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UAE condemns attack on US consulate in Benghazi


September 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city, in which US ambassador ... Read more...

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South America backs Ecuador’s asylum offer to Assange


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), Aug 20 (IANS) The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) has voiced its support to Ecuador in granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and strongly condemned Britain ... Read more...

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US pledges to protect Libyan embassy in Washington


August 6th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US government will protect the Libyan embassy and its personnel in Washington, the State Department said after handing over the embassy to the rebel National ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime condemns Britain for recognising rebels


July 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The Muammar Gaddafi regime has condemned Britain for recognising the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority", BBC reported.Britain was the third nation after France and the ... Read more...

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Britain expels Libyan envoy


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Libya's ambassador to Britain has been expelled after the British embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli was attacked by a mob, Foreign Secretary William Hague said.Hague said ... Read more...

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Pak Foreign Ministry has no records on Davis’ diplomatic immunity status: DAG


March 15th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 15(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has informed the Lahore High Court that double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis came to Pakistan on an official business visa issued on the request made ... Read more...

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Davis case may end up at the International Court of Justice


February 24th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The ongoing dispute on whether US official Raymond Davis, who gunned down two men in Lahore, enjoys diplomatic immunity may get referred to the International Court of ... Read more...

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Davis case may end up in International Court of Justice if US-Pak standoff persists


February 24th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): The lingering US-Pak dispute over the diplomatic immunity issue of double-murder accused American official Raymond Davis may end up in the International Court of Justice, if efforts to ... Read more...

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US not considering military, economic aid cut for Pak over Raymond Davis standoff


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The United States has said that it is building a strategic partnership with Pakistan, and wants to resolve the issue over its consular employee Raymond Davis, so ... Read more...

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Pak, US differ on applicability of international laws in Davis case


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Pakistan has made it clear that the case of Raymond Davis, an American national who murdered two Pakistani citizens in Lahore, will be decided by the judiciary ... 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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Now, Obama personally demands release of murder accused American from Pak


February 16th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): For the first time, US President Barack Obama has publicly spoken on the US-Pak diplomatic row over double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis' detention in Lahore, insisting that ... Read more...

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US to ‘certify’ before Pak court that murder-accused official has diplomatic immunity


February 15th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): The United States has announced that it will present a petition in the Pakistani court hearing the case of double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis to certify that he ... 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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Wahab’s stand on ‘illegal detention’ of Davis not Pak Govt or PPP’s views: Babar


February 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 15(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesman has dismissed a statement given by a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) spokeswoman about double-murder accused US official Raymond Davis, saying that it was ... Read more...

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Worried Pak eyeing other aid avenues to minimize consequences of US standoff


February 14th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 14(ANI): Taking note of the possible consequences of the standoff between Pakistan and the United States over double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani meet to discuss Pak-US relations, Davis case


February 13th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 13(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met with President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday at the President House in Islamabad to discuss key issues.According to the Dawn, ... Read more...

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Murder-accused US official’s file not tampered with: Malik


February 13th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 13(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis' file has not been tampered with.Speaking to media persons at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Headquarters, ... Read more...

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Clinton pressurised me to grant diplomatic immunity to Davis: Qureshi


February 13th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 13(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had pressurised him to sign a summary giving diplomatic immunity to double-murder accused American ... Read more...

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U.S.-Afghan-Pakistan trilateral meeting postponed amid prisoner row


February 13th, 2011 - 5:00 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Saturday announced it has postponed a planned trilateral meeting with Afghanistan and Pakistan amid a growing political crisis over the arrest of an ... Read more...

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Pak ignored ‘witness accounts, physical proof that show Davis acted in self-defense’: US


February 12th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 12(ANI): The US Consul General in Lahorehas 'regretted' that Pakistani authorities 'did not consider eyewitness accounts and physical evidence' when they stated that US diplomat Raymond Davis intentionally killed two ... Read more...

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Double murder-accused American diplomat in Lahore is a “former US Army officer”


February 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 6(ANI): The office identity card of Raymond Davis, the double murder-accused US diplomat, who has been detained in Pakistan, shows he is a former US Army officer and a defence ... Read more...

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Ireland reveals name of expelled Russian diplomat


February 4th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- The Irish Times on Friday said that the Russian diplomat who was expelled over fake passports is a senior official in the embassy's consular section.Alexander Smirnov was ... Read more...

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Pak’s arrest of murder-accused diplomat ‘violation of Vienna Convention’: US


February 4th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 4(ANI): The United States has forcefully presented its case for the double murder-accused American official's immunity under the Vienna Convention, saying that Pakistan's Foreign Office does not grant diplomatic status ... Read more...

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Russia to retaliate for diplomat’s expulsion from Ireland


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Wednesday vowed to retaliate for the expulsion of a diplomat from Ireland for alleged involvement in espionage, RIA Novosti reported.Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov ... Read more...

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Diplomats can be tried for ‘grave’ criminal acts despite immunity, say Pak experts


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 2(ANI): Although staff members of foreign embassies enjoy several privileges and immunity in host countries, they can be tried and convicted under the Vienna Convention in a grave criminal case, ... Read more...

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Russian diplomat expelled from Ireland over fake passports


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland on Tuesday expelled a Russian diplomat over his involvement in the production of six fake Irish passports used for espionage, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt. won’t bow to pressure in murder-accused US diplomat’s trial: Shahbaz


February 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 01(ANI): The government of Pakistan's Punjab province will not give in to any "national or international pressure" in the trial of double murder-accused American diplomat Raymond Davis, Chief Minister Shahbaz ... Read more...

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US stands by double murder-accused US diplomat’s action as ’self defence’


February 1st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01(ANI): The United States has defended the action of a US diplomat, who shot two persons to death at Mazang Chowk in Lahore last Thursday, saying that he had acted ... Read more...

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No diplomatic immunity for murder-accused US consulate worker: Pak official


January 30th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): The US diplomat charged with double murder in Pakistan does not enjoy diplomatic immunity, Punjab's Deputy Prosecutor General Rana Bakhtiar has said.US national Raymond Davis, who shot two persons ... Read more...

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US seeks custody of double murder-accused diplomat in Pak over diplomatic immunity


January 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter wants the Pakistan government to hand over the US citizen charged with double murder in Lahore to US custody since he enjoys ... Read more...

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Pak brushes off US’ demand for double murder accused diplomat’s immediate release


January 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 30(ANI): Rebuffing the United States' demand for the immediate release of a US diplomat charged with double murder in Lahore, Pakistan has said the matter is sub-judice and the legal ... Read more...

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US demands immediate release of ‘diplomat’ charged with Lahore double murder


January 29th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): The United States has called for an immediate release of US citizen Raymond Davis, who was sent on a six-day remand on Friday after he was produced in a ... Read more...

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U.S. demands release of American diplomat in Pakistan, says he has immunity


January 29th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Saturday urged authorities in the Pakistani city of Lahore to immediately release an American diplomat who is being held in the shooting deaths of ... Read more...

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United States urge Honduras to stop violence


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US and EU urged Honduras protesters to refrain from violence and to find a solution to their agitation in a peaceful manner.Ian Kelly, Spokesman for U.S. ... Read more...

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