Archive for the ‘South East Asia’ Category

India, US to discuss bilateral partnership during Modi’s visit

Friday, June 23, 2017 Comments Off

Prime minister Narendra Modi Friday said the aim of his upcoming visit to the US was to build a “forward-looking vision” for the bilateral partnership and further consolidate the robust and wide- ranging ties. Modi, who will be meeting president Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington, said he looked forward […]

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UN chief says Nawaz, Modi meetings will solve Kashmir dispute

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Comments Off

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders as a means to facilitate dialogue between the two adversaries over the Kashmir dispute.

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India signs agreement with Lockheed to produce F-16 fighters

Monday, June 19, 2017 Comments Off

Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed a pact affirming the intent to join hands to produce F-16 Block 70 fighter planes in India. The announcement comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Washington for a meeting with Donald Trump on June 26. “This unprecedented F-16 production partnership between the […]

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India signs UN TIR convention to counter China’s OBOR

Monday, June 19, 2017 Comments Off

India became the 71st country on Monday to join the United Nations TIR Convention, the international customs transit system, to position itself as a regional trading and transit hub. The TIR system is the international customs transit system with the widest geographical coverage.

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Pakistan: Daesh presence in Afghanistan is concerning

Friday, June 16, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in statement said that there have been numerous meetings held by regional countries to address the rising influence of Daesh and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. He added the war-like situation in Afghanistan is going on for the last 40 years, and has given space to non-state actors and […]

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China, Pakistan agree to fight terrorism together

Friday, June 16, 2017 Comments Off

China and Pakistan on Friday agreed to improve security and anti-terrorism cooperation, to guarantee the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The agreement came out of a meeting between Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Pakistan’s Chairman of the Joint […]

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Pakistan PM, Saudi King discuss middle east crisis

Monday, June 12, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, Radio Pakistan reported. The PM ─ accompanied by General Bajwa, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Adviser to the PM […]

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Indian President to meet Trump this month

Monday, June 12, 2017 Comments Off

In his first visit to the US after the new administration took over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with President Donald Trump on June 26 on a range of issues, including India’s concerns over possible changes in H1B visas.

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Indian minister says ready for talks with anyone to solve Kashmir issue

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Comments Off

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that he was “ready for talks with everyone” to resolve the Kashmir issue, and will not put any conditions for the purpose. “Those who are instigating the Kashmiri youth should look upon them as their own child,” Singh said while speaking to reporters in Mumbai about the Modi […]

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Pakistan security committee to discuss Arab conflict

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said that the National Security Committee of the parliament would discuss in detail the situation in the Arab Peninsula in its upcoming meeting. During the National Assembly session when the issues of attack on the Iranian parliament and Gulf crisis came under discussion, the speaker proposed that […]

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China denies violating Indian airspace

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Comments Off

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MOD) denied late on June 5 that one People’s Liberation Army (PLA) helicopter violated Indian airspace.

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India excludes a meeting between Modi and Sharif in Astana

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Comments Off

India ruled out any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two will be in Kazakhstan this week, Indian media report. In early May, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz told reporters that if India shows interest, Pakistan would look into the possibility of a meeting […]

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Pakistan, Egypt to enhance ties in defence production

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed close collaboration between Pakistan and Egypt in the field of defence production. During the meeting, minister for Defence Production said that Egypt has long history and a significant role in Muslim world. He said that future cooperation […]

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India to pay more attention to North Africa region

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Comments Off

On her first trip to Egypt, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said West Asia and North Africa are growing in significance for India’s national interests and the country will pay greater attention to the region by seeking closer cooperation and stronger partnership.

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India pledges support for Iraq in fight against IS

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Comments Off

India strongly supports Iraq’s territorial integrity and its government’s efforts to “overcome the current crisis”, President Pranab Mukherjee said amid a war that country is engaged in against ISIS terror group. In a message to his counterpart Fuad Masum on the eve of National Day of Iraq, Mukherjee said India deeply values its close and […]

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Modi, Sharif discuss bilateral relations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Comments Off

Describing last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as an “important step forward”, the US has urged the two countries to create “constituencies for peace.” The Modi-Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Ufa, Russia “marked an important step forward in lowering tensions and […]

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Pakistan hosts Afghan peace meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan hosted a meeting between the Afghan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan representatives in eastern Murree city near federal capital as part of the commitment to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, said Foreign Office on Wednesday. According to Pakistan Foreign Office, representatives from China and the United States also participated in the […]

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Indian minister wraps up Cairo visit after meeting with Sisi

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off

Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi left Cairo Wednesday, 8/7/2015 winding up a visit to Egypt during which he met with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Naqvi invited Sisi to attend the third Indian-African Forum Summit.

