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China backs Myanmar peace efforts


June 12th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) China supports Myanmar's efforts to safeguard ethnic harmony, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The main towns in Myanmar's riot-hit Rakhine state have been brought under control. However, ... Read more...

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Militants ganging up with criminals, says Gogoi


May 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Cadres of the armed militant outfits have joined criminal gangs in Assam, leading to recent spurt in petty crimes across the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Germany, India steadfast partners: Ambassador-designate


May 15th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India and Germany are steadfast and dynamic partners on the global stage and their friendship is based on mutual trust and shared values, says ... Read more...

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‘No exclusive US bounty for Hafiz Saeed’


April 29th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron P. Munter has blamed the Pakistani media for "misreporting the issue of Hafiz Saeed" and said the US government did not ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies military double game with Taliban


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday denied that his country's military had played a double game in the 10-year war in Afghanistan, but admitted that ... Read more...

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EU’s foreign aid chief visits Myanmar


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) European Union Development Commissioner Andris Piedalgs arrived here Sunday on a three-day visit to monitor latest developmental works in the country.The visit is significant as it ... Read more...

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Peaceful Afghanistan critical for Pakistan: Gilani


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Peace in Afghanistan was critical for peace and security in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Pakistan had always supported Afghan President Hamid Karzai's ... 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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`Afghan stability must for peace in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is important for peace in Pakistan and Islamabad wants to improve its ties with Kabul, Senate Chairman Farooq H. Naek has said.Non-interference ... Read more...

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LTTE’s rout to mar future Norway-style mediation: Report


November 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's determination to cock a snook at the West and crush the LTTE with the backing of Asian countries will make Norwegian type mediation difficult ... Read more...

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India wanted LTTE ‘put in its place’: Norway report


November 11th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 11 (IANS) Even as it publicly advocated peace when the Sri Lankan conflict was raging, India quietly informed Norway that the LTTE must be "put in its ... Read more...

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‘Bengal committed to peace with Maoists’


September 30th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government is committed to its efforts for peace talks with the Maoists, a member of the team of interlocutors appointed by Chief ... Read more...

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Karzai in India next week, focus on ISI’s role


September 28th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Days after the assassination of his predecessor Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghan President Hamid Karzai touches down here next week on a two-day visit to seek ... Read more...

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All people must stand against terrorism: UN chief


September 11th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all people to stand against terrorism, in a special message on the eve of the 10th anniversary of ... Read more...

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It’s an attack on democratic values: Norwegian minister (Interview)


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Norwegian minister Erik Solheim, who was the face of peace efforts in Sri Lanka, Saturday said the "horrible" massacre of 91 people was an attack ... 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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PM shocked at Ahmed Karzai’s assassination


July 12th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed "deep sorrow and shock" over the "sad news of tragic assassination" of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother Ahmed ... Read more...

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Congress welcomes informal Mohali India-Pakistan talks


March 31st, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the informal talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Mohali and said the ... Read more...

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Afghan-Pak-US talks on peace efforts in Afghanistan to be held next month: Qureshi


January 26th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 26(ANI): Trilateral talks among Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States on the Afghan peace efforts will be held in Washington next month, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Talking to ... Read more...

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Afghan peace efforts: OIC likely to invite Taliban ‘as observers’ to March summit


January 20th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): In an effort to find a negotiated settlement to the Afghan imbroglio, the Taliban leadership is likely to be invited as observers to an Organisation of Islamic Conference ... Read more...

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Terror threats to embassy in Kabul are real, says Krishna


January 11th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India Tuesday said terror threats to its embassy in Kabul were real and the "grim possibilities" have been confirmed by its own intelligence inputs and those ... Read more...

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Pakistan to fully facilitate Afghan peace efforts: Qureshi


January 8th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 8 (ANI): Pakistan will not shirk from taking every step possible to promote and facilitate the Afghan reconciliation efforts, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Backed by President Hamid ... Read more...

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Afghan peace delegation to visit Pakistan


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 2 (ANI): The Afghanistan Government's efforts to broker peace with the Taliban enter a new phase, as an Afghan delegation is scheduled to visit Islamabad this week.Former Afghanistan President ... Read more...

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India, Pakistano lawyers come together for peace


December 17th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) To encourage people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan, the legal fraternities of both countries will come together to create a common platform for cooperation. The initiative has ... 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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Obama’s India trip splashed across Pakistani media


November 8th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Barack Obama's four-day India visit received massive coverage in the Pakistani media which highlighted the US president asking India to bolster peace efforts with Pakistan.The ... Read more...

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Mumbai attack undermined peace efforts: Zardari


November 8th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has admitted that Mumbai terror attack has undermined efforts for peace and said his government is "cooperating in unearthing and bringing to justice ... Read more...

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US links Pak’s role in Afghan peace efforts to ridding terror havens in country


October 21st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Pakistan has an 'appropriate' role to play in resolving the situation in Afghanistan, but that role compulsorily involves taking "effective action" against the extremist threat along its ... Read more...

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ISI terrorising Taliban to fight against US, allies in Afghanistan: Report


October 7th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7(ANI): Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is reportedly pressuring Taliban commanders to fight against the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan.According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. ... Read more...

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Pak tennis sensation Aisam gets grand welcome at home


September 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 16 (ANI): Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi received a hero's homecoming, with government and Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) officials welcoming him with garlands, as his fans raised slogans "long ... Read more...

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In “International Day of Peace” message, Hindus urge world religions to work together for peace


September 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 14 (ANI): Hindus have urged religions of the world to join hands to bring peace in the world.Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a message for the "International Day ... Read more...

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Pak needs to do much more against Haqqani network for Afghan peace: Holbrooke


July 24th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24(ANI): US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said that while Islamabad is cooperating with the US-backed Afghan peace efforts, it was not to the extent ... Read more...

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Afghan peace efforts will succeed: General Kayani


July 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 1(ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has expressed hopes that his country's and international efforts to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan would succeed.Kayani also welcomed the appointment of ... Read more...

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Chidambaram supports Omar’s Kashmir peace efforts


June 29th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said the central government would support Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in his efforts to end the cycle of ... Read more...

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Lakhvi likely to walk free like Saeed thanks to legal lacunas in Pak: Legal expert


May 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Lahore High Court's verdict acquitting Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Mohammed Saeed of all terror charges may have come as a ... Read more...

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