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Everything you need to know about Hamid Pur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Eight de-mining personnel killed in eastern Afghanistan

June 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Kabul, June 10 (IANS) Eight Afghan de-mining pesonnel were killed in a Taliban attack in the eastern province of Logar Tuesday, the presidential palace said.

Vice President Hamid Ansari to visit China this month

June 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will travel to China this month to attend a special commemoration June 28 of 60 years of the Panchsheel treaty between the two countries.

Vice President Hamid Ansari to visit China this month

June 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari will travel to China this month to attend a special commemoration of 60 years of the Panchsheel Treaty between the two countries on June 28. His will be the first high-level visit after a new government took office in India late last month.

Afghanistan rolls out security plan for presidential poll

June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Kabul, June 9 (IANS) A senior Afghan security official Monday said the country's security forces have rolled out a security plan for the upcoming presidential runoff polls.

Five soldiers injured in Kandahar bomb blast

June 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Kabul, June 7 (IANS) A suicide car bomb attack injured five Afghan soldiers in the Taliban's former stronghold in the southern Kandahar province Saturday, provincial authorities said in a statement.

Pakistan's Geo News sues ISI

June 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Geo News has sued the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for defamation after accusations of being anti-state, the channel said Friday.

Iran nuclear issue: Expert-level talks set for next week

May 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Iran and six world powers will hold an expert-level meeting on the nuclear issue in Vienna next week, media reported Thursday.

Afghan presidential aspirant promises security, good governance

May 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah Thursday said his government will ensure lasting peace in addition to bringing good governance and job opportunities if he wins the upcoming runoff.

US to keep pressure on Al Qaeda: US commander

May 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Kabul, May 28 (IANS) The US commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Wednesday said the war on terror and pressure against Al Qaeda network will continue.

US banks on India, Pakistan for stability after Afghanistan pullout

May 28, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) As President Barack Obama announced plans for Afghanistan after ending US combat mission by year end, the US hoped India, Pakistan and Afghanistan would help provide greater stability and security in the region.

Obama plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

May 28, 2014 at 2:05 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Afghan mission attack strengthened resolve to work together: Modi

May 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday told Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat had only "strengthened" India's resolve to work together with the country, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said.

Modi meets SAARC leaders

May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday met Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom of the Maldives and Mahinda Rajapakse of Sri Lanka here Tuesday.

Geo TV, Jang group apologise to ISI

May 27, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Geo TV network and Jang media group Monday tendered apology to Pakistan's armed forces and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for hurling allegations its chief Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam.

Koirala, Karzai meet Manmohan Singh

May 26, 2014 at 5:48 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met outgoing prime minister Manmohan Singh here Monday, officials said.

Obama leaves Afghanistan without meeting Karzai

May 26, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Kabul, May 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama paid a short visit to Afghanistan but returned home without meeting his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai due to differences over the venue, an official statement said Monday.

Karzai's brother endorses Abdullah in Afghan presidential runoff

May 26, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai's elder brother Mahmud Karzai Monday announced his support for presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah in the runoff scheduled for June 14, media reported.

US president pays surprise visit to Afghanistan

May 26, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Kabul, May 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, an Afghan official said.

Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

May 25, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Kabul, May 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, an Afghan official said.

UN condemns attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

May 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned an attack by gunmen on an Indian consulate in Afghanistan, stressing that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable", media reported Saturday.

Book traced Pakistan link in 2008 Indian embassy attack

May 23, 2014 at 5:48 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat Friday brings into sharp focus a book, written by an American journalist and published this year, that traces Pakistan's link to the attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul in 2008.

Sri Lanka calls for action against terror

May 23, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Colombo, May 23 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Friday called for decisive action against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations following an attack on an Indian consulate in Afghanistan.

Will protect Indian missions, Karzai tells Modi

May 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Friday spoke to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi and assured him that Kabul "will do all to protect Indian missions there".

Indian consulate in Afghanistan attacked

May 23, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Kabul/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three heavily armed guerrillas mounted a brazen attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat city Friday, with one attacker being gunned down while he was trying to scale the consulate wall. India said its staff were safe.

Afghan presidential hopefuls want transparent runoff

May 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Kabul, May 22 (IANS) As the three-week campaign for the second round of Afghan presidential elections between the two frontrunners began Thursday, both the presidential hopefuls have called for a transparent result of the runoff.

Algerian ambassador to Libya leaves after armed siege

May 17, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Algiers/Tripoli, May 17 (IANS) Algerian Ambassador to Libya Abdel Hamid Bu Zaher

Algerian ambassador leaves Libya after armed siege

May 16, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Tripoli, May 16 (IANS) The Algerian Ambassador to Libya, Abdel Hamid Bu Zaher, has left Tripoli following an armed siege, a security source said Friday.

