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Zardari, Manmohan meeting could be significant: daily


August 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Tehran "could be an important continuation of the efforts to improve ... Read more...

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Unilateral sanctions shouldn’t impact legitimate trade with Iran: India (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Against the backdrop of US pressure to reduce oil imports from Iran, India Thursday described it as "a key country" for its energy needs ... Read more...

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Behind the scenes: India shaped BRICS position on West Asia, Afghanistan


March 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid differing perceptions, India played a crucial role in shaping the collective stance of the BRICS countries on the need for dialogue to resolve the ... Read more...

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McCain like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ March Hare: Russian speaker


December 7th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Speaker of the Russian State Duma Boris Gryzlov has compared US senator John McCain to the March Hare from "Alice in Wonderland", after McCaine predicted ... Read more...

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Why Myanmar president’s visit to India matters


October 11th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
President Thein Sein visits India this week against the backdrop of crucial developments that would impact on India-Myanmar relations. The visit takes place in a context which is significantly different ... Read more...

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Myanmar issue will not rock India-UK boat: Envoy


July 28th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) As India rolled out aid and inked a counter-terror pact with Myanmar, Britain admitted to differences with New Delhi in engaging the junta, but is keen ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar boost ties, sign counter-terror pact (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India Tuesday signed a clutch of pacts to boost counter-terror cooperation and cement cultural ties with Myanmar, the energy-rich Southeast Asian country whose military junta is ... Read more...

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UN’s latest sanctions could prove very costly for Iran


June 10th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Most analysts have said that the fresh sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN Security Council will prove diplomatically and financially costly to Tehran, as it continues its ... Read more...

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Iran-Turkey nuclear deal can build confidence: UN


May 25th, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 25 (DPA) A nuclear-fuel swap worked out by Brazil and Turkey for Iran could open the door for further cooperation between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog, UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Sinking of South Korean ship ‘troubling’: UN


May 21st, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 20 (DPA) The United Nations said Thursday that findings about North Korea's sinking of a South Korean naval ship are "troubling", but it refused to be drawn into the ... Read more...

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Warsaw excitedly awaits ‘My Name Is Khan’ world premiere


January 30th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Surender Bhutani Warsaw, Jan 30 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan posters are up and advance booking for tickets has begun. This Polish capital, home to a large number of 'King Khan' fans, ... Read more...

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Yemen vows to fight terrorism ahead of Brown conference


January 3rd, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a/Cairo, Jan 3 (DPA) Yemen will fight terrorist groups on its soil, the country's foreign minister said Saturday, as the government welcomed a planned international conference on growing extremism in the ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s body found, Rajapaksa says LTTE vanquished (Roundup)


May 19th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Tuesday displayed the battered body of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, shortly after the rebels claimed he was still alive, while President Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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60 militants killed in Buner offensive: Pakistan


May 1st, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (DPA) Pakistani troops killed up to 60 Taliban militants in the northwestern valley of Buner, raising the insurgents' death toll to more than 100 in four days of ... Read more...

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Amid Tamil Nadu drama, Sri Lanka ends ‘combat operations’ (Roundup)


April 27th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday called off months of "combat operations" that have pushed the Tamil Tigers to a corner and led to international concern over widespread civilian suffering, ... Read more...

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Taliban agree to retreat from Pakistan’s Buner district (Lead)


April 24th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (DPA) Taliban militants Friday agreed to withdraw from Pakistan's northwestern Buner district that they had captured earlier this week, a government official said. The announcement came after a meeting ... Read more...

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Over 81,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka war-zone (Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Over 81,000 civilians have fled Sri Lanka's war-zone since Monday with the advancing troops cornering the Tamil Tigers into a 14 square kilometre coastal land strip ... Read more...

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Pakistan reinstates top judge, long march called off (Fourth Lead)


March 16th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (DPA) The Pakistani government Monday acceded to demands for the reinstatement of the country's sacked top judge to avoid the escalation of political turmoil that threatened the stability ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s sacked top judge reinstated, long march called off (Third Lead)


March 16th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (DPA) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday reinstated the country's sacked top judge ahead of a showdown with opposition parties and defiant lawyers that threatened the stability ... Read more...

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Pakistan reinstates judge to ease political tensions (Second lead)


March 16th, 2009 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (DPA)Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani early Monday reinstated the country's sacked top judge ahead of a showdown with opposition parties and defiant lawyers that threatened the stability ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif placed under house arrest (Lead)


March 15th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (DPA) Pakistani authorities Sunday placed opposition leader and two-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif under house arrest, his party spokesman said. Sharif had planned to head an anti-government rally from ... Read more...

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Western diplomats predict bad times in Pakistan


February 28th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 28 (ANI): In the wake of Governors rule being imposed in Punjab, diplomats have alerted their respective governments about the worsening political situation in Pakistan and its possible negative ... Read more...

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Must India follow the US blindly? (Comment)


January 11th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sometimes, to save lives and to gain precious time, it is wise to benefit from the experience of others. But if the intention is to ape them blindly, then you run the ... Read more...

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China extends red carpet to Zardari, nuke deal likely


October 15th, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 15 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari met his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao here on Wednesday as he looked towards inking a series of agreements, including on civilian nuclear ... Read more...

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‘Brussels the propaganda battlefield for Russia and Georgia’


August 18th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Away from battlefields of South Ossetia, enemies Georgia and Russia have been fighting a propaganda battle - run by PR agencies based in Brussels, a newspaper reported.And while ... Read more...

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‘Musharraf to be denied safe exit if he doesn’t quit’


August 11th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will be denied a safe exit from the country if he doesn't quit ahead of an impeachment move against him in parliament, western diplomats ... Read more...

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Benazir unknowingly helped Musharraf gain support within army


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Nov 23 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhuttos belligerent political posturing since her return to the country on October 18 has reinforced the perception among the military commanders that it ... Read more...

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US, other Western countries asked Musharraf to put off emergency idea: Source


November 14th, 2007 - 8:21 am ICT by admin
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