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Don’t give up on India: Bush team officials


September 21st, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Two former Bush administration officials have made a forceful plea to US policymakers not to give up on India amid its "political dysfunction and slowing economic ... Read more...

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After Mumbai attack, US told Pakistan of LeT link: Report


May 15th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) After the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, top Bush administration officials told Pakistan there was "irrefutable" intelligence proof that Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) was ... Read more...

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Ex NY Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik sentenced to 4 years


February 19th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ex-NY Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has been sentenced to 4 years behind bars. He was sentenced on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to charges, ... Read more...

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Millions of Bush-era e-mails recovered


December 15th, 2009 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (DPA) Millions of e-mails from the George .W Bush administration that were believed lost to history have been recovered, two groups that sued for access to the communications said ... Read more...

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US appoints prosecutor to investigate detainee abuses


August 25th, 2009 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (DPA) US Attorney General Eric Holder Monday appointed a special prosecutor to re-examine nearly a dozen cases of CIA interrogators who allegedly abused terrorism detainees in the aftermath ... Read more...

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US no longer at war with ‘terrorism’, says top official


August 7th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The US is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism"; neither is it fighting "jihadists" nor locked in a "global war" as the Obama administration's top ... Read more...

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Bush considered sending troops into New York


July 25th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 25 (ANI): To arrest a group of men suspected of plotting with al Qaeda, the Bush Administration considered sending troops into New York.Some of President George Bush's advisers, notably ... Read more...

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SC decision may save top Bush officials from terror lawsuits


May 19th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court of United States has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to hold FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft responsible for wrongful detention of ... Read more...

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Rice returns to harsh spotlight over approving CIA torture techniques


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.23 (ANI): Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been out of the spotlight, earning up to 150,000 dollars for speaking engagements and lunching with celebrities like American Idol judge ... Read more...

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Legal analysts question legality of targeting US lawyers in torture inquiry


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): With President Barack Obama reopening the possibility of investigating and even prosecuting Bush Administration lawyers on the so-called "torture memos", the legal analysts have questioned question the ... Read more...

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Waterboarding used 183 times against September 11 mastermind


April 20th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 20 (ANI): C.I.A. officers used the waterboarding, the near-drowning technique, against 9/11 planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed 183 times, according to a 2005 Justice Department legal memorandum.A CIA memo quoting ... Read more...

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View of powers Bush sought after 9/11 made public


March 3rd, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): The secret legal opinions issued by the Bush Administration lawyers after the September 11 attacks included assertions that the president could use the nations military within the ... Read more...

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Obama’s team faces disorganised Guantanamo case files: Report


January 25th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (DPA) President Barack Obama's orders to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by this year's end face several hurdles, including the lack of comprehensive case files on many of the ... Read more...

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Biden’’s trip to Asia raises concerns among experts in Washington


January 7th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.7 (ANI): Incoming U.S. Vice-President Joe Bidens proposed trip to Asia before he leaves his present assignment as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is raising concerns in ... Read more...

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Report blames Rumsfeld, other officials for Guantanamo Bay, Iraq prison abuse


December 12th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.12 (ANI): A Senate Armed Services Committee report has blamed Bush administration officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for the abuses committed by American troops during interrogations at ... Read more...

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Pak needs to change attitude on Lashkar activities, says Western diplomat


December 10th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.10 (ANI): A Western diplomat has said Pakistan needs to make a profound change in its attitude to Lashkar-e-Taiba, and that doesnt seem to have happened yet. An important sign ... Read more...

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Menon in US on mission to put pressure on Pakistan


December 2nd, 2008 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon is in the US on a mission to persuade the US to put pressure on Pakistan to come down heavily on terrororist groups on ... Read more...

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U.S. intelligence focuses on Lashkar in wake of Mumbai terror attack


November 29th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.29 (ANI): American intelligence and counter-terrorism officials said on Friday that there was mounting evidence that a Pakistani militant group based in Kashmir, most likely the Lashkar-e-Taiba, was responsible for ... Read more...

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Economy likely to dominate Obama-Bush discussion


November 10th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) US president-elect Barack Obama is already examining ways to make a quick impact upon taking office in January, his aides said on the eve of Monday's transition talks ... Read more...

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Hasina vows to return, contest Bangladesh polls


November 2nd, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 2 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who was denied bail and faces a possible detention, has said that she plans to return home from the US this month ... Read more...

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US mulls talks with Taliban to stem Afghan unrest


October 28th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) In a major policy shift unthinkable a few months ago, the US is considering talks with elements within the Taliban to reverse a downward spiral in the ... Read more...

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US Congress begins special session to approve Indo-US nuclear deal


September 28th, 2008 - 12:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): A key weekend session of the US Congress has begun in the House of Representatives, which is set to vote on the landmark legislation approving the Indo-US ... Read more...

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US House of Representatives likely to vote on nuke-deal on Saturday night


September 27th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): The US House of Representatives is likely to vote on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal later tonight as the debate on the Bill was wrapped up in ... Read more...

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N. Korea to resume plutonium reprocessing, US concerned


September 25th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.25 (ANI): North Korea is reported to be planning to resume the reprocessing of plutonium, perhaps as soon as next week, raising concerns in Washington. According to the New York Times, ... Read more...

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US set to deploy 15,000 troops marking biggest military reinforcement in Afghanistan


September 24th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): The US said today that an additional 14,000 troops could soon be deployed in Afghanistan, signaling the biggest military reinforcement in the country since the war began. ... Read more...

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Zardari shocked, delighted before filing of nomination for presidency


August 27th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Three developments on the eve of the filing of nomination papers by presidential candidates brought mixed feelings to Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.The news about withdrawal ... Read more...

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US sceptical over waiver to India in NSGs Vienna meeting today


August 21st, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): The Bush Administration officials believe that an agreement on providing waiver to India will not be reached in the Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting today, as the American ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russian offensive has forced reassessment of US dealings with Moscow


August 15th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Russias military offensive into Georgia has jolted Washingtons relationship with Moscow, senior Bush Administration officials have said.The offensive has forced a wholesale reassessment of American dealings with ... Read more...

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Pakistan in eye of storm: foreign minister


July 14th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan is "in the eye of the storm" and needs to take "farsighted and prudent decisions" to safeguard its interests, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. He ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US crack nuke team in China to counter radiological terrorism during Olympics


June 20th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): To counter a likely threat from terrorists to set off a radiological bomb during the Beijing Olympics, the Bush Administration has sent a secret team of nuclear ... Read more...

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Former aide stuns many with his criticism of Bush


May 29th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan was the ultimate Bush loyalist, and his criticism of the latter in his book, has taken most by surprise. He ... Read more...

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US plans a new big prison for its big plans in Afghanistan


May 18th, 2008 - 10:09 am ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): The Pentagon is planning to build a new 40-acre detention complex on the main American military base in Afghanistan , which means that the US intends ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US commanders want to take anti-terror war to Pakistan


April 20th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 20 (IANS) US commanders in Afghanistan have urged a widening of the war to include attacks on indigenous Pakistani militants in the bordering tribal areas, but their requests have ... Read more...

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US pleased with new Pak Government, to give it democracy dividend


April 17th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr.17 (ANI): Pleased with the way democracy has taken off in Pakistan after nine years of military-backed rule, the Bush Administration has reportedly promised to curb drone-related air strikes against ... Read more...

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U.S.wants victorious opposition to play ball with Musharraf: NYT


February 20th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.20 (ANI): The United States would still like to see Pakistans opposition leaders find a way to work with President Pervez Musharraf through some kind of power-sharing deal, Bush Administration officials ... Read more...

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