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Somalia: At least 14 killed in twin bomb attacks in Mogadishu


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, local authorities said Thursday.The attack occurred at the popular Village Restaurant ... Read more...

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Swiss letter saga must end: Pakistani daily


September 19th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The saga of the Swiss letter must end, said a leading Pakistani daily Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf told the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM appears in Supreme Court


September 18th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday appeared before the Supreme Court, which had last month given him three-weeks' time to write to Swiss authorities on ... Read more...

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Hamas PM reshuffles cabinet


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Spe 2 (IANS) Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday reshuffled his cabinet, replacing seven ministers.The new reshuffle included the ministers of agriculture, housing, finance, health, Islamic endowment, ... Read more...

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Pakistan SC orders PM to appear again Sep 18 (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, to appear before ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

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China calls for dialogue in solving Kosovo issue


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) China has given a call to all concerned parties for solving the Kosovo issue through dialogue and to avoid any move which may deteriorate the ... Read more...

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Apex court issues show-cause notice to Pakistani PM


August 8th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to implement its order to write to the Swiss ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets time till Aug 8 to write to Swiss powers (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday gave Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf time up to Aug 8 to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers


July 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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Myanmar grants amnesty to 80 prisoners, to deport 34


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 3 (IANS) The Myanmar government has granted a general amnesty to 80 prisoners, including 34 foreigners, who will be freed starting Tuesday, according to an order of President ... Read more...

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India for ‘concerted action’ against ‘terrorism syndicate’ in Afghanistan


June 28th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out the syndicate of terrorism including Al Qaeda, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba, saying that terrorism ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM urged to implement apex court’s NRO verdict


June 27th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday urged Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf to implement its verdict cancelling the controversial 2007 presidential ordinance that granted amnesty to politicians ... 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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Border issues discussed with Myanmar: PM


May 30th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday that detailed discussions on border issues had been held with Myanmar during his three-day visit ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Suu Kyi, hails India ties (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that she was "happy at the prospect of closer ... Read more...

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Gilani vows to protect constitution


May 13th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said "come what may" he will protect the constitution, a report says."Come what may I will protect the ... Read more...

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No corruption case against me, says Gilani


May 12th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said in London that there is no corruption case against him, it was reported here.Gilani Friday said there is ... Read more...

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Kayani wants democracy to continue in Pakistan


May 1st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reiterated that he would like to see the continuity of the democratic system in the country, amid ... Read more...

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16 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2012 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) A total of 16 Taliban militants have surrendered before the Afghanistan government and joined its peace process, a government official said.According to a provincial government ... Read more...

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Zardari’s children vow to stand by convicted Gilani


April 27th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's daughters have promised to "stand by" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court.Zardari's youngest ... Read more...

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Contempt case: SC to decide Gilani’s fate Thursday (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) It was judgment day for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday with the Supreme Court expected to give its verdict in a contempt of ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted for contempt, gets symbolic sentence (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court that gave him a 30-second symbolic sentence for ... Read more...

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Gilani to appear before Supreme Court for sentencing


April 25th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said he would appear before Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday for sentencing in a contempt of court case that could ... Read more...

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Gilani contempt verdict to be announced April 26


April 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court will announce April 26 the verdict in the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for not writing ... Read more...

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Dynastic politics a tragedy, says Pakistani daily


April 5th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Describing dynastic politics as a tragedy, a Pakistani daily has criticised President Asif Ali Zardari's son Bilawal for not showing any independence and thinking "along ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on election win (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday congratulated pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy's (NLD) thumping election victory."We welcome the successful conduct of by-elections ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on poll win


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With by-poll results in Myanmar indicating a landslide win for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), India Tuesday welcomed the ... Read more...

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Manmohan likely to visit Myanmar


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the unfolding democratic transition in Myanmar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit the Southeast Asian country next month.The ... Read more...

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Myanmar diaspora apprehensive yet hopeful after Suu Kyi’s victory


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Hailing victory of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Myanmar by-polls, Myanmarese settled here say that they are eagerly waiting to see how ... Read more...

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Supreme Court warns Gilani of another contempt notice


March 29th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court has threatened Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with another contempt notice for not complying with its orders on the National Reconciliation Ordinance ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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