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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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Syrian military chopper shot down


August 28th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Free Syrian Army rebel group has claimed it had shot down a government-operated military helicopter near Damascus.The rebels posted a video on YouTube of ... Read more...

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Put pressure on Assad: Italy urges nations


July 28th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 28 (IANS/AKI) Italy has urged the world community to intensify pressure on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to prevent further carnage, as his regime began what local media ... Read more...

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No choppers on board ships to Syria: Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's state-run arms company has denied that any of its warships presently heading for Syria were carrying Mil Mi-25 helicopter gunships.Rosoboronexport said it had tried ... Read more...

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Russian navy ready to break Syria blockade


July 12th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Navy warships will be sent to defend Russian merchant vessels in the event of a blockade due to the situation in Syria, an official ... Read more...

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Not delivering helicopters to Syria, says Russia


June 16th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is not delivering new military helicopters to Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said in response to media reports that claimed Syria was getting Mi-25 ... Read more...

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Indian Army empowered to fast-track special equipment for commandos


April 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Stung by Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over gaps in defence preparedness, the government Tuesday decided to ... Read more...

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Pakistan to reassess ties with US, NATO: Gilani


December 10th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan is reassessing its relations with the US and NATO, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following a NATO airstrike that left 24 soldiers dead ... Read more...

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Pakistan army chief, PM discuss national security


December 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani discussed matters of national security with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following a NATO airstrike that left ... Read more...

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Pakistan to review its foreign policy


December 9th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan will review its foreign policy at a conference of envoys following the NATO airstrikes that killed two dozen soldiers.The conference will be held Dec 12 ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s cooperation vital in Afghanistan: NATO chief


December 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 7 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday that Pakistan's help is essential in stabilising Afghanistan, days after the alliance's cross-border air raid killed 24 Pakistani ... Read more...

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US starts vacating Pakistani airbase


December 4th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Sunday began to pull out from the Shamsi airbase that had been used to launch drone attacks, a move that came after Pakistan ... Read more...

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No threat of military coup: Gilani


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) There is a no threat of a military coup, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, referring to a secret memo to Washington that said ... Read more...

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NATO attack leaves many, many unanswered questions: Khar


December 1st, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers "leaves many, many unanswered questions", Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said.Khar told the US National Public Radio ... Read more...

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Pakistan to US: vacate Shamsi airbase by Dec 11


December 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan has set a Dec 11 deadline for the US to vacate the Shamsi airbase, used to launch drone attacks, following a NATO airstrike that ... Read more...

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Enough is enough, says Pakistan on spilling citizens’ blood


November 30th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday said NATO forces will no longer be allowed to spill even a single drop of blood of Pakistani citizens ... Read more...

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NATO strikes an act of blatant aggression: Pakistan Army


November 30th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) The NATO air strikes on Pakistani checkposts were an "unprovoked act of blatant aggression" as the coalition was informed that it was an army check-post that ... Read more...

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Turkey launches military operations in northern Iraq


October 21st, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Turkey on Thursday launched a military operation against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, officials said on Friday.The announcement comes after clashes ... Read more...

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Unilateral incursion into Pakistan will be disastrous: daily


October 20th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The unilateral incursion of foreign troops into Pakistan would have "disastrous consequences for regional stability", a leading daily said Thursday as tension escalated with the US ... Read more...

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Pakistan under pressure with US troops at Afghan border: Daily


October 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The massing of heavily-armed US and NATO troops at the Afghanistan border amid tension over the Haqqani Network may be to "exert pressure on Pakistan and ... Read more...

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33 insurgents killed in northwest Pakistan


April 29th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 29(ANI): At least 33 militants, two pro-government tribesmen and one soldier were killed in military actions and clashes in Kurram, Orakzai and Mohmand Agencies of Pakistan on Thursday.Officials said ... Read more...

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50 militants killed in Pakistan


April 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) At least 50 militants were killed in a two-day operation launched by the Pakistani armed forces in the country's northwestern Mohmand Agency tribal area, a ... Read more...

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Blair urged Gaddafi to stop killing protesters during two telephone conversations this week


February 27th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 27 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has been condemned worldwide over his connections with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, had reportedly phoned the Libyan leader twice early this ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son warns of ‘civil war’ in Libya if father’s regime toppled


February 21st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 20 (ANI): The son of Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has warned the protestors that their country would come under the purview of a civil war, and even renewed Western ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime’s snipers kill 15 mourners attending funeral of protesters in Libya


February 20th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 20 (ANI): Sniper commandos have reportedly shot dead at least 15 mourners and wounded many others attending the funeral of protesters killed during the Libyan uprising as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's ... Read more...

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22,000 flee due to fighting in Pakistan


February 4th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) About 22,000 people have fled Pakistan's restive tribal region due to intense fighting between military and terrorists, the government said Friday.Roshan Khan Mehsud, a government spokesperson, said the ... Read more...

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Pak security forces kill 28 terrorists in Mohmand tribal region


January 29th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 29(ANI): 28 terrorists were killed in Pakistan's Mohmand Agency when Pakistani fighter jets and helicopter gunships bombed militant hideouts in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan."Security forces launched an air offensive ... Read more...

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High costs ground Pakistan gunships in terror war


January 26th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pakistan military is struggling to maintain the ferocity of its campaign against the Taliban guerrillas in the tribal regions due to a resource crunch that has ... Read more...

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Pakistan defers North Waziristan offensive


January 11th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan has postponed for an indefinite period a full-scale military offensive against the extremist Haqqani network in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan because of the ... Read more...

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23 militants killed in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistani forces have attacked militant hideouts in northwestern tribal region, killing 23 militants and injuring 19, a media report said Sunday.Troops backed by helicopter gunships Saturday ... Read more...

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US set to give $2 bn military aid to Pakistan; but no n-deal


October 20th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Ignoring India's concerns, the United States appears all set to offer Pakistan a $2 billion new military assistance package to fight extremists, but an India-type civil ... Read more...

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NATO changes stance over cross-border air raids after protest by Pakistan


September 28th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): NATO has changed its stance on staging aerial strikes by its helicopter gunships inside Pakistan, following Islamabad's warning of counter-measures against the US-led forces in Afghanistan.According to military ... Read more...

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Three Indian peacekeepers killed, seven hurt in Congo (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Three Indian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in the Congo were killed and seven injured when their camp was ambushed by rebels early Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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Prince Harry ‘to get Chelsy Davy’s name tattooed on bum’


August 1st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Prince Harry apparently wants to get Chelsy Davy's name tattooed on his bum to prove his commitment.He wants to have something that will stay private between her and ... Read more...

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‘US making sure military aid to Pak is not used against India’


July 28th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28(ANI): The United States has said that it has been using 'systems of accountability' to monitor the military aid being provided to Pakistan, and to make sure that it ... Read more...

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