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‘With 290 suicide attacks, Pakistan suffered most since 9/11′

September 9th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan suffered the most in the US-declared "war on terror" after the 9/11 attacks, facing almost 300 deadly suicide bombings and the assassination of former ... Read more...

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India receives combat management systems for Scorpene submarines

June 6th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) French shipbuilder DCNS has delivered two highly sophisticated combat management systems for the first two Scorpene submarines being built in India. The system forms the ... Read more...

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Zardari benefited in French submarine deal?

January 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) A French court has seized the official Pakistani documents containing details about how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from a massive secret payments linked to the sale ... Read more...

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Zardari took ‘massive secret commissions’ for securing French submarine deal: Report

January 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 15(ANI): Official Pakistani documents, detailing how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan, have been seized as evidence by ... Read more...

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Villepin backs ‘France-Pak arms deal kickbacks’ claims against Sarkozy

November 26th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 26 (ANI): Former French premier Dominique de Villepin said that he had "very strong suspicions" that French officials had received illegal payments related to arms deals for Pakistan in 1995.Villepin ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls journalist ‘paedophile’ over ‘Karachigate’ allegation

November 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently lashed out at a journalist, calling him a "paedophile" in a furious response to being quizzed over "Karachigate", the allegation of political corruption ... Read more...

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2002 Karachi attack on French engineers contributed to further suicide blasts in Pak?

November 20th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The Karachi suicide attack on French naval engineers on May 8, 2002- allegedly in retaliation against the cancelling of commissions for one of the France-Pak arms deals- could ... Read more...

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Former minister confirms unholy France-Pak arms sale kickbacks deal

November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 18 (ANI): Former French Defence Minister Charles Millon has confirmed the existence of kickbacks in arms deals with Pakistan, whose cancellation allegedly resulted in a deadly 2002 Karachi bombing.According ... Read more...

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‘Kickbacks and killings’ arms deal scandal back to haunt Sarkozy, Zardari?

October 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct 8 (ANI): France is all set to launch an investigation into the alleged embezzlement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, from arms deals ... Read more...

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French magistrate to probe arms deal kickback with Pakistan

October 7th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct.7 (ANI): A French magistrate will probe allegations that a company set up with President Nicolas Sarkozy's approval channelled money from arms deal commissions to fund political activities in France.The probe ... Read more...

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Suez Canal - just how important a gauge for Egypt’s economy?

March 5th, 2009 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 5 (DPA) Since the beginning of 2009, the blare of ships' horns passing through the Suez Canal has become less frequent, so it came as no surprise when latest figures ... Read more...

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