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I have kept my promises, says Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 2.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today claimed to have fulfilled all the promises he had made to the nation and said the National Assembly would complete its five-year term despite his Constitutional powers to dissolve ...
Libya asks U.S. to lift sanctions
NEW YORK, JAN. 2. The Libyan Prime Minister has appealed to the United States to lift sanctions on his country by May 12, the deadline for Tripoli to make compensation payments to the families of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster. Shukri ...
American team to visit North Korea soon?
SINGAPORE, JAN. 2.Speculation about possible new `moves' as regards the North Korean nuclear issue gained currency in the Asia Pacific diplomatic circles today, following some non-official indications from South Korea and the U.S. that an ...
British Airways hit by security scare
LONDON, JAN. 2. British Airways has been hit by an unprecedented security scare forcing it to cancel a scheduled flight to Washington shortly before it was to take off from Heathrow airport on Thursday, and 24 hours later there was still ...
Putin to face 8 in March poll
MOSCOW, JAN. 2.Eight candidates have declared their intention to run against Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, in the March 14 presidential poll. The motley assortment includes a former Central Bank chief, a former Parliament speaker, a ...
Chittagong Hill Tracts becoming volatile again
DHAKA, JAN. 2.The situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh has again turned volatile with two indigenous groups fighting each other and the army combating what it called the terrorists and seizing illegal firearms. The ...
Travelling safe in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 2.Two BMW bullet-proof limousines and a Tata Safari vehicle are in readiness for use by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when he arrives in the Pakistan capital on Saturday evening. This is not very surprising given ...
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'Pakistan can be a transit route'
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 2. Pakistan can play the invaluable role of a "bridge" to connect an energy-hungry India, with its booming markets, to those of Central Asia, West Asia and the Gulf, the External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, said ...
Sikhs in France seek Indian help
PARIS, JAN. 2.The Sikh community in France is seeking help from India to have their traditional turbans exempted from a planned law to ban Muslim headscarves and other religious symbols from schools. Chain Singh, spokesman for about 5,000 ...
Bush hopeful of India-Pakistan talks
WASHINGTON, JAN. 2. The United States President, George W. Bush, has expressed the hope that India and Pakistan will be able to initiate a dialogue on a variety of issues during the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit ...
Hindus attacked in Bangladesh
DHAKA, JAN. 2.Thirty persons were injured, five of them seriously, when a group of armed men, led by a local BNP leader, allegedly set afire 20 houses belonging to minority Hindus in Natore district of Bangladesh yesterday.
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