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Senior Al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been killed by government troops in Yemen, SABA news agency reported citing military officials.Saudi ... Read more...

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31 killed in Syrian bombings (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed Sunday in two separate bombings that marked an intensification of violence in the unrest-torn Syria, Xinhua reported.The day started with ... Read more...

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Syrian official denies sabotage of drinking water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 9 (IANS) The governor of Syria's Aleppo province has denied media reports that said drinking water has been cut off in the region nor has it been poisoned, ... Read more...

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Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

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Government forces, rebels clash in Myanmar’s jade mining area


August 31st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 31 (IANS) Myanmar government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels have exchanged fire in Pha-Kant jade mining area in the country's northernmost Kachin state over the past ... Read more...

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Probe ‘terrorist acts’ in Syria, says Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia insists that terrorist acts in Syria should be investigated with UN and Arab League representatives, the Russian foreign ministry said.The ministry referred in particular ... Read more...

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Japanese, Syrian journalists killed in clashes


August 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Syrian reporters and a Japanese journalist have been killed in Aleppo during armed clashes between government troops and rebels.Lebanon-based Al-Mayadin TV said Tuesday the ... Read more...

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Russia proposes deadline to stop Syria violence


August 17th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is proposing setting a concrete date for a new ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria, the Russian envoy to the UN ... Read more...

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Syrian forces storm rebel-held Aleppo


August 14th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian government troops have stormed the rebel-held city of Aleppo using tanks and armoured vehicles, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Clashes with rebel ... Read more...

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Syrian troops kill 25 insurgents in Aleppo


August 7th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The Syrian troops killed 25 insurgents who attacked a power plant in Aleppo province, Xinhua reported.According to the state TV, the assailants attacked the station with ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills 20 in Yemen


August 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at a gathering of pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's ... Read more...

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Southern Philippine rebels clash and kill 12 soldiers


July 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least twelve soldiers and five rebels were confirmed dead after clashes broke out in southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.Fighting broke out at around 7:30 a.m. ... Read more...

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Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has warned the Syrian authorities of being held accountable if they decided to use their arsenal of chemical weapons.Syrian ... Read more...

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EU tightens sanctions on Syria


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 27-member European Union (EU) Monday approved a new set of sanctions against Syria, including a tougher arms embargo, in response to the escalating violence ... Read more...

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Arab League offers safe exit if Assad resigns


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Monday called on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly cede power in exchange for a "safe exit" for him and his ... Read more...

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Syria to use chemical weapons against foreign attack


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria may use chemical weapons only in the case of external aggression, Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday.The official said in Damascus that ... Read more...

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30 Syrian army men defect to Turkey


June 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 25 (IANS) Thirty-three Syrian army defectors, including a general and two colonels, have fled to Turkey, Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported Monday.The defectors and their family members ... Read more...

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Yemen troops capture Al Qaeda stronghold


June 16th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 16 (IANS/AKI) The Yemeni military has recaptured the southern city of al-Shaqra, considered a stronghold of the Al Qaeda. This is the third city retaken from militants who ... Read more...

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Drones kill 10 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen


June 13th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 13 (IANS) At least 10 members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed in Yemen after US drones hit their bastions in southeastern Shabwa province ... Read more...

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Nine militants killed in Yemen


June 11th, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Aden, June 11 (IANS) At least nine militants were killed after Yemeni army clashed with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists Sunday in Abyan province.The clashes occurred between the ... Read more...

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US denounces civilians’ killings in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The White House has denounced the reported killings of civilians in the Qubair village in Syria's Hama province, calling for joint efforts in support of a ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of foreign instigated war: Assad


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Sunday that the country faces a "real war" waged by external forcesAddressing parliament in a speech broadcast by Syrian television, ... Read more...

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800 men carried out Syria’s Houla massacre


May 31st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 31 (IANS) The head of an inquiry committee into a massacre in Syria's Houla village has said preliminary investigations indicate that about 800 heavily armed men carried ... Read more...

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Russia to keep supporting Syria peace plan


May 6th, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will keep backing the peaceful settlement plan in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.The Russian foreign ministry said Lavrov and UN special envoy ... Read more...

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Armed Maoists receive interlocutors in Chhattisgarh jungle (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Armed Maoists received both of their interlocutors, bearing the Chhattisgarh government's response to their demands for release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, in ... Read more...

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Syria says it won’t go the Libya way


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of civil war: Russia


April 21st, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria faces a catastrophic civil war if both sides in the crisis fail to take advantage of the current ceasefire there, Russia's foreign ministry said."A ... Read more...

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Sudan rebels claim killing 79 soldiers


April 21st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 20 (IANS) Rebels in Sudan's troubled Blue Nile state Friday claimed to have killed 79 Sudanese soldiers in the latest battle on the border with South Sudan, where ... 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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Over 100,000 flee fighting in northwestern Pakistan: UNHCR


March 31st, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (IANS) An estimated 101,160 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced since Jan 20 when government troops began security operations against militant groups in Khyber Agency ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for honest effort to solve crisis


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 10 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday stressed that his country was ready to make any honest effort to solve the recent domestic unrest, state-run SANA news agency ... Read more...

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80,000 people flee Mali as clashes continue


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 2 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have fled the western African nation of Mali to neighbouring countries due to intense fighting between government troops and rebels, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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Berlusconi breaks into Latin on Gaddafi’s death


October 21st, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) After hearing about the death of his former friend Muammar Gaddafi, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi used a Latin phrase to say that everything is transitory."Sic ... Read more...

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David Cameron welcomes Gaddafi’s death


October 21st, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday welcomed the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death, saying it was a day to remember all his victims, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Recorded message first, Nepal PM to follow


October 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 7 (IANS) Before he comes later this month, Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai sent a recorded message that was Friday played out during the golden jubilee celebrations of ... Read more...

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