Afghan president congratulates Modi

May 16, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Kabul, May 16 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Friday congratulated Narendra Modi Friday for leading the BJP to victory in the Indian general elections.

Abdullah confident ahead of Afghan presidential poll run-off

May 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Kabul, May 15 (IANS) Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah said Thursday that he accepted the final result of the poll and was ready for the run-off on June 14.

Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff

May 15, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Kabul, May 15 (IANS) Two leading Afghan presidential candidates, out of eight in the contest, will vie in a runoff poll in mid-June as no winner emerged in the first round of elections held April 5, according to an election commission source.

Iran will not stop peaceful nuclear programme

May 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Tehran, May 11 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that Iran's nuclear programme was "peaceful" and the country will continue with it.

Iran says n-talks with world powers fruitful

May 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Tehran, May 8 (IANS) Iran Thursday said a new round of expert talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers was "fruitful", a media report said.

India to handover $1 mn relief assistance to Afghanistan

May 8, 2014 at 12:26 AM

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India would hand over $1 million financial assistance to Afghanistan for relief and rehabilitation in Badakshan province that was hit by a massive landslide last week burying over 2,000 people.

IAEA inspectors arrive in Iran

May 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Tehran, May 5 (IANS) A team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Tehran Monday for talks and visits to some of Iran's nuclear facilities, a media report said.

Iran, P5+1 experts set to resume nuclear energy talks

May 5, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Tehran, May 5 (IANS) A new round of expert talks between Iran and the P5+1 group will start Tuesday in New York to discuss Tehran's nuclear energy programme, head of Iran's nuclear negotiating team Hamid Baeidinejad said Monday.

Afghan landslide: Search for survivors abandoned

May 4, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Kabul, May 4 (IANS) Rescuers abandoned the search for survivors Saturday after a landslide buried an Afghan village, media reports said. Authorities also revised down the death toll.

Afghan presidential candidate Sherzai joins front-runner Abdullah

May 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Kabul, May 3 (IANS) Afghan presidential candidate Gul Agha Sherzai Saturday threw in his lot with front-runner Abdullah Abdullah as the country is preparing for a possible run-off.

Seven Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attacks

May 1, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Kabul, May 1 (IANS) Seven policemen and 20 militants were killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan, authorities said Thursday.

Srinagar votes

April 30, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) Balloting in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir began Wednesday, officials said.

Geo News slapped with shut down notice

April 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Following complaints from the defence ministry and ISI, Pakistan's media regulator has slapped Geo News with a notice asking why its operations should not be shut down.

Pakistan SC judges to probe shooting of Geo News editor

April 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Three Supreme Court judges were approved Monday for the judicial commission to probe the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir, a media report said.

Pakistan PM calls officers to discus Hamid Mir shooting

April 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for a meeting of senior officers Sunday to discuss the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir, a media report said.

After eight months, Dabholkar killers elude police net

April 20, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Pune (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) The sensational murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is yet to be solved eight months after he was was gunned down while on a morning walk here, creating a nationwide furore.

Senior Pakistani journalist injured in attack

April 19, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Geo News' senior anchorperson Hamid Mir who was injured in an attack by gunmen in Karachi Saturday, is now reported to have regained consciousness and is out of danger, a media report said.

Senior Pakistani journalist injured in firing

April 19, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Geo News' senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in an attack by gunmen in Karachi Saturday.

Obama signs bill barring Iran's UN envoy-designate

April 19, 2014 at 1:44 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed a bill barring Iran's UN envoy-designate from entering the country, saying that he had engaged in "terrorist activities".

Iran complains to UN about US visa refusal

April 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

London, April 15 (IANS) Iran has complained to the UN about the US denying a visa to Iran's UN envoy-designate, a media report said Tuesday.

Iran to sue US over UN envoy's visa refusal

April 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Tehran, April 14 (IANS) The Iranian parliament has given a 10-day ultimatum to the government to file a lawsuit against the US for denying visa to Iran's UN envoy-designate, an official said Monday.

Abdullah leads in Afghan presidential election

April 13, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Kabul, April 13 (IANS) Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was leading in the partial results, the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman announced Sunday.

No replacement for new UN envoy: Iran

April 13, 2014 at 2:44 AM

Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Iran does not have any replacement for its newly-proposed UN ambassador who has been denied entry visa by the US, the Iranian government said Saturday.

'No replacement for Iran's UN envoy'

April 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran's ambassador-designate to the UN cannot be replaced, an Iranian minister said Saturday.

Important to change mindset towards vocational studies: Hamid Ansari

April 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday stressed on the need of imparting vocational education at the school level and said it is important to change the people's mindset, which attached social stigma to this genre.

