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Syrian opposition asks US to introduce no-fly zone


August 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition Syrian Support Group has called on the US to immediately establish a no-fly zone over Syria.The group, which represents the rebel Free Syrian ... Read more...

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Syrian air force conducts military drills


July 12th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian Air Force has conducted military exercises involving fighter and attack aircraft, state-run Sana news agency reported.The drills were conducted Tuesday. Sana said they ... Read more...

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Drones kill 10 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen


June 13th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 13 (IANS) At least 10 members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed in Yemen after US drones hit their bastions in southeastern Shabwa province ... Read more...

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Differences with Pakistan being worked out, says US enovy


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said that some differences exist with Pakistan and it will take time for the issues to ... Read more...

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No deal with Pakistan casts shadow over NATO summit


May 21st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) As a NATO summit opened here amid protests, the US failed to strike a deal with Pakistan to reopen supply lines to Afghanistan casting a long ... Read more...

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Sudan president aims for South Sudan’s liberation


April 19th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 19 (IANS) Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has said his main goal now is to "liberate" the people of South Sudan from its rulers following recent border clashes.President Bashir ... Read more...

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Can’t act against Saeed without evidence: Pakistan


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan cannot take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)chief Hafiz Saeed in the absence of solid evidence, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The US Monday announced an award of ... Read more...

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Madonna fans oppose bombing Iran before Israel gig


February 10th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli fans of pop star Madonna have asked the government not to launch any air strikes against Iran until after the diva's concert in ... Read more...

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US making powerful bomb to hit Iran: Report


January 28th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) The Pentagon has stepped up efforts to make a bomb capable of destroying Iran's most heavily fortified underground facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday."The 30,000-pound ... Read more...

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US presidential candidate warns of bombing Iran’s nuke sites


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rick Santorum, an ultra-conservative Republican presidential candidate, has vowed to ensure that Iran would not produce a nuclear weapon if he was elected president.The former ... Read more...

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Pakistan reviewing Pentagon report on NATO attack


December 30th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan said Thursday it was reviewing a Pentagon report over the NATO attack on two Pakistani border posts that killed 24 soldiers.The Nov 26 air strikes ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leaders leaving Pakistan, moving to Africa: Report


December 26th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) The Al Qaeda leadership, which has been weakened in Pakistan following the killing of many of its senior members -- including Osama bin Laden -- ... Read more...

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Worse days ahead for Pakistan-US ties: Daily


December 4th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Pakistan and America are both locked in a serious conflict which has been "worsened by the arrogance exhibited by the US", a Pakistani daily said Sunday ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda says it is holding US hostage (Second Lead, Changing dateline)


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the terror group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri stated Thursday in a video.Warren Weinstein was kidnapped from ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda says it is holding US hostage (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the extremist group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri stated Thursday in a video.Warren Weinstein was ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda holding US aid worker hostage in Pakistan


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the extremist group's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said Thursday in a statement seen by US website monitors.He ... Read more...

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Enough is enough, says Pakistan on spilling citizens’ blood


November 30th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday said NATO forces will no longer be allowed to spill even a single drop of blood of Pakistani citizens ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to attend Bonn conference


November 29th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan has decided not to attend the Bonn conference on Afghanistan scheduled in December following a top-level meeting held Tuesday, a media report said.The decision was ... Read more...

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France reopens embassy in Libya


August 29th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 29 (IANS) France Monday reopened its embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli, after closing the office for nearly six months, the French foreign ministry said."The embassy of France in ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels search for Gaddafi (Lead)


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Benghazi/Tripoli (Libya), Aug 23 (IANS) Libyan rebels have vowed to capture Muammar Gaddafi as NATO continued air strikes on his compound in Tripoli early Tuesday, Xinhua reported.Libyan rebel forces took ... Read more...

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U.S. drone strikes kill 21 in North Waziristan


August 10th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by BNO News
MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. drone strikes early Wednesday morning killed at least 21 people in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan area, local media reported.The air strikes were launched at around 2:20 ... Read more...

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Fresh U.S. drone strikes kill 4 people in North Waziristan


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Fresh U.S. drone strikes killed at least four people on Tuesday in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan region, officials said.The unmanned aircraft reportedly fired two missiles against a ... Read more...

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Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes


July 31st, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by BNO News
SANAA (BNO NEWS) -- Dozens have reportedly been killed after fresh clashes erupted in Yemen's southern province of Abyan and northeastern province of Sanaa, officials said on Saturday.At least 12 al-Qaida militants ... Read more...

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India backs dialogue to resolve Libyan crisis


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Amid initiatives to resolve the Libyan crisis, India Friday told Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel Aati Al Obeidi that it wanted fighting to end immediately and ... Read more...

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Arab states committed to help Libyan people: UAE


July 17th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 16 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates has expressed the Arab states' committment to the welfare and help of Libyans facing an ongoing political crisis in their country.UAE's Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Libyan leader Gaddafi threatens to attack Europe


July 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has threatened Europe with retaliation for a NATO-led military campaign, saying he will send hundreds of soldiers to launch attacks there."Hundreds ... Read more...

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Gaddafi threatens attacks on Europe


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has warned of attacks in Europe unless NATO stops its air strikes against key facilities in the North African country.Gaddafi said ... Read more...

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Britain to continue Libya operation


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) British forces will continue the fight in Libya against long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi until "the job was done", a top official said."Make no mistake, we ... Read more...

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NATO admits its air strike killed civilians in Tripoli


June 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) A number of civilians have been killed in one of its air strikes in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday night, NATO has admitted, Xinhua reported Monday.The North Atlantic ... Read more...

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Russia sends two planes to evacuate nationals from Yemen


June 12th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Sunday sent two planes to Yemen to evacuate its nationals willing to leave the country, which is teetering on the brink of a civil ... Read more...

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Moscow to use ‘practical measures’ for resolving Libyan crisis


June 10th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to employ practical measures to help resolve the political conflict in Libya, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.Moscow "has repeatedly underlined ... Read more...

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India asks Africa to fight piracy, backs its democratic upsurge


May 26th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 26 (IANS) Giving a contemporary and strategic cast to India's growing relationship with Africa, Manmohan Singh, in the first address by an Indian prime minister to ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Kayani wanted more US drone support


May 20th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, contrary to the military's public posturing, had sought more US drone strikes to help battle militants, revealed a cable ... Read more...

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NATO doesn’t know if Gaddafi is dead or alive


May 11th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Naples, May 11 (IANS/AKI) NATO said Tuesday it was unaware of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi being dead or alive and denied its air strikes on Tripoli were aimed to ... Read more...

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Gaddafi rules out leaving Libya but ready to negotiate ceasefire with NATO


April 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has agreed to negotiate with NATO powers to put an end to air strikes against his forces, but warned that he cannot be ... Read more...

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