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Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

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Krishna raises Sarabjit issue with Zardari


September 8th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday urged the Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to consider the mercy plea of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on ... Read more...

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Ghanaian president finally moving into Indian-financed, rebuilt residence? (With Image)


August 27th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 27 (IANS) Is the Ghanaian head of state finally planning to move into Flagstaff House, the presidential palace that has a colonial past and has been rebuilt with ... Read more...

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Saudi Islamic summit to discuss Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will host an Islamic summit next week to discuss the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, among other matters, and Pakistani President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Zardari invites Manmohan Singh to Pakistan


July 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, saying it will provide an opportunity to the two leaders ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly resolution seeks Sarabjit’s release


June 29th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) While hailing the release of Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh from Lahore prison a day ago, the Punjab assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the immediate ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family on indefinite fast; meets Krishna (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Family members of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh Thursday sat on an indefinite protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital seeking his freedom ... Read more...

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Krishna assures family of Sarabjit’s release (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured family members of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, of his ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family meets Krishna


June 28th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family members ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family to protest at Jantar Mantar


June 28th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn by Pakistan on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family ... Read more...

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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, Islamabad Tuesday night clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP candidate for PM’s post (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf was Friday officially declared as the joint candidate for the post of Pakistan's prime minister by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and ... Read more...

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Pakistan president to visit Russia


June 19th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will undertake a three-day official visit to Russia between June 20-22 to participate in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), ... Read more...

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Russian bikers held in Iraq for spying


May 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Four Russian bikers travelling through Iraq have been arrested on charges of spying in the country, and face up to 10 years in jail if found ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief released from jail


May 21st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was formally freed from prison Monday following a presidential pardon.Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka, who ... 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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Rajapaksa orders release of jailed ex-army chief


May 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pardoned jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka and authorised his release, a presidential spokesman said Sunday.Bandula Jayasekera said the document ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa gets nod to free jailed ex-army chief


May 17th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has approved the release of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, an official said Thursday.President Mahinda Rajapaksa has obtained the approval of ... Read more...

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Indonesia takes charge of Sukhoi crash probe


May 16th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 16 (IANS) The Indonesian government will take control of the investigation into the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash that killed 45 people, and Russian teams will have their movements ... 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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Building mutual trust key to defeating terror: Zardari


April 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Terming the US drone strikes inside Pakistani territory as "useless" and "counter-productive", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday told a visiting US diplomat that building mutual ... Read more...

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Zardari writes to Manmohan for Chisty’s repatriation (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to send home on humanitarian grounds Pakistani scientist Khalil Chisty, who ... Read more...

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Amid improving ties, Zardari to meet Manmohan, visit Ajmer (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Amid a marked improvement in bilateral ties, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will visit India April 8 to offer prayers at a revered Sufi ... Read more...

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Zardari likely to come on ‘personal’ visit to India (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Against the backdrop of improving bilateral ties, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to come on a personal visit to India later this ... Read more...

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Zardari has not offered to resign: Spokesman (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari did not offer his resignation during a meeting with coalition partners, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Khan Babar said Wednesday.In a statement ... Read more...

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Ready to give up presidency: Zardari


January 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said he is ready to give up his post if his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and coalition partners so ... Read more...

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Argentine president gets good news - no cancer


January 8th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 8 (IANS/EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez left hospital Saturday and returned to her official residence in Buenos Aires with good news. Following her thyroid operation, doctors said ... Read more...

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Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery


January 6th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) An operation to remove a cancerous tumour from Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's thyroid gland has been completed "without problems or complications", the government said.The 58-year-old ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani, Kayani discuss secret memo to US


November 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) A secret memo to Washington that claims Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup came up for discussion at a meeting here between the Pakistani ... Read more...

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‘US ambassador recants sex tourists remark’


October 9th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 9 (IANS) The government said Sunday that a statement by US Ambassador Harry Thomas on sex tourists coming to the Philippines, which he later recanted, would not hurt ... Read more...

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Pakistan for currency swap deal with Iran


July 17th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan has proposed a currency swap agreement with Iran to boost bilateral trade and economic relations between them.President Asif Ali Zardari made the proposal to his ... Read more...

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Help us find oil, Pakistan tells China


June 18th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has urged China to help Pakistan drill for oil and gas and reactivate depleted and abandoned oil fields across the country.Zardari made ... Read more...

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Osama death: Zardari, Gilani, Pak security chiefs in emergency talks


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has convened an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and security chiefs following US confirmation that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ... Read more...

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