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US, India think alike on Iran: Clinton


May 8th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The US and India share the goal of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.Addressing the media ... Read more...

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Russia supports Syrians’ decision on leadership


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS) Voicing support for Syrians' decision on their leadership, Russia has urged a ceasefire and political talks in the violence-wracked country.Russia believes the Syrians could make decisions ... Read more...

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US under illusion that sanctions are affecting Iran: Khamenei


March 9th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the US and President Barack Obama were under an "illusion" that Tehran was affected by the economic ... Read more...

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Iran marks 33rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Iranians carrying flags and banners in support of the Islamic regime celebrated nationwide the 33rd anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution on ... Read more...

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Shun hostility, come for talks, Chidambaram urges separatists


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Reiterating his appeal to the separatist outfits in India's northeast to come to the negotiation table after abjuring violence, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday ... Read more...

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China urges North-South Korea to avoid ‘tension-evoking’ moves in Peninsula


December 19th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 19 (ANI): China has warned that a possible fresh clash between North Korea and South Korea could shake regional stability, and has urged both governments to avoid moves that ... Read more...

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‘Brit forces forcing Taliban to negotiation table through precision strikes’


November 25th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25(ANI): An unprecedented level of "precision strikes" by British forces against Taliban leaders in Afghanistan is driving the insurgents to the negotiating table, Commander Task Force Helmand Brigadier James ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban reconciliation plan fizzles out over militants’ rejection of Peace Council


November 10th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 10 (ANI): The ambitious Taliban reconciliation plan launched by the Afghan government has turned dormant after the Taliban and some other resistance groups in Afghanistan reportedly not only rejected ... Read more...

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Centre’ 8-point formula welcomed by Kashmir Youth Forum


September 26th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep.26 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum has hailed the Centre's eight-point initiative for the Kashmir valley, describing it a positive development which would lead to resolve the ... Read more...

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Workers rally in South Africa, government offers talk


August 26th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 26 (IANS) Thousands of government workers, including teachers and health staff, took out rallies across South Africa Thursday after nine days of strikes over salary hike, forcing authorities to call ... Read more...

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Efforts on to bring ULFA to negotiation table


June 26th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, June 26, (ANI): The Assam government and civil organizations are working towards holding talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).A six member Assam delegation of the newly ... Read more...

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Are Maoists really serious about bringing peace?


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj GudiNew Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The Maoists' attempt to distance themselves from Gyaneshwari Express train mishap, statements disowning the key accused Bapi Mahato, encouraging speculation about its spokesperson Azad's ... Read more...

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Gogoi not to wait indefinitely for talks with ULFA


June 17th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has saidhis government would not wait indefinitely to hold talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)."Our idea is ... Read more...

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Does superior offensive technology lead to shorter wars?


March 31st, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) It is generally assumed that military technology that is offensive rather than defensive leads to shorter wars. Yet, a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, ... Read more...

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Conan O’Brien gets an offer from ‘American Idol’


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Conan O’Brien has got an offer from the producers of the musical reality show American Idol. The producers of the show – 19 ... Read more...

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US, China want North Korea to restart nuclear talks


March 6th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 6 (DPA) The US government has joined China in calling on North Korea to restart the stalled six-nation denuclearisation talks, media reports said. "We would like to see the six-party process ... Read more...

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Talks is the only way left for ULFA


February 10th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati / New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): With top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leaders in government custody, it appears that dialogue may ... Read more...

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Pak worried over ‘open ended’ talks with India


February 9th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.9 (ANI): Pakistan is looking to adopt a tough stance over India's offer to resume foreign secretary level talks, as it is worried about engaging New Delhi in 'open-ended' talks, diplomatic ... Read more...

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Pakistan links talks to resuming composite dialogue: Report


February 8th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistan has indicated it would not be possible for it to send its foreign secretary to India for talks without making progress towards on the composite dialogue, stalled ... Read more...

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We didn’t kneel before India: Pakistan


February 8th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Raising the ante before their proposed foreign secretary-level talks, Pakistan says it had not knelt before India that had now "sought talks" and a return to the negotiation ... Read more...

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Pak to try to bring Taliban to negotiation table: Qureshi


January 31st, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Islamabad would use its influence to bring the Afghan Taliban leadership to the negotiation table, and also play its role ... Read more...

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Nine separatist militants nabbed in Meghalaya


January 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) Nine members of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), a Khasi separatist outfit demanding a sovereign Khasi homeland in Meghalaya, have been arrested, police said here Thursday. "Acting ... Read more...

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Maoist leader rejects talks offer in an open letter to Mamata Banerjee


January 25th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 25 (ANI): Maoist leader Mallajula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji on Monday rejected Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's invitation to come to negotiation table.In an open letter to Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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Novel New Year celebration in Assam


January 11th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 11(ANI): With the top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) are behind the bars the people of Assam are hoping that 2010 would be peaceful and prosperous. The common mandate ... Read more...

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US will negotiate with Taliban only if it renounces Al-Qaeda: Hillary Clinton


December 7th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US will negotiate with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan only if they "renounce Al Qaeda and violence."On Sunday, ... Read more...

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US won’t negotiate with Pak-Taliban: Gates


December 7th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that President Obama is sending extra troops to Afghanistan in order to bring the Taliban to the negotiation table, but ... Read more...

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Netanyahu prefers final accord with Palestine


November 20th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Nov. 20 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will seek a final-peace accord with the Palestine Authority if talks resume, and not an interim solution.In recent days, there have been ... Read more...

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APEC scraps emission cut target in draft declaration


November 15th, 2009 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here have scrapped a provision in their draft declaration pledging to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, an official ... Read more...

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Chinese Premier to persuade N. Korea to resume six-nation talks


September 29th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep. 29 (ANI): Keen to bring Pyongyang back to the multilateral negotiation table, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) early next week.Pyongyang withdrew from ... Read more...

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Iran ready for talks without preconditions: Official


August 18th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (RIA Novosti) Iran is ready to hold talks on its nuclear programme with the West without any preconditions, a senior Iranian official said Tuesday. "Iran's main position on talks regarding ... Read more...

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Musharraf defends Kargil, says he brought Kashmir to the negotiation table


July 24th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 24 (ANI): Defending his Kargil misadventure, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has described the 1999 Kargil conflict as a "big success" as it forced India to bring Kashmir ... Read more...

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Arrest of ‘Black Widow’ enlivens hopes of peace in North Cachar Hills


June 14th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
North Cachar (Assam), June 14 (ANI): Hopes of peace returning to Assam's insurgency-ravaged North Cachar Hill District have increased with the recent arrest of the militant head of Dima Halam Daogah-Jewel outfit, ... Read more...

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Gilani ups the ante on Kashmir again


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 2 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday raked up the Kashmir issue again by saying that only its resolution would bring a durable peace in South ... Read more...

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Chinese Premier hopes Iran will resolve nuclear standoff soon


April 18th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr. 18 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao hopes that Iran will resume talks with world powers soon to resolve the standoff over the nuclear issue.During his meeting with Iran's ... Read more...

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Iran for global peace, but not halt nuclear drive: Ahmadinejad (Lead)


April 15th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday said that his country would give a new set of proposals to the international community to "secure global peace", but stressed that ... Read more...

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