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Pakistan wants cordial relations with India, says Ashraf


August 15th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his country's resolve to find a negotiated settlement to all disputes with India."We want cordial relations with India ... Read more...

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Sex workers strive to fight exclusion, discrimination


July 27th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata July 26 (IANS) Resolving to take forward the fight against "exclusion and "discriminatory practices", over 550 sex workers from 46 countries released a declaration at the ongoing International AIDS ... Read more...

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German circumcision ruling raises hue and cry


July 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German court ruling in Cologne against circumcision has managed to raise a big hue and cry. Jews and Muslims have come together to protest against the ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban commends Sudan and South Sudan on political progress


March 17th, 2012 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan for the progress they have made in talks aimed at resolving ... Read more...

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US says it supports Pakistan’s territorial integrity


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to smooth key ally Pakistan's ruffled feathers over a lawmaker's call for self-determination in restive Balochistan, the United States has reiterated ... Read more...

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Gibraltar to decide its own future, Britain tells Spain


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) Britain will not negotiate with Spain on the question of sovereignty over Gibraltar without the approval of the colony's residents, Premier David Cameron said here ... Read more...

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Balochistan resolution could dent ties with US: Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A US resolution on Balochistan could worsen ties between Washington and Islamabad, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar Monday said in London that Balochistan was Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over Balochistan resolution


February 21st, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Monday summoned US Ambassador Richard Hoagland to lodge a protest over a US Congress resolution on the people of Balochistan's right to self-determination."Ambassador Hoagland was ... Read more...

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Pakistan slams US bill on Balochistan


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday condemned a bill submitted to the US House of Representatives in support of the "right of self-determination" of ... Read more...

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India should help Sri Lanka in constructive manner: Kalam


January 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) India should assist Sri Lanka in building a vibrant democratic set up and a constitution like itself rather than wasting time by talking about the past ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils want self-determination: Diaspora group


January 16th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora group said Sunday that it will support discussions for a political settlement on the island if the solution alters the structure ... Read more...

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ISI agent Fai pleads guilty in US lobbying case


December 8th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A US-based Kashmiri separatist leader, accused of aiding a "decades-long" operation by Pakistan's spy agency to influence US policy on Kashmir by funnelling money to members ... Read more...

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Kashmir court won’t hear petition against Arundhati Roy


November 24th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday asked activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organization who had sought action against renowned writer Arundhati Roy for her ... Read more...

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Kashmir Pandit group files PIL against Arundhati Roy


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 22 (IANS) Activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organisation Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) case, seeking action against writer-cum-activist Arundhati Roy over her reported remarks in New ... Read more...

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India rebuffs Pakistan’s “unwarranted” attempt to raise Kashmir at UN


October 11th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 11 (IANS) India has rebuffed as "unwarranted and irrelevant" a Pakistani attempt to raise the Kashmir issue during a debate in the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee ... Read more...

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Hamas stresses resistance to liberate Palestine


September 17th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 17 (IANS) The Damascus-based Islamic Hamas movement said Saturday the Palestinian authority's decision to seek statehood at the United Nations was made unilaterally and resistance is the genuine ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit Sudan


July 7th, 2011 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, July 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Khartoum Friday, to hold talks with Sudanese officials on issues between north and south Sudan, the official SUNA news ... Read more...

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Government targeting our party workers: Manpreet Badal


June 27th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) The People's Party of Punjab (PPP), led by expelled Akali Dal leader Manpreet Singh Badal Monday, approached the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) alleging the Akali ... Read more...

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Only dialogue can solve Kashmir problem: Jethmalani


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) A solution to the Jammu and Kashmir problem can be achieved only through peace and dialogue between India and Pakistan, senior counsel Ram Jethmalani said here ... Read more...

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We face an historic opportunity in Mideast: Obama


May 20th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Laying out his vision for America's role in the Middle East, President Barack Obama Thursday pledged US support for fledgling democracies across the region, saying: ... Read more...

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Nepal government caught between federalists, royalists


April 26th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's weak government, under fire from all sides for growing insecurity, corruption and inflation, Tuesday found itself in a fresh dilemma with federalists demanding restructuring of ... Read more...

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Believe in free will for better performance


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) We are likely to succeed if we persist to believe that we are the masters of our fates -- unless someone jolts our belief."Folk psychology tells ... Read more...

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Kashmir issue needs fresh look by both India, Pak: Quraishi


February 7th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.7 (ANI): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Quraishi has said that both Pakistan and India need to have a fresh look at the Kashmir issue, and search for ways to address the ... Read more...

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Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day today


February 5th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Mirpur, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan is observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day on Saturday (today) to renew its pledge to provide full moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people."We would not ... Read more...

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How sad?


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon, Jan.23 (ANI): How sad, those who want to empower people and speak for rights of all people of Jammu and Kashmir are accused of being pro India; ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz to highlight last summer’s unrest in London


January 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, January 21 (IANS) Chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who will attend a seminar on Kashmir in London, says he would refer to last summer's unrest in the ... Read more...

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Gilani seeks constant OIC support on Kashmir issue


January 12th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.12 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has asked the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to provide constant support to it for realizing the Kashmiri people's right to self-determination in ... Read more...

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Hurriyat leader Geelani slams India’s bid for UNSC seat


January 6th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Jan 6 (ANI): Slamming India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said the country has illegitimately occupied the restive ... Read more...

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Geelani plans ‘peaceful movement’ for troop withdrawal


January 5th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader and chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat group Syed Ali Geelani said Wednesday his group will now work for troops withdrawal through "an extremely peaceful ... Read more...

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UN Security Council calls for ‘urgent action’ for peaceful, credible referenda in Sudan


November 17th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday urged parties to the 2005 peace pact that ended the Sudan's long-running civil war to take urgent action to ... Read more...

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US support for India’s UNSC seat ‘adds complexity’ to reform process: FO


November 9th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 9 (ANI): Pakistan hopes that the United States would not be swayed by "power politics" in its support for a permanent seat for India in a reformed United Nations Security ... Read more...

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India, US can spread democracy abroad: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) United States President Barack Obama Monday that India and US can partner in fostering democratic governance across the world."This leads me to the final area where ... Read more...

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India-US to work as equal partners in a strategic relationship


November 8th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Monday said India and the United States have decided to accelerate the deepening of ties and to work as ... Read more...

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US-India ties indispensable in 21st century: President Obama


November 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the partnership between India and the United States is indispensable in the 21st century, adding that the two nations share ... Read more...

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No terror camps in Pakistani Kashmir: Minister


November 7th, 2010 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected a recent media report that spoke about the existence of terrorist training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.Foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit Saturday termed the report in ... Read more...

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