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Indian air chief in Brazil to deepen defence ties


August 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, who heads the Indian Air Force, Tuesday left for Brazil on a bilateral visit when he will inspect the ... Read more...

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Car bomb injures former Colombian Interior Minister Londoño, kills 2


May 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- A car bomb exploded near a vehicle carrying former Colombian Interior Minister Fernando Londoño in the country's capital on Tuesday, killing two people nearby and injuring the ... Read more...

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Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

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Army chief visits Srinagar


March 28th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh, was briefed Wednesday on the security situation in the Kashmir Valley when he visited the headquarters of the Srinagar-based ... Read more...

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NATO pulls outs forces from Afghan ministry offices (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 25 (IANS) The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force Saturday recalled its forces from Afghan ministries and other military installations in Kabul after two NATO officers were killed in ... Read more...

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`Pakistan ready to communicate with coalition forces’


December 14th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General John Allen said Pakistan has showed signs of resuming communication exchange that was stopped after a NATO airstrike that ... Read more...

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US asks British troops’ help in Afghanistan


July 15th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) The US commander in Afghanistan has asked Britain to take over a Taliban hotbed - dubbed the "valley of death" - in Afghanistan as American ... Read more...

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Kayani, top US official have short, crisp talk


April 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had a "short and crisp" talk with a top US military official during which they discussed ways to improve ... Read more...

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U.S. President Obama briefed on military operations in Libya


March 20th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and other senior U.S. officials were briefed about ongoing military operations in Libya on Sunday, the White House said.The White House said Obama ... Read more...

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Iranian opposition recruiting disgruntled Revolutionary Guard to cripple Ahmadinejad


February 7th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Feb.7 (ANI): Disgruntled elements of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard are being recruited by the country's opposition party in a bid to cripple President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime from within.According to The Telegraph, ... Read more...

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2014 Afghan victory not a sure thing: Petraeus


December 7th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.7 (ANI): Top US commander General David Petraeus has said that while he is encouraged by the progress made by American troops in Afghanistan, he is not ready to go ... Read more...

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US blames UK for masquerading Taliban leader fiasco


November 26th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): U.S. officials have blamed Britain for an embarrassing fiasco in which an impostor met Afghan and NATO officials before it was discovered he was not the Taliban leader ... Read more...

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Karzai, Petraeus ‘agree’ on Special Forces raids in Afghanistan


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 19 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US commander General David Petraeus had a one-hour long meeting to discuss the former's call for US forces to leave the country ... Read more...

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Afghanistan could face ‘eye-watering violence’ after foreign troops leave: Mark Sedwill


November 18th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 18 (ANI): Afghanistan could experience "eye-watering" levels of violence following the withdrawal of foreign combat troops in four years' time, as a "residual insurgency" is likely to continue in many ... Read more...

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Karzai urges US to reduce special ‘night raid’ operations in Afghanistan


November 15th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 15 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has urged the US to reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations in his country and end the increased American Special ... Read more...

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19 soldiers implicated in plane theft in Honduras


November 7th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Nov 7 (IANS/EFE) At least 19 soldiers were implicated in the theft of a plane from a Honduran air base last week, officials said.The aircraft had been seized from drug traffickers ... Read more...

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Despite successful U.S. attacks in N W Afghanistan, Taliban in control


October 24th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Maqur (Afghanistan), Oct.24 (ANI): Despite successful U.S. attacks on Taliban leaders in Afghanistan's northwest, insurgency remains in control.Though several top commanders have been killed recently, there still remains a large gap ... Read more...

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Taliban power growing in northern Afghanistan


October 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 19 (ANI): The Taliban's influence in northern Afghanistan has expanded in recent months in response to NATO's surge in the south.According to the Wall Street Journal, the Taliban ... Read more...

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Musharraf had coup plans since becoming COAS in ‘98: Ex Pak Army Chief


October 12th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had plans to topple the Pakistan government ever since his inception as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in 1998, retired general ... Read more...

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All options open to defend Pak from US incursions: Malik


October 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The defence forces of Pakistan are fully capable of defending the country's borders, and will use any option to this end in case of recurrence of cross-border air ... Read more...

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US-NATO ‘apologies’ over cross-border raids ‘victory’ for Pak: Malik


October 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The Pakistan government has declared a diplomatic and political victory in the National Assembly, after receiving apologies from the United States and NATO over the helicopter strikes ... Read more...

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Gillard assures Oz troops in Afghanistan committed to Oruzgan mission


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 3 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has assured the Australian troops in Afghanistan of her commitment to the Oruzgan mission during a surprise visit to the war-torn country.According to ... Read more...

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Petraeus regrets ISAF air strike on Pak soldiers in telephone call to Kayani


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2 (ANI): Following the blockage of a key supply route for US-led forces in Afghanistan by Pakistan, ISAF Commander in Afghanistan General David H Petraeus telephoned Pakistan Chief of Army ... Read more...

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Diplomatic offensive in pipeline for finding solution to Afghan crisis


September 19th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 19 (ANI): The United States, Pakistan and some Arab nations have launched a massive diplomatic offensive to find a viable solution to the Afghan problem.According to one Western diplomat ... Read more...

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Americans Stand Against Small 50 Member Church Burning the Quran


September 9th, 2010 - 3:14 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As thousands of Muslims all over the world march in protest of the actions of one small Florida church, which has only 50 members, Americans everywhere are speaking ... Read more...

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Petraeus Warns Koran Burning Endangers Troops, Church Fires Back


September 8th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When a church in Florida announced plans to hold a “Quran burning ceremony”, top United States and NATO commander General David Petraeus voiced a warning that burning copies ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to boost presidential powers


August 30th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 30 (DPA) Sri Lanka's cabinet Monday passed constitutional amendments that boost the powers of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, officials said. The amendments enable a president to run for a third consecutive term, ... Read more...

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Pak facing worst ever natural disaster: Gilani


August 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.25 (ANI): With one-fifth part of the country inundated and nearly 20 million people affected, Pakistan is facing its worst natural calamity, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.During a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka ex-army chief convicted by military court (Lead)


August 13th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 13 (DPA) A military court has recommended the dishonorable discharge of former army commander General Sarath Fonseka after finding him guilty of interfering in politics while serving in the military, ... Read more...

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16 civilians killed in Afghanistan, ISAF says


August 6th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (DPA) An operation by international and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan claimed at least four civilian casualties, while roadside bombs killed 12 civilians, the NATO-led International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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TTP to continue jihad till Pak govt parts ways with US-led NATO forces


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Landikotal (Pakistan), Aug 3(ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said that it will continue its resistance until the Pakistan government parts ways with the US-led NATO forces.TTP spokesman Azam Tariq said ... Read more...

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Plan to begin Afghan security handover by end of 2010 dropped


July 21st, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The United State's plans to begin handing control of provinces in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces by the end 2010 have been quietly dropped amid European countries fears ... Read more...

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Turkey charges 196 people with coup plot (Lead)


July 20th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 20 (IANS) A Turkish court has charged 196 people, mostly retired senior army officers, with a coup plot to topple the ruling government. The 968-page indictment approved by an Istanbul court ... Read more...

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Turkey charges 196 people of coup plot


July 20th, 2010 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 20 (IANS) A Turkish court has charged 196 people, mostly retired senior army officers, of a coup plot to topple the ruling government. The 968-page indictment approved by an Istanbul court ... Read more...

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Gen. Petraeus facing resistance from Karzai over village defense forces


July 10th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 10 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly raised objections to an American plan to create Afghan village defence forces to fight the Taliban. According to a Washington Post ... Read more...

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