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Indian American gets key Pentagon job (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American security expert Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to the key post of deputy assistant secretary of defence for South and Southeast Asia ... Read more...

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Ex-NATO commander McChrystal cleared of wrongdoing in Rolling Stone piece


April 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): The Pentagon has cleared a sacked US general of wrongdoing in connection with a magazine report that said his staff and he had spoken disrespectfully about top ... Read more...

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Petraeus may quit post of commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan by year end


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.16 (ANI): General David Petraeus plans to quit his post as commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan as a part of changes to be introduced by the Pentagon. ... Read more...

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Zardari to visit US in February


January 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 24(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will visit the United States next month.During the visit, Zardari will hold meetings with US President Barack Obama and other US leaders ... Read more...

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‘Serious challenges’ plague massive US aid to Pakistan: Report


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): The ambitious US civilian-aid program, which has made Pakistan the world's second-largest recipient of American economic and development assistance, is facing a host of serious challenges on the ... Read more...

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‘Eventual solution’ to terrorism lies with Pakistan, says US


January 14th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The United States will continue to engage with Islamabad as it looks at Pakistan as part of the "eventual solution" to the problem of terrorism ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks unity of allies before US visit


January 13th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Seeking solidarity among ruling alliance partners on foreign policies, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari held talks with several leaders, including opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, before leaving ... Read more...

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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...

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West has little option other than to support ‘fragile’ Zardari govt in Pak: WP


January 7th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7(ANI): Under the prevailing circumstances in Pakistan, especially in the wake of liberal politician Salman Taseer's assassination, the West has "little choice other than to try to support and ... Read more...

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Krishna-Hillary discuss Obama visit, Afghanistan


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has invited US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the second round of strategic dialogue during a telephonic conversation on late ... Read more...

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Krishna invites Clinton for strategic dialogue, discusses Afghanistan


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday spoke to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and invited her for the second round of strategic dialogue that will ... Read more...

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US, India are friends but suspicious too: WikiLeaks


December 17th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks show a a warming relationship between India and US but reveal differences on many issues, the Guardian reported Friday.While one cable ... Read more...

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Richard Holbrooke Passes Away


December 15th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American diplomat Richard Holbrooke breathed his last on Monday at George Washington Hospital on Monday. The veteran diplomat was admitted to the hospital last Friday after ... Read more...

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Indian American to assist Holbrooke’s successor (Lead)


December 15th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The White House began a planned Afghan strategy review with Frank Ruggiero, a deputy of tough diplomat Richard Holbrooke who died Monday, taking his place ... Read more...

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Frank Ruggiero replaces Holbrooke as acting US special envoy


December 15th, 2010 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Career civil servant Frank Ruggiero has taken over as the acting US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan following the death of Richard Holbrooke, the State Department ... Read more...

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Veteran US Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Passes Away At 69


December 14th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Top ranking American diplomat Richard Holbrooke breathed his last at George Washington University Hospital in Washington on Monday. The former Special Representative of President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Holbrooke was America’s most dedicated public servant: Clinton


December 14th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing her grief over the untimely demise of Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since ... Read more...

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US ambassador mourns Holbrooke’s death


December 14th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama's point man for the Afghan-Pakistan region who passed away in Washington, ... Read more...

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US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies at 69


December 14th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2009, died on Monday evening in Washington at the age of 69.According to ... Read more...

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US trouble shooter Richard Holbrooke is dead (Third Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Richard C. Holbrooke America's high profile diplomatic trouble shooter and Obama administration's point man in the war torn Afghan-Pakistani region has died ... Read more...

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Zardari sends over flowers, get well message to critically ill Holbrooke


December 13th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.13 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is reported to have telephoned Mrs. Richard Holbrooke on Sunday night and inquired about the health of her husband, who is US President ... Read more...

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Richard Holbrooke In Critical Condition After Heart Surgery


December 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama Administration's Special Representative Richard Holbrooke is in critical condition after his surgery, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in his statement. The 69-year-old ... Read more...

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US Af-Pak envoy Holbrooke hospitalized


December 11th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11(ANI): U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, was hospitalized on Friday after falling ill during a State Department meeting in Washington.State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said ... Read more...

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Wikileaks: ISI untrustworthy, Saudi officials told Holbrooke


December 7th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabian intelligence officials considered Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) "untrustworthy" and "thought 10 times before sharing any sensitive information with them", a Pakistani daily reported Tuesday, quoting ... Read more...

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US told India that Zardari government was weakening: WikiLeaks


December 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) US special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke told Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's government was weakening, according to an ... Read more...

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India not embarrassed by any Wikileaks’ revelations


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Even as Wikileaks continues to release confidential US diplomatic cables, Indian officials Friday indicated there was nothing in the leaked internal communications made public so far ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks revelations “don’t change anything fundamental” in US-Pak ties: Holbrooke


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): The White House is confident that the US-Pakistan ties will withstand any negative effect emanating from the diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, US Special Representative Richard Holbrooke ... Read more...

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Will Osama be handed to US if caught in Pakistan? Musharraf unsure


November 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan may not have handed over Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden immediately to the US if he was caught on Pakistani soil with former president Pervez ... Read more...

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Bin Laden funded Nawaz for taking part in elections: Musharraf


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 19 (ANI): Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden funded PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif for taking part in elections, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has claimed.According to a TV channel, Musharraf ... Read more...

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Musharraf has “very slim chances” of winning democratic elections in Pak: Holbrooke


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has "very slim" chances of regaining power in the 2013 elections, and any return to military rule in the country would be ... Read more...

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Donors urge Pak to implement “painful” reforms for additional resource mobilisation


November 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Donors and development partners of Pakistan have made it clear that they would provide help to Pakistan if there was a consensus between the federal and provincial ... Read more...

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“We are closely monitoring corruption in Pakistan”: Holbrooke


November 16th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): The US has its reservations over the growing corruption in Pakistan and is monitoring it closely, the US Special Ambassador for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke has ... Read more...

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Funding for terrorists comes from outside Pakistan: Holbrooke


November 15th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 15(ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said that the sources of funding for terrorists and militants come from outside Pakistan and through extortion of ... Read more...

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Pakistan terrorists getting outside funding: Holbrooke


November 15th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Terrorists in Pakistan are getting funding from outside the country, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said.Sources of funding for terrorists come from ... Read more...

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“No indication” that Taliban leadership is interested in Afghan peace talks: Holbrooke


October 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have shown no interest so far in the Afghan reconciliation talks to end the war, despite an intensified and ... Read more...

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