diplomats get stick for lavish, wasteful lifestyle


December 6th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.6 (ANI): European Union diplomats are being strongly criticized and condemned for their lavish and wasteful lifestyle.The TaxPayers' Alliance has said that the European Union foreign service is an "unbelievable example ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s first foreign secretary dead


December 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A.F.M. Abul Fateh, Bangladesh's first foreign secretary who was appointed after the country's liberation in 1971, has died in London. He was 86.Born in 1924 in Kishoreganj, Fateh ... Read more...

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US’ Iraq ambassador sees progress despite bombing


August 18th, 2010 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (DPA) Christopher Hill, the outgoing US ambassador to Iraq, insisted Iraq has made progress in reducing the level of violence in the past year, shrugging off the lack of ... Read more...

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US asks Patterson to stay on as envoy in Pak


July 25th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): The United States has decided to retain its Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson for an unspecific period.Patterson, who has been in the post since May 2007, got an extension ... Read more...

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Former White House security chief to head UN children’s agency


March 17th, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 17 (DPA) Anthony Lake, a Clinton administration national security adviser, was appointed Tuesday as executive director of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), which provides healthcare and assistance to children ... Read more...

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Cameron Hume likely to replace Patterson as US ambassador to Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.22 (ANI) : Cameron Hume is likely to replace Anne Patterson as US' Ambassador to Pakistan after the latter completes her three year-term in May."She (Patterson) deserves a less demanding job ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President Obama announces nominations for key administration posts


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. President Barack Obama intents to nominate Robert Ford and Jonathan Hatfield for key administration posts, the White House informed on Tuesday.“Our nation will be well-served by ... Read more...

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Rs.64 mn outstanding from VIPs for using military aircraft


November 30th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) VIPs flying in military aircraft and helicopters have run up a staggering Rs.64.59 million in unpaid bills, parliament was informed Monday. "A total amount of Rs. 64,592,973 is ... Read more...

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Terror will not deter us from Afghanistan rebuilding: Krishna


August 18th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In an oblique message to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday said that actors of terror will not deter India from the reconstruction of Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Jaishankar India’s new envoy to China, Surie heads to London


July 24th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India's ambassador to Singapore S. Jaishankar was Friday named the envoy to Beijing and Nalin Surie, secretary (west) in the external affairs ministry, is New Delhi's new ... Read more...

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Differences between Obama and Clinton are par for the course


July 21st, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): There are only two known instances of disagreement between President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.According to the Washington Times, the first was the administration's ... Read more...

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Tweeting away, Tharoor shows the way (Capital Buzz)


July 12th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Move over Press Information Bureau (PIB), Twitter's here! It seems web's latest micro-blogging sensation could be the best public relations tool yet for ministers. Showing ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao is second woman to become India’s foreign secretary (Lead)


June 30th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Nirupama Rao, India's ambassador to China and who has served as first woman spokesperson of the foreign ministry, will succeed Shivshankar Menon as India's next foreign ... Read more...

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Timothy Roemer to be new US Ambassador to India


May 28th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): President Barack Obama has nominated distinguished scholar and former Democratic congressman Timothy Roemer of Indiana to be America's new Ambassador to India.Roemer served on the blue-ribbon ... Read more...

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Blake approved as US pointsman for South Asia


May 21st, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) A US Senate Committee has approved the nomination of Robert Blake, currently the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. President ... Read more...

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Bush counts “strategic partnership with India” as achievement


January 16th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) President George W. Bush counts opening "a new historic and strategic partnership with India" and strengthening ties with China among major foreign policy achievements of his eight year ... Read more...

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Rice wants more blacks in US State Department


September 10th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Sept 10 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that it was unacceptable to see that blacks had negligible representation in the State Department. Lamenting about the ... Read more...

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Experts say US must strategically shift policy on Pak-based extremists


May 12th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Experts and critics of the Bush administration's policies in Pakistan, have called on it to undertake a strategic shift in dealing with extremists in the region. Criticising Deputy ... Read more...

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Economic diplomacy new watchword for Pakistan foreign secretary


May 3rd, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan's missions abroad need to concentrate more on "economic diplomacy" in developing country-to-country relationship, particularly with the neighbours, new Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said Saturday. Pakistan being a ... Read more...

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Pakistan closer to true democracy than ever before, says ex-US envoy


April 12th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A former US diplomat, who once served in Pakistan, has said that after Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani taking over as the new prime minister of Pakistan, the ... Read more...

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