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Pakistan denies military double game with Taliban


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday denied that his country's military had played a double game in the 10-year war in Afghanistan, but admitted that ... Read more...

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Pakistan allows more imports from India


November 21st, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has removed import restrictions on 12 more items from India, officials said.The goods included machinery as well as raw materials for leather and textile ... Read more...

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SAARC should focus on infrastructure, trade: CII


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to create infrastructural linkages and remove ... Read more...

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SAARC: next stop Addu City


October 6th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
South Asia's smallest country, the Maldives, is gearing up to host the next SAARC summit, which begins on Nov 10. It hosted previous summits in 1990 and 1997. The unique feature ... Read more...

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Venezuelan president says he needs more chemotherapy


September 14th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that he will probably have to undergo a fourth cycle of chemotherapy for cancer, but insisted that he will campaign ... Read more...

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US ambassador praises Sheila Dikshit


September 15th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday was praised by US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer for "helping transform" the national capital. "Her (Dikshit's) leadership here is helping transform ... Read more...

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‘Pak Army ‘plotting overthrow’ of PPP-led government over lack of governance’


August 14th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/London, Aug 14(ANI): Experts have said that the Pakistan government faces the threat of a political unrest or even military takeover following its shoddy response to the humanitarian and economic disaster caused ... Read more...

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Krishna heading to SCO summit in Tashkent Thursday


June 9th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Tashkent Thursday on a two-day visit to attend the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit amid speculation that India ... Read more...

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Krishna to go to Tashkent, India may join SCO


June 5th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Tashkent next week to attend the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit amid speculation that India could be inducted ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Gilani take a sunset stroll in Thimphu (Thimphu Diary)


April 29th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) They may not see eye to eye but they can certainly take a walk together. And that's exactly what Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Kazakh president invites Manmohan to regional summit


April 13th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Washington, April 13 (IANS) Kazakhstan, the oil-rich Central Asian country, has offered India a new oil block and invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to attend a regional summit ... Read more...

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BJP President Gadkari deplores resumption of dialogue with Pakistan


February 27th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has criticized the Centre for resuming dialogue with Pakistan.Gadkari said, "Our country's government has tried to resume dialogue ... Read more...

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Copenhagen meet a failure: Raul Castro


December 14th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (EFE) The climate change meeting in Copenhagen was a failure, Cuban President Raul Castro said at a regional summit here. Speaking at the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, ... Read more...

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New Zealand PM will not meet Dalai Lama (Lead)


November 18th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 18 (DPA) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday that he would not meet the Dalai Lama when he visits the country next month. "The reason simply is I've ... Read more...

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ICNND urges international community to work for disarmament


October 4th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj GudiNew Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): The Co-Chairman of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) Gereth Evans on Sunday urged the global partners to work in order to ... Read more...

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Taiwan president refuses to quit over typhoon response (Lead)


August 18th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Aug 18 (DPA) Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Tuesday refused to resign over the government's slow response in rescuing typhoon victims but promised to strengthen measures to counter national disasters. "I have noticed ... Read more...

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Clinton asks India to back Pakistan’s efforts to combat terror


June 18th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 18 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked tough with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped that India and ... Read more...

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Zardari-Manmohan meeting positive, says Pakistan


June 17th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan has termed the meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Russia as positive but said no conditions should be laid ... Read more...

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US troops surge can further destabilise Pakistan


June 10th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 10 (ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said the US move to send 21,000 extra troops to war-ravaged Afghanistan could have serious implications for his country."Pakistan has ... Read more...

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Pak religious party proposes regional summit over Swat future


June 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 8 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has proposed a regional summit that would require Pakistan, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and India to participate and discuss the ... Read more...

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Thailand asks UAE to extradite fugitive premier


May 4th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 4 (DPA) Thailand has asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Nicaragua to extradite fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on "a reciprocal and voluntary basis", foreign ministry officials said Monday. Ministry ... Read more...

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Thai premier lifts state of emergency in Bangkok


April 24th, 2009 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 24 (DPA) Thai Prime Minster Abhisit Vejjajiva Friday lifted the state of emergency he had imposed 12 days ago on Bangkok and surrounding provinces to quell anti-government protests. Abhisit announced ... Read more...

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Asian Summit to be held in June


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Tuesday, the Thai Prime Minister announced his government was consulting Asian leaders on a new date for a regional summit cancelled twice due to political unrest in Thailand.Mr Abhisit, who suffered ... Read more...

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Thailand to lose on tourism


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Tuesday, a government spokesman said, Thailand may lose up to US$5.35 billion in terms of the tourism revenue and millions of visitors in 2009 following its latest bout of political ... Read more...

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Former Thai premier Thaksin flies to Nicaragua


April 18th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 18 (DPA) Thailand's fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra Saturday left the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Nicaragua, where he has been granted a diplomatic passport, media reports said. Thaksin has been ... Read more...

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Thai government rules out negotiations with ex-premier (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya (Thailand), April 10 (DPA) There will be no reconciliation talks with fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after a sharp escalation of anti-government protests in Bangkok and the nearby resort city ... Read more...

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Zardari arrives in Iran for regional summit


March 10th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 10 (DPA) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Tehran Tuesday to attend the 10th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and discuss plans for a gas pipeline linking ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai ”to enter power-sharing government” with Mugabe


January 28th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Jan.28 (ANI): Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has decided to enter the unity government with President Robert Mugabe, a senior advisor to the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader said ... Read more...

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Survarnabhumi Airport had been closed for eight days


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
According to an official, they said that the Thailand's main airport will take at least a week to re-operate once a sit-in by anti-government protesters ends. As the entire attention ... Read more...

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Pranab heads to Nepal Nov 24


November 17th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With the democratic process still evolving in Nepal, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee heads to Kathmandu Nov 24 on a three-day visit that will seek to firm ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s new leader keen to atttend Asia-Pacific summit


November 9th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 9 (DPA) New Zealand prime minister-elect John Key said Sunday that he wanted a fast-track swearing-in process so that he could attend an important Asia-Pacific regional summit in Peru ... Read more...

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New military engagement rules needed for Congo: Kouchner


November 4th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Marseille (France), Nov 3 (DPA) New rules of military engagement are necessary for the 17,000 UN peacekeeping troops stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said here ... Read more...

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Prachanda poised for double Delhi visit


October 19th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Nepal's first Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda", who made his first official visit to India in September, is scheduled to pay another visit to the country ... Read more...

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Fiji military strongman tightens grip, boycotts regional summit


August 18th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Wellington, Aug 18 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman, Voreqe Bainimarama, tightened his grip on the South Pacific island state Monday and announced he would boycott a regional summit where he was expected to ... Read more...

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Five soldiers, 31 rebels killed in Sri Lanka


August 4th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Colombo, Aug 4 (DPA) Five soldiers and 31 rebels were killed in northern Sri Lanka, military officials said Monday, as a nine-day truce declared by Tamil rebels but rejected by the government ... Read more...

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