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Iran vows to react swiftly to any Israeli attack


August 19th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iran's reaction to any threat and aggression of Israel against its territory will be very swift and crushing, according to IRNA news agency.Isareli media has ... Read more...

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37 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year


August 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 37 soldiers of the NATO-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have died so far since the beginning of this year, said an International ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Iraq attacks


August 6th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in gunfire and bomb attacks in northern and central Iraq, the police said Sunday.In Iraq's Nineveh province, gunmen attacked a ... Read more...

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Iran warns against foreign military intervention in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi Saturday warned against military intervention by foreign forces in Syria, the ISNA news agency reported.If the foreign forces enter ... Read more...

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Iran to build new missile, seaplane


July 26th, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will soon start manufacturing a new missile and an indigenous seaplane, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said."The production line of high-precision ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels


July 25th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels.Abdel ... Read more...

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US, Israel responsible for Syrian insecurity: Iran


July 20th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Iran has blamed the US and Israel for creating insecurity in Syria, Xinhua reported Friday.According to Fars news agency, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi ... Read more...

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Iran holds air defence drills


July 12th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 12 (IANS) The Iranian Army has successfully completed three days of air defence exercises, where military units downed several mock pilotless aircraft, state-run Press TV reported.Brigadier General Shahrokh ... Read more...

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US warships in Gulf ’sitting ducks’ for Iran missiles


July 5th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US naval ships in the Persian Gulf are within reach of Iranian missiles should the US consider an offensive against the Islamic Republic, an Iranian ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state


June 10th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar authorities Sunday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in four places in the western Rakhine state, after a riot in a town led to the death of ... Read more...

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Anti-government gangs blamed for Syria massacre


June 1st, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A preliminary investigation has showed that anti-government armed groups had carried out last week's massacre in Syria's Houla town, Syrian authorities said.When the massacre took ... Read more...

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800 men carried out Syria’s Houla massacre


May 31st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 31 (IANS) The head of an inquiry committee into a massacre in Syria's Houla village has said preliminary investigations indicate that about 800 heavily armed men carried ... Read more...

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Iran, Oman commanders discuss military cooperation


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran and Omani military officialsSaturday held talks here on military cooperations during the 10th meeting of their joint military committee, reports said.The meeting is jointly ... Read more...

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Israeli army to acquire long-range rockets


March 15th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 15 (IANS) In the wake of growing threats posed by rockets at the disposal of Israel's foes, the Israeli military will acquire rockets of its own, an Israeli ... Read more...

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Iran to help Zimbabwe raise defence strength


March 11th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 11 (IANS) Iran is ready to help Zimbabwe raise its defence strength, a minister said Sunday.Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi made the remarks during talks with ... Read more...

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Iran plans to sell more arms to ‘friendly’ states


March 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 10 (IANS) Iran plans to sell more arms to "friendly" neighbouring countries in the new Iranian calendar year starting March 20, a minister said Saturday.Deputy Defence Minister Majid ... Read more...

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Iran has drone engine know-how


February 25th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 25 (IANS) Iran has the know-how to build engines used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), an official said."We are building turbofan engines for a variety of UAVs," Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran to launch new generation of satellites


February 6th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 6 (IANS) Iran is planning to send a new generation of satellites into orbit to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic republic's establishment, Defence Minister Brigadier General ... Read more...

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Iran holds military drill


February 4th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a military drill on its southern territorial waters.The exercise dubbed Hamiane Velayat is conducted by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the China ... Read more...

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Iran starts cruise missile production


February 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran Saturday began mass production of its latest anti-vessel cruise missiles, the official media reported.The short-range missile will be able to hit small and average-sized targets ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil new home-made UAV


January 30th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 30 (IANS) Iran will unveil a new domestically-built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with high capabilities and versatile features, a media report said Monday.Mehdi Iraji, the aeronautics engineer in ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar sign MoU on border security cooperation


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) India and Myanmar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in border security, Xinhua reported citing Myanmar's official media Saturday.According to the MoU, ... Read more...

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Myanmar, India vow to ensure border stability


January 20th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 20 (IANS) Myanmar and India have pledged to ensure everlasting border stability, friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries, official media reported Friday.The two sides stressed this ... Read more...

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Coup attempt: Hasina says she wants democracy, peace


January 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) As reports came in of a coup attempt being foiled, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reasserted that she wants democracy and peace in the country.Two ... Read more...

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Bangladesh coup attempt foiled (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) An attempt to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government by engineering a coup by a group of military officers has been thwarted, the Bangladesh Army ... Read more...

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Bid to topple Bangladesh government foiled, claims army


January 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A bid to topple the Bangladeshi government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been foiled, the army said Thursday.The Bangladesh Army said efforts by ... Read more...

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Pakistan frees detained Iranian guards


January 16th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan has freed three Iranian border guards detained earlier this month for shooting dead a Pakistani man and injuring his brother after illegally entering that country, ... Read more...

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Iranian troops begin military drill


January 8th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has started a military drill that will test the readiness of its troopers under extreme climatic conditions, Press TV ... Read more...

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Iran to hold another military drill


January 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 4 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will hold a military drill soon, the defence minister said Wednesday. The announcement comes just two days after the navy ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US mistrust is increasing: daily


December 30th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The mistrust between Pakistan and the US is increasing following the Nov 26 NATO attack and this could "lead to a great many dangers in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects NATO attack report as biased


December 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday rejected as biased the US report on the NATO air strikes on two army border checkposts that caused the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers, ... Read more...

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Downed US drone is Iran’s property: Minister


December 13th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS) Iran Tuesday dismissed a request from the US that Tehran return a spy drone that crashed in the country, saying the aircraft was now the ... Read more...

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Dismantle militant camps, BSF to urge Bangladesh counterparts


December 8th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will ask its Bangladesh counterparts at a meeting next week to dismantle hideouts set up by militants from India's northeast in ... Read more...

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Iran says that it has placed 150,000 missiles towards Israel


November 28th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran has warned Israel against a reported pre-emptive strike saying Tehran has 150,000 missiles pointed at the Jewish state. With Iran allegedly close to manufacturing a nuclear ... Read more...

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UAE discusses military issues with foreign officials


November 15th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS/WAM) Top military officials of the United Arab Emirates met their counterparts from the US, Pakistan, Britain, Germany, France, Belarus, Lebanon and Mozambique and discussed ways to ... Read more...

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