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Four UN peacekeepers killed in West Darfur ambush

October 5th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by BNO News
NYALA, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Four Nigerian peacekeepers were killed Tuesday and several others were injured when gunmen ambushed a United Nations (UN) patrol in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the African Union-United ... Read more...

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Petitioners claim apex court was misled on next army chief (Lead)

May 29th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A group of petitioners was moved in the Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that the government misled the court during the hearing on their earlier plea ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti

May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with ... Read more...

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Minefield of controversies lie in next army chief’s way (Comment)

April 15th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
When Lt Gen Bikram Singh takes over as India's 27th army chief on May 31, he will be the first ever to be elevated to the force's top job under ... Read more...

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Pakistani general to lead UN force in Liberia

October 14th, 2010 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appointed Major General Muhammad Khalid of Pakistan as the force commander of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Prior to the appointment, ... Read more...

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US military scolds six over deadly air strike in Afghanistan

May 30th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): The US military has reprimanded six operators of an unmanned drone, which mistakenly attacked a civilian convoy in Afghanistan killing at least 23.Warnings that the convoy ... Read more...

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Poorly functioning command and operational reporting led to Feb. airstrike that killed 23 Afghan civilians

May 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Military on Saturday released its findings from the investigation into an airstrike in February that killed up to 23 Afghan civilians in southern Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. ... Read more...

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Bangladesh border guard mutineers’ trial adjourned

April 27th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Troopers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) had "pre-planned" last year's mutiny during which officers who had raised their hands were gunned down, a special court was told Tuesday. A ... Read more...

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Zia went into hiding before border guard mutiny: Hasina

April 20th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hinted at a probe against opposition leader Khaleda Zia who she says was "hiding for three days" before the country's border ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize ship with 23 Chinese crew

April 11th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) Somali pirates Sunday hijacked a St. Vincent and Grenadines flagged cargo ship with 23 Chinese crewmembers on board in the Indian Ocean near Seychelles, Xinhua reported. Andrew Mwangura, ... Read more...

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Iran’s nuclear achievement has angered US: official

April 11th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 11 (IANS) The US believes nuclear technology should be "monopolised" only by the West and is "angry" at Iran's achievements in this field, a top Iranian official has said. The ... Read more...

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Somali Pirates captured by the Dutch Navy

April 8th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The Hague, Apr 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Dutch Navy acted like heroes when they were able to free a German ship, and in the process also capture 10 Somali pirates. The ... Read more...

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Somali Pirates Captured By The Dutch Special Forces In A Courageous Act

April 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Gaining fast on the Somali pirates who had detained a German freighter, Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder did not have the time to withstand ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers recognised for services in Congo

February 2nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers have been decorated for their services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, having played a decisive role in establishing peace in the African nation, an ... Read more...

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Seven UN peacekeepers, 28 UN civilians killed in 2009

January 6th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (DPA) Seven troopers serving in UN peacekeeping operations and at least 28 civilians were killed in 2009 as a result of violent acts, the UN Staff Union said. Six ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force rejects home-made UAVs as inferior

November 27th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 26 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force considers the unmanned aerial vehicles offered by domestic manufacturers to be inferior in quality, the force commander said Thursday. Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin ... Read more...

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Germany takes charge of UN coastal fleet in Lebanon

September 1st, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Germany has taken charge of the UN maritime task force (MTF) deployed off the coast of Lebanon following the Israel-Lebanon war in 2006, WAM news agency reported. The ... Read more...

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General Mubin may be new Bangladesh army chief

June 5th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Abdul Mubin is tipped to be the new chief of the Bangladesh Army, replacing General Moin U. Ahmed, a media report said. The appointment of Gen. ... Read more...

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Indonesia asks India to help maintain Malacca Strait security

March 5th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 5 (Xinhua) Indonesia has asked India to take part in maintaining security in the Malacca Strait, Antara News Wire reported Thursday. "We are discussing various possibilities to optimise security in the ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju meets Indian peacekeepers in Lebanon

September 12th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju today met the Army contingent deployed in Lebanon on an UN peacekeeping mission.The Indian contingent comprises of nearly ... Read more...

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Asian officer loses racial bias case against Met

September 2nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.2 (ANI): One of the two senior Asian officers suing the Metropolitan Police for racial discrimination has lost his claim after alleging that a "golden circle" of white officers had ... Read more...

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UN official underscores zero tolerance for sexual misconduct

August 14th, 2008 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) As an internal UN probe found evidence that Indian peacekeepers in Congo may have engaged in sexual exploitation and abuse, the mission's Force Commander reiterated the world ... Read more...

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Thai and Cambodian soldiers conduct joint patrol near Ta Muean Thom

August 6th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Thai and Cambodian soldiers will be conducting joint patrols near the Ta Muean Thom Khmer Ruins (ปราสาทตาเมือนธม).Following a meeting to between Suranaree (สุรนารี) Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Kanok Netakawesana (กนก เนตระคเวสนะ), and ... Read more...

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Concerns over Darfur escalation after war crime charges

July 16th, 2008 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
By Michael Logan Nairobi/Khartoum, July 16 (DPA) The official levelling of war crimes charges against Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir has been welcomed in many quarters, but fears remain that the decision ... Read more...

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Afghanistan Air Force has 4 fixed-wing aircraft, 16 choppers, with pilots’ average age being 43!

January 29th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
Kabul, Jan 29 (ANI): With only four fixed-wing transport aircraft and 16 helicopters, the Afghan National Army Air Corps would not able to tackle on its own the Taliban threat facing the ... Read more...

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