peace and reconciliation

Pakistani PM visits Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 19 (IANS)Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived here Thursday on his maiden day-long visit to Afghanistan, an official said.Ashraf is scheduled to hold talks with Afghan ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Afghan, US envoys to meet for peace talks


April 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.Marc ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Zardari meet a good beginning: Mufti


April 8th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) Terming the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari "a good beginning", patron of Jammu and Kashmir's People's Democratic ... Read more...

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ASEAN Summit begins


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) The two-day 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit kicked off here Tuesday, gathering heads of state or government from 10 ASEAN member states.The ... Read more...

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India inclined to vote against Sri Lanka: PM (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured parliament that India was "inclined" to vote in favour of a UN resolution over Sri Lanka's "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Khar to visit Afghanistan Wednesday


January 31st, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will pay a day-long visit to Afghanistan Wednesday to discuss bilateral issues focusing on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama gets Mahatma Gandhi peace prize


January 4th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday received the Mahatma Gandhi peace prize from the father of the nation's granddaughter Ela Gandhi in ... Read more...

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Gilani sets conditions for relations with US


December 21st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said his country wanted new rules of engagement with the US with a guarantee to respect its sovereignty ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants positive outcome from Bonn: Official


December 5th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan Monday said it wants a positive outcome from the international conference being held in the German city of Bonn to draw up a roadmap for ... Read more...

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You can’t keep snakes in backyard, Clinton tells Pakistan


October 21st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) A tough-talking US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday told Pakistan it could not "keep snakes" in its backyard and said the country must act ... Read more...

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Omar spent three years saving chair: Mehbooba


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) In one of the most scathing attacks on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday charged him with spending ... Read more...

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Problem Pakistan needs to be part of solution in Afghanistan: Hillary Clinton


October 13th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Saying that "Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem" in Afghanistan, the US is pushing ... Read more...

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Pranab urges youth to follow Tagore’s ideals


October 10th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A two-day international conference on Rabindranath Tagore opened here Monday with union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee calling for re-affirming faith in the Nobel Laureate's ... Read more...

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South Africa slammed for denying visa to Dalai Lama


October 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 4 (IANS) The office of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has called off his South Africa visit after being denied a visa, said Tuesday South ... Read more...

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Rabbani’s killing reminder of dangers to Afghan peace: Manmohan


September 24th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the assassination of former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani was "a chilling reminder" of the designs of the enemies ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns former Afghan president’s killing


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former Afghan president and chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, ... Read more...

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PM condemns Afghan leader Rabbani’s ’senseless’ killing


September 21st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday condoled the death of Afghan leader Burhanuddin Rabbani, killed in a suicide blast at his house in Kabul Tuesday, ... Read more...

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India blamed for rights abuses in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A group of women activists in India has blamed the Indian government for what they said were widespread human rights violations in Sri Lanka.The "Indian ... Read more...

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India reminds Afghanistan of Taliban reconciliation ‘red lines’


July 15th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India Friday reminded Afghanistan that the Taliban reconciliation process should be "Afghan-led" and must adhere to "red lines" agreed by the international community that ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks India’s support for Taliban reconciliation


July 14th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India Thursday conveyed its "unstinted support" for the progress of Afghanistan as the country's former president, Burhanuddin Rabbani, sought New Delhi's support for the ... Read more...

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Include people in Kashmir issue’s resolution: PDP


July 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 9 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday stressed that the involvement of the state's people was necessary ... Read more...

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India supports Afghan search for reconciliation: PM


May 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said that India supported Afghanistan's quest for peace and reconciliation, and will stand by it as its "partner in development". ... Read more...

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Pak rejects ‘Gilani urges Karzai to dump US, ally with Islamabad’ report as “baseless”


April 28th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): Pakistan has rejected the assertions made in a recent The Wall Street Journal report, which said that Islamabad was urging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to dump the United ... Read more...

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PDP hails Pakistani PM’s acceptance of Mohali invite


March 27th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday hailed the decision of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to accept the invitation of Prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets ‘facilitator’ role in Afghan peace talks with Taliban


January 28th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 28(ANI): Afghanistan has finally assigned a formal role to Pakistan in its peace and reconciliation process- that of a facilitator.Kabul and Islamabad agreed on Thursday to set up a ... Read more...

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Bopanna-Qureshi get 2010 Grand Prix of Peace and Sports award


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranvir Nayar Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani doubles partner Aisam ul Haq Qureshi have been awarded the 2010 Grand Prix of Peace & Sports ... Read more...

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Vatican asks Iraq not to execute ‘Christian’ ex-minister Tariq Aziz


October 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Oct. 27 (ANI): Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi has asked Iraq not to carry out the death sentence on former foreign minister Tariq Aziz.According to CNN, Aziz has gotten the Vatican's ... Read more...

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Mixed reaction, signals to Karzai’s outreach to Taliban


September 10th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.10 (ANI): After nine years of war, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has little faith about the NATO coalition forces routing the Taliban, and therefore, according to his aides, he is ... Read more...

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Condemnation of planned Qur’an burning in Florida grows


September 8th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura on Wednesday condemned plans by a U.S. church to burn copies of the Qur'an to commemorate the terrorist attacks ... Read more...

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Bickering Afghans failing to lure Taliban defectors due to lack of money, leadership


September 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.7 (ANI): With Afghans bickering over who should run a 250 million dollar program to lure low-level Taliban fighters away from the insurgency, international donors have decided to go slow ... Read more...

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Shut Indian missions in Afghanistan: Pakistan Army chief (Lead)


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, whose forces sponsor a large-scale guerrilla war through Afghan proxies to keep New Delhi out of Afghanistan, wants ... Read more...

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Pak army chief wants Indian missions in Afghanistan closed


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) The Pakistan army under General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is sponsoring a large-scale guerrilla war through Afghan proxies to keep India out of Afghanistan, according to ... Read more...

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US to North Korea, don’t mess with South


July 29th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): The United States has warned North Korea not to mess with South Korea, even as Pyongyang renewed its long-standing demand that Washington abandon its 'hostile policy' toward it.Washington's ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu to retire, drink redbush tea and watch cricket


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has announced plans to retire on October 7 from public life after decades of ... Read more...

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Obama vows to keep up war in Afghanistan


July 21st, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) President Barack Obama has vowed to continue the war in Afghanistan to deny an even larger safe haven to Al Qaeda terrorists trained in Afghanistan and the ... Read more...

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