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NATO to continue support for Afghanistan

Friday, June 26, 2015 Comments Off

NATO defence ministers confirmed, during a meeting of the NATO mission Resolute Support nations here on Thursday, enduring support for Afghanistan. The meeting, attended by Afghan Acting Minister of Defence Masoom Stanezkai, reviewed the security situation and the first six months of the Resolute Support mission.

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UN chief, EU FMs discuss Yemen, Syria

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Comments Off

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon held “an important meeting” for the first time with all the 28 EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg Monday which also covered development sin Syria , Libya and Yemen. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini noted that this is crucial year for the UN […]

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Kerry, Sharif discuss India-Pakistan tensions

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Comments Off

“Enormously concerned” over recent increase in tensions between India and Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to work out how to tamp them down, acknowledging that the latter had just finished a conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The increase “in the tensions publicly between […]

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Blasts in Yemen capital kill over 31 people

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Comments Off

Over 31 people were killed on Wednesday and dozens wounded in five simultaneous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group at Shiite mosques and offices in the Yemeni capital, medics and witnesses said. IS, a Sunni Muslim radical group, said the attacks were in “revenge” against the Shiite Huthis, who have overrun Sanaa and much […]

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France-India Rafale deal could be finalised within 2 months

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Comments Off

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalised within “two to three months”.

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Algeria welcomes Yemen peace talks in Geneva

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Comments Off

Algeria “welcomes” the opening on Monday in Geneva of peace talks among the Yemeni parties and voices hope that this dialogue reaches a “political” solution to the crisis the country is facing, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said.

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UN chief calls for two week Yemen truce

Monday, June 15, 2015 Comments Off

The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen on June 15 with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying the country was on the verge of a collapse that the Middle East could not withstand. Ban Ki-moon said the truce, called to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, should […]

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Pakistan security forces kill at least 10 militants in North Waziristan

Thursday, June 11, 2015 Comments Off

At least ten militants were killed in the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, said the military. A statement by the Pakistani military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that at least ten militants were killed in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel area as part of the ongoing operation […]

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US welcomes resumption of political talks in Yemen

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Comments Off

The US State Department has hailed the resumption of talks between rival sides in the Yemen conflict scheduled for June 14 in Geneva while condemning a missile attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels, Efe news agency reported. “The United States welcomes the June 6 announcement that the UN-facilitated consultations among Yemeni stakeholders will begin […]

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Pakistan pledges support for UN peace and stability efforts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan will continue its support to UN efforts for peace and stability in the world. In a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Dushanbe, the premier said that Pakistan is the largest contributor in UN peace missions. He said that role in UN […]

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19 militants killed in clashes with Pak army

Monday, June 8, 2015 Comments Off

At least 19 militants including five commanders and seven soldiers were killed during a clash in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, said the military on Monday. A statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “19 terrorists were killed, including five of their commanders, in an intense exchange of fire with security forces […]

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Pakistan pledges support for Afghanistan democracy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan on Wednesday said it fully supports peace and stability in Afghanistan, as the two sides agreed to work closely for the security and socio-economic development of the region. “Pakistan has firm resolve to fully support Afghanistan’s efforts for peace and stability, including through facilitating an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process,” said

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Algeria reaffirms support for Yemen democracy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Comments Off

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika reaffirmed in a message sent to Yemeni President Abd Rabbou Hadi, on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the national unity of his country, “Algeria’s support to the Yemeni people and his support to the steps aimed at laying the foundations of democracy and establishing […]

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Le Drian, Parrikar to launch negotiations for 36 Rafale jets

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Comments Off

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar here tomorrow to “launch negotiations” for the 36 Rafale fighter jets that India has decided to buy from France. Drian will arrive here later tonight after his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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France Defence Minister due in New Delhy on Tuesday

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Comments Off

India and France will hold the first formal consultations this week for concluding the Rafale deal announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris last month. Indian and French sources said the two sides will discuss the broad contours of the way forward to finalize the “government to government” deal for 36 fighter jets […]

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French Defence Minister could visit India for Rafale talks

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Comments Off

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is likely to arrive in India next week to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar to carry forward the over US $6 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets.

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Over 20 militants killed by Pakistani security forces

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Comments Off

At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.

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