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Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF: US


May 18th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is facing growing pressure to quit after US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the disgraced head was "not ... Read more...

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Pak court indicts Raymond Davis for double murder


March 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 16(ANI): US national Raymond Davis has finally been indicted by a Pakistani court in the double murder case.CIA contractor Davis was arrested by police after shooting dead 22-year-old Faizan ... Read more...

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Pak cites US report as validation of its concerns over dam-building by India


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan has cited a US Senate report "Avoiding water wars in South and Central Asia", released on February 22, as vindication of its stance that building of dams by ... Read more...

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‘Kin want blood for blood, not payoff over double murder-accused Raymond Davis’


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): The brothers of two Pakistani men shot dead by Raymond Davis, an American citizen, in Lahore have rejected the idea of a financial settlement, with one brother insisting ... Read more...

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Pak assures Kerry of no espionage charges against Davis, no custody of other US accused


February 19th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): Pakistani authorities have assured US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry that double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis will not be tried on espionage charges.This is notwithstanding ... Read more...

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US disappointed over Pak Govt’s failure to certify Davis’ diplomatic immunity status


February 18th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): The United States is disappointed that the Pakistan Government did not certify during the court hearing in Lahore that double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis possessed diplomatic immunity, US ... Read more...

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Pak tells Kerry that ‘only court will decide’ murder-accused US official’s fate


February 18th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): The Pakistan Government has made it clear to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry that the case of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis is sub judice ... Read more...

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Pak Govt has decided to grant Davis diplomatic immunity to end row with US: Official


February 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided to grant diplomatic immunity to double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, a high-ranking government official has said.The detained American's fate, however, will eventually be ... Read more...

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PML-N firm that Davis case ‘must be dealt in accordance with law of the land’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said that his party's stance on the case of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis is very clear- that the country's ... Read more...

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Cornered Zardari asks US to respect Pak judiciary in Davis issue standoff


February 17th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the United States to respect his country's judiciary, which has put US official Raymond Davis on trial for shooting dead two Pakistani ... Read more...

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Kerry hints at possibility of bill being moved in Senate ‘against US aid to Pak’


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 16(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry has hinted at the possibility of some senators moving a bill for cutting off aid to Pakistan in case both ... Read more...

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Kerry urges Pak to free Davis, promises criminal investigation against him in US


February 16th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 16(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry has voiced regret for the killings of two Pakistani men by an American official in Lahore, and sought to reassure ... Read more...

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‘Pressurised’ Pak Foreign Office relents, declares murder accused American “a diplomat”


February 16th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 16(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Office has declared double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis "a diplomat" in a letter written to the Law Ministry.According to the letter, Davis was designated in ... Read more...

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Kerry on ‘fire-fighting’ trip to Pak to “reaffirm partnership” amid Davis standoff


February 15th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): The Obama administration has dispatched Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry to Pakistan to try to repair the deteriorating US-Pak relations in the wake of double-murder accused ... Read more...

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‘Blame-game’ over CIA’s Pak station chief leak to harm ‘fragile democracy’ Pak: Kerry


December 20th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, John Kerry, has rejected the claims that the pull out of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s station chief from Pakistan was a 'major ... Read more...

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No link between UNSC seat for India and Kashmir: US


October 1st, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The United States has discounted reports that President Barack Obama would endorse India's permanent membership of UN Security Council in return for resolving the ... Read more...

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World must do more in respect of ‘Pakistan’s Katrina’: Kerry


August 30th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry has urged the international community to extend more help to flood-hit Pakistan, saying that the "world isn't keeping up with the ... Read more...

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US says Kerry’s Pak visit will propel international response to floods


August 14th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14(ANI): The United States has said that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry's visit to flood-ravaged Pakistan next week would help raise the level of international response to the ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit flood-hit Pakistan Saturday


August 13th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Pakistan Saturday to assess relief and rescue work in the flood-hit country, a media report said Friday. Pakistan is grappling with its ... Read more...

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US has to involve both India and Pakistan for Afghan ‘political resolution’: Kerry


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2(ANI): U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry has stressed that the solution to issues in Afghanistan is a political resolution, which would include India and Pakistan."I don't think ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘double game’ prompts call for US policy review


July 27th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 27 (IANS) Revelations about what the US media called "Pakistan's Double Game" of providing Afghan militants "A Sanctuary for Terror" while taking billions in aid from the ... Read more...

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US budget cut to hurt efforts to defeat extremists in Af-Pak: Kerry


April 26th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, John Kerry, has said that a four billion dollar cut in the US international affairs budget will have a negative impact on the ... Read more...

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Respect our law, Malaysia tells US and Australia


February 20th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Malaysia Saturday asked the United States, Australia and other critics to respect its laws and not criticise the ongoing trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim charged with ... Read more...

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US keen on Pak-India talks to end tensions in South Asia


February 18th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.18 (ANI): The United States is quietly nudging both Pakistan and India to work for the success of the February 25 foreign secretary-level talks in New Delhi, which it sees ... Read more...

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Kerry playing a greater role in Afghanistan with Clinton’s support


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry appears to be playing a far more significant role in matters relating to Afghanistan with the wholehearted support of Secretary ... Read more...

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US pressured Karzai to accept runoff pol


October 21st, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decision to fight for his job in a Nov 7 runoff election came after US officials lobbied him through personal meetings ... Read more...

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No intention to micromanage affairs, US lawmakers tell Pakistan


October 15th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) In a bid to soothe ruffled feathers in Pakistan over anti-terror strings attached to the $7.5 billion aid package, US lawmakers have provided a written explanation ... Read more...

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Pak ISI chief denies nexus with Taliban


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 2 (ANI): Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has categorically denied any links with the Taliban.The Daily Times quoted ISI Director General Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha as saying that ... Read more...

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US signs agreements to provide 920 million dollar aid to Pakistan


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 2 (ANI): Following the passage of the Kerry-Lugar Bill, the United States has signed an agreement with Pakistan to provide 920 million dollar fund to resurrect its health, education, governance ... Read more...

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Senators welcome Indian envoy on Capitol Hill (Lead)


July 29th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 29 (IANS) About two dozen leading senators cutting across the political divide rubbed shoulders with leading Indian Americans from across the US to welcome Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar ... Read more...

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US lawmakers warming up to rising India


July 29th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 29 (IANS) Reflecting the growing importance of India-US ties, some two dozen senators across the political divide rubbed shoulders with Indian Americans from across the US to welcome ... Read more...

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Kerry warns of escalation in Indo-Pak tension due to climatic changes


June 17th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, John Kerry, expressing concerns over the deteriorating environmental conditions in South Asia, has said that the changing climate of the region ... Read more...

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Pakistan and US at odds on Obama’s war policy


April 16th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sajjad Malik Islamabad, April 16 (DPA) President Barack Obama's policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, with its focus on eliminating militant hideouts in Pakistan's mountainous tribal border regions, has failed to win ... Read more...

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US says Nizam-e-Adl regulation against human rights, democracy


April 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): The White House has said that the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation accord signed by the Pakistani Government with the Taliban to put certain parts of the country under Islamic ... Read more...

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Pakistan has become ground zero for terrorist threat: John Kerry


January 23rd, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Pakistan has become "ground zero for the terrorist threat", an influential US senator has advocated support for Islamabad and helping it and India to return to ... Read more...

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