regional situation

India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases


June 6th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The regional situation and India's purchases of military hardware were discussed Wednesday by Defence Minister A.K. Antony and his visiting US counterpart Leon Panetta, ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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N-armed Pakistan, Iran threat to Russia


May 4th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A nuclear-armed Pakistan, Iran and North Korea could potentially trigger regional chain reaction that may threaten Russian security, a former Russian intelligence official has said."Even ... Read more...

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US lawmaker praises India’s role in Afghanistan


April 19th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A key US lawmaker has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction saying US-India partnership has an important role in contributing to the war torn nation's ... Read more...

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Gilani to visit Britain in May


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to Britain in May, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Prime Minister Gilani will hold wide-ranging ... Read more...

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Visit Pakistan, Zardari to tell Manmohan


April 8th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan when the two leaders meet Sunday, a media report said here.All ... Read more...

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Zardari to invite Manmohan to Pakistan, all issues on table


April 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) In his first visit to India, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit his country "by the end ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies Gilani meeting with Taliban in Qatar


February 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday refuted media reports suggesting a meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan Taliban representatives had been planned in Qatar ... Read more...

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China wants closer ties with Asian nations: Minister


January 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China wants to strengthen relations with Asian countries in 2012 by enhancing political trust and expanding common interests, a minister said Sunday.The regional situation will continue ... Read more...

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Avoid public criticism of Pakistan, Zardari urges US


November 8th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said Tuesday that Pakistan and the US must restrain from uncalled-for public criticism as this undermines efforts to work closely for ... Read more...

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Pakistan plays down Afghan-India strategic pact


October 6th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday played down the strategic partnership agreement signed by Afghanistan and India by saying that Islamabad is not worried about the agreement as it ... Read more...

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Zardari, Karzai review bilateral ties


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have reviewed bilateral relations and the regional situation, it was reported here.The two leaders met in Tajikistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to enhance cooperation


August 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to enhance cooperation and boost ties, it was reported here.Bilateral relations, cooperation and the regional situation were reviewed during ... Read more...

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Zardari wants early finalisation of engagement plan with EU


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for an early finalisation of a five-year engagement plan between Pakistan and the European Union.Talking to Foreign Minister of Poland ... Read more...

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Zardari to US: Need clear terms of engagement on terror war


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The terms of engagement between the US and Pakistan in the war against terror should be clearly defined so that conflicting positions and unilateral actions ... Read more...

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Clinton telephones Zardari, discusses ties


July 29th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed bilateral ties with President Asif Ali Zardari during a telephone call Thursday night, an official said.Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar ... Read more...

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Zardari, Karzai pledge to battle terror


July 20th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have reiterated their commitment to continue the ongoing fight against terrorism till the restoration of regional peace.A ... Read more...

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Bashir arrives in Washington to seek to iron out Pak, US ‘differences’


April 21st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has arrived in Washington to hold talks with US officials as both nations seek ways to iron out differences and find "strategic convergences" to ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM in Kabul for strategic talks (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived here Saturday with a high-level delegation, including the army and ISI chiefs, to hold strategically important talks with ... Read more...

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Gilani-led Pakistani delegation in Kabul for talks


April 16th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived here on a day-long visit Saturday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership.Gilani was received at the Kabul ... Read more...

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Pak defence committee terms WikiLeaks expose ‘attempt to harm Pak image’


December 4th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 4(ANI): Pakistan's Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) has termed the release of diplomatic cables by whistle blower website WikiLeaks as an attempt to harm the nation's image.The committee, ... Read more...

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North Korea ready for resumption of six-party talks


October 17th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 17 (ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has said that it is ready for resumption of the six-party talks, involving China, United States, South Korea, Russia and Japan."A ... Read more...

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Clinton meets Zardari, discusses drone attacks


July 19th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and discussed a host of issues, including the drone attacks that Pakistan says undermines national consensus ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh meets UK PM, seeks assurances to ensure global fiscal recovery


June 27th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitToronto, June 27 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met his British counterpart David Cameron on Saturday, and told him that India would like to see the international ... Read more...

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Pak asks Afghanistan to stop use of its soil for fanning insurgency in Balochistan


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 26 (ANI): In an apparent reference to India's alleged role in fanning insurgency in Balochistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked Afghanistan to ensure that its territory is ... Read more...

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Pakistan honours Chinese Vice Premier Zhang


June 9th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday conferred the Hilal-i-Pakistan, the country's second highest civilian honour, on visiting Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang for promoting cooperation between the two ... Read more...

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India’s train to Taipei: Business, Bollywood, Buddhism (With Images)


May 30th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Taipei, May 30 (IANS) The three Bs of business, Bollywood and Buddhism are set to bring India and Taiwan closer as the self-ruled island and tech mecca - encouraged ... Read more...

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Bolivian president asks pope to abolish priestly celibacy


May 18th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Pope Benedict XVI received Monday in the Vatican the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who sought the abolition of priestly celibacy and the admission of women to ... Read more...

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Zaradri hopes for long-term Pakistan-US engagement


April 9th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Friday expressed the hope that the recently concluded Pakistan-US strategic dialogue would help translate their bilateral relationship into a long-term partnership based on mutual ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks US civilian nuclear technology


March 16th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday urged the US to provide it civilian nuclear technology to help the country overcome its energy crisis and also bridge the trust deficit between the two ... Read more...

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Rapid rise of India, China redefining global and regional situation, says Nirupama Rao


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Cynthia ChandranLondon, Feb.22 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday said that with the rapid rise of China and India, the global and regional situation is being re-defined.Addressing at ... Read more...

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No good or bad Taliban, says Iran


February 9th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Airing its unease over the proposed reintegration of Taliban in Afghanistan, Iran Tuesday rejected any distinction between good Taliban and bad Taliban, and sought closer cooperation ... Read more...

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India, Iran discuss Afghanistan, to expand anti-terror cooperation


February 4th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With the London conference clearing a contentious proposal for reconciliation with the Taliban, India and Iran have decided to expand their cooperation in stabilising Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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India-Russia-China trilateral meet to touch upon issues of mutual concern


October 18th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 18(ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said that issues of regional importance, mutual concern and mutual interest will be discussed during the forthcoming trilateral meet between India, Russia ... Read more...

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Kashmir key to improving ties with India: Pakistan


October 14th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Srinagar, Oct 14 (IANS) Once again harping on the K word, Pakistan said Wednesday that neither the regional situation nor sub-continental ties could improve till New Delhi accepted that the Kashmir ... Read more...

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