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Clinton chose wrong place for Zawahiri claim: Pakistani daily


May 9th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Criticising Hillary Clinton's statement that Al Qaeda's new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is in Pakistan, a leading daily here said the US secretary of state should not ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ties: A year of building trust (Yearender)


December 19th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) "Trust, but verify." Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's watchword on re-engaging Pakistan found traction in 2011 and saw the troubled post-26/11 ties turning a corner, ... Read more...

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New Maliki govt with anti-US Shiite Islamic support could complicate Iraq-US relationship


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Oct 2 (ANI): The comeback of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power, which is widely expected especially after he secured the support of an anti-American Shiite Islamic movement on ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie concerned about the people of North Korea


July 29th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has expressed her concern about the people of North Korea, especially about the harassment, which the traitors face when, they are sent back to the ... Read more...

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No quiet dialogue on between India, separatists: Mirwaiz (Lead)


May 21st, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who heads the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said no quiet dialogue was going on between the Indian government and the local separatist leaders. Addressing ... Read more...

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‘Anything below azadi’ negotiable for Kashmir: Home Secretary (IANS Interview)


April 5th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Indian government is holding back-channel talks with separatist Hurriyat leaders on the Kashmir issue and is open to negotiating anything less than independence, ... Read more...

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Kashmir separatists meet Pakistan foreign secretary


February 24th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Urging Islamabad to include Kashmiris in the India-Pakistan dialogue process, separatist leaders from the valley met visiting Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir here Wednesday, a day ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatists to meet Pakistan foreign secretary


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) They may have refused to talk to Home Minister P. Chidambaram, but Kashmiri separatist leaders are all set to meet Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir here ... Read more...

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Feb 25 ‘not a bad date’ for talks: Pakistani foreign minister


February 11th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign minister says that Feb 25 is "not a bad date" for talks with India and that the stalled composite dialogue should also resume. "We do not ... Read more...

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Did Srinagar attack carry a bigger message? (News Analysis)


January 7th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The militant attack in the middle of the day in downtown Srinagar caught security forces unawares and came amid reports of a marked ... Read more...

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Chidambaram favours ‘quite talks’ to resolve Kashmir problem


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2(ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday told members of the Rajya Sabha that he favoured for a 'quite dialogue' with a faction of the All Party Hurriyat ... Read more...

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Government for quiet talks on Kashmir: Chidambaram (Second Lead)


December 2nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Holding that it favoured "quiet talks" to resolve the Kashmir issue, the Indian government said Wednesday it was prepared to talk to groups across the spectrum ... Read more...

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Government favours quiet talks on Kashmir: Chidambaram (Lead)


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it favoured "quiet talks" to resolve the Kashmir dispute. "The prime minister and I offered to talk to every shade of public ... Read more...

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Government favours quiet talks on Kashmir: Chidambaram


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it favoured "quiet talks" to resolve the festering Kashmir dispute. "The prime minister and I offered to talk to every shade of ... Read more...

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United Jehad Council rejects quiet dialogue on Kashmir


December 1st, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 1(IANS) The United Jehad Council (UJC), a conglomerate of guerrilla outfits based in Pakistani Kashmir, has rejected the proposed "quiet dialogue" between the Indian government and Kashmiri separatist leaders. In ... Read more...

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Separatists, unite for quiet dialogue: Kashmir civil society


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) While leaders of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference remain divided on the efficacy of the "quiet" talks with the central government, members ... Read more...

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Moderate Hurriyat divided over ‘quiet’ talks


November 20th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Leaders of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference are divided on the efficacy of the "quiet" talks with the central government. The executive ... Read more...

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Hurriyat chief ready for talks through open or quiet diplomacy


November 13th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 13 (IANS) Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said he was ready for talks to resolve the Kashmir issue "through open or quiet diplomacy". "We want issue-based discussions on Kashmir ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown affects life in south Kashmir


November 6th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 6 (IANS) Life in south Kashmir's Kulgam district was badly affected Friday following a shutdown call given by senior hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, officials said. Shops, educational institutions, ... Read more...

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Government planning forces’ pullout from Kashmir: Chidambaram


October 30th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered peace talks to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government ... Read more...

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Peaceful State Assembly elections in three States highlight of October, says Chidambaram


October 30th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday, while presenting the monthly report of his Ministry, said that the highlight of October was the State Assembly elections in ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia arrive on two-day Kashmir visit


October 28th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived here Wednesday on a two-day visit. A special aircraft carrying the Prime Minister and the ... Read more...

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Hussain welcomes Indian PM for talks offer to Hurriyat (Second Lead)


October 27th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) A Pakistani senator Tuesday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's readiness to talk to the separatist Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir. "I will welcome it ... Read more...

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PM should make his Kashmir policy clear: BJP


October 26th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Two days ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday asked him to clarify his policy on ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz goes to London to attend Kashmir conference


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar/New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday left for London enroute New Delhi to take part in two separate conferences on the Kashmir issue, a Hurriyat spokesman ... Read more...

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Kashmiris will never leave India: Farooq Abdullah (Interview)


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) India should not doubt Kashmiris and stop thinking they will ever "leave this nation", says former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and union Minister ... Read more...

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Quiet diplomacy: Central officials in Kashmir to meet Mirwaiz


October 21st, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) As part of New Delhi's "quiet diplomacy" to solve the problems in the troubled Jammu and Kashmir, a team of top officials is presently in the valley ... Read more...

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Separatist leader Shabir Shah released from detention


October 21st, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANs) Following orders from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, authorities Tuesday released senior separatist leader Shabir Shah. Shah, chairman of separatist Democratic Freedom Party, had been detained ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz tries to take others on board dialogue bus (News Analysis)


October 19th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) The contours of the proposed dialogue between New Delhi and Kashmiri separatist groups are yet to be made public, but moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer ... Read more...

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Government working on honourable solution to Kashmir problem: Chidambaram (Lead)


October 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 14 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Wednesday that the government was working on an honourable solution to the Kashmir problem and that separatist voices would be heard ... Read more...

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Mbeki’s removal as South African president devastating: Mugabe


September 25th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Sep 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has described as "devastating" the removal from office of his South African counterpart Thabo Mbeki, who is seen as a key ally of the ... Read more...

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Mugabe attends SADC summit


August 16th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg, Aug 16 (DPA) A two-day summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders focusing on the crisis in Zimbabwe got underway Saturday in Johannesburg, with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's attendance the ... Read more...

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Mugabe, opposition Zimbabwean leader close to inking national unity deal


August 7th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Aug.7 (ANI): Zimbabwe''s President Robert Mugabe and the countrys main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai'', are reportedly meeting today to discuss the final aspects of a 50-page draft unity agreement that ... Read more...

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South African xenophobia under control: minister


May 27th, 2008 - 1:54 am ICT by admin
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 27 (IANS) The xenophobic violence that has wracked South Africa for the past fortnight is now under control, Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula said here Monday evening ... Read more...

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After quiet diplomacy, Kenya rocks and raps for peace


May 1st, 2008 - 10:02 am ICT by admin
By Eva Berendsen and Eva Krafczyk Nairobi, May 1 (DPA) German Ambassador to Kenya Walter Lindner has great faith in the hushed tones of quiet diplomacy. Lindner is among the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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