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UN chief wants reduced Syria observer mission


July 7th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has urged the Security Council to reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria and focus more on political ... Read more...

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Colombo scales down military presence


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military withdrew most of its troops from Colombo Saturday citing improved security conditions, three years after a war with Tamil Tiger rebels ended.Military ... Read more...

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US issues alert for its people in Pakistan


April 26th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad Thursday issued a security alert for its staff and American citizens to take precautions for next two weeks, but did not ... Read more...

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France halts military training in Afghanistan


January 21st, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France is putting on hold combat support operations and training programmes for Afghan troops after an Afghan soldier killed four French servicemen, French President ... Read more...

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Pakistan among slowest growing South Asian countries: Daily


June 4th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistan is now among the slowest growing South Asian countries, said a leading daily as it noted that "India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are forging ahead".An ... Read more...

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Karachi attack: Navy blames air force for poor security


May 30th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 30 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy Monday blamed the air force for poor security conditions at a naval base in Karachi - where 14 people were killed in ... Read more...

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CJA condemns detention of Mumbai journalist


May 28th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has condemned the arrest and detention of Indian journalist Tarakant Dwivedi after he reported on poor security conditions at the Chhatrapati ... Read more...

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Twelve dead in two bomb blasts in northern Iraq


April 29th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by BNO News
DIYALA, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- Two separate bomb attacks on Thursday left at least 12 people dead and many injured in northern Iraq, the Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.In Diyala province, a ... Read more...

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Ivory Coast President negotiating exit with UN


April 6th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Abidjan, Apr 6 (ANI): The United Nations has said the Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo's departure from power is being negotiated following a fierce assault by forces loyal to his rival Alassane ... Read more...

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Libyan crisis: India seeks aircraft landing rights in Sehba


February 28th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday said that India had sought aircraft landing rights in Sehba in interior Libya, where over 1000 Indians have been stranded.Talking to ... Read more...

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US evacuates embassy officials from Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS) The US embassy in Libya has shut down temporarily and has evacuated all of its diplomats as violence mounts in the capital Tripoli, the State Department announced."Given current ... Read more...

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Iranian Ambassador to India offers alternative pacts in oil import policy


February 8th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Iran's Ambassador to India, Seyed Mahdi Nabizadeh,on Tuesday said India can sort out the hurdles and work out on different bilateral agreements over payment issues regarding import ... Read more...

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No international cricket match to be played in Pakistan, for now: Dave Richardson


January 15th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 15(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) General Manager for operations, Dave Richardson, has made it clear that an immediate return of international cricket to Pakistan is not possible."Pakistan will not ... Read more...

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Pakistan “not willing” to obliterate terrorist havens on its soil: US intelligence report


December 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Pakistan is "not willing" to wipe out the terrorist havens in its lawless Tribal Areas bordering Afghanistan, new US intelligence reports have said.The reports, one on Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs NATO’s 2014 Afghanistan handover deadline


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 22(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he backs NATO's plans to hand over security of Afghanistan to local authorities by the end of 2014.NATO said that ... Read more...

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North Africa at risk of being overrun by al-Qaeda


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): Al-Qaeda is poised to overrun five states in North Africa and the Middle East, creating terrorist safe havens from which the network can launch attack on the West, ... Read more...

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PNB joint venture to enter microfinance in Nepal


October 5th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian public sector Punjab National Bank's joint venture in Nepal, Everest Bank Ltd (EBL), is now seeking to enter the microfinance segment in the Himalayan republic ... Read more...

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Spain will stay in Afghanistan ‘as long as necessary’


September 16th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said the country's troops will remain in Afghanistan "as long as necessary". "We must remain in Afghanistan, assuming the current responsibilities, ... Read more...

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DoT wants technical solution for interception, monitoring of Blackberry services


August 26th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.26 (ANI): The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed all telecom service providers to ensure that a technical solution for interception and monitoring of Blackberry services in readable format is ... Read more...

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Foolproof security for 2010 CWG: Delhi Police Special Commissioner


July 30th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Special Commissioner of Delhi Police (Administration), Neeraj Kumar, on Friday said there would be full proof security for the 2010 Commonwealth Games."Security arrangements are being made ... Read more...

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Plan to begin Afghan security handover by end of 2010 dropped


July 21st, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The United State's plans to begin handing control of provinces in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces by the end 2010 have been quietly dropped amid European countries fears ... Read more...

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Thai government extends state of emergency


July 6th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 6 (DPA) The Thai government extended its state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces Tuesday for three months on the recommendation of military officials. It decided to end the ... Read more...

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Amazed Clarke says ‘neutral’ Edgbaston just as partisan’ as venue in Pak


July 6th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Birmingham, July 6 (ANI): Australia T20 skipper Michael Clarke was shell shocked by the overwhelming support for Pakistan during the first T20 international, which the Kangaroos lost by 23 runs, at ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series on the anvil?


June 29th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 29 (ANI): The resumption of bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan also came up for discussion between the leaders of the two countries on the sidelines of the recent ... Read more...

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Nepal rules out changing exchange rate with India


June 7th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 7 (IANS) Nepal's central bank has ruled out changing the exchange rate of the national currency against the Indian rupee. "This is to inform the public that since the exchange ... Read more...

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No international cricket in Pak for time being: ICC


April 21st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr.21 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled out the return of international cricket in Pakistan in the near future, saying it would have to continue playing its 'home' series ... Read more...

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PHF appoints Junaid hockey coach as foreign coaches refuse to work in ‘violent’ Pak


April 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.17 (ANI): Former Olympian Khawaja Mohammad Junaid has been named the new coach of the Pakistan hockey team after foreign coaches refused to take up the job citing security concerns.Junaid will ... Read more...

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ICC denies giving evidence to PCB regarding Pak players’ involvement in match-fixing


April 16th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.16 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haroon Lorgat has rubbished reports that the ICC had provided evidence regarding some Pakistani cricketer's involvement in match-fixing to the Pakistan ... Read more...

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International cricket unlikely to return to Pakistan in near future: ICC


April 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.16 (ANI): Hinting that international cricket might not return to Pakistan any time soon, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to be patient while foreign ... Read more...

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Tennis New Zealand urges ITF to move Davis Cup tie out of Pakistan


March 9th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.9 (ANI): Concerned over the precarious security conditions in that country, Tennis New Zealand has asked the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to move its upcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak matches akin to Ashes, working to revive bilateral series : Morgan


January 19th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart, Jan. 19 (ANI): Describing Indo-Pak rivalry on a cricket field as an 'important part of the sport', International Cricket Council (ICC) chief David Morgan has said he is trying his best ... Read more...

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Clinton calls Yemen situation threat to global security


January 5th, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) The unstable situation in Yemen poses a threat to regional and global security, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday. International efforts to support the Yemeni government ... Read more...

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India to issue ‘visa-on-arrival’ to tourists from five countries


December 17th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja informed the Parliament on Thursday that the Centre has decided to introduce visa-on-arrival scheme for tourists from five countries including Singapore, Finland, ... Read more...

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UN commission probing BB murder case to meet ‘everybody’ in search for leads


December 9th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.9 (ANI): The UN commission probing former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination case, would meet any body who provides important leads in the case, a UN spokesman has ... Read more...

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No plan for a U.S. Exit from Afghanistan for now


December 7th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.7 (ANI): The Obama administration has reportedly told American military forces to remain in Afghanistan for as long as required, and added that it is wrong to assume that an early ... Read more...

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