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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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Russia slams West over Syria allegations


July 20th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday hit out at Western powers over what it said was an "unacceptable" attempt to blame Moscow for worsening violence in Syria."Attempts by certain ... Read more...

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World War II torpedo found in Ukraine


June 14th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A World War II-era torpedo - containing 600 kg of explosive - was found off Ukraine's Crimean port of Sevastopol, officials said.The weapon was found ... Read more...

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48 killed in Kabul terror siege (Third Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 36 terrorists, were killed and 65 injured when an 18-hour dramatic siege of the Afghan capital Kabul by Taliban suicide ... Read more...

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Afghan terror attack ends: 48 dead, 65 injured (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 36 terrorists, have been killed and 65 injured in what was a well-coordinated terror attack launched by heavily-armed Taliban militants ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claim to have killed 30 soldiers in Yemen


March 31st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Aden, March 31 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday claimed to have killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers and seized a military site after a deadly gunbattle with government troops, ... Read more...

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Deputy head of Libyan NTC resigns after protests


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has announced his resignation after the national wave of mass protests against the new government, ... Read more...

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NATO rejects criticism over Libya


December 21st, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The NATO has defended its mission in Libya, saying it saved lives and was strictly in line with the UN mandate."We took every precaution to ... Read more...

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US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safety


October 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist abducted by ISI? (Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) A Pakistani journalist missing since Sunday after he alleged links between Al Qaeda and some navy officials has been taken away by Pakistan's spy agency ... Read more...

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Taliban kill 35 road workers: Afghan official


May 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) Thirtyfive road construction workers were killed and 24 injured Thursday when Taliban insurgents raided a road construction company, Xinhua quoted provincial administration's spokesman as saying.Eight ... Read more...

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Osama’s death not a big loss for Al Qaeda: Iraqi expert


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 2 (IANS) Even as Osama bin Laden's death is a victory for the US, it's not necessarily a big loss for Al Qaeda in the world, an ... Read more...

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Three militants, one policeman killed in Peshawar


April 11th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 11 (ANI): A fierce fighting between the local police and the militants that took place near Karkhano market in Peshawar left one policeman and three militants dead.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces carry on shelling rebels in Misrata


April 4th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 4 (IANS) Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been shelling the rebel-held city of Misrata, 150 km from the capital Tripoli, Xinhua cited Al-Jazeera TV in ... Read more...

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Air strikes continue as Gaddafi sees foreigners hands in protests (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, March 9 (IANS) Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have launched air strikes on a major oil export terminal held by anti-government protesters as the defiant Libyan leader alleged involvement ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son warns of civil war, rebels reject talks offer (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 8 (IANS) Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son warned of civil war if his father was forced to quit even as an increasingly confident opposition refused to talk ... Read more...

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Fierce fighting keeps Libya on the edge (Lead)


March 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 7 (IANS) It was another day of pitched battles in Libya Monday with troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi battling rebels in several places as UN Secretary General Ban ... Read more...

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Fresh fighting breaks out in two Libyan towns


March 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 7 (IANS) Heavy fighting broke out in at least two Libyan towns early Monday when troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attempted to wrest control from the ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis returning from Libya worried about future


March 4th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Bangladeshis returning empty-handed from Libya are uncertain about their future with one saying that they are now "completely helpless".A group of Bangladeshis arrived at the international ... Read more...

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Gaddafi won’t destroy oil wells, says his son


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi would never destroy the country's oil wells -- its main source of wealth -- to quash the anti-government protests, the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam has ... Read more...

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British forces hand over restive Afghan district to US


September 20th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/London, Sep 20 (DPA) British forces in southern Afghanistan have handed over control of volatile Sangin district to US troops in a transfer of security responsibility agreed earlier this year. The Ministry ... Read more...

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Over 500 testify final days of Sri Lankan offensive


September 20th, 2010 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (DPA) Civilians who survived the final days of last year's fighting between Sri Lankan troops and the vanquished Tamil rebels testified Sunday about conditions in their shrinking patch of ... Read more...

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Pak troops kill 38 Taliban in South Waziristan


July 11th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): At least 32 Taliban militants have been killed as fierce fighting erupted between Pakistani security forces and extremists in South Waziristan breaking months long pause in violence ... Read more...

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Soldier who battled Taliban dies due to pothole


March 30th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A soldier who survived fierce fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan was killed in Britain when he swerved his cycle to avoid a pothole and was hit ... Read more...

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30 killed in fresh fighting in Somalia


March 11th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, March 11 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and 83 injured Thursday as fierce fighting continued between government forces backed by African Union peacekeeping troops and Islamist insurgents in the ... Read more...

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Lyoto Machida Defeats Shotgun Rua To Ensure His Eighth Consecutive Victory


October 25th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In quite an unexpected manner, Lyoto Machida defeated Mauricio Rua in a heavyweight championship at UFC 104 on Saturday. The outcome came after five intensely fought ... Read more...

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Schools, universities closed in Pakistan after Taliban attacks


October 21st, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (DPA) All educational institutions across Pakistan remained closed Wednesday, a day after twin suicide bombings rocked Islamic University in the capital, killing eight people. The explosions were apparently part ... Read more...

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Pakistan pushes ahead with anti-Taliban assault (Second Lead)


October 18th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (DPA) Pakistani security forces scored their first gains in a crucial offensive against Taliban near the Afghan border, by taking two militant towns amid casualties on both sides, ... Read more...

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19 die as Pakistan Army HQ siege ends, 39 hostages freed (Roundup)


October 11th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistani troops stormed the army headquarters here at dawn Sunday to end a siege by Islamists, with the stunning two-day drama leaving 19 people dead and the ... Read more...

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Scores of civilians killed in Yemen airstrike


September 17th, 2009 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Sep 17 (DPA) Scores of civilians, mostly women and children displaced by hostilities in northwestern Yemen, were killed in an airstrike Wednesday in Amran province, tribal sources said. The sources said a ... Read more...

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Unicef slams Sri Lanka’s decision to expel official


September 8th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 8 (DPA) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said it was extremely "concerned and disappointed" with the Sri Lankan government's decision to expel the organisation's chief of communications in Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka unlikely to revoke expulsion of UN official


September 7th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (DPA) The Sri Lankan government is unlikely to revoke its decision to expel a UN official from Colombo after he made remarks about the conditions of war refugees, a ... Read more...

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Over 40 killed in Philippines fighting


August 13th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Aug 13 (DPA) Twenty-three soldiers and more than 20 militants from the Abu Sayyaf group have been killed in fierce fighting in the southern Philippines, the military said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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90 percent of Malakand cleared of Taliban, Swat to be restored (Lead)


August 10th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) With the Pakistani Army reporting that 90 percent of the Malakand division in the country's restive northwest has been cleared of the Taliban, Prime Minister Yousuf said ... Read more...

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Rival Taliban leaders killed at meeting to pick Baitullah’s successor (Lead)


August 9th, 2009 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Two rival militant leaders were killed following their heated argument over who should be the next Taliban chief in Pakistan, media reports said. Taliban militants had gathered in ... Read more...

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