counterterrorism

Punish the war guilty, US tells Sri Lanka


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) A top American official Friday asked Sri Lanka to carry out a credible investigation of "outstanding and serious allegations of human rights violations" and punish the ... Read more...

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9/11 anniversary: US ramps up security


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The US ramped up security measures ahead of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Tuesday, said the White House Monday.According to a White ... Read more...

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India-Saudi Arabia to enhance defence cooperation


September 10th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia will enhance bilateral cooperation with defence exchanges and interaction between their armed forces, the government said Monday.The two countries held the ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s counter-terror betrays utter lack of strategy’


September 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistan's fresh effort to tackle domestic counter-terrorism "betrays an utter lack of strategy", said a Pakistani daily that called for a wholesome zero-tolerance approach towards ... Read more...

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US warns of LeT threat, asks Pakistan to act


August 1st, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Expressing great concern over continued threat posed by Lashkar-e-Taiba to stability in South Asia, the United States has asked Pakistan to take more action against the ... Read more...

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‘Americans like cricket, if India, Pakistan play’


July 24th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Americans don't understand cricket, but they like it, particularly of the diplomatic variety between friend India and ally Pakistan."We're for cricket. We don't understand it, but ... Read more...

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US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) As Pakistan agreed to reopen ground supply lines into Afghanistan after a US apology of sorts, the United States reiterated its support for India's constructive ... Read more...

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US seeks to mend ties with Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US government looks forward to working with Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to bring the strained relations between the two countries back ... Read more...

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Four jailed in Denmark for Mumbai-style terror plot


June 4th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 4 (IANS) Four men were Monday sent to jail by a court in Denmark after they were found guilty of plotting a Mumbai-style terror attack on a Copenhagen-based ... Read more...

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Clinton to visit Scandinavia, Caucasus, Turkey


May 27th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undertake a week-long visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to the US State ... Read more...

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NATO spends $1.7 bn on surveillance system


May 21st, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) NATO and Northrop Grumman Corporation, a European defence technology provider, Sunday signed a $1.7-billion contract here to set up a ground surveillance system.The contract, signed during ... Read more...

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Terror plot to bomb US-bound plane foiled (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies broke up a terrorist plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to the ones ... Read more...

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Plot to blow up US-bound jet foiled


May 8th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies thwarted a plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to ones previously used by ... Read more...

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Pakistan daily fears UN sanctions over `strategic assets’


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Any further attempt on Pakistan's part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" would further isolate the country and might even invite UN sanctions, warned ... Read more...

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Ignoring Pakistan, US defends drone strikes


May 1st, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) As the United States resumed drone strikes inside Pakistan ignoring Islamabad's warnings, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser defended the use of armed unmanned aircraft ... Read more...

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`Osama dead but Al Qaeda still dangerous’ (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, said a top US official as a Pakistani journalist ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leaders still burrowing in Pakistan: US


April 30th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief of Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said ... Read more...

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US to expand intelligence operations


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US is planning to expand its intelligence operations against high-priority targets such as Iran as part of a new initiative, a media report said.The newly ... Read more...

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Dutch police arrest terrorism suspect in Amsterdam


March 17th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam have arrested a man on suspicion of being involved in terrorism, prosecutors said on Friday. The arrest was made ... Read more...

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US military dialogue with Pakistan continues


January 4th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) The US continues military dialogue with Pakistan despite recent serious setbacks because the US-Pakistani relationship is very important, the Pentagon has said.The US has conducted "a ... Read more...

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US House passes massive defence budget


December 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a massive defence budget, after making changes that the White House called would not constrain the administration's counterterrorism efforts.The ... Read more...

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‘ISI not in Pakistan government control’


December 6th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was ... Read more...

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‘Deep freeze’ in US-Pakistan in ties; talk of future Indian role


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) As US-Pakistan ties go into "deep freeze" over the NATO strike along the Afghanistan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Islamabad has refused to participate ... Read more...

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Donkey cart bombing shows Taliban inventive: Pakistani daily


November 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Using a donkey cart for a bombing indicates that the Pakistani Taliban is becoming inventive and it "is about time authorities proved themselves capable of ... Read more...

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India will grow in strategic importance, says US


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Describing India-US ties as a priority for Washington, the Pentagon expects India's importance to US interests to grow as India increasingly assumes leadership roles as a ... Read more...

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White House confirms US drones in Ethiopia


October 29th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The White House on Friday confirmed the existence of US drones in Ethiopia, but said they are not conducting strike missions."The UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) are ... Read more...

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Security expert rules out cyber warfare


October 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Cyber war - long considered by many defence experts to be a significant threat - may never happen, a security expert says.Thomas Rid, expert in war ... Read more...

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Republican presidential aspirant for stronger ties with India


October 11th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Calling for a reassessment of the US relationship with Pakistan, a key aspirant for Republican presidential nomination has suggested instead forging a stronger relationship with ... Read more...

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Tackling Haqqani Network job No. 1: US to Pakistan


October 1st, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Placing the Haqqani Network'S tackling at the top of its counter-terrorism agenda, the Us is pushing Pakistan to act against the terror group described as "a ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t allow compromise on dignity: Khar


September 29th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan will not allow its dignity to be compromised, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar amid heightened tension between the Washington and Islamabad.The US-Pakistan ties became ... Read more...

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US accuses Pakistan of supporting Haqqani network


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen Thursday accused the Pakistani government of supporting the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network.Mullen called the Haqqani ... Read more...

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US declares Indian Mujahideen foreign terrorist group


September 16th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) The United States has declared the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror group with significant links to Pakistan as a global terrorist organization to show solidarity with "a ... 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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India severely impacted by terrorism: US report


August 19th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) India continued to be severely impacted by terrorism in 2010 with sustained violence in Kashmir and attempted infiltrations from Pakistan remaining serious concerns for government, according ... Read more...

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US within reach of defeating Al Qaeda: Panetta


July 9th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 9 (IANS) The US is "within reach" of strategically defeating the Al Qaeda and is targeting its key leaders who are reponsible for the terrorist network's survival, US ... Read more...

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