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Syria: UN says military operation in Tremseh targeted activists


July 16th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
TREMSEH, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- A military operation carried out in the Syrian village of Tremseh on Thursday targeted mainly army defectors and activists, according to United Nations (UN) observers who visited ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy boosts presence in Africa with malaria drug


May 11th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 11 (IANS) Leading Indian drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories has boosted its presence in the emerging market of Africa, introducing its new malaria-fighting drug Synriam and setting up ... Read more...

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Libya to honour UN resolution if NATO ends air strikes: Russia


May 17th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya is ready to comply with UN Security Council resolutions if NATO ends its air strikes and the rebels cease hostilities, said Russian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Arunachal chief minister’s family prays for his safe return


May 1st, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 1 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's family - his four wives and five children - are passing through agonizing moments and praying for his safe return ... Read more...

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LeT elimination among US’ ’sizeable wish-list’ to Pak to uproot terror


April 29th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 29(ANI): The Obama administration is pressing Pakistan to eliminate all hard-line religious groups- which Pentagon believes are militant outfits- ahead of the withdrawal of US troops from war-torn Afghanistan. ... Read more...

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Western forces breaching UN resolution on Libya: Russian envoy


April 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western forces should cease violating the UN Security Council resolution on Libya and maintain the embargo on arms supplies to the conflict zone, said ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels sell weapons to Al Qaeda: Report


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rebels who plundered Libyan army depots have sold weapons to Al Qaeda militants in the North African country, an Algerian daily said Saturday.The militant group ... Read more...

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EU approves possible military operation for Libya


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Council Friday approved the decision to mount an EU military operation to support humanitarian efforts in Libya."The EU will, if requested by the ... Read more...

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Russia-NATO Council to discuss conflict settlement in Libya


March 29th, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russia-NATO Council will discuss the current state of affairs in Libya and ways to resolve the ongoing conflict Tuesday in Brussels.Russia's envoy to NATO ... Read more...

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US will not put ground forces in Libya, says Obama


March 26th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama announced Saturday that the US will not deploy any ground forces in Libya."As I pledged at the outset, the role ... Read more...

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‘Pak military’s “dual policy” on terrorist safe havens an open invite to US incursions’


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 23 (ANI): The Pakistan Army must understand the limits to which the country can push its "dual policy" on terror sanctuaries existing on its soil, because continuing with this policy ... Read more...

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US army wants to expand raids in Pakistan


December 21st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) US military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for more ground raids across the border into Pakistan's tribal areas, leading to a debate over the "controversial" proposal. The ... Read more...

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‘Frustrated’ US military seeking to expand ground raids in Pak tribal areas


December 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Senior US military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for an expanded campaign of Special Operations ground raids across the border into Pakistan's tribal areas.The proposal, reflecting the growing ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks expose ‘US tactic’ to ignite clash among Muslim nations: ex-Pak Army chief


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 2 (ANI): Calling the WikiLeaks revelations a tactic by the United States to ensue a clash among the Muslim countries, former Army chief Aslam Beg has claimed that the US ... Read more...

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US threatens ground operations in FATA if Pak doesn’t act against terror ’safe havens’


September 29th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 29 (ANI): The top US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has issued a veiled warning to Pakistan that Washington could launch ground operations in Pakistan's Federally Administered ... Read more...

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CIA steps up drone attacks in Pakistan


September 28th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): The Obama administration has enthusiastically embraced the CIA's drone program, an ambitious and historically unusual war campaign by American spies, which has launched nearly four times as ... Read more...

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Apex court restrains Patna court order against airport agency


May 17th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday stayed a Patna High Court order upholding the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security's (BCAS) decision to withdraw security clearance licence granted to an ... Read more...

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US covertly running spy network in AF-Pak to monitor terror despite Pentagon ban: NYT


May 16th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 16 (ANI): Despite an official ban, top US military officials continue to hire the secret services of private spies for information regarding militants movement and other strategic inputs ... Read more...