Iran to receive frozen funds next week

April 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Tehran, April 11 (IANS) Iran will next week receive the fifth installment of the $4.2-billion frozen funds it was promised last year as part of an interim nuclear deal with six world powers, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said Friday.

13 civilians killed in Afghanistan roadside bombing

April 7, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Kabul, April 7 (IANS) Up to 13 civilians were killed while five others were wounded Monday evening when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a police spokesman said.

Ballot count in Afghan presidential poll starts

April 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Kabul, April 7 (IANS) The counting of ballots cast in the Afghan presidential election started Monday with the partial results expected to come out Tuesday, an election official said.

Four Afghan police killed in bomb attack

April 7, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Kabul, April 7 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed and three others injured Monday when their van was struck by a bomb in Afghanistan, a police source said.

Iran, West soon to begin drafting nuclear accord

April 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Tehran, April 6 (IANS) Iran and the six world powers may start drafting the final agreement over Tehran's nuclear programme from April 21, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said Sunday.

Blast at polling centre in Afghanistan

April 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Kabul, April 5 (IANS) At least three people were injured Saturday in a blast at a polling centre in Afghanistan's Logar province, the district governor said.

Afghan President Karzai casts vote

April 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Kabul, April 5 (IANS) Afghanistan's outgoing President Hamid Karzai Saturday cast his vote in the presidential and provincial council elections in the capital city of Kabul.

Afghans begin voting

April 5, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Kabul, April 5 (IANS) Afghans began voting Saturday morning to elect a new president for the next five years in the country's first democratic transfer of power through polling.

Afghanistan heads for polls amid Taliban threats

April 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Kabul, April 4 (IANS) Afghanistan has its date with history Saturday when it will go for presidential and provincial council elections under the shadow of threats from the Taliban who have vowed to disrupt the poll process.

Afghanistan faces a make or break polls (Commentary, Special to IANS)

April 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Afghanistan will go to polls April 5 to bring about the first democratic transition of power in the South Asian nation's history -- a transition accentuated by the fact that, after more than a decade, international forces will withdraw by the end of this year, the highly visible multi-sectoral international presence will reduce and taking the nation through this change will be a new president.

Search for lost jet to be long drawn: Australia (Roundup)

April 1, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Canberra/Perth/Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) The search for the "lost" Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remained inconclusive Tuesday even as the chief of Australia's newly formed Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) said that the search for the missing jet could drag on for a long time.

MH370 cockpit-ATC talk shows nothing abnormal: Malaysia

April 1, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) The Malaysian government Tuesday released the 64-minute transcript of communications between the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and the air traffic controller (ATC) and said it revealed nothing "abnormal".

Device simulating gastrointestinal tract boon for cheaper drugs

April 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

London, April 1 (IANS) In a breakthrough, researchers have developed a device that accurately simulates gastrointestinal tract and how it absorbs medication.

Pakistan rejects accusation of involvement in Kabul attacks

April 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan Monday dismissed allegations that the country was behind recent attacks in Kabul ahead of the April 5 Afghan presidential elections.

Karzai accuses Pakistan of blocking peace deal with Taliban, supporting terrorists

March 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Islamabad, Mar. 31 (ANI): Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks in the country.

Afghan parliament approves Qanooni as vice president

March 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Kabul, March 25 (IANS) The Afghan Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament Tuesday approved the name of Mohammad Younus Qanooni as the country's first vice president to replace Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim who died earlier this month.

Afghanistan's spy agency hints Pak's ISI may be behind Kabul hotel attack

March 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Johannesburg, March 24 (ANI): Afghanistan's spy agency has reportedly alleged that the attack on a Kabul hotel last week was the handiwork of a foreign intelligence service, and not of the Taliban or the Haqqani network.

Windows into Pakistan: Four debut novels (Column: Bookends)

March 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM

It is frequently described as the most dangerous place in the world. With suicide bombings and shootings, terrorists camping on its territory, high and entrenched levels of fundamentalism and anti-Western sentiment, rampant social, ethnic and sectarian tensions, a government seemingly with no authority over its powerful military and intelligence organs, Pakistan could well deserve the label.

Missing jet: Cockpit transcript reveals final 54 minutes conversation

March 22, 2014 at 4:03 PM

London, March 22 (IANS) The final 54 minutes of conversation between the pilots of the missing Malaysian airliner and the control tower has been revealed in a transcript reported by the Daily Telegraph.

Full transcript of communication in missing Flight MH370 obtained

March 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Wellington, Mar. 22 (ANI): Full transcript of communication in the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airline passenger jet has been reportedly obtained by a British newspaper.

Hamid Ansari condoles Khushwant Singh's death

March 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of Khushwant Singh, an iconic figure and one of the most prominent authors, commentators and journalists of the country.

