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China vows to resolve boundary dispute peacefully


September 21st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China Friday vowed to resolve its differences with neighbours concerning territorial rights through friendly negotiations.China will be more determined to pursue peaceful development, and implement the ... Read more...

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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court refused to meddle in Kachchativu (Comment)


September 18th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
A long time ago, I had moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Indian government's decision to give away the Kachchativu island to Sri Lanka.When the transfer happened, in 1974, I ... Read more...

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China lacks confidence in its own rise: Daily


September 14th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) China has experienced rapid development in recent years but "lacks confidence in its rise", a state-run Chinese daily said, noting: "How society should distribute power remains ... Read more...

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Chinese daily takes umbrage to Manila renaming sea


September 14th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A Chinese daily Friday targeted Manila for renaming a part of South China Sea the West Philippine Sea and said Beijing "will not tolerate the ... Read more...

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China warns Japan over purchase of disputed islands


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has again strongly criticized the purchase of three disputed islands in the East China Sea by Japan and threatened Tokyo with "serious consequences" caused ... Read more...

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Japan to buy disputed islands


September 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government is in talks to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands from a family that claims to own them, media reports said Wednesday.The central government ... Read more...

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South China Sea issue only for parties concerned: China


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) The South China Sea issue should be resolved by the parties directly concerned, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday.Speaking at a regular press briefing, ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj unveils Ashoka painting


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.The painting ... Read more...

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Russia to join military drills with Canada


August 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) A group from the Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with the US and Canada to be held next Monday in North ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US diplomat to protest drone strikes


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday summoned a senior American diplomat and conveyed its protest over the recent drone strikes in the country's North Waziristan tribal region, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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India paying ’special attention’ to China border


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With China planning to develop a tourist hub in Tibet, India said Thursday that it was paying "special attention" to the development of infrastructure in ... Read more...

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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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India re-evaluating Vietnam oil block in South China Sea


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Unfazed by China's objections, India is re-evaluating a Vietnamese offer for oil exploration in the South China Sea and will go ahead if ONGC Videsh ... Read more...

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Syria should resolve crisis on its own: Chavez


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said the people of Syria should resolve their internal conflict on their own and without any foreign interference."We share ... Read more...

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China to react if India seeks oil in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Vietnam should be given a "strong response" if they insist on exploring oil and gas in waters claimed by China, a Chinese newspaper has ... Read more...

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Some countries are provoking China: daily


August 1st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Neighbouring countries with territorial disputes were trying to infringe upon China's sovereignty, a commentary in a Chinese newspaper said Wednesday.These countries "are taking advantage of the ... Read more...

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China not for war in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese military has denied that Beijing is preparing for war to defend territory in the South China Sea.Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng was speaking Tuesday ... Read more...

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China launches its largest patrol vessel


July 28th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) China launched its largest and most advanced patrol vessel Saturday in a bid to maintain its marine sovereignty and enhance its rescue efficiency, Xinhua reported.Launched in ... Read more...

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China establishes new city


July 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China Tuesday established a new city on an island that is in the disputed South China Sea.The city of Sansha on Yongxing island is in the ... Read more...

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China opposes US-Taiwan relations


July 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday said it was opposed to official relations between the US and Taiwan, after an American official visited the island nation off the eastern coast ... Read more...

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Protest in Gurgaon against Kashmir interlocutors’ report


July 9th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 9 (IANS) Members of several social and religious organisations staged a joint demonstration under the banner of the "Jammu-Kashmir Sangharsh Samiti" here Monday to protest against the report ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US trying to find solution to drone strikes


July 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said talks are continuing with the US on drone attacks in the country's northwest tribal region in an effort to reach a mutually ... Read more...

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Turn around dysfunctional ties with US: Pakistani daily


July 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan and the US should grasp the opportunity presented by the reopening of NATO supply routes to "turn a dysfunctional relationship into one that can ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Morsi as Egypt’s new leader


July 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has welcomed the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president."We congratulate President Morsi on his inauguration. This ... Read more...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president


June 30th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country's highest court here following his victory in the presidential ... Read more...

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China protests Vietnam claim to islands


June 21st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China Thursday lodged a protest with Vietnam concerning the recent passing of a Vietnamese maritime law that extends the country's jurisdiction to islands claimed by China.Chinese ... Read more...

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‘Doctor who helped in Osama mission needs US help’


June 19th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US needs to make renewed attempts to help the jailed Pakistani doctor who led the US to Osama bin Laden, a Congressman has said.Republican Dana ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Taliban praises Delhi, says it’s not anti-India


June 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Taliban has come out with a rare praise of India for reportedly standing up to the US over the Afghan situation, and promised ... Read more...

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Mexico, China seal extradition treaty


June 12th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 12 (IANS/EFE) The governments of Mexico and China have exchanged documents for an extradition treaty, opening the way for each nation to hand over criminals, officials said.Mexican ... 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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Pakistan not hostile towards anyone: General Kayani


June 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan "harbours no aggression towards anyone", said the country's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the launch ceremony of a book on an ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes


June 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign ministry Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland to lodge a formal protest over the series of drone strikes in the country, the ministry ... Read more...

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‘Chinese military power in line with defence needs’


June 4th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China's growing military power is in accordance with the country's economic and social development, and in line with its defence needs, a top official said Monday.Responding ... Read more...

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