NATO Summit

  • NATO chief hails formation of new Iraqi government September 10, 2014

    Brussels: NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday welcomed the formation of the new Iraqi government, encouraging all Iraqi political leaders to stand behind the new government. "This new government is an important step towards building unity, security and stability in Iraq," Xinhua quoted Rasmussen as saying in a statement. He called...
  • US's Kerry in Kabul to try to break deadlock over Afghan presidency August 8, 2014

    Kabul: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday for his second visit in under a month to push a deal between the country's two presidential candidates on how to share power after an audit of a disputed election is complete. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah shook hands...
  • Pak was humiliated at the NATO summit: Qureshi May 23, 2012

    Lahore: Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan was humiliated at the NATO Summit in Chicago because of President Asif Ali Zardari's "zero credibility". "Pakistan had not been taken seriously by the world owing to the zero credibility of the incompetent rulers. World leaders gave a cold shoulder to...
  • Obama refuses to meet Zardari: Reports May 21, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is at loggerheads with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, refusing to meet him apparently over blockage of NATO supply lines into Afghanistan, an issue which continues to strain ties between two nations, American media reports said on Monday. 'The New York Times' said a deal...
  • NATO declares missile shield up and running May 21, 2012

    Chicago: NATO says that its European missile shield is up and running with a basic capability to shoot down incoming missiles. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Sunday that the declaration of "interim capability" at the alliance's summit in Chicago is a first step toward a goal of establishing full...
  • Zardari raises trust deficit issue with Hillary May 21, 2012

    Washington: Raising the issue of "drone strikes" and delay in payment of collation support fund, the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, in his meeting with the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has called for addressing the issue of trust deficit between the two nations. Zardari, during the meeting, noted due...
  • NATO summit: Protesters march through Chicago May 21, 2012

    Chicago: Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Sunday in one of the city's largest demonstrations in years, airing grievances about war, climate change and a wide range of other complaints as world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The protest, which for months had stirred worries about violence in...
  • NATO to pull out most troops from Afghanistan by 2014 May 21, 2012

    Chicago: NATO will hand over the lead role in combat operations to Afghan forces across the country by mid-2013, alliance leaders said on Sunday as they charted a path out of a war that has lost public support and strained budgets in Western nations. A NATO summit in Chicago on Monday...
  • Zardari reaches Chicago for crucial NATO summit May 20, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Chicago to attend the crucial NATO Summit which is expected to take important decisions with regard to the future of Afghanistan, where the stakes of Islamabad are very high. Zardari is accompanied by Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, and the Foreign Secretary,...