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Affleck hated growing hair for ‘Argo’


September 11th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 11 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck says he did not like growing his hair for his role in the upcoming movie "Argo"."I hated it. But I had to ... Read more...

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Charge sheet filed in Delhi against four terrorists


September 10th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A set of charges were filed in a Delhi court against four suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives accused of planning to execute blasts at major shopping ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy chief to visit US


July 29th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan's spy chief Lt. Gen. Muhammad Zahirul Islam will visit the US Aug 1-3.This will be the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) head's first official trip to Washington ... Read more...

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Fearing recruitment, India restricts contacts with CIA


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Fearing that the CIA might use counter-terrorism meetings to recruit Indian intelligence operatives, New Delhi has restricted agency-to-agency contacts with Washington, says a new book.Scholar ... Read more...

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CIA, ISI chiefs to meet in August


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) The chiefs of the the spy agencies of Pakistan and the US will meet in August at Langley, Geo News reported Sunday.ISI Director General Lt. Gen. ... Read more...

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US senator introduces bill to stop Pakistan aid (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) An American lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Senate, seeking to eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan until the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the physician ... Read more...

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Osama killing: US awaiting clarification on Pakistani doctor


June 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US State Department says it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Shakeel Afridi, the doctor held by Islamabad for helping the ... Read more...

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‘NCTC tantamount to encroaching on state rights’


May 5th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday said the present form of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) was not acceptable and it would be "tantamount ... Read more...

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US to expand intelligence operations


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US is planning to expand its intelligence operations against high-priority targets such as Iran as part of a new initiative, a media report said.The newly ... Read more...

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US agencies see no move by Iran for nuclear bomb


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) While the UN nuclear watchdog has reported that Iran has accelerated its uranium enrichment programme, the US intelligence analysts believe there is no hard evidence of ... Read more...

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Bank accounts of doctor who helped track Osama sealed


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The bank accounts of the Pakistani doctor who, on the CIA's directions, allegedly helped conduct a fake polio campaign to track down Osama bin Laden have ... Read more...

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Hacker group Anonymous could cause power outage in US


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous within the next year or two could bring about a limited power outage in the US through a cyber attack, a top official ... Read more...

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CIA website hacked


February 11th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous Friday night took down the website of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), media reports said Saturday.Citing online publication PC Magazine, RIA Novosti said ... Read more...

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Iran blames CIA for Iranian nuclear official’s killing


January 16th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iran has accused US intelligence agency CIA of being involved in the assassination of Iranian nuclear official.In a protest letter to the US government, the Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran holds first trial of ‘CIA agent’


December 29th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) Iran has held the first trial session of Amir Mirza Hekmati, who was arrested on charges of spying for the CIA, a media report said Wednesday.An ... Read more...

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CIA spy arrested in Iran?


December 17th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry announced Saturday that it has arrested a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy in the country.The spy of Iranian nationality is a CIA analyst ... Read more...

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US gives up plan to retrieve drone downed in Iran: Report


December 8th, 2011 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US had considered but finally given up a "covert mission" inside Iran to retrieve or destroy a stealth drone that crashed last week, fearing that ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Taliban dreading pro-India Kabul: former CIA analyst


December 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Army helps the Afghan Taliban in fighting the Afghan government because it dreads a pro-India regime on its western border, according to a former ... Read more...

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Hillary arrives on two-day Pakistan visit


October 20th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Thursday evening on a two-day visit amid escalating tensions between Washington and Islamabad, Xinhua reported. Pakistan's ruling party ... Read more...

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Haqqani network was once CIA’s blue-eyed boy: Khar


September 26th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) The Haqqani network, which the US now holds responsible for recent attacks on the US embassy in Kabul, was the "blue-eyed boy" of the CIA for ... Read more...

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Obama calls for heightened vigilance during 9/11 anniversary


September 11th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday called for "heightened state of vigilance and preparedness" as the country commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Sep 11 ... Read more...

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Trusting Musharraf was a strategic failure: Former CIA analyst


September 8th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) The biggest US mistake in the war against terrorism was to ignore Al Qaeda in Pakistan to invade Iraq after the September 2001 terror attacks ... Read more...

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Pakistan is powerful, can safeguard national interest: Gilani


August 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asserted that Pakistan is a powerful country and fully capable of safeguarding its vital national interests.Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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Osama filmmakers say it’s a `nonpartisan’ story


August 12th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) In the midst of a row over alleged "top-level access" given to them by the Obama administration, the makers of a film about the hunt for ... Read more...

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CIA plotted to nab Osama bin Laden with fake vaccination drive


July 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Abbottabad, Pakistan, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Almost three months after the raid at Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan resulted in the death of the world’s most wanted man, details about the ... Read more...

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Hackers attack Apple’s website, claim they stole passwords


July 5th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS/EFE) The AntiSec hackers group has launched an ambitious attack on one of the best-protected websites in the world of technology - Apple's - and said they ... Read more...

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Gates says Goodbye to Pentagon


July 1st, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Retiring US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Thursday wrapped up his four-and-a-half years in the Pentagon, with an unexpected gift from President Barack Obama, Xinhua reported.During ... Read more...

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Former Russian spy sentenced 25 years for helping U.S.


June 28th, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A former Russian spy who helped U.S. authorities was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison by a Russian military court, local media reported.Alexander Poteyev, who ... Read more...

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Notorious hacking group LulzSec says it is finished, releases final statement


June 26th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Notorious hacking group LulzSec on Sunday morning announced it is finished after 50 days during which it claimed responsibility for high-profile cyber attacks on the U.S. Senate, the ... Read more...

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‘Governments lie, allies spy’


June 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates made light of Pakistan's arrest of five Pakistan CIA informers who helped in the US raid on Osama bin Laden's ... Read more...

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ISI arrested CIA informants in Osama raid: NYT


June 15th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency has arrested some Pakistani informants who fed information to the US Central Intelligence Agency before the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout deep ... Read more...

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CIA chief meets Kayani, ISI chief


June 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Leon Panetta has held meetings here with Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief ... Read more...

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CIA team gets permission to see Osama compound


May 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) A CIA team has received permission from Islamabad to examine the compound where Osama bin Laden was gunned down by US commandos in Pakistan's Abbottabad ... Read more...

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That ‘trip to Atlantic City’ kept Osama raid secret


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Several hundred people at the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were involved in the planning for the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout ... Read more...

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