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US, India join hands to promote innovation


July 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian and US governments, in association with industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Tuesday launched a joint initiative to ... Read more...

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US not to negotiate with Al-Qaeda over hostage


May 8th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The White House has declined to negotiate with Al-Qaeda about an elderly US hostage, kidnapped from Pakistan and being held by the militant group since last ... Read more...

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US gives $40 mn for Bangladesh health sector


April 9th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday announced a grant of $40 million for the development of Bangladesh's health sector.The grant would be made available ... Read more...

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Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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US to help set up 30 business hubs in eastern India


December 20th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will set up 30 rural business hubs in ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda says it is holding US hostage (Second Lead, Changing dateline)


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the terror group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri stated Thursday in a video.Warren Weinstein was kidnapped from ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda says it is holding US hostage (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the extremist group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri stated Thursday in a video.Warren Weinstein was ... Read more...

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US to give $35 mn to Cambodia


October 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Oct 25 (IANS) The US will provide about $35 million to Cambodia to help improve the country's health and the education sector, the US embassy here said Tuesday.Agreements ... Read more...

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US agency trains Pakistani women in IT skills


September 27th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A US agency that extends assistance to countries recovering from disaster and trying to escape poverty is helping Pakistani women learn skills in information technology.Twenty Pakisani ... Read more...

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USAID freezes 250-mn-dollar aid project in Pakistan over HEC devolution issue


April 5th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): The USAID has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold while the World Bank has threatened to scrap its 300-million-dollar programme, showing their deep concerns over the devolution ... Read more...

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World Bank approves 125-mn-dollar support for Pakistan flood victims


March 31st, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): The World Bank has approved a 125-million-dollar credit for the Flood Emergency Cash Transfer Project designed to support the Pakistan Government's Citizen's Damage Compensation Programme (CDCP) for providing cash ... Read more...

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Jaffna festival to promote reconciliation


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) Hundreds of Sri Lankan and international folk artists will come together this weekend in Jaffna to celebrate their unique and diverse traditional musical heritage.Twentyfour folk groups ... Read more...

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7.5-bn-dollar US aid to Pak fails to show “measurable progress” so far: Official report


February 9th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9(ANI): The United States' civilian-aid program for Pakistan, meant for developing its infrastructure, has failed to "demonstrate measurable progress" since the Congress approved the five-year, 7.5-billion-dollar assistance package in late ... Read more...

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US committed to help Pak promote tolerance, work against hardliners: Posner


January 24th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 24(ANI): United States Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Michael H. Posner, has said that Pakistan is an ally of the Obama administration, ... Read more...

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US seeks NAB help following flood of complaints of “misuse of funds” provided to Pak


November 26th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): Concerned over the "possible misuse of funds" aimed at strengthening Pakistan's economy, the United States has sought the assistance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to ensure transparency ... Read more...

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‘Pak to lose foreign funding if it severs links with Transparency International’


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 22(ANI): Foreign funding to Pakistan may reportedly be directly hit if the country's government cuts its contacts with anti-corruption organization Transparency International Pakistan (TIP).According to the News, severing contacts with ... Read more...

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US to stick with ‘Transparency’ aid monitoring mechanism despite Pak govt’s objections


October 30th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Islamabad, Oct 30 (ANI): Despite the Pakistan government's objections over the Transparency International's latest report on mounting corruption in Pakistan, the United States will continue with its anti-fraud agreement signed ... Read more...

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US not tracking spending on Afghan projects, audit says


October 29th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 29 (ANI): The US government has spent about 55 billion dollars on rebuilding in Afghanistan since 2001, but a government watchdog has said that there is confusion about how ... Read more...

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New US programme seeks to execute half of Kerry-Lugar aid to Pak by 2012


October 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): The US government has decided to execute almost fifty per cent of the Kerry Lugar aid projects through the government of Pakistan by 2012.Pakistan is set to get ... Read more...

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Pak, US asks media for explanation on ‘Cash to Pakistan missing’ report


September 28th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 28 (ANI): Pakistani Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has asked the country's media to give an explanation on the reports it published on September 25 alleging that 133 million ... Read more...

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Pak must ensure transparency in flood aid distribution for more funds to flow: US


August 26th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.26 (ANI): The United States has told Pakistan that it will have to show the world that it can spend the flood relief funds transparently in order to get more aid ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Militants will exploit sentiments of flood-hit Pakistanis’


August 20th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Two senior leaders in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province Friday warned that militant outfits would try to exploit the sentiments of the flood-hit people and that help from ... Read more...

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Half million people affected in Pakistan floods (Lead)


August 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) More than 500,000 people have been evacuated in Pakistan's Sindh province as floods continue to wreak havoc in the country, killing at least 1,600 people, a media report ... Read more...

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US pledges extra $25 mn for Pakistan flood victims


August 6th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (DPA) The US Thursday announced an additional $25 million in aid to help Pakistan deal with the worst floods in the country's 63-year existence. The US, which sees Pakistan as ... Read more...

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Sean Penn praised for Haiti relief work


July 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Officials have praised Sean Penn's relief work in Haiti, branding it as "an amazing achievement".The actor co-founded the Jenkins-Penn Haiti Relief Organization after the devastating disaster, ... Read more...

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Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs to travel to Indonesia


May 18th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero will travel to Indonesia from May 17-21 to meet with local officials and civilian organizations to ... Read more...

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US to improve Pak radio signals in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan


May 7th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 7 (ANI): Pakistan has signed eight million dollars agreement with the United States for providing two AM transmitters in order to enhance radio transmission coverage in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan ... Read more...

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US happy with progress on n-deal with India: Roemer


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Declining to comment on reports of a possible US-Pakistan nuclear deal, US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer Monday said his country was happy with the progress ... Read more...

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Secretary of State Clinton recognizes the Peace Corps’ 49th anniversary


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized the 49th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the White House said Monday.The Peace Corps consists of almost 8,000 American volunteers ... Read more...

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State Department seeking 3.2 billion dollars for Pakistan for 2011 : Clinton


February 25th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.25 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said her department is seeking 3.2 billion dollar as aid for Pakistan during the next fiscal beginning October 1.Addressing the Senate appropriations ... Read more...

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Former Doordarshan anchor is US’ top commerce official


February 12th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A former Doordarshan sports and news anchor, Secunderabad-born Suresh Kumar, has become the senior-most Indian American in the US commerce department.Kumar, named to be ... Read more...

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Three USAID officials, schoolgirls among six killed in Lower Dir blast


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb.3 (ANI): Three US aid officials and three school children were killed and dozens other were injured in a powerful bomb blast in Lower Dir district on Wednesday.Earlier, unconfirmed reports said ... Read more...

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Obama seeks $3.1 bn aid for Pakistan to defeat Al Qaeda


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama has sought $3.1 billion in non-military aid for Pakistan and $4.0 billion for Afghanistan "to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al Qaeda" by ... Read more...

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U.S. officials on the ground in Haiti give update on status of relief operations


January 18th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) – U.S. officials on the ground gave an update Sunday on the status of the humanitarian relief operations that are ongoing in Haiti.U.S. officials on the ... Read more...

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Indian American Shah takes charge of USAID


December 25th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 25 (ANI): The US Senate has confirmed Rajiv Shah, a food security expert, to head USAID, a key development agency.America's top international aid and development agency got a Christmas ... Read more...

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