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U.S Defense Secretary pays unannounced visit to Kabul

Updated: Jul 12, 2016 14:40 IST      
U.S Defense Secretary pays unannounced visit to Kabul

Kabul, July 12 (ANI): U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday where he will meet President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah alongwith senior U.S military commanders.

His visit comes days after U.S President Barack Obama announced that nearly 8,400 troops will remain in Afghanistan until end of his Presidency in January 2017, reports Tolo News.

Meanwhile, Afghan leaders attended the NATO heads of state summit in Poland on Sunday where they discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the reform process carried out by the Afghan National Unity Government.

Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General after the meeting with Afghan leaders said they pledge funding the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces through 2020. (ANI)

Warning to Syria also for Russia, Iran: Nikki Haley

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 03:12 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 28 (ANI): A White House warning to Syria against another chemical attack is also directed at Russia and Iran, Damascus' principal international backers, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.

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New York [U.S.A.], June 28 (ANI): Ukraine's national bank, airport and state power company are among the targets of a huge cyber attack carried out by hackers across Europe on Tuesday.

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited the Non Resident Indians (NRIs) living in The Netherlands to contribute to the development of India.

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Jittery Pakistan accuses U.S. of speaking India's tone

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 22:57 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June. 27 (ANI): With the Donald Trump Administration blacklisting Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' for his atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has accused the United States of singing to India's tune.

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London [U.K.], June 27 (ANI): British Sikh couple Sandeep and Reena Mander have filed a legal case claiming they were advised by an adoption agency not to apply because of their "cultural heritage".

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): In an indirect reference to Pakistan, India and the Netherlands have said that the fight against the terrorism should also target the 'masterminds' and not only the 'foot soldiers'.

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PM Modi discusses Centre's reform initiatives with Dutch CEOs

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 21:02 IST     

The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): After meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with the Dutch CEOs and spoke about reform initiatives of Government of India over the last 3 years.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], June 27 (ANI): The Election Commission of Nepal has completed its preparations for second phase local election scheduled to be held on June 28.

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Pak banks sent funds to UAE to finance 9/11, 26/11 attacks

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 19:16 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE's) recent decision to suspend ties with Qatar over its perceived support for terrorist elements and for not cutting off ties with Iran appears to have taken a fresh twist.

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India, Netherlands ink MoU on water cooperation

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 18:52 IST     

The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): India and The Netherlands on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on water cooperation and an agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement.

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has lauded India for its commitment to renewable energy and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked The Netherlands for helping India get membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) last year.

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Look forward to welcoming Ivanka Trump in India: PM Modi

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 17:40 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.], June. 27 (ANI): US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting her to lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): A day after the United States declared Hizbul Mujahideen militant Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist, Pakistan has said it would continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri separatists for what it called their struggle for their right to self-determination and for the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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Beijing [China], June 27 (ANI): China on Tuesday asked Indian border troops, who were alleged to have crossed the Indo-China border along Sikkim region, to withdraw and safeguard peace and tranquillity in the area.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is probing the Panama Papers case, has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz to appear before it for questioning for the first time.

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Amsterdam [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI):Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday on the final leg of his three-nation tour after concluding his visit to the United States.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to increase economic cooperation to make their nations stronger and their citizens more prosperous.

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PM Modi, Trump pledge to deepen defense, security cooperation

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 11:26 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to deepen defense and security cooperation, building on the United States' recognition of India as a major defense partner.

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Suspicious package found near White House cleared

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 09:03 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): A suspicious package that was found near Pennsylvania Avenue close to White House, just two blocks away from the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staying, was cleared by the Secret Service agents.

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