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No Americans killed in Peshawar blast: US


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) The US embassy here Monday denied that two Americans were killed in a car bomb attack in Peshawar.An embassy spokesman said they had no reports of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

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Respect internet freedom, US tells India


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Voicing its support for full freedom of the internet, US has urged India to maintain respect for fundamental freedoms, while probing rumours that have caused ... Read more...

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US downplays Syrian offer to discuss Assad’s resignation


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US has downplayed the latest Syrian offer to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's resignation through dialogue, saying it sees nothing "terribly new", Xinhua reported.Referring to remarks ... Read more...

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Julian Assange trying to deflect attention: US


August 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of trying to deflect attention from his sexual assault charges after he called on Washington to stop ... Read more...

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US wants Iraq to plug loopholes on Iran sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has called on Iraq to close the "loopholes" in preventing Iran from skirting its sanctions through financial and logistical ties shared by ... Read more...

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US refuses to recognize diplomatic asylum of Assange


August 18th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US government Friday refused to recognize the diplomatic asylum that Ecuador granted to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the Organization of American States (OAS) considers ... Read more...

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US downplays Manmohan Singh’s visit to Iran


August 15th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Downplaying the significance of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit to western sanctions hit Iran, the US has hoped he would convey to Tehran ... Read more...

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Russian law on NGOs intimidates rights activists : US


July 25th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US believes Russia's new law on NGOs intimidates human and civil rights activists and undermines democratic developments in the country, according to the US ... Read more...

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‘Americans like cricket, if India, Pakistan play’


July 24th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Americans don't understand cricket, but they like it, particularly of the diplomatic variety between friend India and ally Pakistan."We're for cricket. We don't understand it, but ... Read more...

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Iraq moves against transiting arms to Syria: US


July 24th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has said that Iraq has moved to prevent its territory from being used for transiting weapons to Syria.State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the ... Read more...

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US condemns deadly attacks in Iraq


July 24th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has strongly condemned the spate of attacks across Iraq in the last two days, the deadliest in the country since the withdrawal of US ... Read more...

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US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) As Pakistan agreed to reopen ground supply lines into Afghanistan after a US apology of sorts, the United States reiterated its support for India's constructive ... Read more...

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Abu Jindal’s arrest exposes Pakistani role: US expert


June 27th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Noting that India's arrest of terror suspect Abu Jindal has exposed Pakistan's role in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, a US expert has asked Islamabad to take ... Read more...

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US hails Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan


June 26th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The United States has hailed the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan to encourage more private sector investment in Afghanistan and support for its economy as "an ... Read more...

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US backs India on punishing 26/11 plotters


June 26th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Welcoming the arrest of Abu Jindal Hamza, a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the United States has vowed to continue to support ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president’s ouster is not coup: US


June 26th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US has not determined the ouster of Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo by impeachment as a coup in the South American nation but is closely following ... Read more...

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US seeks to mend ties with Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US government looks forward to working with Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to bring the strained relations between the two countries back ... Read more...

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US praises India’s ‘huge role’ in Afghanistan


June 19th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) In the face of reported Taliban praise for India for standing up to the United States over the situation in the war-torn Afghanistan, the US ... Read more...

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Not delivering helicopters to Syria, says Russia


June 16th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is not delivering new military helicopters to Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said in response to media reports that claimed Syria was getting Mi-25 ... Read more...

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Russia denies holding talks over Assad exit


June 16th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied that Russia was conducting talks with other nations on an exit plan for Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad."If ... Read more...

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US, Russia continue Syria discussions


June 15th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia are continuing discussions on a post-Assad transition strategy despite some disagreements on approaches to the settlement of a political crisis in ... Read more...

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US applauds North Korea’s statement about no n-test


June 12th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US has applauded the statement by North Korea that it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test at present."Obviously we'll judge them by their ... Read more...

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Indian-American orphan woman caught in legal tangle


May 25th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) United States has acknowledged that an adopted Indian American woman who faces deportation thirty years after she came here has been caught in a legal tangle, ... Read more...

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US says it’s helping India find alternative oil supplies


May 24th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) In the face of a public outcry in India over rising oil prices due to Iran oil sanctions, the US said it was trying to help ... Read more...

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Fate of Indian American orphan hangs in balance


May 24th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The fate of an Indian American woman facing the prospect of deportation 30 years after she came to the US as an adopted infant hangs in ... Read more...

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US diplomat misquoted on India’s efforts on Iran oil


May 16th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) A top US energy diplomat was misquoted by Reuters news agency in suggesting that he was "not too impressed" with India's efforts to cut its imports ... Read more...

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US lawmakers seek terrorist tag for Haqqani network


May 12th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence panels have demanded that the Obama administration "immediately" label the Pakistani-based Haqqani Network a terrorist ... Read more...

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US says it backs visas to qualified Indians


May 10th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) As India announced plans to take the issue of "discriminatory" increase in US visa fees to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Washington assured it continued to ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to visit India next month


April 27th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a trip to India early next month ahead of the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington co-chaired by ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to visit India, China, Bangladesh


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India, China and Bangladesh next month to discuss bilateral relations, the State Department said Thursday.Clinton will visit ... Read more...

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US happy Pakistan informed India before missile test


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The United States declined to criticise Pakistan too for test-firing a nuclear-capable missile less than a week after India tested a long range missile, but ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in Washington resumes work after bomb threat (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Washington has resumed its normal work after a search of its facilities by local security authorities following an anonymous bomb threat turned ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in US receives bomb threat


April 11th, 2012 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Washington received a bomb threat Tuesday but no explosives were found in the premise, the US State Department said."I can confirm that ... Read more...

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