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First Japan-linked child returns home <strong>under</strong> abduction treaty

First Japan-linked child returns home under abduction treaty

12 Nov 2014

Tokyo: The Japanese government has helped return a boy to his German home in the first such case since adopting an international treaty on cross-border child custody disputes, an official said on Wednesday.

Japanese government,   return a boy,   German home,   first such case,   international treaty,   cross-border,   child custody disputes,  
<strong>Under</strong> Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

19 Nov 2014

Tel Aviv: At UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Benjamin Netanyahu ,   Narendra Modi,   Naftali Bennett,   European Union,   Barack Obama,   China ,  
Qadri returns to Pakistan with 'new strategy' against <strong>Government</strong>

Qadri returns to Pakistan with 'new strategy' against Government

20 Nov 2014

Islamabad: Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday returned to the country with a "new strategy" against the government, nearly a month after he went abroad abruptly ending protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here.

Pakistan,   fiery cleric,   Tahir-ul-Qadri,   Qadri,   Pakistan,   Government,   Prime Minister,   Nawaz Sharif,   Pakistan Awami Tehreek,   PAT chief,  
UN <strong>appoints</strong> Farhan Akhtar as Women's South Asia Goodwill envoy

UN appoints Farhan Akhtar as Women's South Asia Goodwill envoy

14 Nov 2014

United Nations: Bollywood actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has been appointed as the South Asia Goodwill Ambassador of the UN's body dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment, becoming the first man to hold the role in the organization’s history.

Farhan Akhtar,   Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,   ,  
U S House passes Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

U S House passes Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

20 Nov 2014

Washington: The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a legislation named after Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai which expands the number of scholarships to girls from her country.

Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act,   US House of Representatives,   legislation named after Pakistani Nobel laureate,   Authored by Republican Congresswoman,   Ileana Ros-Lehtinen,   expands the number of scholarships available,   Pakistani women under USAID's Merit,   Needs-Based Scholarship Program,   survived a near-fatal Taliban attack,   ,  
Sri Lanka's Health Minister to challenge President Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's Health Minister to challenge President Rajapaksa

21 Nov 2014

Colombo: In another jolt to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his Health Minister defected on Friday to become the Opposition's main candidate to challenge his bid to secure a record third term in office.

Sri Lanka,   Health Minister,   President,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   UNP,   United National Party,   Maithripala Sirisena,   Rajapaksa government,  
India gives qualified nod to Afghan reconciliation moves

India gives qualified nod to Afghan reconciliation moves

21 Nov 2014

United Nations: India has given a qualified nod to Afghanistan's reconciliation moves towards the Taliban, provided it is "transparent, led by the Afghan government" and respects the nation's constitution.

India,   Afghanistan,   reconciliation moves,   qualified nod,   Taliban,   Afghan government,   Asoke Kumar Mukerji,   Afghan constitution,   UNGA,   TAPI project,  
Long-troubled Afghan <strong>government</strong> undergoes overhaul

Long-troubled Afghan government undergoes overhaul

17 Nov 2014

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has missed his own deadline for naming a Cabinet as he undertakes a major overhaul of his country's government, which officials and analysts say has long suffered from a focus on patronage rather than policy.

Afghan government,   Ashraf Ghani,   Abdullah Abdullah,   Mujib Rahman Rahimi,   Hamid Karzai,   NATO,  
Lever <strong>under</strong> scrutiny in Virgin spaceship disaster

Lever under scrutiny in Virgin spaceship disaster

04 Nov 2014

Los Angeles: A prematurely deployed slowing device could "well be" behind the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash, Virgin's boss Richard Branson said while hitting out at "hurtful" critics and "self-proclaimed experts."

Lever,   scrutiny,   Virgin spaceship,   spaceship disaster,   spaceship crash,  
<strong>Government</strong> downplays reports of China training Pakistan Army troops

Government downplays reports of China training Pakistan Army troops

15 Nov 2014

Brisbane: Government on Saturday downplayed reports that Chinese troops were training Pakistan Army personnel right across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Government,   China training Pakistan Army,   Pak army troops,   border violation,   India-China ties,  

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