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Pakistan can learn from Egypt shake-up, says daily


August 14th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's shake-up of the military top brass has "instructive connotations" for Pakistan, said a daily, observing there was "no accountability for the military's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A tale of survival in a North Korean jail (IANS Books)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Twenty-six-year-old Shin Dong-hyuk may not be as famous Dith Pran, the Cambodian labour camp survivor in the 1984 screen drama, "The Killing Fields", but his ... Read more...

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A group of influential American human rights organisations has said the US may be moving too quickly in relaxing sanctions against Myanmar.The group, which includes ... Read more...

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Mali president finally resigns after coup


April 9th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Mali president Amadou Toumani Toure has finally resigned by handing over a letter to an emissary to deliver to the country's new leaders following a coup ... Read more...

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Brazil wants firms to offer six months’ maternity leave


February 17th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's ... Read more...

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Brazilians protest against corruption


September 21st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in downtown Rio de Janeiro against corruption in a citizens' mobilization convened via Internet social networks.Participating in the protest, ... Read more...

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Former Argentinean dictator Bignone sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity


April 16th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by BNO News
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Argentinean dictator Reynaldo Bignone on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, the state-run TELAM news agency reported.In addition, three other ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Two former Presidents on trial over baby theft case in Argentina


March 1st, 2011 - 5:16 am ICT by BNO News
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- A tribunal on Monday began the trial against two former presidents and six former military leaders over a baby theft case during the last military dictatorship ... Read more...

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Rahat case fallout: Pakistani artistes need NOC to go abroad


February 25th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistani artists and students would now need to have a no-objection certificate from the interior ministry, a decision that was "supposedly taken after the embarrassing episode in which ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Image of independent judiciary necessary for Pakistan, says Pakistan’s Chief Justice


February 6th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 6(ANI): Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the image of independent judiciary is necessary for Pakistan to guarantee a democratic system.At the inaugural event of ... Read more...

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry relevant even today, says daughter


February 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Be it "Mujhse pehli si mohabbat" or "Hum dekhenge", the works of Pakistan's Faiz Ahmed Faiz - a leading Urdu poet of the 20th century ... Read more...

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Have told Pranab about Left’s dictatorship: Mamata


December 18th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday termed West Bengal's Left Front rule as a military dictatorship, saying that if the centre did not ... Read more...

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US working towards convincing ’sceptical’ Pak of “enduring relationship”: Crowley


December 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 9 (ANI): The United States recognises that Pakistani people are sceptical about it, and will work hard towards trying to convince them that the US-Pakistan relationship will serve ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

N.Korea engaged in secret operations in Myanmar: London Varsity scholar


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): A renowned London University scholar on Myanmar has confirmed that "North Korea is present in Myanmar and is engaged in work not open to public".Dr. Marie-Carine ... Read more...

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119-year-old Brazilian daily to drop print edition


July 15th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian daily Jornal do Brasil will discontinue its print edition and publish exclusively on the Internet starting Sep 1, the owner of the 119-year-old newspaper ... Read more...

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Iran becoming a military dictatorship: Gates


June 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Iran is becoming a military dictatorship, with religious leaders being sidelined, claimed US Defense Secretary Robert Gates.Suggesting that Tehran may bend because of the pressure of the UN ... Read more...

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US targets bank, petro firms in new Iran sanctions


June 17th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 17 (IANS) The United States has announced new sanctions against Iran targeted at the country's nuclear and missile programmes, targeting another of its state-controlled banks, more than 20 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Burmese Junta resigns, expected to contest polls as civilians


April 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Myannamar, April 28 (ANI):The military Junta in Myannamar, including the Prime Minister, has resigned and is expected to contest general elections to be held this year as civilians. The Prime Minister, ... Read more...

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230 protesters arrested in Chile


March 31st, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 31 (IANS/EFE) At least 230 people have been arrested during two different protests in Chile but no one was injured in the incidents, a top official has said. Ninety-seven people were ... Read more...

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Former guerrilla takes oath as Uruguay’s new president


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo, March 2 (IANS/EFE) The new president of Uruguay, one-time guerrilla fighter Jose Mujica, said upon assuming office that his aim at the country's helm will be to seek consensus with the ... Read more...

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Clinton meets head of OIC


February 16th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Feb 16 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met Tuesday with the General Secretary of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in Jeddah. Clinton told reporters ... Read more...

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Iran is becoming a military dictatorship: Clinton


February 16th, 2010 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Feb 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Iran is "moving toward a military dictatorship", saying the top posts in the country are being "supplanted". Speaking to ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives in Riyadh for talks on Iran, Israel


February 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 15 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Riyadh Monday, where she will likely seek to shore up Saudi support for tougher sanctions on Iran and for ... Read more...

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Clash of state institutions would lead Pakistan to dictatorship: Gilani


January 25th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Jan. 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that a clash of three state institutions - parliament, judiciary and executive - should be avoided, as it may ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Why Google finally saw red in China (Comment)


January 21st, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Prasanto K. Roy There's no polite way to put this. China is a rogue nation, a military dictatorship masquerading as a people's government. It's an apparent economic success in the short term, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Myanmar junta hikes salaries ahead of election


January 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 3 (DPA) Myanmar's junta raised the salaries of civil servants and military staff Jan 1, ahead of a general election planned this year, official sources confirmed Sunday. "We have obtained information ... Read more...

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Expert predicts Obama’s assassination, military dictatorship in US


September 30th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep. 30 (ANI): Well known American essayist and intellectual Gore Vidal has predicted that President Barack Obama will soon glide the US towards a military dictatorship and may be assassinated ... Read more...

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South Korea mourns Nobel laureate Kim Dae Jung’s death (Lead)


August 18th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 18 (DPA) South Koreans Tuesday mourned the death of the country's former president and Nobel laureate Kim Dae Jung. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate died at 1.42 p.m. (0442 GMT), after ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Zardari admits Pakistan ‘created, nurtured’ terrorism (Lead)


July 8th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) In the first candid admission of its kind by a Pakistani ruler, President Asif Ali Zardari has conceded that Islamabad "created and nurtured" terrorist elements "as a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistanis prefer instability to dictatorship: Survey


May 13th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) An overwhelming number of Pakistanis prefer the instability and insecurity of a democratically-elected government to stability and prosperity under a military dictatorship, a new survey has found. Seventy-three ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sharif beats Zardari 75 percent to 19 in Pak popularity stakes


May 12th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 12 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari may have 'impressed' the United States by announcing an all out war against the Taliban and other extremists in the North ... Read more...

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Fiji’s military government expels three foreign journalists


April 14th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Fiji's military government has expelled three foreign journalists and arrested a local reporter over their reporting of the deteriorating political situation in the island nation.ABC correspondent Sean ... Read more...

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Aussie PM condemns Fiji emergency as “military dictatorship”


April 12th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 12 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has condemned the recent declaration of emergency in Fiji, saying that the move would turn the great country into a military dictatorship. ... Read more...

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Australian author out of Bangkok jail after royal pardon


February 21st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (DPA) Australian Harry Nicolaides arrived back in Melbourne Saturday after being pardoned by Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej and released from a Bangkok prison. Nicolaides was arrested in August and sentenced ... Read more...

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UN special envoy to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar


January 30th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 30 (DPA) The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, is scheduled to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on an official visit expected to start this weekend, ... Read more...

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