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Washington Welcomes Reduction in Shakeel Afridis Jail Term

Washington Welcomes Reduction in Shakeel Afridis Jail Term

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:04

United States has welcomed reduction in prison sentence of Dr. Shakeel Afridi who helped the CIA track down former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2012, news reported. [caption id="attachment_36108" align="alignnone" width="600"] Shakeel Afridi[/caption] Speaking at daily press ...

Crimea votes to Join Russia by 93 Percent

Crimea votes to Join Russia by 93 Percent

Monday, March 17, 2014 10:25

An overwhelming 93 percent of Crimeans voted Sunday to become part of Russia in a referendum deemed illegal by the new authorities in Ukraine and most of the internatinal community, exit polls showed. [caption id="attachment_36056" align="alignnone" width="600"] Crimea votes[/caption] "Ninety-three ...

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Barack Obama urges Putin to Accept Terms of Diplomatic Solution for Ukraine

Barack Obama urges Putin to Accept Terms of Diplomatic Solution for Ukraine

Friday, March 7, 2014 10:51

President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to accept the terms of a potential diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis in a phone call that lasted an hour. [caption id="attachment_36018" align="alignright" width="414"]...

Syed Ali Gilani says India is a Big Country With Small Heart

Syed Ali Gilani says India is a Big Country With Small Heart

Friday, March 7, 2014 10:44

Veteran leader of Kashmir’s All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, on Thursday condemned Indian move to book Kashmiri youths for treason for their jubilation over Pakistan’s victory in Pak-India cricket match, media reported. [caption id="attachment_36014" align="alignright" width="322"]...

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India Withdraws Sedition Case Against Kashmiri Students After Backlash

India Withdraws Sedition Case Against Kashmiri Students After Backlash

Friday, March 7, 2014 9:51

After receiving sharp backlash and flak both from within India and abroad, the Indian state government on Thursday withdrew sedition case against Kashmiri students who were booked for cheering Pakistani team during its match against India, news reports. [caption id="attachment_36005" align="alignnone" width="576"]...

Chavez Day Marked by Parade Clashes Diplomatic Spat (Venezuela)

Chavez Day Marked by Parade Clashes Diplomatic Spat (Venezuela)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:26

Venezuela marked the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency. [caption id="attachment_35978" align="alignright" width="444"] Hugo Chavez Anniversary[/caption]...

India and Pakistan Ramp up Aid as they Jostle for Influence in Kabul

India and Pakistan Ramp up Aid as they Jostle for Influence in Kabul

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:44

India's most important message for Afghanistan is that it is not leaving, and it is backing that message with the biggest aid package it has ever given another country. [caption id="attachment_35951" align="alignright" width="263"] Kabul[/caption] Indian diplomats insist the message ...

How US and Europe can Punish Russia in Ukraine Conflict

How US and Europe can Punish Russia in Ukraine Conflict

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:38

The United States has a number of economic weapons to punish Russia for its military intervention in Ukraine, ranging from asset freezes to kicking Moscow out of the exclusive G8 group of countries, and President Barack Obama is focusing first on measures that would not require congressional action. [caption ...

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China to Declare War on Pollution (Premier Li Keqiang)

China to Declare War on Pollution (Premier Li Keqiang)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:26

China is to "declare war" on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed measures to tackle what has become a hot-button social issue. [caption id="attachment_35941" align="alignright" width="276"]...

Ukraine Mobilises After Putin Declaration of War

Ukraine Mobilises After Putin Declaration of War

Monday, March 3, 2014 11:26

Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. [caption id="attachment_35906" align="alignnone" width="562"] ...