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Pakistan must not allow terrorists to use its territory: Panetta (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 7 (IANS) Visiting US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday observed that Afghanistan has made progress in security and governance transition, and added that it was extremely important ... Read more...

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Pakistan must not allow terrorists to use it: Panetta


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 7 (IANS) Visiting US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday observed that Afghanistan has made progress in security and governance transition, and added that it was extremely important ... Read more...

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Panetta to discuss military trade on India trip


May 31st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) As US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia to bring US allies up to speed on the new US Pacific-orientated ... Read more...

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US rules out apology to Pakistan for NATO strike


May 24th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The White House has ruled out an apology to Islamabad for the NATO air strike in November in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.It said ... Read more...

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New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 22 (IANS) New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than previously scheduled, the government announced Tuesday.Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said the ... Read more...

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Pakistani leaders harp on US apology for NATO air strike (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan's demand for the US apology for the NATO air strike in which its 24 soldiers were killed - an incident which has strained bilateral ... Read more...

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Making progress in talks with Pakistan: Panetta


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US continues to negotiate with Pakistan towards a resolution that will lead to the reopening of NATO supply routes that have been closed since ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants apology for NATO air strike: Envoy


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Islamabad was adamant on its demand for an apology for a NATO air strike at a border post in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were martyred, Pakistani ... Read more...

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Obama concerned about Yemen


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said he was concerned about the terrorism threat stemming from Yemen, after a deadly suicide bombing there killed at least ... Read more...

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UN chief discusses Afghanistan with Zardari


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Chicago, and held talks on the future of ... Read more...

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Obama ‘briefly’ meets Zardari


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama spoke "briefly" with Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari twice on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Chicago, the White House has ... Read more...

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Italy quake causes $250 mn loss to farmers


May 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) The earthquake that struck Italy Sunday caused a loss of around 200 million euros (over $250 million) to agriculture, a trade association said Monday.The Coldiretti farmers' ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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Differences with Pakistan being worked out, says US enovy


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said that some differences exist with Pakistan and it will take time for the issues to ... Read more...

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Now transport fees threaten to upend US-Pakistan ties (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) After all the assertions of their deep existential and strategic interests in Afghanistan, the United States and Pakistan are squabbling over how much to charge ... Read more...

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No deal with Pakistan casts shadow over NATO summit


May 21st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) As a NATO summit opened here amid protests, the US failed to strike a deal with Pakistan to reopen supply lines to Afghanistan casting a long ... Read more...

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Italy quake toll rises to seven


May 21st, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) The toll from a 5.9-magnitude quake in northern Italy rose to seven Monday.The seventh victim of Sunday's 5.9-magnitude tremor was an 86-year-old woman who died from ... Read more...

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NATO summit kicks off in Chicago


May 21st, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) Heads of state and government of 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Sunday kicked off their 25th summit in Chicago.In his ... Read more...

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NATO won’t pay $5,000 per truck to Pakistan: Panetta


May 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $5,000 for each truck carrying supplies via its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan.In an ... Read more...

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Pakistan to seek $1 bn from NATO


May 20th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari would demand $1 billion from the NATO as compensation for the war on terror and its dire consequences on the ... Read more...

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Zardari-NATO chief meet postponed due to plane delay


May 20th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A delay in the arrival of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's plane Saturday evening led to the postponement of a meeting in Chicago between him ... Read more...

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Deal in sight on NATO supply issue: Report


May 20th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Britain has mediated a deal between Pakistan and the US to reopen NATO supply lines to Afghanistan through the country, a media report said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Zardari arrives in Chicago for NATO summit (Lead)


May 20th, 2012 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Chicago to attend a key NATO summit starting Sunday.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Jalil ... Read more...

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Zardari arrives in Chicago for NATO summit


May 20th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Chicago to attend a key NATO summit.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbass Jilani ... Read more...

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Foreign minister to lead UAE delegation to NATO summit


May 20th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 19 (IANS/WAM) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation led by the country's Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will participate in talks with NATO leaders in ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves for US to attend NATO summit


May 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Chicago to attend a NATO summit as Pakistan mulls the reopening of supplies for the coalition forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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US warplanes to hold drills


May 18th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US military will hold air drills over Chicago Friday to ensure security ahead of a NATO summit there, an official said."Providing the air defence ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Karzai in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai during a NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, a White House official said."Obviously it is ... Read more...

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Zardari to attend NATO summit in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will attend the 25th NATO Summit to be held in Chicago, US, the country's foreign ministry said Thursday.According to the ... Read more...

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Polish president plays down outside threats to Euro 2012


May 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 17 (IANS) There are no signals of outside security threats to the upcoming European football championship, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski confirmed.Attending a sitting of the National Security Council ... Read more...

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World leaders congratulate Hollande


May 7th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) World leaders including US president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron Sunday night congratulated Francois Hollande on his victory ... Read more...

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NATO on course for planned Afghan withdrawal: Merkel


May 5th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she hopes that NATO would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014 as previously planned."Germany will insist on it ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit: India, US to discuss Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the US are set to discuss a host of global issues, including Afghanistan and Iran, and the progress in implementing their bilateral ... Read more...

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Clinton’s India visit: Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal on agenda


May 4th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Afghanistan, Iran and progress in the nuclear deal are among the key issues that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to discuss ... Read more...

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Russia, NATO at loggerheads over missile defense


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Talks between NATO and Russia over US plans for a projected missile defense system in Europe remain at loggerheads, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said ... Read more...

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