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Year after Osama, world still unsafe


May 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A year after Osama bin Laden was hunted down and killed at his safehouse in Pakistan's military town of Abbottabad by elite American forces, ... Read more...

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American troops mass near Pakistani border


October 17th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) American troops in Afghanistan are massing along the border with Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region where insurgents hold swamy, a tribal elder said Monday.Malik Muhammad Mumtaz ... Read more...

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Obama, Karzai reaffirm commitment to Afghan mission


August 8th, 2011 - 6:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai reaffirmed their commitment to the mission in Afghanistan, a day after a helicopter crash ... Read more...

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US asks British troops’ help in Afghanistan


July 15th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) The US commander in Afghanistan has asked Britain to take over a Taliban hotbed - dubbed the "valley of death" - in Afghanistan as American ... Read more...

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Obama announces troops cut, warns Pakistan on terror (Second Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US will join efforts to spur an Afghan-led reconciliation with the Taliban, President Barack Obama said as he announced the pullout of 10,000 American ... Read more...

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`US will rely on Afghanistan to tackle threats from Pakistan’


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US will be relying on Afghanistan's help to tackle threats emerging from Pakistan, said the New York Times following President Barack Obama's announement on ... Read more...

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Obama for ‘good’ Taliban, no to safe havens in Pakistan (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US will join efforts to reconcile with the Taliban, President Barack Obama has said, as he announced a pullout of American forces from Afghanistan. ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks joint strategy with US in Afghanistan


June 13th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan Monday told an American delegation the importance of having a joint strategy to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.The point was made by Prime ... Read more...

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Abbottabad removed as venue of Pakistan-Afghanistan cricket series


May 19th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 19 (IANS) The much awaited Pakistan-Afghanistan cricket match in the garrison town of Abbottabad has been shifted to the capital city of Islamabad."The itinerary of Afghanistan national team's ... Read more...

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Osama would have been taken alive if he had surrendered: White House


May 5th, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The American commando team that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden would have taken him alive if he had surrendered, the White House said Wednesday."If ... Read more...

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Osama was unarmed but killed as he resisted, says US (Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was unarmed but killed because he resisted the American forces that stormed his hideout in Pakistan.Giving a most detailed ... Read more...

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Obama blocked ‘bin-Laden’s earlier blow up plans’ to have DNA proof


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): US President had reportedly blocked plans to blow up Osama bin-Laden's Pakistani hideout four months back because he wanted his DNA evidence to confirm his death.The Daily ... Read more...

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US would have captured Osama alive if possible: White House


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has said that the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden Sunday in Pakistan would have captured al Qaeda's leader ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing would help the world combat militancy: Salman Khurshid


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Describing Osama bin Laden's killing as a historic step, Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said the elimination of the Al-Qaeda leader would help governments ... Read more...

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Sarkozy salutes US tenacity to kill Laden, need to pursue others


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) French President Nicholas Sarkozy Monday saluted the "tenacity" of the US to chase Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was finally killed by American ... Read more...

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Osama must have moved to Abbottabad recently: Pakistani envoy


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan's envoy in Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan said Monday Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by American forces in Abbottabad near Islamabad, lived ... Read more...

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Wrong to say Pakistan harboured Laden: Ex-ISI chief


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Former chief of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Hamid Gul Monday said it was wrong to say that the Pakistani establishment "harboured" Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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Kashmir security on alert, many suspect Pakistan hand (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 2 (IANS) Security forces were Monday put on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir after Al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. While life ... Read more...

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Statement by former U.S. President Bush on Bin Laden’s death


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush on early Monday morning released the following statement on the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden."Earlier this evening, President Obama called ... Read more...

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Osama did not escape to Pakistan, but headed north: GITMO documents


April 26th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 26 (ANI): A secret intelligence report compiled by officials at Guantánamo Bay has claimed that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden did not escape to Pakistan, but headed up north ... Read more...

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US escalating airdrops to troops in Afghanistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Waza Khwa (Afghanistan), Apr. 22 (ANI): The U.S. military, using Google Earth and disposable parachutes, is escalating its airdrops to troops in isolated outposts, to avoid exposing ground convoys to ambushes ... Read more...

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Iraqis demand end to American occupation


April 10th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators on Saturday took to the streets of Baghad to mark the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and demand the departure ... Read more...

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Obama says Libya military mission ordered to prevent a massacre


March 29th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has defended his decision to send American forces to Libya, saying Washington acted to "prevent a massacre".He said that to do otherwise would ... Read more...

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Obama to give address on Libya on Monday


March 26th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 26 (ANI): Facing increasing pressure from the U.S. Congress to clarify the American military mission in Libya, President Barack Obama will address the nation in a televised speech on ... Read more...

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Donald Rumsfeld says forces in Libya were “confused”


March 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US Defense Secretary under the George W. Bush administration, Donald Rumsfeld has lashed out at the military strategy of the American forces in Libya.Rumsfeld said the ... Read more...

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African Union urges US, EU to ‘immediately stop’ attack on Gaddafi’s forces


March 20th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Nouakchott, Mar 20 (ANI): The African Union's panel on Libya has urged the United States, France and Britain to 'immediately stop' their military action against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces.Following a ... Read more...

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Stressed mid-level Taliban reluctant to taking orders from Pak-based leaders


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Feb.22 (ANI): Mid-level Taliban commanders have reportedly expressed a reluctance to return to the battle field, suggesting that there is a fissure developing in the insurgent outfit's rank and ... Read more...

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US resumes drone attacks in Pakistan risking ‘already strained ties’ over Davis’ fate


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 22 (ANI): The US has reportedly started its drone attacks in Pakistan yet again, shrugging off rumours that the strikes have been suspended amid tension between the two nations ... Read more...

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‘Even a partly successful US-Taliban negotiation will favour Afghan strategy’


February 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 19(ANI): Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Steve Coll believes that it is past time for the US to shift some of its capacity for risk-taking in the war off ... Read more...

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King Hamad warned US Bahrain opposition received training from Hizbollah: Wikileaks


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Feb 19 (ANI): Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa had warned senior US military officials that opposition groups in his country were receiving training from Iran-backed Hizbollah in Lebanon, the ... Read more...

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US attempt to ‘assassinate’ Osama bin Laden thwarted: Al-Qaeda


February 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10(ANI): An alleged assassination attempt on Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by the United States has been thwarted.Abu Al-Fatah, an Al Qaeda operative, claimed that bin Laden had foiled ... Read more...

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Radical Islamic cleric al-Sadr urges Iraqis to ‘resist occupier US with all means’


January 8th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Jan 7 (ANI): Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric whose soldiers had earlier battled with the American forces, has urged his followers to resist the United States "with all means" in ... Read more...

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Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq


January 6th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): A radical anti-American cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, whose supporters once led armed uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq, has returned to the country after spending over three years of voluntary ... Read more...

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UN maps show continued deterioration of security in Afghanistan in 2010


December 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 27 (ANI): Internal United Nations maps show a marked deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan during this year's fighting season, countering the Obama administration's optimistic assessments of ... Read more...

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“No foreign forces allowed or required to operate inside Pakistan”: Haqqani


December 21st, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Pakistan will not allow any foreign troops to operate on its soil, Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said in response to a media report that ... Read more...

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