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Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue at UN, blames India for cancelling talks

United Nations, Sep 27: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly here and blamed India for "another missed opportunity" to address outstanding issues by canceling the Foreign Secretary-level talks. Asserting that a "veil" cannot be drawn over the...

Modi to get rockstar reception in New York; US lobby questions his reform credentials

New York, Sep 26: It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden," but for a foreign politician to pack New York City's most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first trip to...

Rouhani says Saudi ties ‘deserve to be warmer'

New York, Sep 24: The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia deserves to be better, though differences between the two states appear to be narrowing, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

“Our relationship with Saudi Arabia ... deserves to be warmer,” Rouhani told a...

Kashmir belongs to Pakistan, will take back every inch of it: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad, Sep 20: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'Gen-Next' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India.

Bilawal, in his 20s, was addressing the party workers in Multan region in Punjab on Friday.

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Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

Washington, Sep 19: President Barack Obama today nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later this month.

If confirmed by the US Senate, Verma, who earlier served as the Assistant...

NY city to pay USD 225,000 to Indian girl to settle lawsuit

New York, Sep 18: In a significant legal victory for the daughter of an Indian diplomat, the city of New York has agreed to pay her USD 225,000 to settle a lawsuit she brought against it after she was jailed for a day and suspended from school on...

Changing Pakistan: Tardy MPs thrown off jet

Islamabad, Sep 17: Angry Pakistani passengers have forced two lawmakers off a plane for delaying its departure by almost two hours. A video covering the drama was posted online.

Irate passengers decided to take matters into their own hands this time — aiming a...

Indian origin MPs conspicuous by their absence at UK Kashmir debate

London, Sep 13: Out of the 10 odd MPs of Indian-origin in Britain's House of Commons, eight were missing from action in India's hour of need at a potentially embarrassing debate on the political and humanitarian situation in Kashmir in Britain's parliament Thursday afternoon.

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Hostaged UN peacekeepers released in Golan — Al Jazeera

Dubai, Sep 11: Al Jazeera television said on Thursday the Al-Qaeda-backed Nusra Front group released UN peacekeepers it seized two weeks ago on the Golan Heights.

On Wednesday the group posted a video on its Twitter and YouTube accounts in which the 45 hostages, all...

Obama orders U.S. air strikes in Syria against ISIS

Washington, Sep 11: President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. air strikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

Obama's decision to launch...