ministry of foreign affairs

UAE condemns attack on US consulate in Benghazi


September 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city, in which US ambassador ... Read more...

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Onno Ruhl is World Bank’s new country director for India


September 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Onno Ruhl, a Dutch national, has taken over as World Bank's new country director for India, replacing N. Roberto Zagha, who is due to retire from ... Read more...

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Khar overshadows a seasoned Krishna (Islamabad diary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) He is 80-plus and a seasoned politician and she is all of 34 years of age. But when it came to a face-off in front of ... Read more...

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India, China, Pakistan dialogue on Afghanistan?


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) With the prospect of regional rivalries intensifying over Afghanistan, China is thinking of proposing a trilateral dialogue among New Delhi, Beijing and Islamabad on ... Read more...

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UAE, Netherlands discuss relations


September 7th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 6 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The Netherlands have held discussions on enhancing their relations.The discussions were held Tuesday between the UAE's Ambassador Abdullah Hamdan Al-Naqbi ... Read more...

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Nepal to introduce new visa regime


August 25th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) Nepal is set to introduce a new visa regime in an attempt to discourage foreign criminals from using Nepal as a transit point to sneak into ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US diplomat to protest drone strikes


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday summoned a senior American diplomat and conveyed its protest over the recent drone strikes in the country's North Waziristan tribal region, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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UAE holds talks with Kenya, Netherlands


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the UAE have met their counterparts from Kenya and the Netherlands to discuss bilateral ties.Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Hamadi, director of African Affairs at ... Read more...

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India, Thailand review FTA talks, push trilateral highway


August 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India and Thailand Friday reviewed the progress in their negotiations for a free trade treaty and decided to step up work on landmark connectivity projects ... Read more...

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36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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Iran renews support for Annan’s Syria peace plan


August 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) Iran has reiterated its support for the peace plan proposed by UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan to settle the Syrian unrest, Press TV reported ... Read more...

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EU spends millions on office in Barbados


July 30th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Amid a global economic downturn and financial crunch being faced by some of its members, the European Union (EU) has spent millions of pounds of the ... Read more...

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Kenya launches probe into Venezuelan envoy’s death


July 28th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) Kenyan police have launched an investigation into the death of Venezuela's acting ambassador, who was found strangled in her house in Nairobi Friday, Xinhua reported.Nairobi Police ... Read more...

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26 sailors rescued from Somali pirates


July 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese navy ships have rescued 26 sailors - 13 from China, one from Taiwan and 12 from Vietnam - from Somali pirates, the Chinese government has ... Read more...

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Morocco, Syria declare each other’s envoys persona non grata


July 16th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, July 16 (IANS) The Moroccan government Monday declared the Syrian ambassador to its country persona non grata in the wake of last week's carnage at Syria's Traimseh town. In ... Read more...

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India, South Korea to enhance n-energy, space cooperation


June 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Seeking to upgrade their bilateral ties, India and South Korea Thursday decided to step up cooperation in the areas of civil nuclear energy and space, ... Read more...

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China will not accept provocative action in South China Sea: Official


June 26th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Even as India has pulled out of an offshore oil block in the South China Sea following protests by China, Beijing has reiterated its stand that ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes


June 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign ministry Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland to lodge a formal protest over the series of drone strikes in the country, the ministry ... Read more...

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India, Japan seal social security pact


May 30th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 30 (IANS) India and Japan have sealed a social security pact that will ease the economic burden on their nationals working in each other's country.Japan's Ministry of Foreign ... Read more...

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UNSC calls emergency meet on Syria massacre


May 28th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the massacre in Syria's Houla town that left over 100 people dead, many ... Read more...

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UAE, Indonesia hold talks


May 16th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 15 (IANS/WAM)) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Indonesia have held discussions to enhance bilateral relations in various sectors that could benefit both the countries.Ahmed Abdullah Al ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host third Indo-Arab meet


May 15th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 14 (IANS/WAM) The third Indo-Arab Partnership conference will be held in Abu Dhabi May 22-23.The conference under the banner of the development of relations through trade and ... Read more...

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Ignoring Pakistan, US defends drone strikes


May 1st, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) As the United States resumed drone strikes inside Pakistan ignoring Islamabad's warnings, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser defended the use of armed unmanned aircraft ... Read more...

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Indian boy of five languishes in Bangladesh jail


April 25th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian boy and his grandparents are lodged in a Bangladesh jail for a year since the process for their confirmation as Indian nationals ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Maoist’s wife, 26 others to be freed (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced the names of 27 people, including a Maoist's wife, whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian and ... Read more...

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Saudi youth get a feel of India’s software power


March 28th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, on a perception-changing visit to this country, got firsthand experience of India's software power at Infosys Ltd, India's ... Read more...

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Saudi youth visit Indian satellite centre


March 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by the kingdom's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah visited the satellite centre of the state-run ... Read more...

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Large Saudi youth delegation to visit Indian technology hubs


March 20th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Promoting youth relations between India and Saudi Arabia, a 45-member delegation of Saudi youth will be visiting India for the first time for a ... Read more...

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Saudi embassy official killed in Dhaka (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 6 (IANS) A Saudi embassy official was early Tuesday shot dead by unidentified assailants near his house in the capital city of Dhaka.Khalaf al Ali, 45, was shot ... Read more...

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India, China hold maiden border mechanism talks


March 6th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India and China Tuesday firmed up rules of the newly-minted border mechanism that could include emergency consultations through phone or video-conferencing on issues relating to ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet foreign leaders


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met their counterparts from France, Morocco and Seychelles and discussed expansion of ties.Amal Al Qubaisi, first deputy ... Read more...

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UAE-Belarusian relations discussed


February 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Belarus have discussed their countries' bilateral relations.Director of Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed ... Read more...

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Syria ’surprised’ by Qatar’s call to send Arab troops into the country


January 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Syrian government on Tuesday said it was surprised to learn that the Emir of Qatar has voiced his support for Arab troops to be send into Syria ... Read more...

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Remove heavy guns from LoC: Pakistan proposes to India


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Heavy artillery should be removed from the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has suggested to India during the two-day talks being ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India hold talks on CBMs


December 26th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) After a gap of four years, Pakistan and India Monday began two-day talks on conventional and nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs).Geo News said that the ... Read more...

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