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Army doesn’t have answers to Pakistan’s problems: Daily


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) An unprecedented public consensus in the country is that the army "does not have the answers to Pakistan's problems" and should stay out of governance ... Read more...

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UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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New president in Egypt: Implications for political Islam (Comment)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Egypt, land of the Nile, splendour of the pharaohs and now remembered through the majestic pyramids is birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It marked ... Read more...

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Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi falls ill in Switzerland


June 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
BERN, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently on her first tour to Europe in more than two decades, fell ill during a news conference ... Read more...

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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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No turning back on democratic reform: Myanmar media


May 31st, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 31 (IANS) There will be no turning back on the process of democratic reform of the country, Myanmar's official media said Thursday.It said that "the reform strategy ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi told PM about `difficulties’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had told him about the "difficulties" she faces.He ... Read more...

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Factfile on Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Factfile on Myanmar, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday began a three-day visit - the first by an Indian prime minister in 25 years.* President - Thein Sein, a former ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves for Myanmar (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday left for Myanmar on a three-day trip that will see him unveil new initiatives in expanding trade and energy ... Read more...

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1,500 tourists enter Myanmar every day by air


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) After its progress towards democracy following years of military rule, Myanmar has seen a huge inflow of tourists, with 1,500 people arriving every day by air, ... Read more...

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US concerned over Egypt violence


May 5th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over a recent clash in Egypt that led to the death of at least 11 people and injured more than 200 ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi


April 29th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San ... Read more...

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Indian spy who was Zardari’s jail mate wants to meet him


April 8th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Mehboob Elahi is happy that his old prison mate Asif Ali Zardari is coming to India but is crestfallen that he will not get to ... Read more...

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Has anti-graft campaign learnt lessons, asks Khurshid


March 17th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said the government had learnt its lessons after Anna Hazare's protest last year but wondered if the ... Read more...

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US experts suggest Pakistan policy relook


December 17th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Amidst a tense standoff with Pakistan, US experts have suggested a strategic relook at Washington's policies to ensure that international terrorists are rooted out from both ... Read more...

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Decades of army rule should be a bitter lesson: Pakistani daily


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari's sudden departure for Dubai over a heart ailment sparked rumours, including one that referred to a coup, said a Pakistani daily that ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi biopic, a risky journey for director Besson


December 6th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Making "The Lady", a film on Myanmar's untiring face of resilience Aung San Suu Kyi, involved too many challenges for Luc Besson. From shooting secretly to ... Read more...

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Brazil probes human rights violations


November 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Friday signed a document creating a panel to investigate human rights violations by Brazil's 1964-85 military regime."It is not a process of vengeance, ... Read more...

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Argentine gets life for torture, deaths of 11,000 people


November 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) A former officer in the ­Argentine Navy's intelligence unit who was responsible for the torture and murder of 11,000 innocent people during military rule 1976 to ... Read more...

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Nusrat Bhutto was woman of dignity, courage: Daily


October 24th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nusrat Bhutto was a woman of extraordinary dignity and courage and her death brings back thoughts on the "decimation of ... Read more...

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Autopsy confirms Chile’s Allende killed himself


July 20th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, July 20 (IANS/EFE) Examinations of the remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende confirm the head of state took his own life during the September 1973 coup that toppled his ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch urges Nigeria’s new president to take concrete steps to address problems


May 30th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to take immediate and concrete steps to address problems such as violence, corruption, and impunity.Jonathan took the ... Read more...

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Afghan war affecting Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has criticised US politicians, saying they fail to understand that the war on terror in Afghanistan affects the entire region.Zardari ... Read more...

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Egypt developments could impact Kashmir: Mehbooba


February 12th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) The developments in Egypt could impact Kashmir, but nobody can foretell the shape of such an impact, People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said here Saturday. Her ... Read more...

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US threatens to cut aid to Pak if Islamabad doesn’t free murder-accused US diplomat


February 9th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9(ANI): The United States has intensified its pressure on Pakistan to release double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis, with US lawmakers threatening to cut aid to Islamabad unless it ... Read more...

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Nov 3, 2007 turning point for Pakistan’s judiciary: Chief Justice


February 7th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Sunday described Nov 3, 2007 as the turning point for the country's judiciary, when the Supreme Court asserted its power and ... Read more...

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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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Thein Sein named new president of Burma


February 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Burma's Parliament on Friday elected Prime Minister Thein Sein as the new President of the Asian country, Mizzima News reported. Former PM Sein will be the first civilian ... Read more...

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Political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests in region: US media


December 29th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): The current political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests if the PPP-led coalition government crumbles and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes back to power, the ... 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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Musharraf blames Indian foreign official for Agra breakdown


December 4th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Days after New Delhi denied a visa to him, former Pakistani military rule Pervez Musharraf has blamed an Indian official for failure of the 2001 Agra ... Read more...

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Saudi rulers looking for ‘another Musharraf’ in place of ‘rotten head’ Zardari as Pak ruler


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad,Dec 2 (ANI): The leaked US cables posted on whistle-blower website Wikileaks highlight how, in recent years, Saudi rulers have played favourites with Pakistani politicians, wielded their massive financial clout to ... Read more...

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Musharraf has “very slim chances” of winning democratic elections in Pak: Holbrooke


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has "very slim" chances of regaining power in the 2013 elections, and any return to military rule in the country would be ... Read more...

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‘I believe in human rights,’ says Aung San Suu Kyi


November 14th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Nov.14 (ANI): A day after she was released from seven years of house arrest, Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, told thousands of wildly cheering supporters on Sunday that ... Read more...

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Pak SC makes history by issuing notices to spymasters in missing persons case


November 13th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 13 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court made history on Friday by putting on notice the powerful spymasters of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) ... Read more...

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