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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali: UNICEF


July 7th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels, Xinhua has reported a ... Read more...

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Retired Indian Army officer to get Bangladesh award


June 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) A retired Indian Army officer will be honoured by the Bangladeshi government for saving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a few of her family members ... Read more...

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Pakistani envoys to US and UN in a fix


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistan's envoys to the US and the UN, Sherry Rehman and Abdullah Hussain Haroon, are reportedly facing diplomatic problems after Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification as ... Read more...

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BlackBerry phones of Haqqani, Ijaz to be tested


May 10th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The BlackBerry handsets of former Pakistani envoy to US, Husain Haqqani and Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the main characters involved in the memo scandal, will undergo ... Read more...

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Ex-Pakistani envoy gets US award


April 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has been given an award by a US non-profit group for his distinguished service for the advancement of ... Read more...

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Army ‘coup’ report fizzles out, government terms it ‘alarmist’ (Roundup)


April 4th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) The stir caused by a media report Wednesday morning about an attempted "military coup" in January turned into a whimper by the evening after ... Read more...

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China cracks down on online crime, over 1,000 held (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) In a massive nationwide crackdown on internet crime, Chinese police Saturday said they have arrested 1,065 suspects and deleted more than 208,000 "harmful" online messages. Six ... Read more...

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Chinese microblogs stop comments after crackdown


March 31st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Two major Chinese microblogging sites have suspended comment functions after they were "punished" for allowing rumours about a military coup in Beijing.A total of 16 websites ... Read more...

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India expresses concern over military coup in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India Friday expressed concern over the situation in Mali where mutinous soldiers have declared a coup, causing uncertainty in the west African nation."The Government of ... Read more...

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China orders internet whitewash amid coup rumours


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Nervous leaders in China have blocked all internet reports of an alleged attempted coup, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Online reports of tanks on the streets of ... Read more...

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Mali president flees after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A military coup in Mali has forced the country's President Amadou Toumani Toure to flee, Xinhua reported Thursday.Rebel soldiers said that they had removed President Toure ... Read more...

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Threat call for Mansoor Ijaz’s daughter


March 14th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) A caller has threatened to kidnap and kill the daughter of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz in London, it was reported here.Ijaz's son received the call on ... Read more...

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Pakistan commission records Ijaz testimony


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A commission probing the memo scandal here Wednesday began recording the testimony of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key figure in the controversy, through video-conference from ... Read more...

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Pakistani official to meet Ijaz in London


February 19th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) An official of the commission probing the memo scandal has left for London to collect evidence from Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.Commission secretary Raja Jawad Abbas ... Read more...

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Haqqani flies out of Pakistan


January 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani flew out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on his way to Washington after the Supreme Court granted ... Read more...

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Court allows Haqqani to travel abroad


January 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to ... Read more...

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No threat to democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


January 29th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said there is no chance of a military coup in the country because the army favours democracy and ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s dynamic instability: Road to real democracy? (Comment)


January 29th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pakistan is again going through a crisis. But this time for optimists like me the instability is dynamic. It is dynamic because this kind of struggle between a civilian government ... Read more...

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Ties with US not normal: Sherry Rehman


January 28th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) The Pakistan-US relationship was certainly not going through "normal" times, Islamabad's ambassador to Washington Sherry Rehman has said, and asked the Pakistani-American community for their support ... Read more...

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Mansoor Ijaz’s credibility eroded: Pakistani daily


January 25th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, has lived up to his track record of shifting goal posts whenever things get sticky, ... Read more...

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Provide security to Mansoor Ijaz: Pakistan judicial panel


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The judicial commission probing memogate has directed authorities to provide security to Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the scandal.The commission Tuesday ... Read more...

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Ijaz won’t come to Pakistan, says his lawyer


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, will not come to Pakistan because he will be arrested upon his arrival, ... Read more...

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US assured me support during Pakistan visit, says Ijaz


January 21st, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz has said that the US government assured him of its support during his forthcoming visit to the country. He said he has ... Read more...

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Zardari meets Kayani


January 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met at an informal tea party Friday hosted at the presidency following an ... Read more...

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Memo scandal: Will present more proof, says Mansoor Ijaz


January 18th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, Wednesday said he will present more proof to the judicial commission probing the ... Read more...

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Army is subordinate to executive, says Pakistan bar association


January 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association president Yasin Azad said the army was subordinate to the executive.Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and director general of the ... Read more...

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Memo scandal: Court dismisses plea against Mansoor Ijaz


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A Pakistani court Wednesday dismissed a plea to file a case against Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz who forwarded a secret memo to Washington that said ... Read more...

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Ijaz seeks more time to appear before commission (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, Monday sought more time to appear before a three-member judicial commission probing ... Read more...

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Ijaz seeks time to appear before memo commission (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, Monday sought more time to appear before a three-member judicial commission probing ... Read more...

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BlackBerry refuses to hand Memogate data to Pakistan


January 16th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has said it will not release data regarding a memo that said President Asif Ali Zardari had feared a military ... Read more...

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I am only answerable to parliament: Gilani


January 16th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Declining to clarify his remarks about the country's army and intelligence chiefs over submission of statements to the apex court in the memo scandal, Prime ... Read more...

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Kayani meets Zardari


January 14th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani Saturday called on President Asif Ali Zardari amid deteriorating relations between the government and the military ... Read more...

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Army to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz


January 13th, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A meeting of the Pakistan Army's top commanders has decided to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz, one of the central figures in the memo scandal, ... Read more...

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Won’t support coup, opposed to any military action: Imran (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) As a stand-off between the political leadership and the army lingered on Thursday, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan reiterated his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party will not support ... Read more...

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