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Roadside bomb kills 5 family members in southern Afghanistan


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
TARINKOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb attack killed at least five members of a family in southern Afghanistan, local authorities said Friday.The family was traveling in their vehicle and on ... Read more...

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US embassy attack: 94 Tunisians to face trial


September 21st, 2012 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 94 people arrested for their involvement in an attack on the US embassy here in the capital of Tunisia will be tried in a ... Read more...

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Anti-Taliban leader, family killed in Afghan blast


September 21st, 2012 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) An anti-Taliban tribal elder and four of his family members were killed in a blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, Xinhua reported.Hajji Qader, two children ... Read more...

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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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No intention to intervene in Syria: NATO chief


September 11th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 10 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday repeated that the military alliance has no intention to intervene in Syria and called for a political solution."Our position ... Read more...

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Six die in Kabul blast


September 8th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 8 (IANS) Six people were killed Saturday in a massive blast in the Afghan capital Kabul, an eyewitness said."I saw some six bodies on the ground, mostly civilians, ... Read more...

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August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed


September 5th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Around 5,000 people died in Syria's civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago, according to opposition activist groups.The ... Read more...

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Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani Taliban leaders killed


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Two key commanders of the Pakistani Taliban have been killed in clashes with security forces in northwest Pakistan, the Dawn newspaper reported Sunday.The clashes took ... Read more...

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16 killed in Afghan terror attack


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) Armed men opened indiscriminate fire and killed 16 civilians Sunday in northern Afghanistan to avenge a Taliban attack, Xinhua reports.The attack took place in Kanam ... Read more...

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15 killed in Syria car bombing


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed in Syria Saturday when a booby-trapped car exploded at a restive suburb of Damascus in the evening, Xinhua reported.It was ... Read more...

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Twelve killed in Afghan suicide bombing


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 12 people were killed and 59 injured in central Afghanistan Saturday when two suicide bombers struck a US-Afghan military base, according to ... Read more...

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Taliban deny involvement in Afghan killings


August 29th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban has said it was not involved in the beheading and shooting of 17 people in Afghanistan, and called the accusation "baseless propaganda".The Afghan ... Read more...

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Gunman kills five in New York, shot dead (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) A gunman Friday shot dead at least five people in front of the Empire State Building in New York, but was later killed by police, ... Read more...

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Sack Chidambaram, says Agnivesh


August 24th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Activist Swami Agnivesh Thursday demanded the removal of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was earlier the home minister, over the alleged killing of 19 ... Read more...

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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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UN chief hails Myanmar panel to probe violence


August 18th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Myanmar's establishment of a 27-member commission to investigate the violence in the western state of Rakhine, which has left ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Terrorist leader killed in Syria


August 13th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities have killed one of the ringleaders of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group that has been active since the beginning of the uprising in ... Read more...

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18 injured in Srinagar bridge collapse


August 11th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) As many as 18 people, including four policemen, were injured as a wooden footbridge over a stream collapsed here Saturday, police said.Police here said a group ... Read more...

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Seven injured in Kashmir grenade attack


August 8th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven people, including four policemen, were injured Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district when separatist guerrillas attacked a police station with a grenade, police said.Police ... Read more...

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UN observer mission pulls out of Syria’s Aleppo


August 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) has temporarily relocated its teams from the restive northern province of Aleppo due to the deteriorating security situation, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kabul bombing


August 7th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Eight civilians were killed and four injured Tuesday morning when a bomb planted by the Taliban targeted a bus on the outskirts of this Afghan ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Nigeria suicide bombing


August 6th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 6 (IANS) At least six soldiers and two civilians were killed in a suicide bomb attack Sunday on a military post in Nigeria's northeast city of Damaturu ... Read more...

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IAF rescues marooned civilians in Jammu


August 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Sunday evacuated two dozen stranded civilians from an island in the flooded Tawi river in Jammu, an officer said.The civil administration ... Read more...

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Congress team to probe civilians’ torture in Chhattisgarh


August 4th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress Friday formed a five-member panel to probe into allegations that policemen went on rampage Aug 1 at a weekly market in a Maoist-dominated ... Read more...

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43 killed in Syria: Report


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has alleged that at least 43 young civilians were tortured and killed by the Syrian military in a school in ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in Afghan province


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) At least five bodies of people kidnapped and killed by militants have been recovered in Afghanistan's Logar province near Kabul, a government official said Thursday."A ... Read more...

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Taliban leader held in Afghanistan: ISAF


August 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Wednesday."An Afghan and coalition security force arrested ... Read more...

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17 Tajik security officers killed


July 28th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 Tajik security officers have been killed during a special operation against a mafia-style group in eastern Tajikistan, an official said Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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Swiss to grill Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) Swiss officials are to visit Sri Lanka to talk to Tamil Tigers in custody over rebel activities in Switzerland and the funds they collected to support ... Read more...

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US Navy hospital ship heads to Cambodia


July 26th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 26 (IANS) The US Navy is sending one of its hospital ships to Cambodia to provide free medical services, the US Embassy said Thursday.The USNS Mercy is ... Read more...

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Briton killed in Afghan police shooting


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) An Afghan soldier shot dead three foreigners, including a British citizen, who were training police recruits, the Guardian reported Monday.The attack took place in western Afghanistan's ... Read more...

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Syria to use chemical weapons against foreign attack


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria may use chemical weapons only in the case of external aggression, Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday.The official said in Damascus that ... Read more...

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9,000 Syrian refugees reach Iraq


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 22 (IANS)Iraq's Kurdish region has received up to 9,000 Syrian refugees looking to flee their homeland following ongoing violence, Xinhua quoted a Kurdish official as saying."The camps, which ... Read more...

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