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‘US pressure’ forced Gambia to sever Tehran ties: Iranian MP

‘US pressure’ forced Gambia to sever Tehran ties: Iranian MP

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian MP accused Gambia on Tuesday of bowing to pressure from the United States after the tiny African country severed ties with Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.
“This move is seen as a result of American pressure as well as US policies aimed at damaging Iran’s relations with different countries, including in Africa,” said Alaeddin Borujerdi, the head of parliament’s foreign policy commission.
The lawmaker sought to play down relations between

Troika discusses stronger ties with China

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani held an important meeting on Tuesday to discuss Pakistan’s quest for deepening its ties with China.
Gilani called on Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, where the COAS was also present, according to an official statement.
“Matters concerning security situation were discussed during the meeting as part of consultative process,” it said.
A senior official

Indo-US ties don’t bother Pakistan: FM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is not worried about the close ties between the US and India but opposes India’s bid for a permanent UNSC membership, as it would have a negative impact on peace and stability and balance of power in South Asia, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Friday.
Qureshi told reporters Pakistan was not opposing India’s bid just for the sake of opposition but it had reasons for it. “The expansion and reform of the UN Security Council is a long-drawn and

Indian PM positive on ties with China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday there were “enormous possibilities” to work with China, playing down simmering tensions between the giant Asian neighbours.
“Are India and China in competition? I sincerley believe that there are enornmous possibilities of our two countries to work together,” Singh told a gathering of business leaders in Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya.
“I look upon the world as a large enough place to

Russia seeks strong economic ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have finally decided to enhance their economic and trade cooperation after a limbo of 25 years.
Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman, Saleem H. Mandviwala and Russian Ambassador, Budnik Andrey made this announcement at a joint news conference here on Wednesday.
The Russian Ambassador said Russia considered Pakistan as a key player for economic development in the region.
“We want to develop our economic cooperation with Pakistan” he said.

David Schwimmer ties the knot

‘Friends’ star David Schwimmer is a married man. The actor has revealed that he tied the knot with girlfriend Zoe Buckman in a secret ceremony four months back.
After getting engaged in early March, the couple secretly wed in a private ceremony in June, said the actor’s representative.
The 43-year-old actor proposed to the 25-year-old in March and the pair managed to exchange vows away from the spotlight this summer, reported a website.
The actor met his lady love when

Umar Gul ties the knot

Pakistan Cricket Team fast bowler Umar Gul married a doctor from Dubai last night in which a large number of his friends zealously participated.
The marriage was celebrated in his village Nawa Killey which was also the ancestral village of former squash legends Jhan Shier Khan, Hasham Khan, Qamar Zaman and Mohibullah.
Umar Gul told Pakistan Today that he was overjoyed about this new venture in his life and that both he and his family were delighted about the