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20 killed as suicide bomber targets funeral in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others injured Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber hit a funeral procession in eastern ... Read more...

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Bloodshed at picnic: 17 Afghan civilians killed by Taliban


August 27th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 27 (IANS) Seventeen civilians, including three women, who were at a picnic were killed by Taliban militants in Musa Qala district in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand ... Read more...

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Russia opposes introduction of no-fly zone in Syria


July 7th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS) Russia has termed the introduction of no-fly zone in Syria as "counter-productive" and "unilateral" step.On Friday, the West-led Friends of Syria group called in Paris the ... Read more...

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Secret Osama files reveal Al Qaeda membership


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A list of Al Qaeda members first discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has been published, disclosing the various fates of the group's followers, ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... Read more...

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Kabul fighting over, all attackers killed


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) All Taliban attackers have been killed and the fighting inside a residential compound used by foreign staff of international organizations here is over, authorities said."Afghan ... Read more...

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Building mutual trust key to defeating terror: Zardari


April 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Terming the US drone strikes inside Pakistani territory as "useless" and "counter-productive", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday told a visiting US diplomat that building mutual ... Read more...

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Israel building rocket battalion


April 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 3 (IANS) The Israeli military is setting up a rocket battalion to help minimize civilian casualties in future combat operations in the Gaza Strip.Israel mostly relies on ... Read more...

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India votes for US resolution on Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India and 23 other countries voted in favour of a US resolution here Thursday urging Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights abuses during the final ... Read more...

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Karzai condemns, US saddened over Afghan killings (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, March 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday strongly condemned the killing of 16 civilians, including nine children and three women by a US soldier in Kandahar province.Five others ... Read more...

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Seven die in Afghanistan blast


February 28th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 28 (IANS) Seven civilians, including three children, were killed in a blast in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, authorities said Tuesday."Seven civilians were killed when a ... Read more...

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3,021 Afghan civilians killed in 2011: UN


February 4th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 4 (IANS) A total of 3,021 civilians were killed in terrorism-related violence in 2011 in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its annual report ... Read more...

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Russia criticises UN chief’s defence of Libya action


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has criticised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for defending the NATO operation in Libya and ignoring data on civilian casualties collected by a number of ... Read more...

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NATO rejects criticism over Libya


December 21st, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The NATO has defended its mission in Libya, saying it saved lives and was strictly in line with the UN mandate."We took every precaution to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram condemns companies for paying Maoists


November 15th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday condemned the corporate sector for paying "protection money" to Maoists so that they can operate in mineral-rich areas like Chhattisgarh. "Small ... Read more...

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Four children killed in Afghanistan blast


November 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 1 (IANS) Four children were killed when a roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan's Wardak province, an official said."Four innocent children, all members of the same family, ... Read more...

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Special jungle roads needed to combat Maoists, says expert


October 24th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 24 (IANS) India needs to build a chain of roads exclusively for forces in the jungle terrains of leftist insurgency-hit areas to silence guerrilla guns and regain authority ... Read more...

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18 militants killed in Afghanistan


September 18th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed and 15 were injured when NATO fighter jets pounded Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan Saturday, police said."Based on intelligence reports ... Read more...

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Taliban attacks US Embassy in Kabul


September 13th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kabul, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Taliban has launched coordinated attacks on the US Embassy and several other targets in Kabul on Tuesday. The NATO headquarters in the city was among the ... Read more...

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Heavy fighting in central Somalia claims 30 lives


September 4th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
GALKAYO, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 30 people were killed and dozens of others wounded after two days of heavy fighting in Somalia's Puntland region, local media reported on Saturday.Heavy fighting ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s rule in Libya has come to an end: Obama


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's rule in the country has come to an end and asked him to relinquish ... Read more...

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Gunman shot dead, hostage rescued in Estonia (Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS) A gunman who took a hostage and created a small blast Thursday at the Estonian defence ministry building in the capital Tallinn has been shot dead ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka admits civilian deaths during separatist war


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) – The government of Sri Lanka has admitted there were civilian casualties during the final phase of its civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, according to ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike targets Libyan state-run TV


July 30th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- NATO aircraft on early Saturday morning carried out an airstrike against three ground-based Libyan state television satellite transmission dishes in Tripoli, officials said.NATO spokesman Colonel Roland Lavoie said ... Read more...

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NATO admits its air strike killed civilians in Tripoli


June 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) A number of civilians have been killed in one of its air strikes in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday night, NATO has admitted, Xinhua reported Monday.The North Atlantic ... Read more...

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NATO apologizes for airstrike which killed Afghan women, children


May 30th, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on early Monday morning apologized for an airstrike which killed as many as fourteen Afghan civilians, most of them young children.The ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills 12 kids


May 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) At least 12 children, some under two years, and two women have been killed in a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, Sky News reported.The incident took ... Read more...

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Don’t attend Sri Lanka military conference: rights body


May 24th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 24 (IANS) Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged countries not to attend a Sri Lankan military conference that allegedly seeks to justify the thousands killed during the ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Kayani wanted more US drone support


May 20th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, contrary to the military's public posturing, had sought more US drone strikes to help battle militants, revealed a cable ... Read more...

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Libyan military spokesman killed in NATO raid


May 16th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 15 (IANS) Colonel Milad Hussein al-Fiqhi, spokesman of the Libyan forces led by Muammar Gaddafi, was killed Sunday in a NATO raid that targeted an intelligence building in ... Read more...

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Osama resisted assault, was shot in the head


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot in the head during the assault by US forces at a mansion in Pakistan's Abbotabad city, a ... Read more...

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Osama killing: Obama says ‘Justice has been done’


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that with the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin "Justice has been done."Obama said he was briefed in August on ... Read more...

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Osama killed in Pakistan, justice done: Obama (Fourth Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, ending a 10-year manhunt that intensified with the traumatic Sep 11, 2001 ... Read more...

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President Obama’s statement on Osama bin Laden (Part-II)


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No ... Read more...

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Osama’s son killed in Pakistan


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) A son of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan, a media report said.Xinhua quoted Duniya TV as saying that one ... Read more...

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