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UN chief wants reduced Syria observer mission


July 7th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has urged the Security Council to reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria and focus more on political ... Read more...

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India to boost democratic practices in Myanmar


December 12th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A parliamentary delegation from Myanmar Monday called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who assured the Southeast Asian country of India's support in ... Read more...

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Internet helps Aussies’ enhance social relations, political engagement: Report


April 28th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 28(ANI): Increasing use of Internet is having a positive impact on social relations and political engagement in Australia, according to a new report.The report, by the Australian National University ... 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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Tech-savvy Pak politicians increasingly using tweets to communicate with voters


January 15th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 15(ANI): The widespread popularity of social networking sites and other Internet-based tools have led certain tech-savvy Pakistani politicians to use them liberally to communicate with voters and complain about ... Read more...

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‘Stepped-up military operations only way to bring Afghan Taliban to negotiating table’


November 17th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 17 (ANI): NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that stepped-up military operations on the ground might be the only way to bring Afghan insurgents to the negotiating ... Read more...

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India, Mozambique sign three pacts to strengthen partnership


September 30th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): India and Mozambique inked three pacts on Thursday on avoidance of double taxation, cooperation in mineral resources and between middle and small enterprises to strengthen partnership ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak disputes threatening peace in South Asia: SAHR


September 28th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Peace in South Asia is under threat by longstanding disputes between India and Pakistan, escalating violence in Afghanistan and Kashmir and post-war displacement in Sri Lanka, South ... Read more...

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India, Canada reaffirm commitment to political engagement


June 28th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitToronto, June 28 (ANI): The Prime Ministers of India and Canada on Sunday reaffirmed their commitment to sustained political engagement and a structured exchange of high-level visits and regular ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen freed, vows to work for peace in Chhattisgarh (Second Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 26 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted him bail, noted human rights activist Binayak Sen walked out of jail Tuesday evening after a more than two-year-long confinement, amid ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen released, vows to keep up struggle for peace (Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 26 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted him bail, human rights activist Binayak Sen walked out of jail Tuesday evening after a more than two-year-long confinement, amid jubilation ... Read more...

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Greater voice for emerging economies in IMF mooted


March 27th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) An expert committee has suggested greater representation of emerging market economies in a package of measures to make the International Monetary Fund (IMF) more effective in ... Read more...

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Finland to double troops in Afghanistan


February 23rd, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 23 (DPA) Finland is to double the number of its troops in the NATO-led force in Afghanistan to some 200 in time for elections Aug 20, Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander ... Read more...

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PPP will not destabilize Nawazs government in Pak Punjab


September 9th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sep 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will not destabilise the government in Punjab , new President Asif Ali Zardari told a PML-N delegation led by Nawaz Sharif.Punjab ... Read more...

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Zardari claims strategy to combat militancy in FATA worked out


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , July 22 (ANI): The ruling federal coalition in Pakistan has worked out a strategy to combat militancy and terrorism in tribal areas, said PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.Talking to ... Read more...

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Pranab opts out, Anand Sharma to attend ARF meet


July 15th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) With a trust vote looming in parliament next week, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also a leading political manager of the ruling coalition, has decided ... Read more...

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Afghanistan brands Pak peace moves with extremists destructive


June 7th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul , June 7 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly told Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi that Islamabad s peace moves with Taliban extremists could have destructive consequences for ... Read more...

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Pakistan adopts three-point strategy to curb terrorism


May 23rd, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, May 23 (Xinhua) Pakistan has adopted a comprehensive three-point strategy to address militancy and terrorism in the country, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Friday. "The government of Pakistan has a ... Read more...

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Pak army chief Kiyani briefs Gilani on Balochistan situation


May 9th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was briefed by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani on the security situation in Balochistan on Friday, and on ... Read more...

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Pak militants not giving up violence will face military action


May 9th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Pakistan foreign office has said that holding talks with militants was an essential part of its policy, but the federal government wont hesitate in resorting to military ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets conditions for talks with militants


May 8th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, May 8 (Xinhua) Pakistan Thursday set three conditions for possible talks with militants in the country, saying military action is not the only way to wipe out terrorism and extremism. "Political ... Read more...

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Pak control of Taliban key to winning war on terror in Afghanistan, says Aussie PM


April 12th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Apr 12 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said that a greater effort from Pakistan to control the Taliban in its border region was as important to winning the ... Read more...

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New Pak Government says no to unilateral US operation


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 3 (ANI): The new Pakistan Government has maid it clear that it would not allow US forces to operate unilaterally from its soil.New Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood ... Read more...

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Tibet protests underscore problems with integration


March 16th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Mayank Chhaya The explosion of protests in Tibet in the run-up to the Olympics shows how tenuous the region's integration into China is despite Beijing's frequent assertions to the contrary. It is ... Read more...

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Political humour may do more damage than you might think


March 16th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Stand-up comedians have always targeted politicians to generate good humour in their shows. However, University of Iowa professor, Russell Peterson, a former stand-up comedian and political cartoonist ... Read more...

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Cruise returns to big screen with ‘Lions for Lambs’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
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