Co-pilot of missing Malaysian Flight MH370 'was set to marry' long-term girlfriend

March 19, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Sydney, Mar. 19 (ANI): Co-pilot of the ill-fated Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 was reportedly set to marry long-term girlfriend and fellow pilot.

Co-pilot of missing Malaysian Flight MH370 'was set to marry' long-term girlfriend

March 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Sydney, Mar. 19 (ANI): Co-pilot of the ill-fated Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 was reportedly set to marry long-term girlfriend and fellow pilot.

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan

March 18, 2014 at 2:35 AM

United Nations, March 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council Monday renewed the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year to provide support to the country's upcoming presidential and provincial elections.

One candidate quits Afghan presidential race

March 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Kabul, March 16 (IANS) Former Afghan defence minister and presidential hopeful Abdul Rahim Wardak withdrew Sunday from the Afghan presidential race leaving nine hopefuls in the contest.

Karzai accuses Pakistan of killing Taliban leaders keen on joining peace talks

March 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Kabul, Mar. 16 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan of attacking Taliban leaders who want to join the peace process.

'Defiant' Karzai says Afghanistan does not need US troops post-2014 withdrawal

March 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Johannesburg, Mar. 16 (ANI): Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said the country does not need US troops.

Karzai pledges transparent elections in Afghanistan

March 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Kabul, March 15 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Saturday assured the people of a free and fair presidential election on April 5, saying the security forces were entirely ready for the polls.

Pilots of missing Malaysian jet could have committed suicide, says expert

March 15, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Sydney, mar. 15 (ANI): As the search of the missing Malaysian Airline passenger jet continues to remain inconclusive, experts have theorized that the pilots of the ill-fated plane could have committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea.

Vice President interacts with students of University of Pune

March 12, 2014 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, Mar.12 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday interacted with the students of Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Pune.

Missing Malaysian jet's c o-pilot smoked with women passengers in cockpit during previous flight

March 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Sydney, Mar. 12 (ANI): Another shocking revelation has come up in the mysterious vanishing of the Malaysian Airline jet, in which two women passengers have claimed that the co-pilot of the missing flight smoked in the cockpit during a previous international flight.

Ansari attends Marshal Fahim's funeral, meets Karzai

March 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday headed the Indian delegation at the funeral of Afghanistan's first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Kabul and also met Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Funeral of Afghan vice president held

March 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Kabul, March 11 (IANS) The state funeral service for Afghanistan's first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, who died Sunday, was held amid tight security in the Presidential Palace here Tuesday.

Ansari to represent India at Fahim's funeral

March 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the funeral of Afghanistan's first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Kabul Tuesday, official sources said.

Hamid Ansari, Manmohan Singh condole Afghan Vice-President Fahim's death

March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the passing away of Afghanistan Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim.

India condoles death of Afghan vice president

March 9, 2014 at 11:10 PM

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India Sunday condoled the death of Afghanistan's First Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, describing him as a close friend of India.

31 killed in violent attacks across Iraq

March 9, 2014 at 3:05 AM

Bbaghdad, March 9 (IANS) At least 31 people, including a candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections, were killed and 49 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, Xinhua reported citing police sources.

Hamid Karzai's brother to drop out of Afghanistan's presidential bid

March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Washington, Mar. 6 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai's older brother Qayum Karzai has dropped out of the race for next month's presidential elections.

Iran, world powers to resume n-talks March 5

March 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Tehran, March 3 (IANS) Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers are set to launch a new round of expert-level talks on Tehran's nuclear energy programme in Austria's capital Vienna Wednesday, a media report has said.

Karzai expresses anger over 12-year Afghan war fought 'for U.S. security, Western interests'

March 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Washington, Mar. 3 (ANI): Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed his anger at the 12-year American war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan script historic Asia Cup win over Bangladesh

March 1, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Fatullah (Bangladesh), March 1 (IANS) Saturday turned out to be a landmark for Afghanistan as its cricket team stunned Bangladesh by 32 runs in the Asia Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here Saturday.

We canonize our leaders, says Ansari

February 28, 2014 at 9:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Indians develop "reverential attitudes" towards personalities because we canonize them, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Friday.

Iran minister calls on Vice President Ansari

February 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM

New Delhi, Feb. 28 (ANI): Iran External Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a two-day visit to India to boost mutual cooperation on energy, port and transit of goods, met Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here on Friday.

Pak official warns of civil war in Afghanistan after US threat of complete withdrawal of troops

February 26, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Washington, Feb. 26 (ANI): Pakistan has reportedly warned that withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan may result in civil war.

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India

February 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday arrived here on a three-day visit to India.

Saudi crown prince arrives in India

February 26, 2014 at 6:24 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security.

Bangladesh PM inducts two more in her cabinet

February 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday appointed two more ministers to her cabinet, raising the members to 51.

Saudi Crown Prince to arrive in India today

February 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will arrive here today on a three-day visit to India.