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Six detained South Koreans return home from North

in International - Fri October 25, 2013

SEOUL: Six South Koreans crossed the Demilitarised Zone from rival North Korea on Friday, returning home to questions about how they ended up in the North and

US still expects to sign pact with Afghanistan

in International - Tue October 08, 2013

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is optimistic that a US-Afghan agreement over the future role of American troops in the country can be finalised in the ne

50 dead as Egypt Islamists try to galvanise protests

in International - Mon October 07, 2013

CAIRO: At least 50 people were killed in clashes between Islamists and police in Egypt on Sunday, as thousands of the military\'s supporters marked the anniver

''Diplomatic path must be tested'' with Iran: Obama

in International - Wed September 25, 2013

UNITED NATIONS: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pushed for pursuing diplomacy with Iran\'s new government, but called on Tehran to be transparent about it

Obama asks Kerry to engage Iran

in International - Wed September 25, 2013

UNITED NATIONS: US President Barack Obama directed his Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to explore the possibility of resolving the differences that ha

UK, Spain make threats over Gibraltar row

in International - Tue August 13, 2013

LONDON - AFP/Reuters - The row between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar went up a notch on Monday as London said it was considering taking legal action over "totally disprop

Snowden chills Putin Reset

in International - Mon August 05, 2013

After Russia decided to give metadata mega-leaker Edward Snowden political asylum late last week, you can only imagine President Obama"s musings about the wisdom of hi

US ready to help Pakistan overcome economic issues, says O

in Finance - Thu August 01, 2013

ISLAMABAD - US ambassador Richard Oslon called on BoI Chairman Mohammad Zubair in his office to discuss various issues.

Electricity from India a far cry mired in deep-rooted wate

in Finance - Fri July 26, 2013

ISLAMABAD: New Delhi has offered 500 MW electricity to Islamabad from Indian Punjab despite its own severe power shortages, but it is not a viabl

US to finance feasibility study of $14bn dam

in Finance - Thu July 25, 2013

ISLAMABAD : The United States has formally decided to finance the feasibility study of $14 billion Diamer-Bhasha Dam  Pakistan"s top priority project and to

US Vice President Joe Bidens visit to fire up US-India tie

in International - Mon July 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: US Vice President Joe Biden was due in India Monday at the start of a four-day visit designed to revive momentum in flagging d

Israel agrees to release some Palestinian prisoners

in International - Mon July 22, 2013

Israel is to release some Palestinian prisoners as part of efforts to restart peace talks, an Israeli Minister said on Saturday.

Investors offered red carpet in place of red tape

in Finance - Thu July 18, 2013

ISLAMABAD : The government will pursue the investment policy initiated by the previous government while reprioritising some areas, wit

Pakistan US agree to resume BIT talks

in National - Wed July 17, 2013

ISLAMABAD, July 16: Pakistan and the United States agreed on Tuesday to resume negotiations on contentious Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) as

Helping hand: Turkey to invest $1 billion in Pakistan over

in Finance - Tue July 16, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Turkey has decided to invest one billion dollars in Pakistan"s communication, textile and automotive sectors during the n

Egypt announces criminal investigation of Morsiv

in International - Mon July 15, 2013

CAIRO: Egypt announced a criminal investigation on Saturday against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with prosecutors saying they

US still plans to send F-16s to Egypt in coming weeks

in International - Fri July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON: The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, US defens

US whistleblower Snowden seeks asylum in India, 18 other c

in International - Tue July 02, 2013

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, believed to be in legal limbo at the Moscow airport, is expanding his requests fo

Major websites in North and South Korea shut down on war a

in International - Tue June 25, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea - Major government and media websites in South and North Korea were shut down for h


in International - Mon June 24, 2013

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UN chief renews call for CTBT enforcement

in International - Wed June 19, 2013

UNITED NATIONS : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday renewed his call for the earliest entry into force of the Comprehensiv

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell retires

in International - Thu June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who defended harsh interrogation techniques and was involved with the fallout after the attack on the

US-China relations: Stop striving for trust

in International - Sat June 08, 2013

While dealing with his Cold War nemesis the Soviet Union, US President Ronald Reagan said he liked to employ the aphorism "trust but verify."  I thought at the time tha

Signals from Nawaz positive: Singh

in National - Sat June 01, 2013

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said signals coming from Nawaz Sharif, chief of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), w

US defence chief accuses China of cyber spying

in International - Sat June 01, 2013

SINGAPORE US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States, raising pressure on Beijing over the is