Foreign Minister

  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 10-12-2013 02:07 PM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • UN report on Syrian chemical use by Sep 16: France 12-09-2013 06:01 PM

    Paris: UN experts would "probably" publish their findings on an chemical attack in Syria Sep 16, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday. The minister stressed there was no doubt that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched the chemical attack in Damascus suburbs last month, Xinhua reported citing...
  • New Zealand to send aid for Syrian refugees 02-09-2013 03:02 PM

    Wellington: The New Zealand government will give $625,244 to help Syrian refugees, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Monday. "New Zealand condemns in the strongest possible terms the ongoing violence and the toll it is taking on the people of Syria," Xinhua quoted McCully as saying. "The latest atrocities in Syria...
  • We condemn use of chemical weapons by anyone: Iran 02-09-2013 02:34 PM

    Tehran: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Monday said his country believes that use of chemical weapons in any form and by anyone is condemnable. He made the remark in a telephone conversation with his Venezuelan counterpart Elas Jaua Milano, reported IRNA. The Iranian foreign minister lauded the anti-war stands...
  • Sri Lanka terms fishermen issue 'disquieting problem' 19-08-2013 12:58 AM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Sunday said the problem of Indian fishermen entering its territorial waters was assuming "political dimensions" and it has taken to filing legal charges against them, keeping them in custody and slapping fines on them as a means of "effective deterrence". Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL...
  • Iran to resume n-talks after Rouhani takes charge 18-07-2013 06:18 AM

    Tehran: Iran will resume nuclear talks with the world powers once the new president- elect, Hassan Rouhani, takes oath and announces a new negotiating team, the Islamic government said Wednesday. Iran will definitely continue the talks in future with the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany, or P5+1,...
  • Maldives: Termination of GMR contract is a huge setback, says Khurshid 30-11-2012 03:41 PM

    A diplomatic row is brewing between India and Maldives over the termination of the Male airport contract. The Maldivian government has ruled out reviving the $500 million deal with GMR and justified the scrapping by saying it was done purely on legal grounds. ...
  • India, Pak engaged in substantive dialogue: Khar 28-09-2011 03:43 AM

    United Nations: India and Pakistan are engaged in a "substantive dialogue process" that Islamabad hopes will be "uninterrupted and uninterruptable" as it looks forward to resolve all outstanding issues like the Kashmir dispute, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday. "I am happy to note that both Pakistan and...
  • Khar rejects reports of US ultimatum to Pak 20-09-2011 02:03 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has rejected the impression that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had given her an ultimatum to attack the Haqqani network, blamed for a recent attack on the US Embassy in Kabul. "There are some misperceptions about the three-and-half hour meeting I had with...
  • Fashion icon tag irks Hina Rabbani Khar 29-07-2011 08:10 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's young Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar might have caught New Delhi's imagination, but her depiction in the Indian media as a 'fashion icon' seemed to have irked her. Pakistan's youngest and first woman foreign minister, who returned to Pakistan on Thursday after a three-day visit to New Delhi,...
  • What's trending: Hina Rabbani Khar is buzzing on the net 27-07-2011 09:23 PM

    Pakistan's youngest Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has created a buzz on social networking sites. ...
  • Style check: Hina Rabanni Khar's Birkin and more 27-07-2011 09:19 PM

    US educated, Pakistan's youngest Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her style statement has created quite a buzz on her first visit to India. ...
  • Pakistan Foreign Office's 'Fab 4' all women team 27-07-2011 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time, Pakistan's foreign office has an all-women team at the helm, including its first female foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar who completes a powerful quartet. Filling a key Cabinet position days ahead of peace talks with archrival India, Pakistan appointed its youngest foreign minister on...
  • Khar will carry complete mandate of Pak: Gilani 26-07-2011 09:28 PM

    Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will carry the "complete mandate" of Pakistan s government and opposition during her interaction with Indian officials, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday. Gilani made the remarks while taking the leadership of all political forces "into confidence on the dialogue process with...
  • Hina Rabbani Khar arrives for Indo-Pak talks 26-07-2011 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan's newly-appointed young foreign minister, 34-year-old Hina Rabbani Khar arrived in Delhi on Tuesday for talks. After arriving, Khar said that India and Pakistan can move forward as good neighbours. She will meet foreign minister SM Krishna on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the Foreign Secretaries of both sides...
  • Giving direction to Indo-Pak ties a priority: Khar 22-07-2011 12:34 PM

    Islamabad: Days ahead of her visit to New Delhi for crucial talks with her Indian counterpart, Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said her priority in the parleys with India would be to set a future direction for the bilateral relationship. Khar said it is a "positive step"...
  • Egypt to seek India's help in conducting polls 30-05-2011 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: Egypt and India are writing a new chapter after Hosni Mubarak was forced to quit as the president of the African nation. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil El-Araby, who is visiting India, spoke to CNN-IBN about the Arab spring, the NATO offensive in Libya and how India can help...
  • Ex-Nepal foreign minister dies in Everest bid 10-05-2011 11:44 PM

    Kathmandu: An 82-year-old former Nepalese foreign minister has died on the slopes of Mount Everest while attempting to become the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain, an official said on Tuesday. Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay was returning from the first camp set on the slopes of Everest back down...
  • UK: Libyan Foreign Minister set to resign 31-03-2011 06:57 AM

    London: Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in the UK and is resigning from his post, Britain's government said. Koussa arrived from Tunisia at Farnborough Airport, about 55 kms southwest of London, the Foreign Office said in a statement, adding that he travelled to Britain under his own free will....
  • Qureshi pleads for reasons for removal as FM 14-02-2011 02:56 PM

    Islamabad: Apparently stung by his own ruling PPP's stonewalling, former minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has pleaded with the leadership for reasons for divesting him of the key portfolio of the foreign minister. Claiming that his heart was "broken" by the treatment meted out to him by the Pakistan People's Party...
  • Krishna to take up fishermen issue with Lanka 07-02-2011 10:18 AM

    Thimphu; Against the backdrop of the killing of some Tamil fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, India is expected to convey its concerns and press for an end to such incidents when External Affairs Minister S M Krishna meets his counterpart G L Peiris on Monday. Krishna and Peiris...
  • Pakistan asks US to mediate on Kashmir 21-10-2010 02:52 PM

    Washington: Pakistan has piled the pressure on the US administration to mediate on the Kashmir issue, ahead of a crucial visit by President Barack Obama to India. Speaking at the Brookings Institute here, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said US mediation is essential for the resolution of the Kashmir...
  • Time to look towards future, not the past: Kasuri 07-10-2010 08:09 AM

    Pak Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has chosen to distance himself from Musharraf's remarks on supporting terror groups against India. ...
  • India tells Pak to end illegal occupation of J&K 23-09-2010 02:44 PM

    New York: Stating that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna asked Pakistan to end its illegal occupation of some parts of the state before advising New Delhi. "Kashmir is an internal matter of India," said Krishna, who is here on a...
  • Qureshi comment on J-K widens Indo-Pak rift 18-09-2010 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: It seems unlikely now that External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will formally meet his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, after the comments made by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the manner in which India has handled the condition...
  • Krishna right Foreign Minister in times of 24x7 media? 22-07-2010 08:19 AM

    Is External Affairs Minister S M Krishna too much of a gentleman in our very ungentlemanly neighbourhood? ...