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India and Pakistan DGMOs met at Wagah-Attari border

Dec 27, 2013
Director Generals Military Operations of India and Pakistan took place on 24 December 2013 along the Wagah-Attari border.

UK to overtake Germany as Europe’s largest economy by 2030: CEBR report

Dec 27, 2013
Study of CERB released in December 2013 has predicted that UK will overtake Germany as Europe’s largest economy by 2030.

Okinawa Governor approved the relocation of US airbase in Japan

Dec 27, 2013
Japan has approved the relocation of the US military airbase on its southern island of Okinawa. The relocation was accepted by Hirokazu Nakaima.

Court of Sri Lanka extended remand of 111 Indian fishermen

Dec 26, 2013
Sri Lankan court extended the remand of 111 Indian fishermen, who were caught by the Navy of the country in December 2013.

India evacuated all its oil employees from strife-torn South Sudan

Dec 24, 2013
India has evacuated all its employees from the strife torn South Sudan. It has also shut down all its oilfields amid escalating violence in the country.

India and Nepal agreed to reduce Trade Barriers and Check Illegal Trade

Dec 23, 2013
India and Nepal agreed to address concerns on commerce and transit, including reduction of tariff barriers and checking illegal trade along the border.

First Ministerial Level Talk held for BCIM Trade Corridor

Dec 21, 2013
Four nations in December 2013 held the official-level discussions on the ambitious corridor to link India and China with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Mexican President signed a law that allows foreign companies to drill for Oil and Gas

Dec 21, 2013
The Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil.

India and Venezuela Signed Programme on Cultural Exchange

Dec 21, 2013
India and Venezuela signed a Programme on Cultural Exchange. The programme was signed after delegation level talks between the two countries.

India and the Arab League inked MoU to elevate political, trade and cultural relations

Dec 18, 2013
India and Arab League inked an MoU to elevate the political, trade and cultural relations.

Japan decided to increase defence spending by 5% over the next 5 years

Dec 18, 2013
Japan decided to increase defence spending by 5% to 24.6 trillion yen over the next five years.

Michelle Bachelet won Chile Presidential Elections

Dec 17, 2013
Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet on 15 December 2013 elected as the Chile President for a second time by a wide margin.

Yemen Parliament Banned use of US Drones

Dec 16, 2013
Yemen Parliament on 15 December 2013 banned the use of US drones in the country after dozens of civilians were killed by the unmanned aircraft.

Egypt: National referendum on new draft of Constitution to take place on 14-15 January

Dec 15, 2013
Adly Mansour has announced 14-15 January 2014 as the date for national referendum on the new draft of the constitution.

Bangladesh Islamist Abdul Kader Mullah hanged for 1971 war crimes

Dec 13, 2013
Abdul Kader Mullah of Bangladesh was executed on 12 December 2013 at the Dhaka Central Jail at 22:01 local time.

European Union granted GSP-Plus status to Pakistan

Dec 13, 2013
European Union has granted GSP-Plus status to Pakistan. This move has given exporters a duty free access to 27 European Countries.

India and UAE signed Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

Dec 13, 2013
India and UAE has signed a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement that would accelerate fresh capital investments of UAE in India.

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians signed Red Sea-to-Dead Sea Water sharing Deal

Dec 12, 2013
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians on 9 December 2013 signed a water-sharing initiative that could protect Dead Sea from rising demand for water in the region.

Uruguay became the First Country to Legalize Marijuana Trade

Dec 11, 2013
Uruguay on 10 December 2013 became the first country in the world to legalise marijuana for recreational use with the state taking control of the trade.

Afghanistan-Iran agreed on long term friendship and cooperation Pact

Dec 10, 2013
Afghanistan and Iran agreed to long term cooperation Pact to counter US pressure on Afghanistan.

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