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Will guerrilla influx offset Kashmir’s peace dividends? (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Infiltration from across the Line of Control into the Kashmir Valley has increased since August, but intelligence officials assert that the numbers are not large enough ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Tokyo declaration on Afghanistan backs India’s concerns on terror


July 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) Backing India's concerns over terrorist safe havens in the AfPak region, the Tokyo conference of international donors on Afghanistan Sunday endorsed key recommendations of a regional ... Read more...

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Don’t keep poisonous snakes in backyard, US tells Pakistan (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) In a blunt warning against supporting anti-India and anti-Afghan groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Pakistan to do more about terrorist safe havens ... Read more...

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Stop keeping poisonous snakes in backyard, US tells Pakistan


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) In a blunt warning to Pakistan against supporting anti-India and anti-Afghanistan terror groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Islamabad to do more about ... Read more...

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India, US to hold trilateral dialogue with Afghanistan


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to hold a trilateral dialogue with Kabul to support their joint efforts to prepare Afghanistan for the post-2014 scenario ... Read more...

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Zardari optimistic on ties with US


June 10th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed confidence over his country's relationship with the US, despite complaints from Washington about Islamabad "not doing enough" to counter ... Read more...

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Panetta’s safe haven comment unhelpful: Pakistan (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country and said "such statements are unhelpful in bringing about ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects Panetta’s safe haven comment


June 9th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country."We strongly believe that such statements are misplaced and unhelpful ... Read more...

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Pakistan must not allow terrorists to use its territory: Panetta (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 7 (IANS) Visiting US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday observed that Afghanistan has made progress in security and governance transition, and added that it was extremely important ... Read more...

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Pakistan must not allow terrorists to use it: Panetta


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 7 (IANS) Visiting US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday observed that Afghanistan has made progress in security and governance transition, and added that it was extremely important ... Read more...

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Oil tumbles on weak US jobs report


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 2 (IANS) Crude prices tumbled Friday as weak US jobs report for May, weak manufacturing data from China, and a spiralling euro zone debt crisis deepened worries ... Read more...

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NATO endorses Obama’s exit plan from Afghanistan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 22 (IANS) NATO leaders have endorsed President Barack Obama's plan for the withdrawal of the US-led international military force from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 in ... Read more...

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Kabul pact: Pakistan’s India discomfort makes it hard, says US (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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Pakistani safe havens hinder Afghan war: US


April 25th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani safe havens and corruption are two factors retarding the progress of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a senior US military commander.Pakistan represents a ... Read more...

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Strong performance of Euro pushes gold prices up


February 21st, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brussels, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Optimism that a deal may be in sight in the Greek crisis has sent the euro rising. Analysts say the strong performance of the euro has also ... Read more...

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Reducing Afghan forces can lead to catastrophe: Minister


February 19th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reducing the number of Afghan security forces, army and police, by more than one-third after 2014 could lead Afghanistan to a catastrophe, the defence ... Read more...

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Snap ISI-Taliban ties, US tells Pakistan (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The US has asked Pakistan to snap the ties between the ISI and the Taliban and act against terrorist safe havens after a NATO ... Read more...

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US wants Pakistan to snap ISI ties with Taliban


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid credible reports that the Pakistan's spy agency ISI was secretly supporting Taliban insurgents to recover lost ground in Afghanistan, the United States has asked ... Read more...

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India readying for limited conflict with China: US (Second Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The Indian military is preparing to "fight a limited conflict" with China, said a top American intelligence officer who added that New Delhi may not ... Read more...

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Pakistan considers India an existential threat: US


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The United States wants its relations with Pakistan to remain positive, but their interests sometimes differed as Pakistan considered India as an existential threat, according ... Read more...

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Revoking AFSPA will aid Kashmir terror groups: Army chief


January 1st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh has opposed the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Is Pakistan heading towards global isolation, wonders daily


December 13th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Is Pakistan treading the path towards global isolation, asked a Pakistani daily that said the steps taken by Islamabad following the Nov 26 NATO airstrikes ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to probe NATO airstrike on Pakistan


November 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS) Afghanistan will investigate Saturday's NATO airstrike on Pakistan in which 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed, authorities said."We are aware of the strike and would jointly ... Read more...

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Need political will to deal with terror safe havens: India


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) Noting that there has been no let up in terrorist violence in Afghanistan, India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out ... Read more...

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Engaging India, China a challenge: Pentagon nominee


November 19th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The United States faces difficult challenges in the Asia and Pacific regions, including how to engage emerging powers such as India and China, according to an Obama ... Read more...

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India seeks global action defeat terrorism


November 15th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 15 (IANS) India has called for international cooperation and concerted action against terrorists and their sponsors, including the complete dismantling of terrorist safe havens. "The international community ... Read more...

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4 security men killed in Pakistan rocket attack


November 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) At least four security personnel were killed and five others injured in a rocket attack launched Saturday by unknown militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of ... Read more...

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India seeks regional framework, opposes meddling in Afghanistan


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Nov 2 (IANS) Stressing on an Afghan-led peace process, India Wednesday called for a regional framework for stabilising Afghanistan and ruled out competition - an allusion to Pakistan - ... Read more...

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CHOGM asks members not to back terror


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here Sunday called for "accelerated efforts" to conclude negotiations on a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).In ... Read more...

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Pakistan abets Afghan insurgents to limit Indian influence: US report


October 29th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Pointing at insurgent safe havens in Pakistan as the biggest security threat, the US says Pakistan continues to tolerate and abet the insurgency in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s foreign policy is successful: Gilani


October 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the country's foreign policy was successful and cited India's vote to Pakistan in the UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Armed forces act to go from some Kashmir areas: Omar


October 21st, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The widely denounced Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be lifted from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir in the next few days, Chief ... Read more...

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