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US to attack extremists on Pak soil if it doesn’t do so itself: ex-CIA official


May 10th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 10 (ANI): With the US authorities almost certain that the confessed Time Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was trained by the Tehreeke-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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8 Pak pilots complete F-16 flying training in US


May 4th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Eight fighter pilots of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have completed their seven month training for the advance F-16 combat jets.The flying training conducted in Tucson, Arizona ... Read more...

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Pakistan changes air force security doctrine to counter militancy (Lead)


March 27th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (DPA) The Pakistan Air Force (PAF), traditionally trained to defend the air space against India, has modified its security doctrine to counter the home-grown Taliban insurgency, the PAF ... Read more...

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Five killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan


January 30th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan.30 (ANI): US drones continue to strike militant hideouts in the tribal region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, as five more extremists were reportedly killed in a drone strike in North ... Read more...

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Six Taliban killed in US drone attack in North Waziristan


January 20th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.20 (ANI): At least six Taliban insurgents were killed in yet another US drone attack in North Waziristan's Dattakhel area on Tuesday evening.According to sources, unmanned Predator aircrafts targeted a ... Read more...

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15 militants killed in US drone attack in North Waziristan


January 17th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.17 (ANI): At least 15 militants have reportedly been killed in a latest US drone attack in Shaktoi region in North Waziristan.The US drones targeted a militant hideout in the ... Read more...

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US drones continue to pound Pak’s tribal region, 11 extremists killed


January 16th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan.16 (ANI): Unmanned US Predator aircraft continued to pound Pakistan's lawless tribal region on Friday evening, with 11 extremists reportedly being killed in twin drones strikes in North Waziristan.According to ... Read more...

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10 killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan


January 14th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.14 (ANI): At least 10 people were killed in a suspected US drone strike in the Miramshah region of North Waziristan on Thursday.According to sources, unmanned US aircrafts fired two ... Read more...

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NASA’s Ares I-X rocket successfully completes flight test


October 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): NASA's Ares I-X test rocket has successfully completed its flight test, by lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 28th.The test flight lasted about ... Read more...

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Nasa’s Ares I-X rocket launch rescheduled for Wednesday


October 28th, 2009 - 2:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cape Canaveral, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Due to weather concerns, the scheduled launch of the Ares I-X flight test on Tuesday was canceled. NASA mission managers made this cancellation decision. The ... Read more...

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PAF pounds Taliban hideouts in northwest Waziristan ahead of ground operation


October 8th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.8 (ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has started pounding Taliban hideouts in the northwest Waziristan ahead of the military's ground operation in the area.Pakistan Army spokesperson General Athar Abbas ... Read more...

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US Congress fears Pak could use arms transferred from Iraq against India


September 10th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.10 (ANI): The US Congress has raised questions over the Pentagon's proposal to transfer military equipments from Iraq to Pakistan, by questioning whether adequate safeguards existed to ensure that these ... Read more...

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Bhave is first airport regulator chief


August 1st, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Yashwant S. Bhave Saturday took over as the first chairperson of the newly constituted Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), a watchdog that will look at issues such ... Read more...

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US Special Operations Forces have standing orders to enter Pak to catch ‘big three’


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): The US Special Operations Forces have standing orders to enter Pakistan if they find any 'conclusive' evidence about the presence of the 'big three', which includes, Al ... Read more...

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Taliban militants kill three in Pakistan (Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (DPA) Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in Pakistan's troubled north-west, triggering a gunfight that left at least three security men dead, officials and media reports said Thursday. Scores of ... Read more...

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Taliban attacks militia as fighting intensifies in Pakistan


May 7th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (DPA) Islamist militants attacked a security post in Pakistan's troubled north-west, triggering a gunfight that killed at least three militiamen, officials and media reports said Thursday. Scores of rebels ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Islamic party condemns US plan to expand drone attacks


March 20th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Pakistan's main Islamic party has reacted angrily to US media reports about Washington's plan to expand drone attacks against the militants in the country, IRNA reported Friday. ... Read more...

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