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Zardari has immunity: Pakistani PM’s lawyer


January 18th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari has immunity from prosecution, says the lawyer of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who has been issued a contempt notice by the ... Read more...

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China values ties with India


January 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) After India protested the illegal confinement and alleged torture of two Indian traders in China, Beijing has said it values relations with New Delhi.Foreign ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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US court urged to stop execution of Mexican man


June 30th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
El Paso (US), June 30 (IANS/EFE) Defence attorneys for a Mexican national sentenced to death in Texas have asked the US Supreme Court to grant a stay of his July ... Read more...

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We are sympathetic to Krittika’s plight: Napolitano


May 27th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said here Friday that she was "very sympathetic" to the plight of 18-year-old Krittika Biswas, who ... Read more...

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India takes up matter of diplomat’s daughter with US (Lead)


May 26th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, May 26 (IANS) The Indian government has taken "very seriously" the matter of a diplomat's daughter being illegally arrested in New York, even as the US administration ... Read more...

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No immunity for falsely arrested Indian diplomat’s daughter: US


May 26th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) The US government has joined issue with an Indian diplomat's daughter who is suing New York city for a whopping $1.5 million for false arrest, saying ... Read more...

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Libya regime targets British embassy after Gaddafi ‘assassination’ attempt


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Libyan forces set alight the British embassy in Tripoli, and also targeted other Western buildings after NATO airstrikes were carried out to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.The Libyan ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers help to Japan in containing radioactivity emission


March 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan has offered assistance to Japan in controlling the radioactivity emission from the stricken Fukushima power plant, which took place after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, followed by tsunami, hit the ... Read more...

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Lahore trial court to decide Davis immunity issue


March 14th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 14(ANI): The Lahore High Court has ruled that the trial court will decide the immunity status case of CIA contractor Raymond Davis."The case is in a trial court...it will decide ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to tell court Davis doesn’t enjoy blanket immunity: Sources


March 13th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): The Pakistan Government will inform the Lahore High Court on Monday that double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis does not possess blanket immunity, sources have said.The LHC will resume ... Read more...

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Lahore HC admits petition to make media reports part of Davis immunity case


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 2(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted for formal hearing a petition to make media reports regarding double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis part of the case record.Petitioner Advocate ... Read more...

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Another US national sent to jail in Pakistan


February 26th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani court Saturday sent a US national, who was arrested in Peshawar for overstaying his visa, to jail on 14-day judicial remand. The ruling is likely to ... Read more...

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Raymond Davis on hunger strike over ’substandard food’ in Pak prison


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Raymond Davis, who is facing double murder charges in Pakistan, has gone on a hunger strike in a Lahore prison to protest against "substandard food" being given to him ... Read more...

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Pak court hears petitions on shifting Raymond Davis, diplomatic immunity


February 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard petitions regarding shifting of double murder-accused Raymond Davis from Kot Lakhpat prison to Lahore Fort, and the relevance and legality of ... Read more...

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Wahab resigns as PPP Information Secretary following remarks on Davis’ immunity


February 20th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) politician Fauzia Wahab has resigned from the post of party's Central Information Secretary following her statement on double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.Wahab had ... Read more...

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PPP to sack Wahab for echoing US stand on Davis’ diplomatic immunity status


February 18th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has decided to sack party's Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab from her designation over her statement on double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.The decision ... 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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Pak Foreign Ministry denies ‘reported statement’ on Davis’ diplomatic immunity


February 17th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has denied any reported statements regarding the diplomatic immunity issue of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, dismissing them as 'rumours'.It had been reported by Pakistani ... Read more...

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Double murder-accused American has “no complete immunity”: Qureshi


February 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 16(ANI): Double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis does not enjoy blanket immunity, Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Addressing a press conference in Islamabad after his meeting ... Read more...

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Spain demands apology from Iran for diplomat’s arrest


February 16th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Spain will call home its ambassador in Iran for consultations if the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not give an explanation or apologise for the arrest of ... Read more...

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Obama asks Pakistan to release Davis


February 16th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has asked Pakistan to treat Raymond Davis, who allegedly shot dead two men in Lahore, as a diplomat and release him. While insisting ... Read more...

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Davis case should not mar Pakistan-US ties: Kerry


February 16th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Seeking to ease tension over the arrest of a US official for killing two Pakistanis, a top American senator has said the incident should not affect the ... Read more...

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Munter urges Bashir to certify diplomatic status of Davis to end US-Pak standoff


February 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 15(ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has urged Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Secretary Salman Bashir to certify the diplomatic status of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis to bring the ... Read more...

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PPP leader’s stand on ‘illegal’ Davis arrest echoes US’ ‘diplomatic immunity’ argument


February 15th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): Pakistan People Party spokesperson Fauzia Wahab's invoking of the Vienna Convention in the case of double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis is the first time a prominent Pakistani ... Read more...

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Raymond has diplomatic immunity: Pakistan’s ruling party


February 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) In the first sign of giving in to the US pressure on the Raymond Davis case, ruling Pakistan Peoples Party spokesman Fozia Wahab said Monday that the arrested ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US relations: Who will blink first (Part-I)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Salim HaqNew Delhi, Feb.14 (ANI): The case of US operative, Raymond Davis, has mushroomed beyond the dramatis persona involved. From being a case of diplomatic immunity and self-defense it has snowballed ... Read more...

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US seeks immediate release of Davis


February 12th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) The US consul general in Lahore has called for immediate release of Raymond Davis, an American national arrested for gunning down two Pakistanis. While addressing the media Friday ... Read more...

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Pak Army too says only court can decide murder-accused US diplomat’s case


February 10th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 10(ANI): The top brass of the Pakistan Army has supported the government's decision on the double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis' case, saying that it is a sub judice matter ... Read more...

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US suspends bilateral engagements with Pakistan (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Scaling up pressure on Pakistan for the release of Raymond Davis, arrested for fatally shooting two Pakistanis in Lahore, the US has put on hold high-level bilateral ... Read more...

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US regrets widow’s suicide but insists Pak frees murder-accused diplomat


February 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8(ANI): The United States has said it was aware of the fact that the widow of one of the two Pakistani man killed by a US diplomat last month had ... Read more...

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US mounts pressure on Pakistan to release ‘illegally detained’ murder-accused diplomat


February 8th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 8(ANI): As the United States continues with its efforts to free its double murder-accused diplomat Raymond Davis, its requests to Pakistan in this regard have now turned into veiled threats.If ... Read more...

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We need time to decide US official’s case: Islamabad


February 5th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Islamabad has told Washington that it needs time to decide the case of Raymond Davis who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore late last month.The government, which is ... Read more...

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Pak court extends double murder-accused US diplomat’s remand till Feb 11


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 2(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended the physical remand of double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis till February 11.Davis, who had shot two Pakistani persons to death ... Read more...

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Pakistan relentless on US official’s arrest, trial


January 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Office and the Punjab provincial government have refused to budge from their position, despite US pressure, on the issue of the arrest of a US ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat accused of wife-beating to be transferred from London


January 16th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16(ANI): A high-ranking Indian diplomat in the UK, who allegedly attacked his wife at their official residence, is reportedly being transferred back to India.Anil Verma, India's trade ambassador to the ... Read more...

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