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Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

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Russia admits Iranian, North Korean n-threat


April 25th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea."The threat is always there, so we closely monitor the ... Read more...

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Libya, Iraq want to buy Russian arms: Minister


April 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya and Iraq continue to show interest in buying Russian-made weaponry despite regime changes in these countries, a minister said Tuesday.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, ... Read more...

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Kashmir no excuse for Pakistan’s Haqqani ties: Senator


April 19th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Former US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has said the Kashmir dispute was not an excuse for Pakistan to not break ties with the Haqqani ... Read more...

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Israel lauds its anti-rocket system


March 12th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 12 (IANS) Top Israeli officials Sunday praised its homemade anti-rocket system Iron Dome after it intercepted volleys of rockets fired by Gaza militants.In a sudden flare-up of ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily castigates Gilani for flip-flop


January 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Retracting statements is a form of appeasement, a daily said Friday, referring to "unpredictable" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's u-turn after calling the army chief ... Read more...

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Joint chiefs of staff committee chairman calls on Zardari


January 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee chairman Gen. Khalid Shamim Wynne Monday called on President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss the country's security situation, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan politically paralysed: Daily


January 16th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The government must provide a road map to get democracy back on track in Pakistan which is "near paralysed politically", said a leading daily, adding ... Read more...

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US wants fairness for Haqqani in memo scandal


January 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) The US government believes it is time to seek a fair and transparent judicial process for Pakistan's former ambassador to Washington in the memo scandal.On Friday, ... Read more...

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Husain Haqqani fears he will be killed


January 4th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Former Pakistani envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, who is currently staying as a guest at the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad, fears that ... Read more...

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Iran warns US battleship to keep out of Gulf


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 3 (IANS) Iran's military leadership Tuesday warned a US aircraft carrier to keep out of the Persian Gulf.The warning from army commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi comes after ... Read more...

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Snapping diplomatic ties not in our interest: Rabbani (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Severing diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan's interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the ... Read more...

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‘Severing diplomatic ties can undermine Pakistan’s interests’


December 19th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Snapping diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan's interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants cordial ties with others: Khar


December 16th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan wants to have cordial ties with other countries without compromising on its national interests, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar said Thursday Pakistan would ... Read more...

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Pakistan to do hard thinking over NATO attack: Acting president


December 14th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan will have to do some hard thinking to safeguard the interests of its nationals following the Nov 26 NATO airstrikes that left two dozen soldiers ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties set to top envoys’ meeting in Pakistan


December 12th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) A two-day conference of Pakistani envoys opened in Islamabad Monday to deliberate on "different aspects" of the country's foreign policy with special focus on reviewing ... Read more...

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Pakistan to review all accords with US, NATO: Gilani


December 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan will review all its agreements with the US and NATO in the aftermath of the NOv 26 airstrike that left two dozen Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects UAE appeal on air base ban to US


November 29th, 2011 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Islamabad has rejected a request from the UAE to withdraw its call to the US to vacate a key air base after a NATO raid ... Read more...

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Pakistan elections to be held in 2013: Gilani


November 25th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Free, fair and transparent elections will be held on time in 2013, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who stressed that the government was not ... Read more...

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Haqqani resigns as Pakistani ambassador to US


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Hussain Haqqani, the Pakistan ambassador to the US, Tuesday submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the wake of "Memogate" scandal, Dawn ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief talks defence relations with Uzbekistan


November 19th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In keeping with its new focus on Central Asian nations, Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh is on a three-day visit to Uzbekistan, where he ... Read more...

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General Kayani to attend Turkey meet


November 1st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will hold talks with the military leaders of Turkey and Afghanistan in Istanbul.President Asif Ali Zardari reached Istanbul ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls cutting NATO supply transit


September 24th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistan is weighing options to suspend transit of NATO supplies to Afghanistan, a media report said Friday.Pakistan is mulling the action after US Defence Secretary Leon ... Read more...

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Indian foreign secretary meets Suu Kyi


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 22 (IANS) India made its first high-level contact with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi when Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao called on her at her residence here.On the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s refusal to US may help ties: daily


June 13th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's refusal to the US to undertake joint military operations against Islamists can actually bring about a more meaningful bilateral cooperation, a newspaper said Monday.This "would ... Read more...

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Pakistani leader opposes commission on Osama killing


June 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A senior Pakistani politician is not in favour of an independent commission to probe into the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, saying the country ... Read more...

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Pakistani leadership under attack over Shahzad killing


June 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A former Pakistani diplomat has moaned the lack of leadership in Pakistan while paying tributes to slain journalist Saleem Shahzad."The ruling elite has become almost ... Read more...

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West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020: Russia


May 29th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian military experts have forecast that Western nations will have 80,000 cruise missile by 2020, a top military official has said."We expect Western countries to ... Read more...

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If sovereignty is breached, US ties will be reviewed: Kayani


May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Stinging from the US commando strike in Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Thursday decided to minimise the US ... Read more...

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US raid an attack on sovereignty: Pakistan Senate


May 5th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The US raid at Abbottabad to kill Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was an attack on the country's sovereignty, members of the Pakistan Senate have ... Read more...

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Petraeus’ selection as CIA chief can further strain US-Pak relations


April 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The appointment of General David H. Petraeus as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director could further incense relations between Islamabad and Washington, which are already strained over drone strikes in ... Read more...

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Musharraf reiterates he’ll return to Pakistan before elections


April 16th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16(ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is currently in self-exile from Pakistan, has said that he will give a surprise to his nation by staging a come back ... Read more...

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‘Scared’ Musharraf dumps plan to return to Pakistan


April 10th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 10(ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has abandoned his plans of returning to Pakistan from self-exile in Britain after the Pakistani military leadership refused to provide him extra security ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood to rejoin protests to reclaim revolutionary bona fides before Egypt elections


April 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 6 (ANI): Muslim Brotherhood members have said that they would render their support to protestors against Egypt's provisional military leadership following two months of violence that led to the ouster ... Read more...

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Sex scandals harming Australia’s national security: Defense Minister


April 6th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 6 (ANI): Australia's Defense Minister Stephen Smith has said the nation's security is being harmed by "betrayal of trust" in sex scandals that have hit the defense services.Australia's defense force ... Read more...

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