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Assad’s sister flees Syria : Report


September 19th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sister has fled the country along with her children to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya reported Wednesday citing an ... Read more...

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New Russian missile can carry bigger warhead: Expert


September 8th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will have a five-tonne warhead, which is four times that of its predecessors, a former military commander said."The ... Read more...

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Egypt president orders defence minister to retire


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has deposed the country's defence minister and a top military officer, pushing them into "retirement" but naming them as presidential advisors.Field ... Read more...

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Ghana President John Atta Mills dead (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Accra, July 24 (IANS) Ghanian President John Evans Atta Mills died at a military hospital Tuesday after falling ill, Xinhua reported.Chief of Staff of the Presidency Henry Martey Newman said ... Read more...

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Ghana President Mills dies following short illness


July 25th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
ACCRA, GHANA (BNO NEWS) -- Ghana's President John Atta Mills died Tuesday afternoon in the capital Accra following a short illness, the presidential office said, giving no other details about the cause ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen to give $1million as donation to USO


July 17th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Charlie Sheen is all set to give $1milllion as a donation to a military aid organization USO.Charlie Sheen is presently the star of the show ... Read more...

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Chinese ship pays goodwill visit to Canada


June 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese Navy training vessel was on a three-day goodwill visit to Canada, a media report said Wednesday.The vessel was received by some 300 members of ... Read more...

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Russia turns on new missile warning radar


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia placed its new Voronezh-M long-range missile warning radar on duty in the Irkutsk region of Siberia Wednesday."At 10:15 a.m. on May 23, it was ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa orders release of jailed ex-army chief


May 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pardoned jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka and authorised his release, a presidential spokesman said Sunday.Bandula Jayasekera said the document ... Read more...

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Bomber held in Georgia


May 5th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man has been arrested in Georgia for allegedly planting an explosive device near the prosecutor's office in the western city of Zugdidi."The suspect was ... Read more...

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Egyptian army to hand over power May 24


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's military is ready to hand over power to a new president after the first round of the vote May 24, Egyptian Armed Forces Chief ... Read more...

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Amur Leopard National Park opens in Russia


April 11th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 261,000-acre national park in Russia's Far East created to protect Amur leopards began operating this week."This is the first Russian national park created ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria and Kal Penn join Obama’s re-election campaign


February 24th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Obama campaign team has rewarded actress Eva Longoria and others for their unwavering support for the President. In all, 35 co-chairs for the President’s re-election ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets top UN envoy


February 15th, 2012 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 15 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein met the visiting UN special envoy to Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, state radio and television reported.Nambiar, the ... Read more...

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UAE Chief of Staff meets US counterpart


February 1st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS/WAM) Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi has met with his US counterpart Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to ... Read more...

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Ijaz won’t come to Pakistan, says his lawyer


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, will not come to Pakistan because he will be arrested upon his arrival, ... Read more...

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First Lady Rejects ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image


January 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama says America should judge her for who she is. Michelle was on CBS’ This Morning show on Thursday where she also spoke ... Read more...

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White House chief of staff William Daley steps down


January 10th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down, US President Barack Obama said Monday.The president named Jacob Lew, who heads the White House ... Read more...

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UAE armed forces holds mass wedding for troopers


December 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has held a mass wedding for 100 troopers.The wedding held earlier this week was attended by Sheikh Hamdan ... Read more...

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Iran offers military cooperation to Iraq


December 27th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 26 (IANS) Iran has expressed its willingness to extend military and security cooperation to its one-time foe Iraq, a media report said.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ... Read more...

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Indonesia to spend $1.5 bn on defence purchase


December 17th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indonesian army has allocated some 14 trillion rupiah (about$ 1.5 billion) to purchase several military equipment, from producers in Europe and the US in near ... Read more...

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Indian Army recalls 1971 victory


December 16th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army's Northern Command Friday paid tributes to soldiers killed during the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the birth of Bangladesh.On this day in ... Read more...

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UAE-US officials discuss military cooperation


December 11th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and the US have discussed ways to develop mutual cooperation in the fields of military coordination, training and exchange of expertise.The ... Read more...

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Egyptian parties divided on army official’s meeting


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 2 (IANS) A consultant meeting held between Egyptian chief of staff of the armed forces Sami Anan and several political parties and movements pricked up divisions among parties ... Read more...

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China, France pledge to deepen military ties


October 1st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) China and France have pledged to deepen relations between their respective armies during the 10th strategic dialogue between the countries' defence ministries.The two-day dialogue, held here ... Read more...

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UAE, New Zealand discuss defence issues


September 12th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) Top defence officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and New Zealand met Sunday in Abu Dhabi and discussed cooperation in the military.Lt. Gen. Hamad ... Read more...

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French diplomat appointed new UN peacekeeping chief


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran French diplomat Herve Ladsous has been appointed the new head of UN peacekeeping, and will oversee more than 100,000 personnel serving in more than ... Read more...

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UAE commanders visit troops in Italy, Afghanistan


September 1st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 31 (IANS/WAM) Top UAE commanders have visited the UAE Force in Italy and Afghanistan.In Italy, the force is participating in the international patrols enforcing the no-fly ... Read more...

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Earthquake cures Robert Valderzak deafness


August 31st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recent 5.9 quake that struck the United States was not all bad news, at least for one man. 75-year-old Robert Valderzak claims that he was supernaturally ... Read more...

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African Union lauds China’s assistance


August 30th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 30 (IANS) China has become one of the most important partners of Africa, an official from the African Union (AU) said here Monday.John Shinkaiye, AU commission chief of ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s ex-chief of staff to stand office abuse trial


August 18th, 2011 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's former presidential chief of staff Zakaria Azmi, once among the country's most powerful officials, will go on trial on charges of abuse of office.Azmi ... Read more...

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Norway police call off search for missing people


July 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 28 (IANS) Police in Norway Thursday called off their search for missing people and bodies on and around Utoeya island, Sky News reported. A deadly shooting on the ... Read more...

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Iraqi legislators oppose execution of Saddam regime officials


July 17th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 17 (IANS) Iraqi lawmakers have opposed the execution of two top military officials of former dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, warning that it could lead to sectarian conflicts, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Russia, US sign deal to send choppers to Afghanistan


May 28th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia have signed a contract for the supply of multipurpose helicopters to Afghanistan, a Russian spokesman said Friday.The deal was sealed between ... Read more...

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Rumsfeld: Death of Bin Laden a victory in the fight against Islamist terrorism


May 4th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has hailed the U.S. operation that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday as an 'important victory in the fight ... Read more...

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