civilian population

Russia to attend meeting on Syria in Iran

August 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS) Russia will attend an international consultative meeting on Syria to be held in Iran Thursday, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.Moscow will be represented by the Ambassador ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in Nigerian church attacks : UN

June 23rd, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) The UN human rights office has reported killing of over 100 people in Nigeria following attacks on churches by a radical Islamic group since ... Read more...

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Amnesty finds evidence of state-sponsored abuse in Syria

June 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Human rights group Amnesty International has said it has collected evidence of state-sponsored rights abuses in Syria. In its 70-page report titled "Deadly Reprisals", the Britain-based ... Read more...

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On an Indian monkey that strayed into Pakistan

December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Was an adventurous monkey that strayed into Pakistan from India "an Indian-Zionist-US plot against the Islamic republic?", a leading Pakistani daily asks tongue-in-cheek after authorities captured ... Read more...

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NATO chief dismisses talk of intervention in Syria

November 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 4 (IANS) The chief of NATO Friday dismissed suggestions that the military alliance would intervene to stop the conflict in Syria."I understand the question, but Libya and ... Read more...

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Challenges ahead for Libyans: Experts

October 21st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) After the death of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday, the country faces challenges in the days ahead, experts said.Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with an iron ... Read more...

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‘France, Britain to continue military operation in Libya’

September 16th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain and France Thursday agreed to continue NATO's military operation in Libya following a request by the country's National Transition Council, its chairman and ... Read more...

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NATO has no information on Gaddafi whereabouts

September 8th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Prague, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO has no information on where ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has taken refuge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said."I have no information ... Read more...

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Mexican navy’s largest-ever ship launched

September 1st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) A navy logistic support ship that is the largest military vessel ever built in Mexico was launched at the Pacific port of Salina Cruz.The Montes ... Read more...

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Italy recalls ambassador to Syria, urges EU countries to do the same

August 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- Italy's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday announced it has summoned its ambassador to Syria to protest the government's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters across the country. It also urged other ... Read more...

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UN humanitarian chief calls for temporary halt in Libya

May 10th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 10 (IANS) All parties need to agree to a temporary pause in the ongoing fight in Libya to allow essential supplies and aid to be ... Read more...

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Brazilian movie cop urges countrymen to give up guns

May 6th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 6 (IANS/EFE) Actor Wagner Moura, star of the "Tropa de Elite" film series, is lending his voice to a new campaign to disarm the civilian population, Brazilian ... Read more...

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Libya regime targets British embassy after Gaddafi ‘assassination’ attempt

May 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Libyan forces set alight the British embassy in Tripoli, and also targeted other Western buildings after NATO airstrikes were carried out to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.The Libyan ... Read more...

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Proper nutrition can help soldiers recover from traumatic brain injury

April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) must receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to ... Read more...

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‘11 suicide attacks killed 155 people in Pakistan in first three months of 2011′

April 11th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Eleven suicide attacks carried out by terrorists have killed 155 people and wounded over 340 others in the first three months of 2011 in Pakistan, a Conflict Monitoring ... Read more...

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Army personnel show maneuver stunts at Nowshera ‘Fauji Mela’

April 10th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Nowshera, Apr 10 (ANI): The Indian Army organised a 'Fauji Mela' at Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District to ensure the general public that they are capable enough to defend the ... Read more...

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UN chief wants full access for humanitarian aid in Libya

April 7th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 7 (IANS) Voicing his deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Libya, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for efforts "to ensure full access for humanitarian ... Read more...

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UN voices outrage at deadly attack on civilians in Cote d’Ivoire’s market

March 22nd, 2011 - 3:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Security Council on Monday voiced its outrage at last week's deadly attack on a market in Côte d'Ivoire that left 30 civilians dead.The Security ... Read more...

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Qatar to join foreign air raids on Libya

March 21st, 2011 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 21 (IANS) Qatar has decided to participate in the military offensive by international forces against Libya, a French defence ministry spokesman said.Speaking at a press conference Sunday, Laurent ... Read more...

