reconciliation efforts

UN chief hails Myanmar panel to probe violence


August 18th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Myanmar's establishment of a 27-member commission to investigate the violence in the western state of Rakhine, which has left ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

Krishna holds talks with Sri Lankan president, PM


January 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday held a breakfast meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the second day of his four-day visit to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Krishna meets Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim leaders


January 16th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday met separately leaders of ethnic Tamils and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) ahead of his talks Tuesday with ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Krishna to push for political settlement of Tamil issue (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will urge Sri Lanka to seek an early political settlement of the Tamil issue during his four-day visit, a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Krishna in Colombo on four-day visit


January 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Monday on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka.Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris received Krishna ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Krishna to pitch for regional approach on Afghanistan


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Pakistan boycotting the Bonn conference on Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will represent India at the key global conclave ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ahead of Bonn meet, British AfPak envoy heading to India


November 29th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Bonn conference, British AfPak envoy Mark Sedwill will be holding talks with senior Indian officials later this week against the backdrop ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Clinton warns of terrorists-pursuit on Afghan-Pakistan border


October 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday said terrorists would be targeted in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas. Addressing a joint press conference with President Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan offers Afghanistan intelligence in Rabbani’s killing


October 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday offered intelligence sharing to Afghanistan for its investigation into the assassination of the former Peace Council chief Burhanuddin ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Khurshid represents India at prayers for Rabbani


September 24th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday represented India at a prayer ceremony in Kabul for former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was assassinated at his ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India warns against diluting anti-terror regimes (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) Reiterating its "steadfast commitment" to international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, India has warned against diluting or weakening the global legal regime to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Post Osama, Indian PM readies for Afghanistan trip


May 10th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) With a new chill in US-Pakistani ties following Osama bin Laden's killing, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is all set to travel to Afghanistan, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

PTF to invite Sania Mirza for women’s event in proposed “Wagah border match”


April 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 26(ANI): The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is set to invite Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza for a women's exhibition match in the proposed Indo-Pak tennis series at the Wagah ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US-Pak ties facing biggest crisis since 9/11: Report


April 13th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13(ANI): US-Pakistan ties are heading towards their biggest crisis since the 9/11 attacks, owing to bitter disputes over covert CIA activities and drone attacks inside Pakistan, lack of progress ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Distrust between Pakistan, Afghanistan “major cause of regional instability”: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The historic distrust between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains a 'major cause of instability' in the region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pointed out."As we have underscored ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak assures support to Afghan Govt’s reconciliation efforts with Taliban


January 6th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan has assured Pakistan's full support to the Afghan Government's reconciliation efforts with the Taliban to ensure lasting peace ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Afghan reconciliation talks with Taliban in “final stage”‘


December 4th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): The Afghan Government's reconciliation efforts with the Taliban have "reached the final stage", and serious negotiations between the two sides are likely to commence soon."The three-phased reconciliation process ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in World |

U.S. Embassy concerned over attacks on attorneys in S. Kyrgyzstan


October 18th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek on Monday expressed deep concern about reports that attorneys of ethnic Uzbeks who are on trial have been attacked in southern Kyrgyzstan."Fair ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

NATO allowed Taliban commander into Kabul


October 15th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) NATO-led forces facilitated the passage of a senior Taliban commander to Kabul to hold talks with the Afghan government, a media report said Friday.US General David Petraeus, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US vows to do ‘whatever it takes’ to support ‘complex’ Afghan reconciliation efforts


October 15th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Oct 15 (ANI): The United States will do "whatever it takes" to support Afghan government's reconciliation efforts with elements of the Taliban, but acknowledges that it is a complex effort ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US may support removal of more Taliban from UN blacklist to aid peace talks: Crowley


October 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): The United States has indicated that it is open to the removal of more Taliban militants from a UN sanctions list in order to facilitate peace talks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak holds ‘trump card’ to success of Afghan peace talks with Taliban: Gilani


October 13th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 13 (ANI): The renewed Afghan efforts to make peace with the Taliban to end the nine-year war would fail without Pakistan's help, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NATO endorses Afghan govt’s bid for peace accord with Taliban


October 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 12 (ANI): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has endorsed the Afghan government's attempt to strike a peace accord with the Taliban rebels to end a war, which is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Holbrooke warns against expecting too much from secret ‘Taliban-Afghan govt’ talks


October 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 12 (ANI): The United States welcomes the Afghan reconciliation efforts but believes that the recent reports about secret talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are exaggerated, Richard ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Afghan war ‘lost cause’ for US: Gul


August 7th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.7 (ANI): Describing the US led war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan as a "lost cause", former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Hamid Gul has said that Washington ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in World |

Neighbours should refrain from indulging in Afghanistan’s internal issues: Qureshi


July 21st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 21 (ANI): In an apparent hint towards India, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Memhood Qureshi has said all regional countries have a special responsibility towards Afghanistan, and that they must refrain ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Keeping India out, far greater Pak priority than supporting US’ Afghan goals’


July 16th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Pakistan might claim that it shares the goals of the United States in eliminating the Taliban and Al-Qaeda and stabilizing Afghanistan, but its prime objective remains minimizing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

We must stop treating Afghanistan as ‘our province’ for peace: Ex-Pak Minister


July 14th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 14 (ANI): Former Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has stressed that the country's leadership must stop treating Afghanistan as one of the provinces to establishing peace and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe