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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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High expectations from Chinese minister’s India trip: Daily


September 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) Expectations from the visit of Defence Minister Liang Guanglie to India are running high, said a daily that claimed "outsiders with ulterior motives dislike" that the ... Read more...

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Chinese ship pays goodwill visit to Canada


June 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese Navy training vessel was on a three-day goodwill visit to Canada, a media report said Wednesday.The vessel was received by some 300 members of ... Read more...

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Iran, Oman commanders discuss military cooperation


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran and Omani military officialsSaturday held talks here on military cooperations during the 10th meeting of their joint military committee, reports said.The meeting is jointly ... Read more...

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China, Russia hold joint naval exercise


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China and Russia Sunday began a joint naval exercise that will focus on maritime defence.Russian Naval Deputy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Leonid Sukhanov announced here ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Syrian defence minister


March 31st, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The US Treasury Department announced Friday that it had slapped sanctions on the Syrian defence minister and two senior military officials.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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No gas deal during Putin’s China visit: Moscow


October 11th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will start Tuesday a two-day visit to China to discuss bilateral economic cooperation, but he is not expected to sign ... Read more...

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China, France pledge to deepen military ties


October 1st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) China and France have pledged to deepen relations between their respective armies during the 10th strategic dialogue between the countries' defence ministries.The two-day dialogue, held here ... Read more...

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UAE commanders visit troops in Italy, Afghanistan


September 1st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 31 (IANS/WAM) Top UAE commanders have visited the UAE Force in Italy and Afghanistan.In Italy, the force is participating in the international patrols enforcing the no-fly ... Read more...

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Trump accused of discrediting Republicans by saying ‘Obama may be a Muslim’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): American businessman Donald Trump has been accused of discrediting the entire Republican Party, as he speculates that US President Barack Obama's birth certificate may say he is ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s handbag contents revealed


March 26th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has an essential list of items she carries in her purse no matter where she travels.Her deputy chief of staff, Huma ... Read more...

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Defence conference begins in UAE


February 19th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 19 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Defence Conference began in Abu Dhabi Saturday.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, national security advisor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), inaugurated the conference at ... Read more...

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Telling POTUS to do without TOTUS


February 19th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Someone surely does not like US President Barack Obama's beloved teleprompter that he famously relies on to make a speech.An opposition Republican targeted the teleprompter ... Read more...

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Karl Rove urges US Republicans to stop falling into Obama ‘birther’ trap


February 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff to former US President George W. Bush, has urged Republican Party politicians to avoid falling into the "birther" movement trap, and ... Read more...

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Obama likely to seek re-election: White House


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is likely to run for re-election in 2012, a White House spokesman has said. "I think it is likely that is going to ... Read more...

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‘Test flight of stealth jet intended to show China’s sovereignty’


January 17th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The first test flight of a stealth fighter by China was intended to declare the country's freedom to take action as part of its national strategy, a media ... Read more...

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Afghan Air Force to deploy airborne surveillance system soon


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 2 (ANI): Afghanistan Air Force would reportedly deploy a revolutionary airborne surveillance system 'Gorgon Stare' this winter, which will be able to transmit live video images of physical movement across ... Read more...

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Threat of attack on UAE through missiles is real: Official


December 6th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) The threat of attack on United Arab Emirates "from long range ballistic missiles is real", a senior military official has said.Speaking at the Middle East Missile and ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi hosts missile defence symposium


December 6th, 2010 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS/WAM) The second edition of the Middle East Missile and Air Defence Symposium (MEMAD) is being organised here.Diplomats, political and military leaders from the Gulf region and abroad ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s former PM evicted amid protests (Fourth Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia was Saturday evicted from her government home and reached the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) office amid protests by her supporters.The ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia put under house arrest, says Bangladesh opposition (Second Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Saturday said its leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was put "under house arrest" as the government moved to ... Read more...

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Karl Rove Says Sarah Palin Lacks “Gravitas” To Be A President


October 30th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin received a major setback when Karl Rove criticized her and opposed her post as a candidate for president at a senior ... Read more...

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US, UAE to boost defence trade


October 6th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 5 (IANS/WAM) Representatives of more than 50 defence and aerospace companies from the US have met the deputy chief of staff of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss ... Read more...

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UAE discusses defence cooperation with China


May 11th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China discussed military cooperation at a meeting of representatives of the two countries here. Major General Ali Mohammed Subaih Al-Ka'abi, deputy ... Read more...

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International military leaders to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss air defense strategies


May 4th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by BNO News
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (BNO NEWS) – International military leaders will gather at the 2nd Annual Air and Missile Defense Summit, which will focus on the development of an integrated air defense ... Read more...

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UAE donates 10 aircraft to Lebanon army


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated 10 aircraft to Lebanon in a bid to strengthen the country's armed forces. The UAE donated four aircraft in the first batch ... Read more...

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Karl Rove Slams “Fox And Friends” Hosts For Referring To Protests Against Him


April 19th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Apr 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former White House deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove did not seem to be getting along that well with the hosts of "Fox and Friends". ... Read more...

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Barack Obama holds the first ever President hosted-Seder at the White House


March 31st, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama became the first ever US President to host a Seder on Thursday, to mark Passover. Passover is the occasion to celebrate the Jewish ... Read more...

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McChrystal brings erring US Special Forces in Afghanistan under his direct control


March 16th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.16 (ANI): Top American commander in Afghanistan General Stanley A. McChrystal has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control for the first time, over concerns on mounting civilian ... Read more...

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Karl Rove Cautions that the Tea Party could hurt the GOP


March 11th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 11 (Pen Men at Work): Karl Rove, indubitably, was one of the central draftsmen of the presidency of the utterly controversial and divisive George W Bush. Rove has declared that ... Read more...

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Chinese Navy has no plan for overseas bases: Ex-deputy chief


March 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.11 (ANI): The Chinese Navy will not seek to build military bases overseas, a retired senior officer has said amid media reports that the country harbours such "ambitions".Rear Admiral (retired) Zhang ... Read more...

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Karl Rove Says He Used “No Dirty Tricks”


March 9th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, March 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Karl Rove, who was the Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush and had campaigned extensively for the former ... Read more...

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NATO says it accidentally killed eight Afghan civilians in four incidents


February 16th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Eight Afghan civilians were killed in four separate incidents on Monday, including a NATO airstrike after civilians were mistakenly identified as insurgents, the NATO-led ISAF alliance said.The alliance ... Read more...

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NATO says it accidentally killed five Afghan civilians


February 16th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Five Afghan civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike on Monday after they were mistakenly identified as insurgents, the NATO-led ISAF alliance said.The alliance said a joint Afghan-ISAF ... Read more...

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White House invokes separation of powers clause to protect Obama’s social secretary


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.3 (ANI): The White House on Wednesday invoked the separation of powers to keep Desiree Rogers, President Obama's social secretary, from testifying on Capitol Hill about how a couple of aspiring ... Read more...

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