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India stands firm on objections to WTO Doha Round deal

Oct 23 2014, 10:56pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) Even as the World Trade Organisation's trade deal remained stalled due to India's objections, an Indian envoy at the UN stood firm on them, declaring a "permanent solution on... Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:56pm CDT
 
 

Convicted Bangladeshi war crimes mastermind dies

Oct 23 2014, 10:52pm CDT | by IANS

Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam, one of the most high profile leaders of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, has died. Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:52pm CDT
 
 

Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

Oct 23 2014, 10:48pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first time, saying Prime... Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:48pm CDT
 
 

Why China does not want a boundary settlement with India (Comment: Special to IANS)

Oct 23 2014, 10:38pm CDT | by IANS

Recent transgressions by Chinese troops in the northern border areas of India and the protest note by the Chinese foreign office on road building in Arunachal Pradesh have again highlighted the fact that the Sino-Indian... Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:38pm CDT
 
 

US, South Korea reach agreement for wartime control of forces

Oct 23 2014, 9:38pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and South Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon Thursday for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting. Read more Oct 23 2014, 9:38pm CDT
 
 

India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism

Oct 23 2014, 9:14pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) India's UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji has asked the UN Security Council (UNSC) to enforce without exception its resolutions on countering terrorism in order to stave off "an... Read more Oct 23 2014, 9:14pm CDT
 
 

UN chief wants resumption of Cyprus peace talks

Oct 23 2014, 9:12pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called on parties in Cyprus to return to negotiations, suspended after tensions arose due to dispute over energy exploitation. Read more Oct 23 2014, 9:12pm CDT
 
 

'Algeria, Egypt face common security challenges'

Oct 23 2014, 9:06pm CDT | by IANS

Algiers, Oct 24 (IANS) Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said Algeria and Egypt are facing common security challenges resulting from the critical situation prevailing in the Arab world. Read more Oct 23 2014, 9:06pm CDT
 
 

US, Iraqi defense chiefs discuss ways against IS

Oct 23 2014, 9:02pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reassured US support for Iraq's anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts during a phone conversation with newly appointed Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al... Read more Oct 23 2014, 9:02pm CDT
 
 

Strategy against IS working: US defense secretary

Oct 23 2014, 8:26pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) The US-led strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS) is working, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but emphasised that the fight against the terrorist group will be a "... Read more Oct 23 2014, 8:26pm CDT
 
 

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