‘Intl Politics’ News

Canada issues apology for visa row

Saturday, May 29, 2010 21:34

The Canadian government has issued an apology for denying visas to people from India who served in the nation’s intelligence and security forces citing human rights violations as the reason.

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War against terror: Indo-US pledge cooperation

Friday, March 19, 2010 19:50

On a day when the whole of India stayed tuned to know what was up in the Headley case as the suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative got ready to appear before a Chicago court to plead guilty to charges of terrorism, top US intelligence official Dennis C Blair met union India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi to discuss many an issue related to terror triggered off from Pak soil.

Photo: Dalai Lama

Barack Obama to meet Dalai Lama despite China’s repeated ‘warnings’

Sunday, February 14, 2010 18:40

China has repeated its “warning” of “serious damage” to its relations with the United States if President Barack Obama does not cancel his planned meeting with the self-exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in the White House on February 18, 2010.

Sri Lankan military guards sexually abused Tamil women in refugee camps, reveals freed medic

Monday, December 21, 2009 20:16

A British medic of Asian origin has alleged that military guards sexually abused Tamil women in refugee camps in Sri Lanka. Besides, many people suspected of links to the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been “removed” and not seen since.

Photo: Sarath Fonseka, opposition candidate in the Sri Lanka presidential elections on Jan 26, 2010

Sarath Fonseka versus Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential poll

Monday, November 30, 2009 18:51

Sarath Fonseka, 58, who recently retired as Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff, has been selected by the United National Party (UNP), the main Opposition party in Sri Lanka, as its candidate for the presidential election to be held on January 26, 2010.  

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Photo: Rehman Malik, Pakistan's interior minister

Pakistan accuses India of funding Taliban, India denies it

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 17:05

Islamabad accuses India of funding Taliban to destabilise Pakistan; Shashi Tharoor, AK Antony and SM Krishna rejects the allegation.

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US rejects Iran’s package of nuclear programme proposals

Saturday, September 12, 2009 8:16

The United States has rejected the package of proposals put forward by Iran, which were aimed at breaking the impasse over its nuclear programme.

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General Rookmangud Katawal sacked by Nepal’s Maoist government, coup fears rise

Sunday, May 3, 2009 11:03

The government of Nepal fired the Nepalese Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Rookmangud Katawal today accusing him of disobeying orders.

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Photo: Roxana Saberi, US journalist detained in Iran

US journalist Roxana Saberi, held in Iran, gets to meet lawyer

Monday, March 9, 2009 17:51

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been held in an Iranian jail for nearly a month, finally got to meet a lawyer, on March 9, 2009.

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India-Afghanistan Delaram-Zaranj road opened

Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:59

  On January 22, 2009, Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Afghan President Hamid Karzai inaugurated a new Indian-built road in Western Afghanistan. The Delaram-Zaranj highway was built six months ahead of schedule, by the Border Roads Organisation. 

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