CATHERINE ASHTON

  • Egypt's military keeps Morsi's whereabouts secret August 1, 2013

    Egypt is taking extreme measures to keep Mohamed Morsi hidden. It says dignitaries are helicoptered to the deposed president's place of detention after nightfall, flying in patterns aimed at confusing the visitors. The military also has reportedly moved Morsi at least three times. "Maneuvers have been undertaken during the nighttime helicopter...
  • EU's Ashton holds twohour meeting with Mohamed Morsi July 30, 2013

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton held two hours of talks with Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi, in custody since shortly after the July 3 coup, her spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Ashton met Morsi "for two hours" to discuss the bloody political crisis gripping the Arab world's most populous state,her spokeswoman...
  • Iran to resume ntalks after Rouhani takes charge July 18, 2013

    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, reported...
  • EU urges comprehensive political process in Egypt July 18, 2013

    Cairo: The European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Wednesday urged for a comprehensive political process in Egypt, with the participation of all groups supporting democracy. "Egypt is in need to return swiftly to democratic transition," reported Xinhua citing the visiting EU top diplomat who also asserted that the EU...
  • EU warns India over bar on Italian ambassador March 20, 2013

    Brussels: India would be breaking international law if it stops Italy's ambassador from leaving the country in a dispute over two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen, the European Union said on Tuesday. The statement was the bloc's most forceful intervention yet in the festering dispute over the marines...
  • European Union regrets Afzal Guru's hanging February 13, 2013

    Brussels: The European Union has regretted the hanging of the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, asking India to put a moratorium on executions. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said it was with "regret" that she learned of the execution of Afzal Guru last Saturday. While recognising that "terrible murders" were...
  • 'Support those in Pak who are willing to fight terrorism' January 17, 2012

    European Union Foreign Policy Chief Baroness Catherine Ashton said it's important to support those in Pakistan who are clear in their intention to deal with terrorism. ...