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Colombian rebel, presumed dead, appears in TV interview


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The second-in-command of the FARC guerrilla group's Southern Bloc, believed to have been killed in a Colombian military airstrike in 2010, reappeared in an interview with ... Read more...

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Israel closely monitoring Syrian violence


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 18 (IANS) Israeli leadership is "vigilantly" monitoring the chaotic violence in Syria which surged Wednesday with the killing of its defense minister in Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to an ... Read more...

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India infringing Italian law: minister


May 31st, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 31 (IANS) There was no reason for "triumphalism" as India was still violating Italian law, Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said after an Indian court granted bail to ... Read more...

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Four die in Venezuelan helicopter crash (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said.The ... Read more...

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Russia tests Italian tank


May 12th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is testing Italy's Centauro tank and considers building it under license, a representative of the Oto-Melara company which makes the tank said Saturday."The first ... Read more...

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Russia, NATO at loggerheads over missile defense


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Talks between NATO and Russia over US plans for a projected missile defense system in Europe remain at loggerheads, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said ... Read more...

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US wants Brazil as defense partner


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to transfer military technology to Brazil to be able to count the South American country as a strategic ally, ... Read more...

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Brazil asks US for transfer of military technology


April 25th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim has made a proposal to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta for collaboration in the military sphere including the transfer of US ... Read more...

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Officer who covered grenade gets Russia’s highest honour


April 4th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian battalion commander who died after diving on a grenade to protect others has been posthumously awarded the country's highest honour, the "Hero of ... Read more...

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Japan to deploy interceptors to counter North Korean launch


March 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will deploy missile interceptors on a southern island chain ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Five killed, three missing in Chilean plane crash


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 3 (IANS) Five people were confirmed dead while the other three onboard remained missing Friday after a light plane crashed Thursday in Chile, said authorities.Chilean Defense Minister ... Read more...

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ICC issues arrest warrant for Sudanese minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, March 2 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Sudanese Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein.He is suspected of counts of crimes against ... Read more...

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Georgia unveils infantry combat vehicle


February 26th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Feb 26 (IANS) Georgia has unveiled a 14-tonne armoured infantry combat vehicle that is equipped with cannons and machine guns.Lazika, with an armour that could protect against 14.5-mm caliber ... Read more...

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10 die in drone strike in Pakistan


February 8th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a US drone launched two missiles in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt, a media report said.The missiles hit a ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil new home-made UAV


January 30th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 30 (IANS) Iran will unveil a new domestically-built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with high capabilities and versatile features, a media report said Monday.Mehdi Iraji, the aeronautics engineer in ... Read more...

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France suspends operations in Afghanistan after Afghan soldier kills 4 troops


January 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS/KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday partly suspended French operations in Afghanistan after four of its service members were shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier. Sarkozy is ... Read more...

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Ecuador begins destroying WW II bombs


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador has begun destroying 11 US bombs of World War II vintage that were found in 2010 by fishermen in the Galapagos Islands, the defense minister ... Read more...

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Brazil may change immigration policy


January 14th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) Brazil may have to change its immigration policy to deal with the country's influx of immigrants, Brazil's Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Friday.Brazil's growing ... Read more...

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Six die in Venezuelan gold mine clash


January 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) At least six people were killed and four injured in fighting between gangs for control of a gold mine in southeastern Venezuela that has since been ... Read more...

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North Korean succession is stable: South Korea, US


December 30th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 30 (IANS) The defense chiefs of South Korea and the US said the power succession in North Korea following the death of its leader Kim Jong-il has been ... Read more...

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Kerala minister slams Jayalalithaa’s appeal on Mullaperiyar


December 10th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) P.J. Joseph, Kerala water resources minister and crusader for a new dam at Mullaperiyar, Saturday termed as a distortion of facts Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. ... Read more...

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Spanish troops to start leaving Afghanistan in January


December 7th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) Spain's defense minister said Tuesday that the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Afghanistan will begin in January, once Afghan President Hamid Karzai decides his government's forces ... Read more...

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Germany plans to attract more foreign skilled workers


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 2 (IANS) Germany plans to lower its threshold for attracting more skilled workers and professionals from other countries, a report said Thursday.A joint action plan, which was drafted ... Read more...

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Iran says that it has placed 150,000 missiles towards Israel


November 28th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran has warned Israel against a reported pre-emptive strike saying Tehran has 150,000 missiles pointed at the Jewish state. With Iran allegedly close to manufacturing a nuclear ... Read more...

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Malaysia plans to buy 18 more Russian fighter jets


November 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Malaysia plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters capable of carrying Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said Tuesday.The paper said, citing military ... Read more...

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US says backing Kenya’s military operation in Somalia


October 28th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US Friday said it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out ... Read more...

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Russia expects US compromise on missile defense


October 27th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping that the US will make reciprocal efforts to break a deadlock over the European missile shield, Russia?s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin ... Read more...

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Libya exhibits Gaddafi’s belongings


October 25th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's new authorities have organised an exhibition of personal belongings of late Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Egypt's MENA agency said Tuesday.Gaddafi, who ran the country ... Read more...

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China, EU vow to strengthen military ties


October 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China and the European Union Monday pledged to strengthen military relations.The pledge was made during Defense Minister Liang Guanglie's meeting with Catherine Margaret Ashton, EU high ... Read more...

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NATO task force frees Italian ship seized by pirates


October 12th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 11 (IANS) The Italian ship seized by a group of Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden was freed on Tuesday in a blitz action carried out by ... Read more...

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Bolivian minister quits


September 29th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian Interior Minister Sancha Llorenti became the latest top official to resign in the wake of last weekend's brutal repression of an indigenous protest against ... Read more...

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Floods in eastern India kill at least 59, millions affected


September 27th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
BHUBANESWAR (BNO NEWS) -- At least 59 people have been killed as severe flooding continues in eastern India, where over two million people are estimated to have been affected by the flood ... Read more...

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Thailand, Cambodia to hold border talks


August 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Defense Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa on Thursday said Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to hold a meeting later this month to try to resolve their border dispute, Thai ... Read more...

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Spain to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in 2012


June 24th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain will begin to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2012, defense ministry sources told EFE.This will allow the Spanish government to adhere to the ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodia peace talks postponed as clashes continue


April 27th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday announced that scheduled peace talks between Thai and Cambodian defense ministers had been postponed, as border clashes enter their sixth ... Read more...

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