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Syrian opposition asks US to introduce no-fly zone


August 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition Syrian Support Group has called on the US to immediately establish a no-fly zone over Syria.The group, which represents the rebel Free Syrian ... Read more...

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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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It is Fortress Delhi ahead of I-Day


August 12th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Around 6,000 security force personnel, including commandos, are being deployed in the national capital ahead of the Independence Day, especially in and around the Red ... Read more...

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Russia opposes introduction of no-fly zone in Syria


July 7th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS) Russia has termed the introduction of no-fly zone in Syria as "counter-productive" and "unilateral" step.On Friday, the West-led Friends of Syria group called in Paris the ... Read more...

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No-fly zone over Wimbledon to prevent terror attack


June 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) A no-fly zone has been declared over Wimbledon for the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks.Aircraft have been banned from flying below 500 feet over ... Read more...

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Poison drones new Olympic threat


May 6th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Unmanned drones carrying deadly poison could be used in a terrorist attack during the Olympic Games, a senior army officer has warned.Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fahy delivered ... Read more...

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No-fly zone imposed over Beijing


March 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Small aircraft will be banned from flying over the Chinese capital for the next two weeks when parliament and the country's top political advisory body meet.Planes, ... Read more...

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‘Weak links in security of India’s coastal n-plants’


January 20th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Weak links have been pointed out in the security of nuclear power plants along India's coastline and these are being addressed, a top official ... Read more...

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Syria ’surprised’ by Qatar’s call to send Arab troops into the country


January 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Syrian government on Tuesday said it was surprised to learn that the Emir of Qatar has voiced his support for Arab troops to be send into Syria ... Read more...

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Russia criticises UN chief’s defence of Libya action


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has criticised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for defending the NATO operation in Libya and ignoring data on civilian casualties collected by a number of ... Read more...

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NATO chief dismisses talk of intervention in Syria


November 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 4 (IANS) The chief of NATO Friday dismissed suggestions that the military alliance would intervene to stop the conflict in Syria."I understand the question, but Libya and ... Read more...

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NATO ends its mission in Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 1 (IANS) NATO Monday officially declared the end of military campaign in Libya, sealing of its seven-month mission in Libya."Today, at midnight Libyan time, a NATO Airborne Early ... Read more...

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NATO chief makes unannounced visit to Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made an unannounced visit to Libya Monday, a NATO spokesman said.Rasmussen will hold talks with National Transitional Council (NTC) head ... Read more...

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UN lifts no-fly zone over Libya


October 28th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council Thursday ended the no-fly zone over Libya.All 15 UNSC members voted unanimously to lift the ban imposed March 17 to ... Read more...

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Obama hails Gaddafi death as ‘momentous day’


October 21st, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) As the new rebel Libyan government announced the death of the former strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, US President Barack Obama hailed the event as a ... 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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Italian drone completes first surveillance mission


August 13th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS/AKI) The first Italian pilotless Predator drone has completed a 12-hour surveillance flight over Libya after taking off from an air base in Foggia, southern Italy.The Predator ... Read more...

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Russia backs NATO action in Libya


August 12th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, which had earlier abstained from voting on a UN resolution on Libya, Friday backed the Security Council resolution which authorised the international military action ... Read more...

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European Union further extends sanctions against Libya


August 10th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Wednesday extended sanctions against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi by adding two companies to its list, barring EU firms from doing business with ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of Independence Day


August 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day next week, security is being beefed up in the capital, especially keeping in mind the July 13 Mumbai blasts. The areas ... Read more...

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France transfers Gaddafi funds to Libyan rebels


August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The French government on Monday announced that it will transfer the frozen assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC), which France considers ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike targets Libyan state-run TV


July 30th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- NATO aircraft on early Saturday morning carried out an airstrike against three ground-based Libyan state television satellite transmission dishes in Tripoli, officials said.NATO spokesman Colonel Roland Lavoie said ... Read more...

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Afghan war has cost Britain 18 bn pounds


July 28th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The cost of British military operations in Afghanistan was Thursday officially estimated at over 18 billion pounds (around $29 billion), The Guardian reported.The figures released by ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy’s UAV crashes near oil refinery


July 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of Pakistan Navy crashed near Korangi oil refinery in Karachi here Tuesday, the Geo News reported.The UAV, which was on a ... Read more...

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US Congress votes against military campaign in Libya


June 25th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The House of Representatives of the US Congress voted down Friday a resolution authorising a military campaign in Libya.Lawmakers rejected the resolution by a ... Read more...

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NATO admits its air strike killed civilians in Tripoli


June 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) A number of civilians have been killed in one of its air strikes in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday night, NATO has admitted, Xinhua reported Monday.The North Atlantic ... Read more...

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US dismisses Libya’s proposal to hold elections


June 17th, 2011 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The United States has rejected a suggestion to hold elections in Libya, stating Thursday that it was "a little late" for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to ... Read more...

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12 killed as NATO air strike hits bus in Libya


June 16th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 16 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and two injured when a NATO air strike hit a bus Wednesday evening in Libya's Kikla city, 120 ... Read more...

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Arab League states seek suspension of Syria


June 15th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of the Arab League member countries have proposed suspending Syria's membership in the organisation over violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests by its government, the ... Read more...

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Blast hits Libyan capital


June 15th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 15 (IANS) A heavy explosion rocked the Libyan capital Tripoli late Tuesday evening, causing a big fire, with helicopters of the NATO forces hovering over the area, ... Read more...

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‘UAE actively enforced UNSC resolutions on Libya’


June 10th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is actively enforcing UN Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 on Libya, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan ... Read more...

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Moscow to use ‘practical measures’ for resolving Libyan crisis


June 10th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to employ practical measures to help resolve the political conflict in Libya, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.Moscow "has repeatedly underlined ... Read more...

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Gaddafi vows to fight till death


June 8th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 8 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to fight till death against the military strikes in his country. The state TV aired an audio message by Gaddafi ... Read more...

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Moscow alarmed over NATO’s disproportionate use of force in Libya


June 5th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is alarmed over NATO's disproportionate use of force in Libya and the alliance's clear support for one side in the conflict, Russian Deputy Prime ... Read more...

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Japan freezes $4.4 bn worth of Gaddafi regime assets


June 4th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese government has frozen $4.4 billion in financial accounts of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his supporters, Japan Today said Saturday.The measure followed the ... Read more...

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