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No military intervention in Libya: European Council

March 13th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Budapest (Hungary), March 13 (IANS) Military intervention in Libya, at present, was not an option, the president of the European Council has said.Hermann Von Rompuy told the press in Budapest: ... Read more...

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Libyan military slows rebel advance on ‘Gaddafi power base’ Sirte

March 8th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 8(ANI): Libyan military has reportedly launched fresh air strikes on rebel forces to halt their advance on leader Muammar Gaddafi's hometown and power base, Sirte.Sirte is the midway point ... Read more...

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Mexico condemns repression in Libya

March 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 1 (IANS/EFE) The wave of repression unleashed by Col. Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya "constitutes crimes against humanity", Mexican foreign relations secretary Patricia Espinosa said here."We are offended and it ... Read more...

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‘Egyptian military’s role in detention and torture cases raise concerns’

February 18th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 18(ANI): Human rights groups have said that the Egyptian military's continuing role in detention and torture of anti-government protestors raise new questions about its ability to midwife the country's democracy.According ... Read more...

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India asks North, South Korea to return to negotiations

November 24th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India Wednesday urged Pyongyang and Seoul to maintain peace in the Korean peninsula and stressed the need to return to negotiations after North Korea shelled a South ... Read more...

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Rwandan businessman sentenced to 30 years in prison for 1994 massacre

November 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
ARUSHA, TANZANIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Rwandan businessman on Monday was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for his involvement in the 1994 genocide, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ... Read more...

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UK ministry blames three military units to Afghan civilian casualties

October 27th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 27 (ANI): The conduct of three British military units in Afghanistan has come under serious question after the Ministry of Defence released unprecedented details of incidents in which troops attacked ... Read more...

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Flood relief efforts force Pakistan Army to alter plans against terrorists

September 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kalam, Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistani military officials have said that the flood relief effort undertaken by the country's armed forces have forced the army to alter plans to combat Taliban and ... Read more...

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Mob burns bank in Colombia

August 17th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Residents of a Colombian town looted and burned down a bank to protest the death of a boy in an alleged military shooting. People of El Tarra town began ... Read more...

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NATO troops set up 13 checkpoints to win battle for Kandahar

August 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.4 (ANI): For the first time, American troops are aiming to rid Kandahar of insurgents and warlords, and as a first step, army engineers are building a ring of 13 checkpoints ... Read more...

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US now focussed on hunting down Taliban,rather than winning over Afghan civilians

August 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.2 (ANI): Faced with a deadline of troop withdrawal by July 2011, the Obama administration is reported to have shifted its focus from winning over Afghanistan's civilian population to ... Read more...

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Israel considers ‘loosening’ Gaza Strip blockade

June 17th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, June 17(ANI): Israel is reportedly considering loosening its blockade of the Gaza Strip following sustained international pressure to end the siege of the territory.According to reports, the security cabinet- made up ... Read more...

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UN court convicts seven Bosnian Serbs over Srebrenica massacre

June 10th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 10 (DPA) A United Nations court here Thursday convicted seven former senior Bosnian Serb soldiers and policemen of taking part in the 1995 massacre of thousands of men in ... Read more...

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India, China will now be engaged in new ‘Great Game’ in Indian Ocean

June 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new "Great Game" between China and India for primacy in the Indian Ocean is likely in the coming decades, especially in the wake of India and Sri ... Read more...

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Israeli soldiers board Gaza-bound ‘Rachel Corrie’ without incident

June 5th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers boarded the Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' on Saturday after it ignored numerous invitations to dock at Ashdod port, where its cargo would be inspected and then transfered ... Read more...

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Israeli Navy seizes Gaza-bound aid ship (Second lead)

June 5th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 5 (DPA) The Israeli Navy boarded and seized a ship bound for the Gaza Strip Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. "The ship was boarded with the full compliance of the ... Read more...

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